KOCHI - MUNNAR - ALLEPPEY - KUMARAKOM - CHERAI BEACH
Looking for an ayurveda wellness and anti-ageing escape? Our Aurveda and Wellness package has the best combinations for you.
We assure you; you will feel now more relaxed and revitalised and will return home with more positive energy and enthusiasm. Surely, you will feel now more younger and love doing it again.
Ayurveda - harmony of body, mind and soul:
Sprouted in the pristine land of India some 5000 years ago, Ayurveda, the science of life and longevity, is the oldest healthcare system in the world and it combines the profound thoughts of medicine and philosophy - the oldest Indian science of `healthy life` which aims at strengthening our immune system and preventing diseases. Since then Ayurveda has stood for the wholesome physical, mental and spiritual growth of humanity around the world. Today, it´s a unique, indispensable branch of medicine, a complete naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of your body´s humours - vata, pitta and kapha - to achieve the right balance.
Blessed by the 5,000 year old knowledge, Ayurveda discovers the root cause of the ailment and work on it over a period of time. This, in turn, heals the existence from within and offers the boon of revived life. The doctors provide you counseling on your body constitution and prescribe some easy remedies and Ayurveda treatments to be followed as per the requirements.
The holistic healing of Ayurveda was constituted by the sages and saints around 600 B.C. who wanted to work for the well-being of people by using their knowledge for the science of long life. Based on their acumen and wisdom, Ayurveda treats the elementary body balance or doshas for the achievement of overall well being. Known as Vata, Kapha and Pitta, these doshasgovern the existence of individual. Each defined dosha has particular strengths and susceptibilities.
This ancient medical system treats and cures the excess of Dosha by following the principles of prevention and cure. A primary process rectifying the bodily imbalance is Panchakarma. A detoxifying five-stage process, Panchakarma therapy aims at curing the doshas or body`s bio-energy imbalance and cleansing the body toxins to achieve their natural equilibrium. The use of herbs, spices, medicinal plants, therapeutic oils and other traditional massages form an intriguing setting of this journey to wellness. The magical touch of Ayurveda and Spa is hence an important element to regain the vigor and zeal to healthy life.
Considered as hometown to Ayurveda, Kerala is known to follow the discipline in the most authentic and holistic form. This is the main reason why Ayurveda Packages to South India sell like hotcakes.
Kerala, the Land of Ayurveda
Kerala possesses an unbroken tradition of
Ayurveda that has surpassed the many invasions and intrusions both foreign and
native. For hundreds of years the Ayurveda Vaidyas (traditional practitioners
of Ayurveda) were almost the only access for people seeking healing from every
kind of disease in Kerala. The legendary eight families of Vaidyas (Ashta
vaidyas) and their successors treated the entire state for centuries. Unlike
the other Indian states the status of Ayurveda in Kerala is not alternative but
mainstream. In fact, today, Kerala is the only State in India which practices
this system of medicine with absolute dedication.
Being the only resort of treatment for the people, the Vaidyars of Kerala were challenged to interpret the theories of Ayurveda and adapt them actively into effective healing systems in everyday life. Thus almost all the contemporary procedures and protocols of Ayurveda have evolved in and around Kerala.
The Boons of Nature
Its equable climate, natural abundance of forests and the cool monsoon season are best suited for Ayurveda´s curative and restorative packages. Kerala is perhaps one of the few places on earth where a temperature of 24-28 degrees is maintained during a period of continuous rain. This prevalence of moisture in the air and on the surface of the skin makes it the ideal place for natural medicines to work at their highest levels of potency. The land is also blessed with innumerous medicinal plants and provides the continuity and consistency of Ayurveda medicines needed for effective treatment procedures. The same herbs with the same potency are available year after year across every season. The rich alkaloid content of the soil enhances the intensity and potency of many Ayurvedic medicines when compared to places with different soil constitution.
