Guest Speak

This is a very special place. It has been a very special visit for us. What should we mention first? The wonderful views, the river for swimming, the fantastic bird life, the boat trips, the lovely accommodation. The delicious food and of course, the exceptional hospitality - we’ve felt like royalty staying here ! We will be recommending Periyar River Lodge to anyone thinking of visiting Kerala. Many thanks - it will be hard to match our experience here during the rest of our holiday. Linda Taylor and Michael, United Kingdom

Thank you for your hospitality. Staying at the lodge has been a wonderful, peaceful experience for us both. The setting is magnificent and the birds (flame backed woodpecker), the butterflies, swimming cows and village walks were highlights …….. as was the evening boat trip. The food never stopped coming and fish curry with Tapioca was the highlight for me! Many thanks again and we hope to return. James Roche and Susan, United Kingdom

We only budgeted for a two night stay but as soon as we saw your beautiful lodge and met Luigi and Eldhose we knew we had to stay more . Of course now the rest of our trip is ruined as we will never eat as well or see such lovely people and be so beautifully looked after ! The bird watching, boat rides, and games were all a bonus. Thank you isn’t enough. Keith Bartlett and Jacqueline, United Kingdom

It is a nice place to get relief from our daily routine busy business life Regards, Zacharia, India

What a glorious setting for a holiday. Perfect location by the river with a wide range of bird life to see directly from the lodge or on the boat trips up the river. Luigi and his team have been dedicated, generous and informative hosts. The food has been exceptional and given in very large quantities!! A trip to Munnar was also organized for us where we looked at the tea plantations, the national park and even saw some wild elephants. Thank you to everyone at Periyar River Lodge for a fantastic stay. Christopher and Amanda, United Kingdom

We had a great time - very relaxing and filled with great food ! Luigi and Eldhose were always there for anything we needed, always ready with a ‘happy surprise’ everyday. A special thanks to Lissy for the fantastic food ! Hope to come back soon ! Aarthi and Avinash, India

Arrived here not knowing what to expect as the booking was made by another. What an unexpected oasis ! Peaceful, without distractions… We enjoyed the landscapes, the birds, swimming cows, a boat ride and the company and informative conversations from Luigi. Thank you for a great escape ! Christi, Naveen and Varun, India

We came for three days and extended to one week since this place is Heaven on earth. Eventhough it was raining most of the time, we still managed to enjoy a lot from the beautiful nature, the lovely village and their people and due to Luigi, Eldhose & Lissy we felt like a King and a Queen, we really felt in love with this incredible place and with the people who run this place, hopefully we will come here again and again. Thanks a lot to Luigi who did everything for us even before we asked. Netanel, Hila, Udi and Shira, Israel

A truly amazing and beautiful place, loved the house, the boat ride, the walk in the forest in the rain and everything else. What really makes this place stand out is the hospitality ! This we think is the best hospitality we have ever experienced ! A big thanks to Luigi, Eldhose & Lissy. Enjoyed every meal thoroughly ! It was a very personalized holiday, Thanks to Luigi’s attention. Hope to visit often ! and hope things never change ! Thank you !! Chaithanya, Aneetha, India

As usual it was great out here from the best of service from Luigi & Eldhose who took care of our needs very well. We had a great time & hope to visit again. Keep up the Good work!! Special Thanks to Luigi. Johnson and Simmy, India

Lovely, peaceful three days stay. Luigi, Eldhose + Lissy have been very attentive and all our meals have been excellent. Having had six days on a houseboat to come here to relax in the beautiful surrounding has been just what we needed. The scenery, the birdlife & the boat trip has made this short stay an unforgettable experience. Thanks again to you all for giving us a lovely time. Mike and Pauline Crompton, United Kingdom

Thank you Luigi for your kind and thoughtful management of our stay, suggesting the boat rides + being such a gracious host made us relax immediately , despite not being used to such attention. Went birding with a guide – we clicked 60 + species in 2 night stay . Swim in the river, go out on the boat, watch the water buffalo swim + the birds grit. Above all… relax – its delightful here! Barbara Allan and Sally Webb Jones, United Kingdom

I’m so sad that we have to leave ! One day is not enough!! Thanks for everything, the place is wonderful, quiet, peaceful, everybody is very kind and affectionate. A great memory. And the meals were delicious ! Pele and Natha, Paris

This is my 4th trip here. Do I need to say anything more….? And the next one is gonna be soon Inshallah…. Kuruvilla is very lucky to have a place like this & even luckier to have Luigi, Eldhose & Lissy. Aqeel Afzal Patel, India

What a lovely place to spend two brief days. We must come back, if only to taste the rest of the menu. Thanks to Luigi and Eldhose for their wonderful hospitality and thoughtful care. Rose and Team, United Kingdom

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