Guest Speak

Thank you for the wonderful time and superb hospitality extended to us. The food was awesome and we can continue writing superlatives in the rest of this book. We would love to come back here, maybe for a longer stay with our parents and family. Poorna & Rohit Kamath, Bangalore, India

Rarely have we been pampered with finer food or more personal service. We felt kindness, care and genuine concern not only every waking moment here but while nestled in our beds as well. We thank you for your generosity and your special touch. The Periyar River Lodge experience capped off a perfect vacation in Kerala. May this house and these grounds be continually hallowed and bless by the spirit of the creator who provided these beauties for our mutual pleasure. Curtis & Bevely Farmer, Texas, USA

Thank you so much for your hospitality – majestic scenery, regal flora and fauna, royal treatment, and marvelous food – fit for a king... how every appropriate for us!! Your beautiful lodge is undoubtedly the crowning glory of our Indian Adventure Nani, Greta & Nick King, Windsor, U.K.

Thank you for your excellent hospitality, generosity and customized teas. You’ve made us feel at home in this beautiful lodge – excellent food, teas on the swing and swigs of coconut toddy in the verandah. We wish you all the best & thank you. M. Robinson, Auckland, New Zealand

Only 2 nights at this wonderful place is definitely not enough. Nevertheless the warm hospitality offered by Paul and his staff has made us feel like belonging to this household. We experienced some unseasonal rain and returning to the lodge in soaking wet clothes was like coming to an oasis. We came here mainly for birdwatching, and despite the most adverse conditions did rather well. Whatever one likes to do here, staying at Periyar River Lodge is an experience not to be missed. Werner Futer, Switzerland

I had heard of Kerala – Gods Own Country but today I have truly lived it. Your generous and kind hospitality leaves us totally speechless and ever more satisfied than our expectations. My reason to return to this serene calm and beautiful place will not only be to experience nature but to binge on the delicious food. I promise to come back with a huge appetite to do true justice to the love affection and effort put in the preparation of food. The amazing experience of the boatride, the waterfalls and the lazying on the swing will always make me think of the Periyar River Lodge when I think of a holiday! Thank you for making this trip an experience to cherish. Tomorrow I return home with the everlasting memories of this spectacular place and hospitality. Aquel, Param & Jessica, Bombay, India

I’ll just have to echo what everyone else has already written. Eventhough we were only here for one full day, it was probably the best I have had in India and I’ve been here a month in India. This place has certainly felt like home Isabel Diagonetti, Salisbury, UK

I’m so sorry that we could only spend two days at this beautiful place. The atmosphere is so relaxing, the food is amazing and the host just perfect. If ever I came back to India, I will be sure to drop back at this place of peace and tranquility. It has been a highlight on our trip to India and one I will never forget Tan Bennet,, UK

The picture of Periyar River Lodge will always stay with me – it has been beautiful and captivating. Thank you so much for your hospitality, you have been very generous Katie Rudhin, U.K

We really enjoyed the lodge – great accommodation, especially the open air bathrooms and living area- the view from the veranda were spectacular- the river, the birds, cow swimming, men loading sand- kept us entertained. Paul was a great host and the variety and quality of food was fabulous – a wonderful, relaxing place to stay. Thanks for the relaxing holiday. Margaret, Tim Reed, Meghan Reed & Parker Reed, USA

This little place of peace, tranquility, and serenity just put us into a little heaven for a couple of days. Almost dreamlike, the birds, the trees, the river, the air… everything seemed make-believe. We were literally in a trance. This little place was our own discovery... the accommodation is in perfect sync with the whole atmosphere! Never let us feel any lack of amenities and at the same time enjoy nature in its fullest glory. The impeccable service of the staff, the innate sense of hospitality of Mr. Paul made us feel that we never left home... the perfect décor was a pleasure to be in. This will remain in our most coveted memories for ever. Parvesh Puri & Family, ..

Well, we must admit that our honeymoon was complete right here in your property. The warm welcome, the hospitality, the food, the atmosphere, the nature’s beauty and of course the people in here... everything is out of the world. It’s like a heaven in God’s Own Country. So very quiet, peaceful absolutely, no disturbance and the birds singing.. it’s just great. We must also thank Mr. Paul for his gracious hospitality. He and his staff were always available for us which made us feel very comfortable as if we were right at home... Thanks Vetrivel Mani & Vijayatha, Bangalore, India

Thank you very much for a wonderful stay with you and your wonderful River Lodge. We so appreciated your friendly hospitality, your care for all of us, and particularly your kindness to the children. We enjoyed the delicious home-cooked keralan food and we highly recommend your keralan fish and chips for children… please put this dish on your website and say we found the chips exactly as in England. We loved the jeep ride into the forest with the swimming at the waterfalls – and seeing the kingfishers on the boat ride. Our lasting memory will be of peaceful time, the sounds of the forest, the fireflies at night and your own attention to our needs and interesting information about this place and the people. Hope to be back... Elizabeth & family, Not disclosed

We have had a most enjoyable stay here at the Periyar River Lodge. We enjoyed the boat trip last evening and I enjoyed the short trek this morning. Although I have sent customers here, this was my first stay and I am happy to continue sending customers and now I have a better undetsanding of the experience. keep up the good work - Paul and the team. Diana Syrett, Kerala Connections, UK

Thank you very much for a wonderful short stay with you & your beautiful River Lodge. We so appreciate your friendly hospitality, your care for all of us, and particulary your kindness to the children. We enjoyed the delicious home-cooked keralan food. We loved the jeep ride into the forest,the swimiing at the waterfall and seeing the kingfishers on the boat ride. Our lasting memory will be of the peaceful time, the sounds of the forest, the fireflies at the night and your own attention to our needs and interesting information about the place and the people. With our grateful thanks - we hope to be back. Elizabeth Drury, Not disclosed