Healthy living means living in harmony with the nature and without ailments. Our body, mind and soul needs to function in synchronisation to live without diseases. Ayurveda is an ancient system in India that help people to gain health and live in peace. It is not only a curing system but keep a person spiritually, emotionally and physically fit in this world. It moulds the personality, behaviour and lifestyle by charting the complete life style so that one can live with no ailments. Ayurvedic texts namely ‘Sushruta Samhita’ by Sushruta, ‘Charaka Samhita’ by Charaka and ‘Ashtangahridaya Samhita’ by Vagbhata are still followed for the therapies in India. Kerala state is well known for the authentic ayurvedic treatments and massages. Many famous Ayurveda resorts and hospitals are available in Kerala. The natural herbs are used as medicines and special diet is offered to the people while they undergo the treatments.
1. Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort
Somatheeram is located 9km south of Kovalam beach in Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala State. Somatheeram is well known as the first Ayurvedic resort in the world and has won many national and international awards for the excellence in Ayurvedic treatments. This resort is classified as Heritage Ayurveda Resort and as a Green leaf classified ayurvedic hospital. Trivandrum is the nearest airport at 21 km from the resort. The nearest railway station is also at Trivandrum and at a distance of 19km. A medicine manufacturing unit and Herbal garden is present in Somatheeram. An Ayurveda academy is also functioning in the resort. Thirty treatment rooms and twenty well known doctors are available here. Yoga masters offer the yoga lessons as Ayurveda treatments are always clubbed with Yoga and meditation. The rooms are built with a touch of Kerala traditional architecture and provide a luxurious stay. Air conditioned rooms are also available. Multi cuisine restaurant in the resort all kind of food to guests but to the patient’s normally vegetarian diet is prescribed by the doctors. Cultural programmes are conducted in the resort for the entertainment of the guests. Different treatments and therapies are available for guests according to their ailments and body conditions. Normally the treatments are scheduled for 5, 7 or 14 days duration which can be extended in multiples of 7 days.
2. Krishnendu Ayurveda Wellness Centre
Krishnendu Ayurveda Wellness Centre is located at Karthikapally near Chingoli in Alleppey district of Kerala state. The nearest railway station and KSRTC bus stand is Haripad at a distance of 5km. Trivandrum airport is at 110km and Cochin airport is 115km from the Krishnendu Ayurveda centre. Alleppey town is at a distance of 34km from the centre. Kaya is a clinic at Krishnendu for massages and beauty therapies. Herbal Facial, Waxing, Head Massage, Medicated Herbal Wrap, Rejuvenating Eye Treatment, Traditional Manicure and Pedicure are available at Kaya. Accommodation is available in the Traditional Ayurveda Hospital and Wellness (Pool side SPA) for the guest. Herbal Garden, Multi Gym, Yoga Centre, Swimming pool and Mini Library are some of the amenities offered at Krishnendu.
3. Punnamada Resort
Punnamada Resort is the best Ayurvedic resort in Alleppey remarked for its location and services extended to the guests. An authentic Ayurveda centre is available at Punnamada Resort that provides the personalised ayurvedic treatments and therapies to the guest according to their health and body conditions. The resort is situated near to the starting point of Nehru Trophy boat race at Punnamada Jetty. Ayurvedic massages are also available in the centre. The main therapies in Punnamada Resort are Rejuvenation Package, Body Purification Treatment, Weight reduction Package, Stress Management Program, Wellness Package and Karkidaka Chikitsa Treatment Kerala. The treatments can be selected for 5,7,14, 21 or 28 days as per the requirement of one’s health condition. The Ayurveda centre offers herbal massages and steam bath and other medicated powder packs depending on the personal requirement of the guest. Punnamada Resort is an eco friendly resort and the gardens and lawns are preserved with care to main the greenery all over. This adds a charm to the peace full atmosphere of the resort and acts as a healing agent. Four category rooms built in traditional Kerala architecture with luxurious interiors are available for stay and people can enjoy multi cuisine from their Choola Restaurant, even though while undergoing treatment Vegetarian diet will be suggested to achieve maximum results. Punnamada Resort is also equipped with indoor games, library, cycling, caroms, chess, snooker, pool table, table tennis to name a few apart from swimming pool, multi cuisine restaurant and conference halls.
4. Kalari Kovilakom
Kalari Kovilakom Resort is located at Kollengode in Palakkad district of Kerala state. Calicut international airport is the nearest and at a distance of 123 km from Palakkad. Palakkad is the nearest railway station at a distance of 25km. Cleansing & Rejuvenation, Anti-stress, Weight reduction and Healthy Aging are the different treatments available here. Kalari Kovilakom is the palace of old Vengunad kingdom which is now functioning as an Ayurvedic resort. 18 rooms and 12 treatment rooms are available in this resort. The palace was maintained and converted to the present Ayurvedic healing centre without altering the ancient architecture and surroundings by the Casino Group of Hotels.