Guest Speak

We stayed here as our last stop on a busy two week holiday in Kerala. What a perfect ending to our trip. It is truly the most peaceful place we have ever been. Luigi has been a charming and attentive host and along with Eldhose and his wife, has ensured our every need is met. Thank you all so much for a wonderful and perfect three days. We have loved it! Robin Wood and Tom Grace, United Kingdom

This has been a really wonderful start to our holiday in Kerala. The Lodge is in a beautifully peaceful, tranquil location. Luigi, Eldhose and Lissy has provided and looked after us exceptionally well. We have thoroughly enjoyed our river trips, bird watching and lazy days. To arrive here at dawn from the airport after an overnight flight was such a delight. The peace and tranquility here cannot be bettered. We were looked after magnificently by Luigi, Eldhose & Lissy who catered to all our needs with courtesy and charm. The meals were so tasty that if Eldhose wasn’t here , we would have taken Lissy home with us ! Richard Banks and team, United Kingdom

We enjoyed very much our stay in this wonderful place. Luigi, Eldhose and his wife made our stay an unforgettable experience. The food was just georgeous and the activities memorable but the most fantastic thing was the elephant just across the river…..Thank you very much for your excellent hospitality!! Simone and Berne, Switzerland

Fantastic !!! Everything far exceeded our expectations. The lodge is full of charm and immaculately presented. The setting is so beautiful and peaceful with lots of wildlife, elephants, Samba deer, wild dogs, wild boar and huge variety of birds. Luigi and Eldhose looked after us tremendously. They were very attentive, helpful and made us feel very special. The food was fantastic - Eldhose is a lucky man to have a wife who can cook so well. We are leaving several pounds heavier and definitely not hungry. Best food in Kerala. Definitely worth a visit. Thank you very much Luigi and Eldhose for making our stay magical. Cheryl and Bryan Mcgowan, United Kingdom

It is difficult to know how Periyar River Lodge would be improved. The setting is idyllic, the food first class and the hospitality attentive and charming. We have been very contented here. Vincent & Debbie, United Kingdom

It was certainly the high-light of our Kerala trip. The food is irresistable and the setting is magical. The open air bathroom is wonderful. Luigi and Eldhose took special care and made our stay very comfortable. Can’t praise this place enough. We liked the experience so much that we wanted to extend our stay but couldn’t because of prior reservations made in the lodge. We’ll most definitely be back here. Thanks a lot ! Ashima and Sourav, Singapore

A magical experience in a magical place. So calm and beautiful. We have enjoyed our stay very much. Everyone is so helpful and so kind. The food was wonderful. This is a place we will remember in our hearts forever as somewhere very special. Andy and Reta Jones, United Kingdom

We’ve had such a wonderful, relaxing time ! Luigi and the staff could not have been more helpful totally dedicated to our comfort and enjoyment - like so much of Kerala. This is a humbling experience and one which we shall never forget. We have loved the peace and quiet, seeing, so many new birds and of course the beauty of the river, the hills and the forest. Perhaps, we will return one day but for sure this magical place and its warmest of welcomes will stay with us when we return to England - a gift that all travellers treasure. With warmest thanks, Barry and Sue, United Kingdom

Thank you for a most peaceful and relaxing stay. A beautiful and elegant lodge in the most serene and unspoiled setting imaginable, its incredibly easy to unwind here. The hosts were fantastically attentive without being overbearing and needless to say every meal was phenomenal ! I hope it never changes. Thank you and all the best. Jennifer Perkin, UK

The most beautiful place I’ve ever visited. The Periyar Lodge has it’s own beauty as well, very good service, very considerate staff especially Luigi who takes care of everything really well. Look forward to visit again ! Continue the good work. All the Best!! SHK, India

If there is Heaven on Earth, It is here !! The experience was truly heavenly – The ambience, the food, the property and most importantly the care that Luigi, Eldhose and his wife took of us. The Sadhya was Out of the world ! Words cannot do justice to the serenity and brilliance of the Periyar River Lodge. Fancy 5- star Hotels will be put to shame by the hospitality and quality of Luigi, Eldhose and the brilliance of property itself. Absolutely beautiful place – clearly have been created with lots of love and passion. Luigi and the team extends that love and care a 200% Would want to come back again and again. Dwarak , Dinkar and Nikunj, India

There’s nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said about the sheer beauty & serenity of this paradise. It truly is heaven on earth. But, try as I may, I’m in a deep scarcity of words, lacking the correct vocabulary to describe the gracious kindness & hospitality of Luigi & Eldhose. Every heartfelt word of gratitude would fall short. No words can do justice to their affectionate dedication, devotion & care of their guests. This heaven would be missing 2 angels without them. A million thanks. Aqeel Patel, India

* Phew! * Feeling so relaxed its going to be difficult to get up and pack our bags to leave. This is such a peaceful little lodge, so far away from the hustle bustle. Luigi and Eldhose were the best hosts you could ask for, very helpful and we enjoyed going on a canoe ride with them down the gorgeous green river. We saw a great variety of birdlife and also met a few insects we’ve never seen before. The food here was seriously scrumptious Eldhose’s wife really knows what she’s doing. We will leave with stomachs full to bursting point and smiles on our faces. Many thanks for your warm hospitality ! Amy Page and Ashok Mathew, Australia/India

Such a delightful stay we felt like Princesses throughout the three days we spent in Luigi’s care. The best food I have had in India (I have lived here for 3 years ! ) the most gracious & thoughtful hosts imaginable. Bird watching was a new (& rewarding) experience despite the mosquitoes !. Boat ride was charming and peaceful. Doing nothing never felt so wonderful. A beautiful place, a brilliant concept true to old fashioned ideas of how to make outsiders feel at home. Thank you to the team. Elise Foster, Vadu Elot

Conny, Judith, Fiona and Alec were here from England and found everything about staying here absolutely wonderful. We have never been so royally looked after, eaten such delectable meals, taken to such interesting and varied places down the rivers at dawn, to the forest, the bird sanctuary where in total we think we have seen about 30 birds including 2 or 3 rare ones. On a bus to a distant village and back to Aanakkayam to buy trainers & sandals & to a grocers for rice, mustard seed and pappadoms. We’ve had three dramatic thunder storms which haven’t spoiled things at all and though the rain seemed torrential to us were assured that it’s nothing compared to the monsoon. Perhaps the most memorable thing was the first walk Luigi took us on where we chanced upon an engagement party and were included in the celebration. Everyone we have met has been so delightful but Major thanks must go to Eldhose and Lissy whose food is beyond brilliant. Elias (and Eldhose again) who took us down the river and of course to Luigi who anticipated and catered to our every need and was the source of our great pleasure over the last few days. We also swam in the river which we can recommend. Many, many thanks, Judith, Conny, Fiona and Alec Johnson, United Kingdom