Trip Inspiration

5-Day India Extension: Beach Getaway

Hidden Tropical Gem

After a busy visit to India's bustling cities, a journey through its sprawling deserts or a series of early-morning wakeup calls on safari, you may have just earned some downtime. What better place to kick back than a secluded seaside resort? Tack this extension onto any India itinerary for some well-deserved island time.

India Destination

Trip Highlights


  • 4 nights at Neeleshwar Hermitage


  • Nothing but rest and relaxation on your agenda!
What does “Trip Inspiration” mean?

At Travel Beyond, we believe your trip should be designed just for you, not for the masses. Our travel consultants create a custom itinerary for each client, offering recommendations for places and experiences that best fit your style. The itinerary below was planned for a past client, but we’re sharing it for travel inspiration and as an example of what a trip to India might look like. Let us know when we can design a trip just for you!

Trip Extension

Not ready to return back to reality? This excursion is an example of an extension that can be added onto any India trip and start from either Mumbai or Delhi. They are not standalone itineraries, but rather an opportunity to add an extra experience focused on your own travel taste.

Day 1

Mumbai or Delhi to Neeleshwar

From Mumbai or Delhi, you will fly to Mangalore, where you will be met for your private transfer to your seaside resort.

Neeleshwar Hermitage, a hidden tropical destination set in a secluded palm grove beside the Arabian Sea in North Kerala, is one of India’s finest gems. The luxurious resort breathes tranquility and offers you the essence of authentic India: its friendliness, hospitality and serenely balanced lifestyle.

Neeleshwar HermitageMeals: N/A

Days 2-4


Each day, enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then the rest of the day is at your leisure. Kick back and relax on the beach, take a dip in the pool or rest in the comfort of your seaview cottage.

Your rejuvenating beach hotel is a relaxed perfection, far removed from the pressures of everyday living. Authentic ayurveda and spa treatments, a huge infinity pool and a deliciously varied cuisine – everything combines to induce a sense of complete relaxation and harmonious well-being. Personalized service and meticulous attention to detail meet you at every turn in this luxury resort, transforming your holiday into an effortless opportunity to enjoy a world where time stands still.

Theyyam Festival

Should you visit Neeleshwar between mid-November and March, you may have the opportunity to visit this seasonal, rotating festival if it comes close enough! Occurring daily in alternating temples in the villages of Northern Kerala, Theyyam incorporates dance, mime and music and enshrines the rudiments of ancient tribal cultures which attached great importance to the worship of heroes and the spirits of ancestors. Of the over 400 Theyyams performed, the most spectacular ones are those of Raktha Chamundi, Kari Chamundi, Muchilottu Bhagavathi, Wayanadu Kulaven, Gulikan and Pottan. These are performed in front of shrines, sans stage or curtains, by persons belonging to the Vannan, Malayan and other related castes.


Neeleshwar HermitageMeals: Breakfast

Day 5

Neeleshwar to Mumbai

After breakfast, you will be met by your driver for your transfer to the Mangalore airport where you will connect to your onward destination. Bon voyage!

Neeleshwar HermitageMeals: Breakfast