Guest Speak

I 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 here..... everything is out of the world. It is like a heaven in Gods own Country. So very quite, peaceful, absolutely no disturbance and the birds singing.. it is just great. We must also thank Mr Paul for his gracious hospitality. He & his staff were always available for us which made us feel very comfortable as if we were right at home. Thanks. Vetrivel Mani, Bangalore

Thank you for the wonderful stay here at the Lodge. From our first step onto the Periyar River Lodge, Paul and staff went beyond call of duty, making sure that we were very comfortable, happy and entertained. We loved trhe boat-ride across the river, trek through the forest looking for elephants and the tour of the property with various plants and trees. The dinner was exquisite, as beautiful and colorful as it was varied. With a splendid location and atmosphere, Periyar River Lodge has far exceeded my expectations and left warm memories. Thank you ! Julie, Cambridge, UK

Periyar River Lodge is the place we were looking for all over this beautiful country called India. So quiet and peaceul. One would like to stay forever, just enjoying nature... We promise ourselves to come back to this paradise, always in stressful moments in our ordinary lifes... it will be a wonderful memory. Our heartful thanks to Paul and Eldhose for making our stay so nice, neary perfect ! Monica & Peirre, Switzerland

The one day trip does not do juctice to peace, space and hospitality provided by Paul and his crew. The trip to Thattekad bird sanctuary was exhilarating with memories of birds and sounds of the jungle. Girish as bird guide was excellent. The food was superb and the attention overwhelming. Will definitely connect and expand the relationship that has so beautifully manifested. You have an excellent team with Paul and the rest. To be continued..... Ram & Shobhana, Solitudes, Chennai

How do you evaluate paradise! Peace, contentment, serenity. Such a feeling of well-being. Spiritually enhanced. Then, there's the physical needs. Fed, watered, pampered as never before. Paul, the perfect host and Eldhose, his great right hand man! It was wonderful trying all the different food and spices. The ride in the forest was a great experience. Many memories to savour for a very long time. Thank you so much Paul. Derry family, U.K.

The road from Munnar to here was long and tiring but every pothole and bump was worth it for this precious gem of a place! The moment I came through the gates and saw the place I was stunned by its beauty and view of the river. I imediately needed to take pictures before reality took hold of me again. Little did I realise just how great an experience my stay was going to be here. Paul and his staff are fanstatic!! I have never been so pampered before in my life. They could not do enough for me, I felt like an emperor! And the food is incredible. It has been an expereince I will never forget! I hope to be back soon. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Michael Mandrachia, USA

I watched the sun chase away the dew and the sap drain out the rubber trees. I languished on the swing and filled my heart, my soul and my body with beauty. What a lovely, restorative place. Many thanks to Paul for his attentive and personal touch - that made this leg of our journey all the more restorative. Happy trails ! Heid & Ali, Canada

Fresh air, gorgeous view, attentive people caring for us, a perfect haven to clear head, lungs, heart. Glad to have found the Periyar River Lodge. Elizabeth Flinch, Not disclosed

What can I say, every now and then when travelling one comes on a place that touches your soul, for me this is one such place. When I leave tomorrow I will leave a small piece of myself behind which will always be drawing me back to the River Lodge. Paul's kindness and attentive care are the perfect accompaniment to this beautiful place, one could not wish for a bettee host. The food is the best I have tasted in years, I only wish I had a bigger appetite. Bryan, U.K.

A warmer wlcome and better food will never be bettered than this heaven. A beautiful lodge in a perfect setting with perfect hosts. The bird sanctuary should be more widely appreciate for its diversity and beauty. Lots of birds and lots of good memories. Paul was the perfect host and his kindness I will remember! Hope to return. Ken Field, London

Paradise in India. Our expectations have been far exceeded. Paul is gracious, warm, friendly & so very helpful. The home is comfortable and beautiful. And the food is exquisite. And of course, the birds are splendiforous - a wonderful celebration of creation. One nights' stay was not long enough. Tamara Faust & Un Alder, Utah, USA

How can we put into words the wonderful stay here? Food - excellent! The lodge- first class! The environment - just what we needed and more! The people - well, describing the ever eager to please us, Mr Paul, is not possible. He was always looking after our needs, always there for us. His efficiency in managing the place is first class. We will ever be thankful for his efficiency and more than that, his kindness. Just charming. And Eldhose, smiling, efficient, everywhere - in the restaurant, on the boat cruise, during eep safari, looking after us and our safety. This is a place we would like to come over and over again, just to feel this wonderful and peaceful feeling. Thank you so much. Carmo, Portugal

Periyar River Lodge is a perfect retreat especially after 2 weeks visiting temples and places of interests. It is a heaven indeed ! It was 'love at first sight' the moment we stepped in this place! In the morning the birds woke us up and in the night, the crickets & frogs serenade us to sleep. We are thankful to have Gireesh as our birdguide in the bird sanctuary. He lives there and he knows all the birds. We've learned a lot from him and the highlight was we saw a family of 'Ceylon Frogmouth'. We enjoyed the adventurous jeep safari, the nice boat trip, the breathtaking waterfall, the bamboo-rafting wih Eldhose and the authentic kerala food from Mini. The food was delicious! We are very grateful to Paul and his team for their kind hospitality and generousity! We enjoyed talking with him and we have earned a lot from him about the life and traditions here in Kerala. We look forward to come back again and most definifely recommend the lodge to everyone we know. Thank you for making our stay so memorable! We wish you all the best! Rosy Lim & Heiene Bodenmann, Switzerland

Thank you for a wonderful night here. We arrived somewhat tired ad sweaty, having cycled from Kochi. The hospitality, open air shower and relaxed comfortable surroundings soon restored our equilibrium. The delicious dinner was one of the best we have had in India, and we are cautiously optimistic it will give us the energy we need to cycle on to Munnar. Thank you once again to all the staff for providing perfect service to match perfect surroundings. Kate and Dan, London

Having spent 4 wonderful nights at the Periyar River Lodge, I feel even more attached to this wonderful country that is India. The food here is excellent as is the hospitality and constant attention of Paul and the other staff. My stay here has been wonderful and I am sad to finally have to leave. My consolation is that there is still much to see of this beautiful part of India and that other great and friendly places await me. One thing however is for sure, I will never forget this place and its lovely people, and I hope that I will be able to return some time soon. Stavros Christodoulides, Nicosia, Cyprus