• Andethumugal Road, Kochi
  • 094474 95610
  • hinterlandvillage@gmail.com



The Testimonials

  • We found a wonderful place, charming hosts and a lot of activities in and outside the wonderful place. For every traveler of south India this place is a MUST.Manfred + Catherina, Germany, 17-03-2017
  • This is a special space. I am very lucky to have been here. It was my very first experience in yoga and meditation. It’s just wonderful. The food is very special and yummy. May be enough to tempt to me to VEGETARIAN. My sincere thanks to Unni and the teamCharlie Hiscocks, UK, 04-03-2017
  • Ohh...fantastic weeks, great teachers, staffs and surroundings. Ayurveda massage in every morning is luxury. In one word everything is great.Maria, Germany, 27-02-2017
  • Thank you so much for this incredible week. The time I spend here was amazing. I managed to find peace, beauty, harmony, amongst great people and lovely nature. The food, staff is amazing. Swami our Yoga master is a truly wise and helpful teacher. I could say he is the soul of this resort. Thank you.Hristina, Balabova, 25-02-2017
  • We had such a beautiful stay. The staff and the service are the best I have. The pleasure to be around is just amazing.Cristial and Mathew, UK, 22-02-2017
  • A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. I came here on my little world and found a lovely place and lovely people. I had such a good time and learned a lot. Rest of my trip and my life only one world… Thank you…Jannie, UK, 21-02-2017
  • I had the best experience at Hinterland. Thank you for everything. I learned a lot from Swami's Philosophy class. I will work on Yoga meditation to develop myself. Swami is an awesome teacher. I love everything.Yuvi Kahira, Japan – 22-02-2017
  • Thank you bert much Unni, Sreedevi and all the staff for making my stay such an enriching experience. Swami and Jayesh is simply superbShalini Norman, UK – 17-02-2017
  • First time travelling alone. This is the safest place in the world. Very peaceful, all friendly amazing food, great Yoga teachers, really inspiring. Sure I will come back to IndiaCarrin , US
  • It’s a real retreat in India. We love this place, people and food. Sure we will come back.Jestine and Lauren, US – 13-02-2017
  • Wonderful experience. Thanks to Unni and staff. Service is best ever. Thank you for the peace and kindness we could find here. 09-02-2017Melanie and Garance, Switzerland
  • Fantastic stay, Yoga classes, food and hospitality. The best south Indian food I have eaten. Lovely and friendly staff. Hope to return again. 09-02-2017Deena Mistry, UK
  • Thank you so much for an absolutely amazing stay. There is a beautiful calm and peaceful energy in Hinterland Village. Very relaxing yoga meditation sessions. This has made my trip to India. Thank you... 05-02-2017Shannon Hayes, Australia
  • I did enjoy every bit of our stay. The nature and the way things are organized are perfect for a retreat. Thank you for everything 04-02-2017Isabelle Lew, France
  • Hinterland is a wonderful place with warm friendly staff and excellent tuition. I arrived for 13 days a complete beginner to yoga and its philosophy and left a yoga addict continuing to do an hour each day at least. The food was incredible and I didn't miss meat, sugar or alcohol. I enjoyed Swarmi's yoga and yoga philosophy classes and the Ayurvedic treatments really helped my shoulder. And I met wonderful people that I hope to see again. The only downside was the lack of privacy between rooms, but that just made us all better friends in the end!! Stayed December 2016,Slew2
  • "I'm so happy with the week long aryuveda and yoga retreat at Hinterland Village. The program has the right balance of yoga, downtime, philosophy, meditation and food. The food is phenomenal! I really loved being able to spend time with Swami through the week, learning about the philosophy of yoga and then being taken through the yoga classes twice daily. Swami is an amazing teacher who encourages and shows you how to practice yoga within your own abilities. I would 100% recommend Hinterland Village to my friends. The staff, teachers and owners are beautiful people who will leave a great impact on you. Thank you Hinterland Village, I hope to see you again! "Dec-2016Kiernan from Australia
  • "Wonderful resort, great yoga along with very welcoming hospitality, excellent food and a real sense of community. I came for quite a short trip - just 5 days - but I felt totally relaxed afterwards, I learnt to do my first headstand (I had done a fair bit of yoga before but am far from any good), and explored a bit of India. The resort only does yoga retreats which means you meet very like minded and authentic people. This was the most unexpected positive from the trip. Other unexpected highlights were the amazing food, some of the best I have had in India, the interesting yoga philosophy sessions and the very good mediation sessions. If you want a really immersive experience with lots of yoga and related activities this is a good bet. If you are truly advanced at yoga I am not sure this is the best bet for an extended stay as it is more geared towards beginners and intermediates."Thomas from London
  • We loved our stay at the Bodhi retreat, it was a great first yoga and meditation experience, with wonderful people and caring teachers owners and service, even the animals are full of love. The food was amazing and tasty. The garden is beautiful so we had nice peaceful walks around the big variety of trees and plants growing everywhere. Thank you very much for sharing this relaxing adventure with us!"Dec-2016Flora Rebull from Marseille,France
