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Outlook Traveller Names Neeleshwar Hermitage as 'Best Boutique Resort'

Neeleshwar Hermitage has received the accolade 'Best Boutique Resort' by Outlook Traveller.

According to a release, the award ceremony took place in Chennai, the capital of the tate of Tamil Nadu, at Intercontinental, Mahabalipuram and members of the Indian travel fraternity were there.

Bilal Chapri, Director of Neeleshwar Hermitage said, "We are proud to receive this award on behalf of the whole team at Neeleshwar Hermitage. The incentive is for us to continue to provide the very best for all our guests, and we look forward to offering you our traditional heartfelt welcome down here in Malabar."

Bilal Chapri added, "We aim to redefine luxury. The luxury of space in an overcrowded world, the luxury of time in our frenetic lifestyles, the luxury of nutrition and simplicity in our world of over consumption, the luxury of silence in our unquiet world. We give you Neeleshwar Hermitage; the luxurious resort that breathes tranquillity and offers you the essence of authentic India: her friendliness, hospitality and serenely balanced lifestyle."

Neeleshwar Hermitage, Malabar, Kerala - a venture by ABChapri Group is a hidden tropical destination set in a secluded palm grove beside the Arabian Sea in Northern Kerala, is one of the finest gems of India.

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