The Advantages of Ayurveda in Kerala
Ashtangahridayam, the practical, user friendly interpretation of Ayurveda, compiled by the great Vagbata is seldom used anywhere in the world as it is extensively done in Kerala. The Vaidyars of Kerala are proficient in this most contemporary treatise of Ayurveda which many scholars consider an advancement over the earlier samhitas of Charaka and Sushruta, the pioneers of Ayurveda. It is in Kerala that Kashaya Chikitsa (treatment with concoction) has become a standardised protocol involving hundreds of Kashayams that were scientifically classified and organised according to various treatment needs. Keralite Vaidyars where the first to focus on the anti oxidant properties of Abayangam leading to the profusion of kizhis. The largest number of Ayurveda colleges and the largest number of practitioners in comparison to any place in the world has led to a tradition of Ayurveda research in a scientific manner in Kerala.
Ayurveda as a lifestyle
In Kerala Ayurveda is not just a healthcare system but it is a part and parcel of every aspect of life, in fact it is a lifestyle in Kerala so to speak. The miracles like paralysed people walk, incurable diseases cured etc., that happen even today, inspires respect and awe for the vaidyars of Kerala.
The inclusion of varied serene landscapes including Munnar, classic Kochi, alluring backwater experience from Alleppey and Kumarakom add on to the bountiful experiences of this cherished tour itinerary. Towards the end, the tour lands you to the ultimate rejuvenation zone of Cherai Beach.
We arrange your itinerary with particularly very careful attention in accordance with your massaging therapeutic regulations.
It is our special concern that your counselling and consultation during the therapy are carried out exclusively by a government ayurveda doctor.
Day 01- Arrival | Kochi: Athirappally waterfalls.
On your arrival at Kochi airport or railway station, our representative will meet you to pick you up and drive you to the Athirappally Waterfalls. Check in to your scenic tree house, go exploring the romantic beauty of this waterfalls and take time to get refreshed. On the way, you may also come across the rare species like the endangered Hornbill. Spend the rest of the day at leisure in your tree house and watch the rare birds lovely singing for you. Dinner and overnight stay is at your tree house in Athirappally or hotel in Kochi.
Day 02- Kochi| Ayurveda Resort: Ayurveda spa
After breakfast, you are transferred to the Ayurveda resort. Your sojourn here would begin with a medical check up. A questionnaire session would be followed by a physical examination and counselling by the doctor. A blood test will be made and the doctor would prescribe you a basic rejuvenation programme supplemented by a handful of ala carte treatment for specific ailments. The treatment would begin today itself may be with a general body massage with herbal oils and herbal powder to tone up the body and improve the blood circulation. This is followed by a medicated bath or a steam bath.
Begin your day by ambling in the verdant lawns and having a yoga session thereafter. The activities for the day would go as per the prescription of the doctor. Today you may go for Shirodhara in which some herbal oils, medicated milk etc. are poured on the forehead in a special manner for about 45 minutes in a day as a cure for insomnia, mental tension and certain skin diseases. Or you can select from a variety of massages available.
In free time attend some lecture or workshop or take a small outing. Doctors encourage you to select your dishes, according to your constitution, from the Ayurvedic menu designed by the resort.
Day 04- Kochi| Ayurveda Resort: Elakkizhi & Munnar
Today morning, you may enjoy Elakkizhi massage. Elakkizhi is an innovative classical Ayurvedic massage in Kerala with medicated leaves and is used to tackle joint pain, muscle cramps, stress and arthritis; it rejuvenates musculo-skeletal system and is good in post traumatic cases. Herbal poultices (bundles) are prepared with various herbs; the poultices are warmed in medicated oils and used to massage the entire body, neck, shoulders, hand and back, shifting the person from side to side.
Post lunch, you may drive to Munnar. On the way you will be guided by pepper, cardamom, tea plantations. Enjoy the beautiful serenity of Munnar. Enroute, you may also visit the Valara Waterfalls and the Eravikulam National. Check-in at hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure or for shopping. Overnight at your hotel in Munnar.
Day 05 – Kochi| Ayurveda Resort: Ayurvedic spa & Tharpanam
After breakfast, go for a tea plantations walk. And drive back to your ayurveda resort. Enroute, visit the Tea Factory and the famous Eco Point in Munnar.