  • "I came to Bodhi Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat for 7 days to do yoga and meditation. And this is what I got but I was not ‘prepared’ for the entire package: a fully dedicated and inspiring yoga teacher (Swami) who was able to make everyone addicted to the yoga sessions (and philosophy classes) and willing to progress every single day; a remarkably rich and healthy food served with love by the so kind and friendly staff; peaceful mediation classes and messages; and a very natural green and clean environment helping you to enjoy every free moment. Thank you, Unni, for maintaining such a unique oasis of harmony and joy, and for making every guest filling special and respected." Dec-2016Alex from Brussels
  • "The experience was great; the schedule is perfect; giving you enough time to relax and exercise and it is a good location; you are also allowed to customize your schedule which is fabulous. " Dec 2016Harshal acharya
  • My partner and I spent a blissful 3 days at Hinterland. We didn't really know what to expect but were thrilled to discover that the yoga and meditation instruction was super high quality and authentic. The botanical tour of the nature on the property is fascinating, the food is AMAZING, the staff were all happy and smiling and there to help. There is a very personal and unique feel to the resort and we started to relax pretty much immediately. We were very well looked after and will be telling all our friends about this place! Stayed December 2016,Ivana P
  • I had a really magical stay at Hinterland Village and highly recommend it. Where to start? When I first arrived, I was amazed by the beauty of the verdant property. I later learned that so many of the gorgeous plats on view are also spice, fruit, or vegetable utilized in their AMAZING meals. The rooms are very comfortable. The Yoga and meditation are of course highlights. Swami leads a yoga class which is at once challenging and approachable, once in the morning and again in the afternoon, each session is bookended by deep breathing, chanting and reflection which gave me a great feeling, body and mind. Jayesh leads a variety of different styles of meditation classes which are a great chance to go within and clear your mind. I would note that if you, like me, haven't yet reached higher level .Staff does make a round with an incense cauldron at the biting hour which also helps so much. The entire staff will treat you like a family member. I was a bit sick for the beginning of my stay and Unni was so thoughtful in setting me up with a steam machine filled with fresh herbs, ayurvedic balm, and cough syrup. I just can't say enough positive things about the people here- all genuine smiles and kinds hearts. Very appreciative for a fabulous stay and I look forward to returning. Stayed December 2016,Kendall Allyn A
  • I came here for 7 days to do yoga and meditation. And this is what I got but I was not ‘prepared’ for the entire package: a fully dedicated and inspiring yoga teacher (Swami) who was able to make everyone addicted to the yoga sessions (and philosophy classes) and willing to progress every single day; a remarkably rich and healthy food served with love by the so kind and friendly staff; peaceful mediation classes and messages; and a very natural green and clean environment helping you to enjoy every free moment. Thank you, Unni, for maintaining such a unique oasis of harmony and joy, and for making every guest filling special and respected...and unwilling to leave. I would like to come back soon! Stayed December 2016,Alex C
  • I'm so happy with the week long aryuveda and yoga retreat at Hinterland Village. The program has the right balance of yoga, downtime, philosophy, meditation and food. The food is phenomenal! I really loved being able to spend time with Swami through the week, learning about the philosophy of yoga and then being taken through the yoga classes twice daily. Swami is an amazing teacher who encourages and shows you how to practice yoga within your own abilities. I would 100% recommend Hinterland Village to my friends. The staff, teachers and owners are beautiful people who will leave a great impact on you. Thank you Hinterland Village, I hope to see you again!John S
  • My friend and I had done the 7 days yoga retreat at Hinterland and it has overcome all our expectations. First, the place is magnificent, into the nature yet very organized so you don't feel completely lost, you can relax in your hammock while turkeys or gooses wander around you, it's a funny feeling. Apart from the place, the yoga sessions, 2h at sunrise & 2h at sunset, are very nice, it's mostly beginners or early intermediates but that was fine for us, the tiny thing that could be better is that the teacher sometimes don't adjust our postures enough, but it really is a detail because he really is great. Another positive point is the food, best food I ever had, and not just in India, everything is vegetarian and exquisite, you can eat as much as you want ! The staff here is also so amazingly caring, if you just think about a need you might have, they deliver right away, at some point we thought they had spies in our room or psychic gifts, they are all so nice and smily. Unni, the owner, and his wife are also really great, they take real interest in their guest and share their stories and experiences with you, they make you feel right at home ! As for the Ayurvedic massages, Anthony, who's in charge, is also very nice and patient, you can talk to him about any problem you might have with your massage (it can take some adjusting at first) ! All in all, I would definitely recommand Hinterland to anyone who want to practice yoga. As soon as we left we missed the place so much, go there and relax !Lisa_Carole
