The same warm welcome from all at harivihar. Many thanks for a fifth visit.

Mrs. Angela & Bill

Our second stay (3 nights) and as wonderful as we remembered it. All the lovely staff, the food the garden, yoga with Gopalji, Massage. Balm to the soul Many thanks!!

Mr. Nick Sadler

Beautiful well kept traditional kerala home .Entire staff was courteous and helpful. Krishnaveni’s food preparations are delicious.presented beautifully. We enjoyed our stay very much .brought back lot of child hood memories! Growing up in a tharavadu. Thank you.

Mr.Venu &Mrs.Lakshmi Devi Venugopal -USA

Such a peaceful , fully spiritual place. We wish we could stay longer & do a full panchakarma next time .

The Melnick family

A big thanks for a pleasant stay. We have enjoyed it very much, very friendly and nice staff .The food was more than great! We will miss your kindness- thanks for making the stay great.

Ms.Carina & Mr.Anders Blomqvist

What a gem in a busy world out side .we had a great time lovely people, lovely service, superb food, beautiful building and garden.

Mr.Bart benchop & Mrs.Hilary

We have stayed her 9 wonderful days.yoga in the morning ,massage before lunch absolutely fantastic food .the staff is helpful and has made our stay very pleasant.

Ms.Hanne Jensen

Absolutely loved every minute here. there is so much positivity, history and love here. Thanks to all the staff who took good care

Mr.Srini swaminnathan

A beautiful location just off a major street with chaotic movement. such a warm welcome to an oasis of tranquility .everyone so charming and attentive .A most enjoyable two days stay. Very best wishes.

Met calfe

A lovely place to recover from a long journey and prepare for the rest of our visit to kerala.food especially memorable


Top quality accommodation in a beautifully renovated home. The real bonus is the quality of the staff. Thank you for allowing us to share. Sorry not to be here when orchids bloom.

Mr Jack & Ms Mary George

Calicut is full of interesting aspects to discover. Harivihar with its charm, peace and quiet is the perfect place to stay. I will come back.

Mr Rodari Alain

Wonderful stay in a truly beautiful environment .Thank you for your kind welcome and hospitality much appreciated! food so delicious.

Ms Ella Martin Gachot

The most beautiful stay i have had in India and some of the best meals! I will definitely recommend your address to my friends.

Ms Carole Martin

We enjoyed our stay and treatments… the food was wonderful. all the staff are helpful and friendly. Hope to meet again will recommend to all friends.

Mrs Hanoom & Kaja Mydin (Malaysia)

We have understood one night is not enough….!Thank you for everything.

Mr.Bonifacio Gerard (France)

Warm hospitality in a beautiful and peaceful home. Thank you for the tasty food and attentive treatments.

Mr Bogdan batic (Slovenia)

I felt like staying in paradise for my ayurvedic package! Admiring place in a well restored historical building! Such an honor to do the yoga lessons with a classical master. excellent service and food!

Dr.Marion Hofer – Germany

What a truly wonderful week I have enjoyed at Harivihar. I can honestly say that this is the most relaxed holiday I have ever been. Daily yoga, massage and the best food we have ever eaten has made me a very happy guest. The warmth and charm of the staff is excellent. I will be returning

Ms.Rina marie Hill – UK

Perfect choice for 21 day stay with yoga & treatments .So relaxing. feels like a different man ….another trip here already planned. Many thanks!!

Mr. Peter Brown (UK)

“The best place we stayed during our two months trip to India. We really enjoyed the peace, the massages, the kindness, the food ,the yoga….We already dream of coming back soon.”

Sophie &Ann Simons(Belgium)

“I have found the place I have been looking for…Everything is great.I will come back.”

Karin Aubert (Swiss)

“We have been overwhelmed by the hospitality of everyone and the beauty of the building and its settings, the massage and the food were both outstanding. Thank you!”

Stephen Jones and Jemma (UK)

“Astounding food and hospitality! The people have given the term friendly a new and deeper definition. Ayurveda practice truly wonderful…will come”

Stephanie Shipper(USA)

“A very thoughtful place from the moment you step in, loved the peace, the attention to detail, the simple sophistication….will be back.”

