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Kerala: The hotspot for Ayurvedic resorts




Kairali Ayurvedic Health Resort. Pics credit: Kairali Ayurvedic Resorts via flickr

Ayurveda, the ancient Hindu system of medicines has come a long way from just being the science of healthy lifestyle to being the slice of healthy lifestyle. Given the hectic everyday existence, people are increasingly adopting a holistic way of living as advised by Ayurveda. Supporting this balanced approach to life are a number of Ayurvedic resorts and health and rejuvenation centres that have cropped all around the world.
Home to plentiful supply of medicinal plants and herbs, owing to its moist humid climate, Kerala in India has become one of the most preferred destination for tourists who want to experience a healthier side to an otherwise indulgent holiday. Full of pristine forests, the state also makes for the perfect setting to some of the best Ayurvedic resorts. Here is our pick of top five:

Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort
Nestled in the midst of a wide green area, close to the famous Kovalam beach, the Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort prides itself in being the world's first Ayurvedic resort. Acute health conditions, such as paralysis, blood pressure, arthritis etc. are first examined here by a team of skilled yoga experts and doctors, on the basis of which, a series of corresponding healing exercises and diet regime is prescribed. Various rejuvenation therapies combined with yoga and meditation programs are offered as packages at the resort. The resort is an ideal place to experience a complete mind and body rejuvenation in a blissfully peaceful environment.
Seven night rejuvenation package starts from Rs 75,000 approx.

Kairali Ayurvedic Health Resort
At the Kairali Ayurvedic Health Resort, Ayurveda is treated as a serious business. Situated in the midst of sprawling acres of lush green land in the picturesque town of Palakkad, the Kairali Ayurvedic Health Village follows the ancient science to its fullest. Starting from early morning meditation and yoga sessions to serving pure vegetarian food, the resort is famous for producing their own herbal Ayurvedic products. Alcohol is strictly prohibited.
Seven night rejuvenation packages start from Rs 75,000 approx.

Kalari Kovilakom
Leave your world behind – these are the words that will greet you as soon as you enter Kalari Kovilakom – The palace for Ayurveda. No meat, leather footwear, or alcohol are allowed at Kalari. This is the place where you will get to have plenty of me-time as there are no TV, or any other means of entertainment for that matter at the resort. Guests at Kalari undergo a complete two hour body assessment after which a personal and customised therapy is advised.
Two weeks rejuvenation packages start from Rs 4,21,000 approx.

Beach and Lake Ayurvedic Resort
The Arabian Sea on one side and the Karamana River on the other, there is a small island in between that houses one of the best Ayurvedic resorts, known as the Beach and Lake Ayurvedic Resort. The resort gets its name from its location and is a privately owned property. Situated just 8kms from the Trivandrum International Airport, this resort has only eight rooms and is famous for offering treatments curing Psoriasis, Bronchial Asthma, infertility, Arthiritis and Tropical Eosinophilia.
Seven night rejuvenation packages start from Rs 67,000 approx.

Ideal Ayurvedic Resort

If an affordable option is what you are looking for, then Ideal Ayurvedic Resort can be an ideal option. Though cheaper than the other resorts, the treatment offered here is of top class quality and is administered by highly qualified doctors. Relax, de-stress, detox and rejuvenate your mind and body with a wide range of packages available at the resort coupled with yoga and meditation sessions.
Two weeks packages start from Rs 1,06,000 approx.