  • Unni and his crew did a marvelous job of making everyone feel welcome, meeting our needs, before we even knew we had them. The Village is so beautiful, that I had to pinch myself a time or two to make sure I had not died and gone to heaven. Peaceful vibes, happy animals wandering about, and some of the sweetest people I have ever encountered...eager to spoil me! From the masseuse to the cleaning staff, everyone had warm smiles on their faces throughout. I stayed for nearly two weeks and did the juicing detox which was surprisingly easy and delicious. Swami is a great teacher who is kind and generous with his knowledge and I was fortunate enough to have one on one lessons with him. It was also nice to get to know the other visiting yogis from all over the world. I went to Hinterland to deepen my yoga practice and ended up walking away with so much more. Wellness, happiness, new friends and a renewed zest for life. A truly unforgettable experience.Lori F
  • I took a 10 day package with my friend to do yoga and other ayurveda treatments and we don't regret coming here. You are circled by a rich diverse and free nature with quality services, food , classes, and relation ships. This is a unique yoga place that we highly recomend ! I will definitly come back !florarebull
  • Amazing place to get away from it all and escape in a peace and quiet of natural beauty. Thanks so much Unni, Swami and the crew for hospitality. I fell in love with Kerala :) I wish I could stay longerJullija Melbourne, Australia
  • We stayed 6 nights at Hinterland Village and we had a great time, amazing yoga and meditation sessions and beautiful time to relax and enjoy the Nature at this place. The people that work there are all beautiful souls, we had the service at all times. Also we Met the owner (Unni) and his wife who truly made us feel like at home. We will definitely recommend this place and would love to come back in a nearly future.Maria V
  • Had a fantastic stay here. Perfect balance between hard core yoga retreat and authentic home stay expereince. A good intro to Ayurvedic treatments, here they focus on wellness rather than illness so perfect way to experience it if your more interested in gentle remidial treatments for rejuvenation, relation and gentle detox. Staff are so friendly and helpful, owners provide a authentic home stay experience and the village the orolerty is in located in is very friendly. The food was absolutely amazing and a real highlight. The yoga was tough but good and I learnt a lot. The accommodation is basic but it's got A/C and it's very clean. The whole experience was exteremly good value for money.Joleitch1
  • A wonderful place to deepen and appreciate the benefits of yoga and meditation. Swami and Jayesh are great teachers as was Dr Dinesh-lessons in Ayurvedic medicine. The service by all, was engaging and the food delicious. Hinterland Village is peaceful and harmonious and is truly a credit to Unni. Its an experience that continues with you always. I thank you all so very much and I look forward to seeing you for the other 100 hours to complete my training. Kindest thoughts and wishes, Michele - AustraliaMichele J
  • We had a revitalizing stay at Hinterland. The food was scrumptious. The service was kind and generous. The animals were super-fun. Swami was a great yoga instructor. Nice to see him smile. The panoramic view while practicing yoga was breathtaking. All the little details were carefully thought out. Unni and his family welcomed us with huge smiles and huge hearts. Highly recommend!groundcontrol_nathan Edmonton, Alberta
  • It is such a lovely place midst of nature and surrounded by great people. To spend a few days or more away from all that traffic and noise. Great food three times a day, yoga and ayurvedic treatments. Possibility to rent bikes, exchange books and the best thing get a guided tour trough their area (many differnet birds, turkey and more). Thank you!sunindia16
  • I almost don't want to share just how special Hinterland is as I'm worried next time I want to go they'll be fully booked but it was a truly enriching experience. Every day Unni delivered our schedules at breakfast and the days just flew by - the yoga was excellent with Swami, I've continued the practice since I arrived home and I feel so good for it! Go prepared for mosquitos if you're prone to bites - I fell asleep in a hammock on day one with no repellant on and suffered for the next few days as a result, loose style yoga pants are better as they can bite you through the leggings! Looking forward to my next visit to this little gem in India :)Lucy287 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • I did a 6 Day Yoga Retreat in Hinterland Village and it was a wonderful experience. I will always remember each and every one of the staff who makes this place so amazing, the birds chirping and singing in the morning and the lovely animals that live here! This is a beautiful and peaceful space for people to relax, learn, and practice. The Yoga classes, meditations, and Ayurvedic treatments are outstanding!Carolina V
  • Unni the owner was very nice and helpful. All the staff were very kind and professional . Nice keralan food and awesome ayurvedic massages. The place is far from main cities so it is the perfect spot to connect with yourself and nature practising yoga and meditation. At the same time day trips can be arranged and you can see most of the attractions Kerala offers.BeHappy M London, England, United Kingdom
  • Hinterland Village is a picturesque, peaceful, secluded and restful place to stay. I stayed for 6 nights, and enjoyed every moment!! Delightful Unni and his staff capably looked after the retreat group by organising airport pick ups, dietary requests, boat trips to the Kerala backwaters and arranging ayurvedic treatments onsite. I was wearing a smile for the duration of my stay and was always met by friendly, courteous and cheerful staff. The food was delicious and served freshly prepared daily, and we were treated to wonderful Ayurvedic massage and other treatments. The yoga retreat led by Marco was a rich learning and practice experience, extremely therapeutic and restorative, and benefited both mind and body. I will long remember this special stay. Thank you to all who contributed!Thoughts_Edeperth.austrlia.
