My wife and I are planning a 14-day trip to Kerala and Karnataka. We’re starting from Mangalore, and going to Neeleshwaram, from where we will proceed to Coorg, Kabini and Wayanad, before flying out from Calicut. Please suggest places to stay in Mangalore, Neeleshwaram and Coorg. We have been to Red Earth Kabini and Grassroots at Wayanad before and plan to stay there again. We’re okay with spending Rs 7,500-10,000 per night.
That’s a nice circuit matched with a sumptuous budget—I especially envy your attention to the often overlooked north of Kerala. TheNeeleshwar Hermitage(from Rs 9,600,neeleshwarhermitage.com)and theMalabar Oceanfront Resort and Spa(from Rs 7,000,malabarresort.com) are both good options forNeeleshwaram—they offer Ayurvedic spas, many rooms have ocean views, and their aesthetic sensibilities suit the unspoilt charms of the place.