The history of Ayurveda can be traced back to thousands of years in this land of coconut lagoons and placid backwaters. Ayurveda has been scientifically proven to heal both physical and mental troubles and has gained huge amount of popularity around the world. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway to a faraway land, which also doesn’t burn a hole in your pockets and where you can experience the sheer joy of witnessing the nature and its mystic surrounding, then Kerala is the place where you should head next. This land of spices is also known as the home of Ayurveda.
With year-round pleasant climate, Kerala is that slice of heaven that you will experience in God’s own country. Here is a list of the best wellness retreats in Kerala that you can book for your upcoming healing holiday to this land, which is thriving on age-old traditions and goodness of nature.
Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort- For the ones looking for a luxurious wellness stay
The Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort is an eco-friendly, luxury boutique spa resort, located in the Mararikulam beach village in Kerala. The resort is an award-winning wellness retreat and offers a wide range of wellness options to all its guests, ranging from detox programme to Kalari training. With luxurious villas and fully equipped Ayurveda spa and an array of activities, the resort is set amidst the natural surroundings.
The programmes offered by the wellness centre focuses on Ayurveda and wellness. While programmes under Ayurveda include detox, healing, anti-aging, weight loss and rejuvenation, the wellness programme include naturopathy, yoga and kalari training.
The Carnoustie Ayurveda retreat offers a minimum of 7 nights stay and the tariff of the different Ayurveda programmes can vary on the type of programme you choose. While the tariff of a basic rejuvenation programme of 7 nights can cost RS 20,000, but it can go as high as RS 20, 00,000 for the same 21 nights programme.
Mararikkulam North, Kerala 688530
Somatheeram Ayurveda Village – For the traditional travelers who trust experience
Somatheeram Ayurveda village is a place which breathes peace and where you can witness a happy harmony of tradition and elegance. This Ayurveda village offers a peaceful and comfortable get away from the hustle-bustle of the modern cities and gives you a chance to have an encounter with nature at its best. The 20-year-old centre is located right on the beach and each room has the view of the beautiful sea.
There is an array of traditional treatment regimes offered by this Ayurveda village includes kizhi, dhanyamla dhara, yoni prakshalanam, kativasthi , urovasthi, ksheeradhoomam, thalam, lepanam , thalapothichil, sandhi vatha chikilsa, pizhichil, njavarakizhi sirodhara, vasthi, sirovasthi, udvarthanam, abhyangam, nasyam and snehapanam. All these treatments involve the use of herbal oils, medicinal plants and other similar ingredients to calm your nerves.
They offer various Panchakarma packages for different type of customers. The package price covers the cost of accommodation, treatment, yoga and meditation. The tariff for the packages is seasonal. The tariff for one night stay during the low season is 141 Euros for a standard package while during the peak season the same package costs 181 Euros.
Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695501
Kairali Ayurvedic Health Village – For the elderly ones looking for peace
The Kairali Health Village is set on a 60 acre of property amidst tropical palms and gentle waterways. The luxury retreat offers its guest a relaxing regime including Ayurvedic experience at The Healing Village (as it is called). The Healing Village has been specially designed for Ayurvedic treatments to heal, cleanse and rejuvenate your body.
Treatments offered -
The village offers in total of 15 Ayurvedic therapies, which work to create balance between body mind and soul. They also offer tailor-made retreats.
The village provides three types of villa stays to the guests, tariff of which differs depending on how much luxurious you want your stay to be. Further information for the programmes can be gathered from an enquiry form uploaded on the official website. Also, senior citizens can avail of 30pc discount on the packages.
Olassery, Kodumbu, Palakkad, Kerala 678551
Sarovaram Ayurvedic Health Center – For the backpackers
The third generation of a family of Ayurvedic doctors runs and manages this health centre. The centre offers traditional Kerala style cottages for accommodation to its guests. The centre is located on the banks of Ashtamudi Lake and is 10 kilometres from Kollam, 80 Kilometers from Trivandrum and 165 Kilometers from Cochin. The place is feasible and suitable for backpackers as they allow one night stays also.
Sarovaram serves you with authentic Ayurveda treatment applying Ayurvedic ingredients and medicines manufactured in their own facility. The centre offers treatments that can help slow down the wear and tear of body tissues, ensures vigour and vitality and it promotes sound sleep and improves memory.
The centre has an array of Ayurvedic Procedures for you and your family at very reasonable prices from Rs. 200 – Rs. 2500 as per the procedure.
Athreya Ayurvedic Centre – For the travelers looking for complete transformations in their lives
Another place in Kerala, where one seeking a holistic experience for the well being of body and mind can visit, is the Athreya Ayurvedic Centre. With the philosophy to provide an alternative to western medicine, the centre focuses on the power of authentic Ayurveda combined with modern sciences. This centre is also run by a family of skilled doctors.
At Athreya Ayurvedic Centre, their focus is on authentic Ayurveda than just wellness. Every guest's treatment plan is customized to his or her specific needs. The place offers ancient regeneration treatment, panchakarma detoxification, dental treatment and complimentary yoga classes to all their guests.
The deluxe rooms can cost up to RS 6000 per night apart from the wellness packages which are available on demand.
Kottayam, Kerala 686012