Guest Speak

We do not have any word how to say that this stay in Kerala at this lodge was the best holiday for after long years. We are going to think about Luigi and Eldhose forever. Exciting and incredible nature and splendid time spend here stays in our hearts forever! Yoguer’s family (now from Pune) originally Czech Republic, Czech Republic

After hectic work in India, this was a very relaxing two days. Beautiful location, well designed lodge, superb Kerala food, nice boat trip on the river and just sitting out on the verandah and chilling out. I feel thoroughly rejuvenated. Jeevan Kumaran, Singapore

Thank you for the charming and quiet place in here. One of the best places we have come across. The boat ride spotting the elephants was a good enjoyable time. Wish to come back soon and never miss a chance again. Hope to come back soon. Alan, Ashwathy, Thomas, Linta, Joe, Trivandrum

Amazing and incredible place. We were happy for our restful stay in this lodge. Very clean, good food, this is a charmed place. I fell in love with this amazing landscape. Thank you Luigi and Eldhose for two fantastic days. I’ll come back soon!! Hug and kiss Laura, Lidia, Toni, Pili, Spain

The charm and beauty here are beyond words. The perfect place to be at peace. The highlight is definitely spotting the SriLankan Frogmouth. The hospitality was perfect. Luigi and team provided us with a homely atmosphere with fascinating food. Thanking you all very much. Hope to be back soon. Shanthy and Vinod Mathews, Trivandrum

Loved our stay on the river in this charming timber cottage. Terrific variety of birds and amazing dawn chorus. Watching life on the river was truly fascinating. Great food and chai and exceptional hospitality -Thanking you Luigi and Eldhose. Wished our stay was longer! Susie and Dave Robb, Benn Robb, United Kingdom

Thank you for your hospitality, in this little place in paradise. Luigi and Eldhose looked after us very well. Special thanks to Lissy for excellent food. We will come back. Luird, Alfonso, Arturo, Spain – Zaragoza

Only our second stop on our tour of Kerala and can’t imagine that it could possibly get any better than this. A perfect balance of activity and relaxation – Luigi, you seem to have the ability to read our minds – always suggestions arrive at just the right moment. The girls have had the time of their lives and you have given us memories to cherish for ever. Thank you also for the delicious food at every meal, the tender coconuts when we arrived and of course for finding the glasses in the deepest part of the rivers edge! Our love and sincere best wishes to you all. Best time ever. The Trottier & family, United Kingdom

What can we add to the glowing tributes from previous visitors! Truly one of the most beautiful places located in all of India, a piece of paradise. I hope it remains forever the way it is! Elias George & Aruna, Kerala , India

This is a jewel of a place situated in an exotic surrounding. A place to absorb tropical Kerala’s nature away from the maddening crowd and the bustle of the day to day city life. Sitting by the river bank, watching the cows swim across the river and back again in the evening after their graze on the opposite jungle bank, the fishermen going about catching fish, and having a swim in the river, were all an unforgettable experience. We enjoyed the walk in the monsoon rain into the neighbouring village and watching life go on in Kerala. We enjoyed the traditional Kerala cuisine and hospitality offered by Luigi, Eldhose and Lissy. Marshall and family, United Kingdom

This is the sixth time we are coming to this amazing place. This place is so exotic. And please keep up the standard. Hospitality is excellent, and so is the food. The staff competes with each other for offering the best of services. Mani Varghese, M.V.Varghese & Dr.Parameswaran, Kerala

Thanks so much for the hospitality, the amazing food, and remedy advice and for arranging everything perfectly! This place is very special, feels so relaxing and so much in time with nature. Looking forward to the guided tour to the bird sanctuary tomorrow! When I come back to Kerala, I want to visit Periyar River Lodge again. All the best. Martin, Germany

Thanks so much for the hospitality, the amazing food, advice and for arranging everything perfectly! This place is very special, feels so relaxing and so much in time with nature. Looking forward to the guided tour to the bird sanctuary tomorrow ! When I come back to Kerala I want to visit Periyar River Lodge again. All the best! Martin Florian, Germany

It has been a privilege to spend some time here – enjoying all that rural Kerala has to offer-not the least of which has been so many smiling local faces. Lissy, Eldhose and Luigi – your hospitality,warmth, efficiency and service have been absolutely accord to none. There hasn’t been a single whim of thought that you haven’t intuited,heard and delivered upon-cannot thank you enough. Diane Van De Valk, Canada

I’ve had the most wonderful stay at this truly magical place and hope to be back for more. Luigi, Eldhose, Elias and Lissy have been outstanding with their warm hospitality and just fantastic food. There isn’t a whim they won’t oblige. The lodge, the river, the beautiful birds, the swimming cows, the lovely local folk all make for a great experience. Enjoyed birding, bamboo rafting, country boating, swimming in the river and just vegging out on the trees or in the verandah. This has been a very special gift! I cannot thank you enough. A big hug to team Periyar River Lodge. Tina Patrao, India