Guest Speak

Periyar River Lodge is a gem! Spent three lovely days here. Loved the river setting, the birds, the trees, fantastic staff and delicious food. So, thank you very much to Luigi, Eldhose and Lissy. Went to Munnar for a day trip. I can recommend Periyar River Lodge to family and friends. Hope to come again to this paradise soon. Peter and Richard, United Kingdom

Wonderful – wish we had stayed longer!! Thank you so much !! The Chapmans, Australia

Only one day in this paradise but we’ll take with us all the warm emotions that we had during the stay. Thanks to Luigi and Eldhose. Caral/Marco, Italy

Three and half days of relaxation – feeling totally spoilt in such a peaceful spot. And wonderful food – the best in India. The best finish to a busy, exciting trip around India. We have been extremely well looked after. Bird watching and boating and lazy days in the sun were perfect. Thank you Luigi and Eldhose for a real treat. The sighting of a Ceylon Bey Owl will stay with us for a long time. Lucy and Roland Prime from United Kingdom., Currently Living in Malaysia

What a wonderful magical place, after the chaos of Kochi. We could only stay one night but went swimming endless times, had a long go on the raft, and bird watching in the morning. Luigi and his friend were amazing at looking after the four of us and we leave, not wanting to, but feeling so relaxed after being in this beautiful place. Richard and family, United Kingdom

We had a very peaceful, pleasant and relaxing (and well-fed!) two days at the lodge. It was great to sit and watch the river, take naps on the swing and take the boat out on to the river in the morning and evening. We hope to be back! Saugato Datta, India/United States

Spent ten really good days fishing, walking. We’ve seen an elephant, and many birds. Had an excellent day at Edamalayar dam, watched bamboo rafts being built. Good food, good service, excellent company. Definitely come again. Bill Robinson, Dorothy & Brian Schofield, United Kingdom

A wonderful tranquil beginning to our holiday. We feel that that we have been spoilt by this. Luigi had gone out of his way to facilitate our every need. A magical experience. We loved the food, the swim, the care and attentiveness, so we extended our stay here. And will be back we hope. Esther, United Kingdom

Sadly we only had a day and a night to spend in this idyllic retreat. Definitely not enough time to do justice to the serenity, the ambience and the hospitality. We were privileged to see some fantastic birds in the Thattekadu Bird Sanctuary – including the legendary Malabar Trogon Black Baza, SriLankan Frogmonth, Indian Pitta and many many more. Saw an otter in the River and several other birds. Sorry missed the elephants but saw some very clever swimming cows. Thanks for the stay here. Chris Harper & Team, United Kingdom

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the lodge and we couldn’t have hoped for a more serene and peaceful setting to end our holiday. Luigi and Eldhose made us feel very welcome. They went out of their way to ensure that everything went smoothly for us, from organizing the taxi transfers to arranging birding treks with a really knowledgeable tour guide. The food and hospitality were excellent. We have learnt from Luigi how to play carrom as well as adding to our birding knowledge. We came almost within touching distance of an elephant during the boating trekking tour. Hope to come back soon Karen & David, United Kingdom

Two nights here with my daughter and boyfriend on their mammoth tour around Asia. We didn’t go anywhere, just rested, caught up and enjoyed this special place. Swimming in the Periyar River is something I will never forget. Thanks to Luigi, Eldhose and Lissy for food, the boat trips and board games. Nothing I didn’t like about this wonderful lodge. The birds and animals are really amazing. Liz+ Paul Halliday,Katherine & Stu, United Kingdom

Beautiful location and environment. Excellent service by the staff here, they are so helpful. And excellent ambience. Thank you very much Girish Kulkarni, Badrinath, Bangalore

What a beautiful location! So peaceful and charming. We really enjoyed our stay with such congenial hosts and attentive service. Many thanks for the boat trip and our trek though the forest. Great spotting animals here and for watching birds here at the bird sanctuary. Many Thanks Sue and Chris Hobday, United Kingdom

Excellent experience, excellent service. Thank you Kuriakose M Jacob, Trivandrum

For four nights we enjoyed the lovely stay in your guesthouse. Lovely, quiet, only sound being that of the forest like it should be. Excellent service and good meals. Highly recommend to everybody visiting the magnificent beauties of Kerala’s nature. Bijendra & Direndra Singh, India