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Windermere River House

A 2-Acre Riverside Oasis Of Serenity

Neriamangalam, Inchathotty
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Premium4 star trips with all modern amenities
Windermere River House is the epitome of calm. It sits on two acres of the lush garden right on the banks of the Periyar River, and the loudest sound you’ll hear is the splash of water or the call of a bird. The evergreen forests that surround it host some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, waiting to be explored. The River House echoes a stately old Colonial bungalow. The rooms are large, with soaring ceiling and furniture that have been customized and handcrafted on-site, following t show more

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Escape Into The Quiet

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Windermere River House
The House itself is built on the highest point with the gardens running down to the pool and dining hall which overlook the river.
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The Pool
Take a dip, cool off and watch the sun go down behind the hills.
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The Garden
The garden is a lovely place to laze with a book and watch the river flow by.
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The Rooms
The rooms are large airy and bright, finished in traditional terra cotta tiles, and handcrafted furniture.
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The Duplex
You have a small step out the garden from the bedroom. The rooms share a common living room and open common areas with high ceilings.
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The Dining Space
The kitchen is extraordinarily flexible, providing almost an exclusive butler service experience – given a little notice, the chef can whip up anything you want.
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If you’d like special yoga lessons, do write to us in advance and we’ll have an instructor waiting for you.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • Relish home-style meals that are fashioned from the bounty of the land, with a little help from their own kitchen garden.
  • They specialize in solitude, long walks, stretching out on the lawns, quiet boat-rides in the sunset, a pool overlooking the water, leisurely yoga sessions and dinner under the stars.
  • Take a seat on the cooling red oxide floors in the yoga studio, inhale the fresh forest air and reconnect with yourself.
  • Ask for a board game, a book or simply indulge in the forgotten art of conversation - in the living room.

Where is this?

  • Nestled in the foothills of the towering Western Ghats, the River House at Neriamangalam is a quiet bungalow sitting on the banks of the great Periyar River.
  • It is surrounded by rubber plantations, evergreen forests and the chirping of birds.
  • Cheeyappara Waterfalls (9.9 Km), Thattekad Forests (20 Km) can be paid a visit.

With whom?

  • You will have an independent room at the place.
  • It's mostly private as the property is petite with only a few rooms.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided to you.
  • A full-English breakfast is on the house.

Things to remember

  • Meals don't come included.
  • Private cooking lessons can also be arranged!
  • If you’re planning on going on a trek or a walk and feel like dining in the wild, the chef can prepare a lovely picnic hamper for you to take along.
  • Multiple arrangements can be done for outdoor activities and experiences.

Something unique

It is near a tributary of the Periyar, running down the hills and joins to form the catchment of Boothathankettu Dam. But in monsoon, when the Dam’s shutters are raised & the river roars by, breaking over the boulders, it’s a sight to see.

Tips from insiders

  • An excellent place to stay if you wish to have an experience beyond a single night.
  • They also have seating by the pool, which serves as a lovely setting for breakfast.