On Arrival, you may enjoy Tarpanam ayurveda therapy. Tarpanam is highly powerful procedure which rejuvenates the eyes. The paste of black gram is applied around the eyes and the medicated ghee is then poured in the eyes for a time described according to the diseased condition. The active ingredients of the ghee medicine start the regeneration process and the vision is restored. Tharpanam is said to improve eye sight, strengthen the optic nerve and prevent different eye diseases.
Day 06- Kochi| Ayurveda Resort: Ayurvedic spa & Januvasti
Januvasti is done by making a reservoir with black gram paste around the knee joints and filled with warm medicated oil. This is followed by a brief massage of the area. It is very beneficial in knee joint pain due to different diseases and it strengthens the knee joints.
Most of the treatments would require only a few hours each day. So you can easily find time to visit the nearby attractions or simply idle away in the resort.
After your ayurvedic spa session and after a short relaxation, you will be transferred today to the houseboat to sail on the backwaters- the USP of Kerala. In Kerala, the total expanse of backwater stretches over 1500 kms, with a network of 44 rivers, lagoons and lakes from north to south. Alleppey which forms the main part of this network has the peculiar geographical feature of having the water in level with the land. This enchanting backwater cruise on the canals and rivers of the backwaters gives the advantage of getting a closer look at the countryside life on shore while on a backwater ride.
Your houseboat has fully furnished bed room with an attached toilet, with a drawing cum dining area and kitchen. The fish preparations, in local flavour, on the houseboat are really a gourmet`s delight. Go on for the cruise through the narrow water ways while you can watch the fishermen picking up and catching the Chinese fishing nets. Relax and spend a serene unwinding night in this oasis of silence! Overnight stay is on the houseboat.
Day 08- Kochi| Ayurveda Resort: Ayurvedic spa & foot massage:
Enjoy a morning boat cruise while you enjoy your breakfast on the houseboat. Drive back to your ayurveda resort and continue with your ayurveda spa.
You may additionally enjoy today an ayurveda foot massage. The ancient healing traditions of India, China and Egypt also recognized that the feet serve as mirrors for our overall wellbeing. Today, the American Podiatric Medical Association echoes this wisdom, stating “Such conditions as arthritis, diabetes, nerve, and circulatory disorders can show their initial symptoms in the feet—so foot ailments can be your first sign of more serious medical problems.”
Whether you have collapsed arches or simply feel sore and tired at the end of a long day, try setting aside five minutes for ayurvedic foot massage, which not only alleviates stress and fatigue, but activates the immune system, eases emotional imbalance, and balances all three doshas. By nurturing and connecting with your soles, you set a foundation for vibrant health of mind, body and soul.
Day 09- Kochi| Ayurveda Resort: Ayurvedic spa & Karna dhoopanam:
Karna dhoopanam is way cool method to clean and detoxify the ears puffing medicated anti septic fumes into the ears for just 5 - 10 minutes.
An opportunity to outsmart your illness: Going on a guided tour to the medicinal herbs and plants garden followed by a yoga session is probably the best start for a beautiful day.
Day 10- Kochi| Ayurveda Resort: Kativasti & Kumarakom:
You may enjoy doing Kativasti in a morning session. Kativasti is done by retaining certain amount of warm medicated oil on the low back of the body. This is one of the most effective treatments for many degenerative disorders of that area. Diseases like chronic back ache, sciatica, lumbago, weakness of lower limbs etc. are treated using Kativasti.
You may then drive to Kumarakom, a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake. One night in this fabled backwaters village give you a chance to absorb the maximum of Kerala beauty. You may choose a canoe or motor boat and devour the beauty of this backwater paradise at its best.While gliding at a leisurely pace you pass across the paddy fields, numerous tiny hamlets where you find the villagers busy in their routine work, women coming to the water edges to haggle with the shopkeeper boatman, places where paddy is grown below sea level, flocks of ducks, the water hens which at times seem to be playing hide and seek, some eye catching aquatic plants etc. all of which make for a wonderful sight. Overnight stay is in Kumarakom.