  • Unni, Sreedevi, Swami and Jayesh Whole the wonderful people at Hinterland Village. Thank you... Thank you... Thank you. The yoga was absolutely incredible. The theory, Philosophy and practice. Hinterland Village is blessed with very positive vibes. The food has been mind blowing. I have the most amazing 7 days at Hinterland Village. I will be back hopefully every year.Kate Dimitrvic, Australia
  • My week in hinterland has been memorable. I am a bit sad to leave, but really happy I found this place. Cannot think of a better experience. The food, the staff, the yoga and the place has been absolutely wonderful. A full week of relaxation. Lots of learning. A very intense yoga experience. I will definitely comeback.Perz Garcia Marta, Spain
  • Thank you so much for this two weeks. The nature is amazing. We enjoyed the monsoon rain. The foods are amazing. Special mention and thanks to Unni and Swami for sharing incredible knowledge. We will be back soon.Alshikh Rima, Syria
  • Thank you for the wonderful experience at Hinterland Village. Loved the Yoga. Actually I planned for 6 days but I extended my stay here for 21 days. Everything was incredible. It was perfect.Symone wesseling, Netherland
  • "The Hinterland village is awesome! Great hospitality, great atmosphere, healthy vegetarian foods, wonderful yoga classes and Ayurveda massage. Everything was beyond my expectations. Had wonderful relaxing moment there. They have several fruit trees and I had great experience of eating fully-ripe freshly picked mangosteens and guavas. Thanks!"Hiromi Nakamura, Tokyo, Japan
  • "I truly cannot express to you the hospitality I received from the family, Every member extended their kindness this is including the support team in the kitchen, cleaning and dining services. I felt more than a guest and so for me this was more than a retreat it was a home coming a place of work, ideas and progressive movement. I had real taste of the beauty Kerala has to offer in its culture through its people. "Lauren from Brixton, London
  • "We had a very refreshing and wonderful time here. Enjoyed every bit of our stay in Hinterland Village. Unni, “a happy Saul”. We are very thankful and grateful to be here. Best place to rejuvenate and leave the life with peace and happiness."Aparajitha and Aalok, Bangalore
  • A great place to unwind away from the madness of city life. Our pet dog Coco enjoyed our stay for 2 days. She got to jump into the pond and our son Isaiah loved the outdoors. Great place and a must do. A great team takes care of all your needs. Hats of to Unni, and the team. See ya soon. Cheers.....Sumith David Itty, Cochin
  • We had the most relaxing and comfortable time at Hinterland, the chef served up a fantastic array of Keralan and continental cuisine, whilst the staff made us feel most welcomed and looked after. The resort was a perfect place for bird watching and whilst we luckily were resident at a time for butterfly season, we also were assisted in our search for palm civets, turtles, toads and awoke each morning to a tropical oasis of palm trees and lush greenery everywhere. The vast 7 acre grounds lent itself to a rubber plantation, (where we learned to tap rubber) nutmeg, pepper farming, homes to fancy poultry and various aviaries. The bamboo area was my favourite place to read, write, relax and find some shade from the sweltering southern India heat. Would recommend to anyone wanting an escape from city living and the tourist traps. I would hope to visit again one day.....Sam Watterhouse, Bristol, UK,

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