India is the birthplace of the most sacred of sciences, Ayurveda. Steeped deeply in our Vedic culture, Ayurveda combines healing with positivity, and spiritual growth. It is no wonder that the science has stood the test of time, and Ayurvedic rejuvenation centres and resorts have blossomed across the nation.
For those looking to reinvigorate themselves with health and vitality, replace your usual holiday itinerary with a visit to an Ayurvedic healing resort. This selection of Ayurveda destinations, chosen for their excellent reputation, proximity to urban regions, and tranquil green settings will surely will you some ideas for your next vacation.
Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, Kerala
Only a few kilometers away from the beautiful Kovalam beach is the world’s first Ayurvedic resort, Somatheeram. Established in 1985, the green and tranquil Somatheeram is a haven for those looking for serenity. Known for its seaside location, excellent Ayurvedic therapies and delicious and healthy meals, Somatheeram has healed paralysis, blood pressure, arthritis, cholesterol and breathing problems with expertise. A massage therapy session isn’t a 2 hour affair – it goes on for days, combining daily 60-90 minute session for as long as 3 weeks. Common treatments include Abhyangam, Nasyam’, ‘Snehapanam’ and ‘Kizhi’ to fight skin diseases, leukemia and injuries. Packages include Yoga and backwater boat tours
Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand
The Himalayas have been a seat of spirituality, so it is no surprise that Uttarakhand is home to one of India’s premier destinations for relaxation. Ananda blends Ayurveda and Aromatherapy in a contemporary spa experience. The Anandas property gives soaring views of the Ganges and the mountain peaks, as you walk through landscaped gardens and spacious terraces. Facilities include Yoga pavilions, hydrotherapy spas, a golf course and a ‘Rejuvenation Cuisine’. Best known for its Ayurveda, yoga and meditation, guests also enjoy the European and Thai treatments. Couples can also enjoy the Kama Suite, with steam showers and exclusive massage facilities.
Devaaya, The Ayurveda and Nature Cure Centre, Goa
Goa isn’t all about nightlife and beach-side drinking. Goa is slowly becoming recognised as a holistic living destination. Ensconced in a setting of Coconut palm trees and a flowing Mandovi River across Divar Island lies the Devaaya Ayurveda Centre, known for Naturopathy and Ayurvedic healing.Devaaya, follows the ‘Panchakarma’ treatment model, with yoga, meditation, music, diet planning and medicines, and the center follows the ‘Vaastu Shastra’ decor theme that makes it a beautiful sanctuary.
Kairali Ayurvedic Health Village, Kerala
The lush green town of Palakkad is home to Kerala’s Kairali Ayurvedic Health Resort. The Kairali Ayurvedic method is now followed across 20 international centres abroad, and the 25 centres across the nation. Kairali practices “Panchakarma” treatment, with Ayurvedic offerings like Vamanam, Virechanam, Aasthaapana, Anuvaasan, Nasyam, Parchatkarma Diet, Abhyangam. These address issues like skin care, breathing, eye care, detoxification, therapies for dinusitis & migraines, a post pregnancy health programme, Arthritis and Spondylitis.
Facilities include authentic treatments and spa, as well as modern amenities like room service, internet, gym and pool, 24-hour front desk and security a doctor-on-call. The village also serves as homes to conferences, with dedicates business suites, board rooms and conference equipment.