Day 11- Kochi| Ayurveda Resort: Ayurvedic spa & Udwartana:
After breakfast, you may drive back to your ayurveda health resort. On arrival, you may enjoy an ayurveda spa along with Udwartana.
Udwartana is a deeply penetrating powder massage for reducing body weight and the removal of stagnant lymphatic toxins out of the body. The powder massage is usually done upward direction. As the massage promotes active blood flow, it revitalizes and reconditions the body, thus preserving its strength, skin texture and natural elasticity.
Day 12- Kochi| Ayurveda Resort: Ayurvedic spa & Pizichil:
Besides the general massage, going for Pizichil would be a good idea for today. In this lukewarm herbal oils are applied all over the body, by two to four trained masseurs, in a special rhythmic way. This treatment is very useful for Rheumatism and neurological disorders. The cosmetic freaks must try mukhalepam, a facial treatment with different kinds of herbal paste. Very effective in removal of wrinkles, cellulites, blackheads etc. It beautifies and rejuvenates the facial skin.
Day 13- Kochi| Ayurveda Resort: Kochi sightseeing, Ayurvedic spa & Takradhara:
After breakfast, you may go for sightseeing in Kochi. Your sightseeing may include visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi, Hill Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace or “Dutch Palace”, St. Francis Church, Tomb of Vasco da Gama etc.
On return, you may enjoy ayurveda spa along with Takradhara. Takradhara is a variant form of shirodhara, which involves continuous and steady flow of medicated butter milk over the forehead. Takradhara is especially good for psychosomatic problems, like psoriasis, stress and insomnia.
Day 14- Kochi| Ayurveda Resort: Elephant training centre, Ayurvedic spa & Shirodhara:
Today morning, you may visit the nearby elephant training centre and the adjacent botanical garden with farm nursery, situated on the southern banks of Periyar river. It is one of the largest elephant training centers in Kerala and serves now as one of the premier elephant training centers in Kerala.
On return, you may enjoy ayurveda spa along with Shirodhara. Shirodhara is administered by mildly and methodically pouring warm medicated oil over the forehead, synchronizing brain waves and profoundly coordinating and calming the mind, body and the spirit. Every human being is considered to be like a tree with inverted position. Roots of tree carry all mineral substances and water for nourishment. Like wise, all ayurvedic treatments done on head like shirodhara, shirovasti etc relaxes and revitalizes all sensory organs including Central Nervous System, regulates hormonal balance and improves mental alertness. Shirodhara is good for stress and strain, insomnia, chronic headache, anxiety, paralysis, depression, Alzheimer`s disorder and in various diseases related to central nervous system.
Day 15- Kochi| Ayurveda Resort: Ayurvedic spa & Swedana:
Now, you are proceeding to intensive therapies prescribed by your doctor. You may enjoy today ayurvedic spa alsong with Swedana. Swedana is an individually herbalized fomentation in different methods. Medicated steam bath, in a steam box is the common procedure. Sudation therapy is beneficial in dyspnoea, cough, hiccup, heaviness, stiffness and rigidity of body parts, headache, ear ache, pain on neck, Bell`s palsy, paralysis, loss of sensation and sciatica.
Since you are now in the final stage of your wellness therapy, travelling may cause falling sick as your body is now in a tender stage. Rather, you may better take rest and relax in the resort.
Day 16- Kochi| Ayurveda Resort: Ayurvedic spa & Abhyanga:
Abhyanga is an individually prepared herbal-oil Ayurveda body massage designed to penetrated oil deeply in to the skin, relax the mind-body, breaks up impurities, enhances the ability of nutrients to reach starved cells and allows for the removal of stagnant waste, and also it is a technical adaptation of touch, which is an absolutely primal and a basic instinctive need for the living being. It relies upon the power and magic of touch for efficacy. It heals, it comforts and it brings a warm glow of security that encircles both the giver and receiver in a peculiar kind of bonding. It is beneficial for stress, muscular tension, stiffness, pain and swelling, excessive scar tissue formation, muscular spasm, tension headache and eye strain. The Kerala Ayurveda massage is performed symmetrically by two masseurs and is usually followed by a medicated steam bath.