Pierre Valentin (UK)

“The way you walk and go The way you use your hands The way you laugh and smile The way you take your life All that lightened up in my life Brought music to my body and my soul So that I started to give my musical soul in return Thanks so much!.”

Monika Bolch (Germany)

“More places like this should exist on our planet! Thanks for all care! Specially to Mrs.Smitha Your Garden is a green paradise and thanks a lot; yours Edda”

Michael & Edda Neumann

“We have spent few wonderful days in Harivihar and regret to leave Today. We appreciated the excellence of treatments, the kindness And hope to return here again.”

Ms.Catherine & Francoise Rillet (Switzer land).

“Very high standard of hospitality. Concerned about the comfort for the guests. Great experiences.”

Lut Laget (Belgium)

“Beautiful house, delicious food, excellent ayurvedic treatments & Friendly guests. What more can I ask? Just to come back!!”

Ms.Vanakere Anne (France)

“We are very well with you as with a new family and we discovered A lot of things of India because of you. The meals are delicious we miss you –hope to see you again.”

Antoine&AnneAchram (France)

“Like a paradise in earth a place for well being ! Thanks to all of you. It’s like a big family .See you next year”

Olivia Bonjour (France)

“A magical place out of time. The massage for body!(Tasty food as well)The garden for the mind (and the carom plays) and the Yoga for the soul. I came here as a stranger and I am leaving with a heart filled with happy memories and laughs. I feel as if leaving my family.”

Christine Frie (Switzerland)

“Despite high humidity, we have refilled our batteries with the following; Yoga, good food, massage, warm welcome by staff, Indian music, sightseeing. Don’t change “

Mr.John & Ms.Sonia Tendon (Switzerland)

“Came to kerala looking for a peace of mind and body . I not only found that in huge amounts, but every single one of you has open your heart to me. it feels like I have found a new family. Thank you so much. Hope to bring my family here very soon Blessing to all You have made my1st visit to India wonderful! The 1st of many…….I hope”

Ms.Maria Arbelaez (Doha)

The house when you arrive for the first glimpse is stunning - not ornate but striking in its simplicity and beautifully kept grounds. We received a warm welcome and cool drink and were shown to our large, well furnished room on the ground floor. The furniture is traditional and lovely and the room naturally cool and comfortable. An excellent bathroom though the shower was rather reluctant to work!.... The meals are served by friendly and helpful staff in the dining room that has stunning outlook to the inner courtyard and the garden. We enjoyed the food and it certainly suited our digestive systems but we did find it rather bland.

swallows - Birmingham, United Kingdom

Ayurvedic retreat Where to start !? We entered the property and were ushered into an entrance hall with the smell of incense and were immediately emblazoned with the Bindi( a sign of respect ) . The staff and management work amazingly together as a team , there is no boss or leader, it was teamwork and very impressive. If you need a life fix come here! If you need a break , come here! If you want to be treated like a king and queen , come here ! If you want to just relax and feel special, come here! For activities we found the local beach very friendly and Sm Street is fantastic for shopping ( grand bazaar ) !...

Lee .F

Ayurvedic haven of peace Spent 3 glorious days here on the slightly shortened introduction to Ayurveda programme and loved every minute of it. It was a last minute decision to go and was on a recommendation from a traveller we met in Kannur who told us that he found the food alone to be transforming! So we had to give it a go and are really glad that we did. We spent the afternoons walking to the beach and fishing village, one evening attending a Khatakali performance and an afternoon visiting the Kalari to watch kids being trained in the martial art of Kalarippayat....

Dom R

Wonderfiul March in Kerala What a beautiful surprised to find Harivihar in our way to Kerala. We missed it so much. The place is great, furnished with style and taste; the food is just great, veggie and delicious, prepared with love by the gifted cook; the rooms are confortable and the treatments are deep and useful. And above all, we were welcomed by so very nice people that we are sure it will be very difficult to find such care in our future trips. if you are looking for calm, yoga lessons, spiritual retreat and joyful people, go there eyes blind...

Catherine and Marie