Guest Speak

What a wonderful idyllic time we had! A beautiful, peaceful place with a great river view and lots of birds. We felt at home with the wonderful, warm hospitality, we felt part of your family. We were all given special care by Mr. Luigi, and the food was tasty beyond words. Grateful to Mrs. & Mr. Eldhose for that. An unforgettable break we had. Thank you so much. It was perfect.

Dr. George & Family, Kerala, India

Thank you very much for giving us such wonderful days. Service - excellent; food - fantastic and plentiful. The surroundings are ideal to have a very close contact with true nature. Thanks again for everything to Luigi, Eldhose and Lissy. Jose` and Carme, Spain

Fab experience - nice hospitality.  Delicious food.  Overall a wonderful experience.  Would definitely recommend to other friends.

Rajesh, Nishita & Aman, Dubai

The perfect place to be close to nature. We saw plenty of animals, squirrels, monkeys and elephants!! The service was excellent! The food delicious! Luigi was very kind and friendly. Thank you for this beautiful stay. Fabiana & Sebastien, Switzerland

Thank you for a lovely, relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings - wonderful hosts and wonderful cooking!! We wish we would stay longer. Gill, London, England

Thank you for a really nice, relaxing stay - beautiful lodge with amazing views! We really enjoyed the bird watching and the river boat trip, seeing nature in beautiful surroundings. Also enjoyed trying plentiful local cuisine. And looked after by great hosts! Thanks again !! The Pink Family, Bedfordshire, U.K.

Thank you for a very good stay. Lovely food, excellent hospitality and beautiful surroundings ! A perfect place to relax. Pam & David, Surrey, U.K.

Thank you for the great time here. Saw lots of animals – Fantastic. Ray & Martin, Dusseldorf, Germany

My Partner and I spent a wonderful two nights at Periyar River Lodge. From the minute we met Luigi at the airport, until our final morning, we were treated like absolute royalty. Luigi and Eldhose went above and beyond to meet our every need. Even though we had some inclement weather, the two of them made sure that we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves. The food prepared by Eldhose’ wife Lissy was delicious and plentiful, and ranked among the best we have eaten in India. The hospitality that we experienced here has been unmatched. Thank you all very much for looking after us here – it has been a peaceful stay, and a lovely way to spend my birthday. Hope to see you again Theo and Bride, Melbourne , Australia

My daughter and I have really enjoyed our peaceful stay here at Periyar River Lodge. We have felt like royalty as the hospitality is exceptional. Thank you so much for looking after us, it has been a wonderful stay. Thank you so much for everything. What a peaceful and relaxing experience. See you again! Holli Granger & Florence Stone,, Somerset, United Kingdom

This is a serene and peaceful place, unspoilt and offering the chance to unwind from the rush and bustle of today’s world. The view of the river from the verandah is enchanting, watching the cows swim across and the fishermen checking their nets. We have been thoroughly looked after by Luigi and Eldhose, taking us out on a boat trip and organising a tuk-tuk to take us to the bird sanctuary. Luigi even came with us on the bus to the village and assisted ( translated) with our shopping, as well as offering us all kinds of insights into village life. And for the food, brilliant! Our special thanks to Lissie for the huge variety of delicious food she created. The consistent high quality was extraordinary and we did our best to eat our way through the menu in 3 days. We have never stayed anywhere as special as this, or been treated to such personal service. We’ll be recommending this place to our friends.

Jane and Mike Booth, Oxfordshire, England

Lovely two days, perfectly managed by Luigi with Eldhose and enchanted by Lissy’s exquisite cooking. Periyar river Lodge is a place of exception. We hope we will be able to come back sometimes and to stay longer (and to make the boat trip). We also had two very good bird watching sessions Xavier and Marie Line, France

We have had a fantastic three days at Periyar River Lodge. Our hosts, Luigi and Eldhose have been extremely kind and have gone out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our stay at the lodge. This place is a gem in Kerala. From the stunning view from the porch to the crazy variety of birds we have spotted, we had enjoyed every last minute! We have never seen so many birds - the streets of Yorkshire or our current home in Dubai does not even come close! Our highlights are being within touching distance of two frogmouths, and elephant hunting with Luigi and Eldhose. If you have just arrived, please ask Luigi to take you on the evening boat trip. A special thank you to Lissy who has cooked us the most amazing meals during our stay, the fish-moillee is a must! Make sure you pack home fitting trousers! Thank you for such a memorable stay!! Kate and Shafiq, Yorkshire England, Currently in Dubai

Luigi and Eldhose are the perfect hosts – silence of an early morning swim or boat ride with Luigi pointing out birds and their names. Lissy does all the excellent cooking. We would love to return. Thank you so much – a peaceful moment on a peaceful river. Devaki and Michael, Vancouver, Canada

Like everybody else, we had the most wonderful time here enjoying the utter peace and tranquility (Shattered regularly by our Toddler who is having huge fun) and the wonderful hospitality of our extremely kind hosts. We have eaten our body-weight in delicious food, been swimming in the clear water, been on two brilliant boat trips, seen the swimming cows and enjoyed the most peaceful, nights’ sleep. This is our last stop on our trip but will certainly be back. Thank you so much. Libby, Simon and Thomas Gomersall, United Kingdom