Day 17- Kochi| Ayurveda Resort: Ayurvedic spa & Abhyanga:
The day too is meant for Abhyanga massage. You may take rest for the whole day since your body needs time for relaxation. You may enjoy a relaxing walk in the surrounding today.
Day 18- Kochi| Ayurveda Resort: Ayurvedic spa & Abhyanga:
Today also is meant for Abhyanga massage. You may take rest in the resort and enjoy some music or reading books. You may also enjoy a relaxing walk in the surrounding.
Day 19- Kochi| Ayurveda Resort: Ayurvedic spa & Abhyanga:
After the Abhyanga massage, your doctor may talk with you to discuss your present health. Music, reading or films are fine options for activities while taking rest today. Your ayurveda therapies would end today as your body has become now more tender due to massaging and hence requires a break to prepare for your return journey.
We highly recommend you not to take any more activities or trips before your return since your body need time to restabilise before your return.
Day 20- Kochi| Cherai Beach:
After breakfast, check out from your ayurveda resort and drive to the adjacent Cherai Beach, also located near to airport and railways station. Check in at your beach resort and enjoy your tranquil beachside life in this great location of the resort between Arabian Sea and backwaters and get simply relaxed. Dinner and overnight stay is in your home stay resort in Cherai.
Note: You may find several of ayurveda therapies offered in the beach resort and on the beach premises. Please do not undergo any more therapy, since your body has now already become tender, like that of a baby, due to several courses of ayurveda massages in last days. Any additional such therapy may cause you fall sick and put your return at great risk. Therefore, we highly recommend you to spend these days on beach exclusively for relaxation without undertaking any travel or other activities.
Day 21- Cherai Beach | Departure:
Relax on the beach, rejuvenate yourself and get revitalized at this finest location. Check out at noon and get ready for your departure.
Get transferred to Cochin airport or railway station for your flight or train back home. Take with you the lifelong sweet memories from your trip to the “God´s own Country”. Hope you had an unforgettable time with Taj and Malabar.
We hope that it leaves you with rejuvenated body and mind and off course with fond remembrances which will linger around you for a lifetime. Many of the French, German and Italians who return here annually feel that miracles happen here. We are sure, before you quit this place; you would have also realized its miraculous might and have already planned your next visit to this God`s own country.
*The range of treatments given in the itinerary is just for reference. They may vary according to each tourist`s body constitution and the treatments will be given only on the prescription of the head of physicians at the Ayurvedic Health Resort.
Also, if prescribed for longer periods, we can extend the Ayurveda Tour and adjust the Departure Dates as per tourists` wish and convenience. This will be done to have an overall benefit of Ayurveda therapies and medication, rather than leaving it incomplete.
*Please contact us directly for your personalised special packages and we will immediately try our best to meet your arrangement.
|Your Tour Includes:|
|Accommodation in premium ayurveda resorts, 4/5 star hotels, premium tree houses or premium homestays as per itinerary on twin /double sharing basis.|
Backwater cruise on A/C Deluxe Houseboat as per itinerary.
1 night accommodation on A/C Deluxe Houseboat on twin /double sharing basis.
|Complimentary daily buffet breakfast in hotels and in Houseboat.|
|All arrival, departure, sightseeing as per itinerary by air conditioned vehicle.|
|Complimentary Kerala dish buffet lunch and candlelight buffet dinner on houseboat.|
|English speaking driver.|
|Tuktuk drive in Alleppey.
|All taxes, tolls, parking, driver bata and fuel charge.|
|Children below 5 years are free.|
|An individualised tour consultant with 24 x 7 availability.|
|Any meals and services other than those specified.|
|Massaging and treatments.|
Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
|International/Domestic airfare and visa.|
|Entrance fees and guides.|
Arranged on Request:
|Lunch/Dinner in your hotel.|
|Massaging and treatments.|
Entrance fees during sightseeing.
|Guides (English/your language).|
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