Ayurveda in Kerala is one of our most popular holiday themes. Kerala is a popular destination for Ayurveda holidays, combining well-developed accommodation and beautiful natural settings with a strong tradition of Ayurveda.
Detailed information about Ayurveda can be found here:
Panchakarma - learn about the classic healing and detoxifying Ayurvedic treatment.
Ayurvedic Treatments - see what kind of wellness treatments you can expect from an Ayurvedia holiday in Kerala
Kerala as a destination for Ayurveda
Kerala is a state of India located in the south-west part of the country. Kerala enjoys easy access to the ocean – the coastline of Kerala is almost 600 km (370 miles) long! Ayurveda in Kerala is a great choice if you want to enjoy original treatments in tranquil, natural surroundings. Kerala offers many stunning natural attractions such as the famous backwaters, sandy beaches, waterfalls and picturesque hills. Best known as the most developed state of India with high quality travel and tourism infrastructure, Kerala is especially attractive for Ayurveda enthusiasts as it is more peaceful than many other popular destinations in Indiasuch as Goa or Rajasthan.
Ayurveda Holidays in Kerala
There is a long tradition of Ayurveda in Kerala, so many resorts and retreats offer authentic treatments by experienced specialists. Ayurveda in Kerala is available in small affordable retreats offering a homely atmosphere and dedication to the treatments, as well as in five-star resorts, which provide professional ayurvediccures and ultimate luxury at the same time.
Essential Travel Information
Ayurveda in Kerala is a great idea if you would like to travel to the sources of authentic ayurveda, however such a long journey requires proper preparation. You can find the essential travel information here.
The foreign policy of India changes quite often, therefore it is necessary to check updates on visa requirements. At the moment most foreign visitors need a visa, which, in many cases, can be obtained quickly via an online application.
In Kerala there are two major international airports – Cochin and Trivandrum. Most of the SpaDreams hotels offer transfers and they are often included in the price of 2-3 week ayurvedic cures.
Most flights from Europe to Kerala involve at least one layover (usually in the Middle East, Sri Lanka or Mumbai) and the arrival time is likely to be before the check-in time (morning). You have to plan your itinerary carefully – it is likely that you will depart from your country on one day and arrive in India in the morning (according to the local time) next day. To avoid waiting in the hotel lobby, it is worth booking an additional night to make sure that the room is ready for you. Usually the departures take place late at night so you have to be prepared for an early check-out when you leave.
There are no strict health requirements and no vaccinations are compulsory. However you may want to consider visiting a general practitioner and asking about possible climate impact on your health and about vaccines against hepatitis and malaria.
Meievida Ayurveda Beach Resort – a family-run, small hospitable resort hidden in tropical gardens, which offers a lot of privacy and traditional Ayurveda based on the local teachings. If you prefer small resorts to hotel chains, this is the best place for you to experience authentic Ayurveda.
Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort – a stunning resort offering multiple ayurvedic cures featuring treatments in a large, well-developed ayurvedic centre and Soma Ayurveda beauty clinic.