Think of Kerala, and images of sprawling tea and spice plantations, rolling hills, enchanting backwaters and serene beaches conjure up. However, there is another thing that draws hordes of holidaymakers to God’s Own Country, which is Ayurveda. If Rishikesh is the ‘Yoga Capital of India,’ then Kerala can rightfully be touted as the ‘National Ayurveda Capital.’ A testament to this fact are the numerous Ayurvedic retreats dotting the map of this state. If you are looking for a place to break the monotony of life and truly revitalise your body, mind and soul, then spending a few days at one of these Ayurveda retreats in Kerala. The best of these are mentioned below:
Mekosha Ayurveda Spasuites Retreat
Located on the banks of the Vamanpuram River, Mekosha Ayurveda Spasuites Retreat boasts a peaceful setting in the heart of nature amidst Kerala backwaters. Mekosha features 11 elegant and graceful suites featuring a private spa area/treatment room where guests can indulge in holistic Ayurvedic treatments. The spacious Spasuites also command panoramic vistas of the river. The entire resort is designed and embellished to provide guests with an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and peace of mind and soul.
Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort
If the idea of your trip is to pamper yourself with Ayurvedic treatments and luxury, then Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort can be a great choice. This award-winning beachside property offers accommodation at villas as well as lavish houseboats for a quintessential Kerala backwaters experience. Moreover, you can also indulge in a range of therapeutic experiences like Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy and regional martial arts. The entire resort is dominated by lush greenery and cobbled pathways. You can go for detox, immunity booster, healing, weight loss, anti-ageing or sports medicine.
Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort
Check any list of the best Ayurveda retreats in Kerala and chances are that you will find the mention of Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort on it. The resort offers a wide range of packages like Rejuvenation, Body Purification, Stress Management, Body Immunisation, Beauty Care and Slimming. The rooms at Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort are a blend of modern conveniences and Indian traditions. Moreover, a serene beach is only a few minutes’ walk from the property. Somatheeram, owing to its myriad packages, has won several awards.
Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village
Counted among the top Ayurveda treatment centres in Kerala, the next on this list is Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort calls itself the world’s first Ayurveda health farm for perfect health. It specialises in the purest form of Ayurveda and offers customised therapies to guests as per their body types and dosha. In addition to that, the resort also offers training programs in Yoga and Ayurveda. The vast 50-acre property is located amidst the lush landscape of Palakkad.
Poovar Island Resort
Poovar Island Resort is a tropical paradise amidst swaying palms, sun-kissed sands and undisturbed tranquillity of Kerala backwaters. The resort offers plush cottages and suites that open up to magnificent natural surroundings. Beach visit, bird watching, boat ride, cooking classes and outdoor barbeque are among the many activities you can partake in during your stay at Poovar Island Resort. Needless to say, a plethora of Ayurvedic treatments are offered here, so guests leave completely rejuvenated.
Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra
Located in Kovalam, Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra is another well-known Ayurveda and Yoga retreat in Kerala. The therapies offered here are an invigorating blend of traditional Indian therapies and tried-and-tested global remedies and cures. Niraamaya also offers specific treatments for diabetes, stress management, metabolic obesity, gut restoration and more. Apart from Kovalam, you can also fina a Niraamaya retreat in Thekkady and Kumarakom and stay at the one that suits you the best.
Athreya Ayurvedic Resort
No list of the best Ayurveda retreats in Kerala is ever complete without the mention of Athreya Ayurvedic Resort. The winner of several awards, the resort draws peace and health-seekers from near and far. It is set amidst lush paddy fields and provides guests with an undisturbed and calm ethos, close to the backwaters of Kerala. Booking a stay here, you receive customised treatments and therapies based on your and your body’s needs.
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