Kerala Ayurveda - Ayurveda in Kerala
Ayurveda evolved as a system of medicine in India, around 600 BC. The system stressed on the prevention of a disease in addition to treating an ailment.
This tradition of healthcare was followed closely across the entire country, and has been practised ever since.
Today, it's a unique, indispensable branch of medicine, a complete naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of the body's humours to achieve the right balance.
Ayurveda believes in the treatment of not just the affected part, but the individual as a whole, making it the natural way to perfect health and harmony of life.
Herbal face pack, herbal oil massage, intake of herbal tea etc. improves complexion and beautifies the body.
Medicated herbal powder and medicated herbal oil massages, an Ayurvedic diet of herbal juices etc. are part of the program.
'Thaali' is a traditional shampoo. It can be any herb, usually the soapy paste of crushed 'Hibiscus Rosa' leaves or 'Cheevakkai' (Shikakai) powder, made into a paste and rubbed into the hair during the bath.
Plain boiled rice soup rubbed into the scalp for ten minutes prior to the bath is an excellent cure for dandruff. 'Moong' (green gram) is a good hair and body scrub. 'Mylanchi' (henna or Egyptian privet) is widely used as a hair dye.
Adding 'Amla' (dried and powdered Gooseberry, 'Phylanthus embilica') and beating in an Egg Yolk makes the dye fast. Unlike chemical dyes, this is quite harmless. A mixture of Coconut Milk and Lemon Juice can prevent hair loss.
Yoghurt, eggs and Lemon Juice rubbed into the scalp is said to accelerate hair growth, while Cucumber has excellent astringent properties.
Pastes of Cucumber, Sandalwood, Papaya and Pineapple Fruit are used for making face masks. Honey acts as a powerful moisturizer. Turmeric paste is another popular skin care herb, applied both as a face pack as well as all over the body, to improve the skin tone and prevent skin disorders.
A mixture of Lemon Juice and Honey is used in skin care. A paste of 'Raktha Chandanam' (red sandalwood) in Honey, applied once or twice a day for about a fortnight, has a magical effect in erasing scars.
Overall Treatment : Panchakarma Treatment
A five-fold treatment for mental and physical well being - tunes the body, organs, mind, breath, nerves and purifies the blood.
Kottachkal Vaidya Shala
The small town of Kottackal in Malappuram district is home to the famed Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Shala, one of the pioneer institutions of Ayurveda, the traditional system of health and medicine, in Kerala.
Founded in 1902 AD, by Vaidya Ratanam P.S.Warrier, the well known physician and social reformer, the institution has branches all over the state as well as in Delhi and Madras.
One of the best Ayurvedic centres in the state, the Arya Vaidya Shala runs an Ayurvedic research centre, a nursing home and a hospital. People from all over the world come here to undergo various Ayurvedic therapies.
The chief physician can be consulted by appointment only, made atleast 10 days in advance. Accommodation options at the nursing home including family blocks, double rooms, single rooms and suits.
Kerala - The land of Ayurveda
Kerala's equable climate, natural abundance of forests with a wealth of herbs and medicinal plants, and the cool monsoon season starting from June to November are best suited for Ayurveda's curative and restorative programs.
In fact, today Kerala is the only State in India, which practices this system of medicine with absolute dedication. Monsoon is considered to be the ideal time for rejuvenation.
Ancient texts recommend monsoon to be the best season for Ayurveda regimens. The atmosphere remains dust-free and cool, opening the pores of the body to the maximum, making it most receptive to herbal oils and therapy.
Around 600 BC
Medicinal Plants and Herbs used for Treatments
Ayurveda & Rejuvination Tours Package Kerala
Destinations Covered : Mumbai - Goa - Cochin - Kerala - Cochin - Bangalore - Shravanbelgola - Hassan - Mysore - Bangalore - Mumbai
Duration : 15 Days & 16 Nights
Rejuvenate your Soul with the Magical journey to the South India
Day 1 - Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai. On arrival, you will be met by our representative & transferred to hotel, where we will be holding the rooms on ready occupancy basis. After traditional welcome, check in into hotel. Overnight to be spent at hotel.
Day 2 - Mumbai
Morning we have for you a half-day tour of: Gateway of India - The stone archway designed by Wittett in the 16th century. Elephanta Caves - 9kms by sea. These 7th century rock - cut cave temples dedicated to Lord Shiva are situated on the top a hill on the island. With everlasting memories of the day spend overnight at hotel
Day 3 - Mumbai - Goa
Transfer to airport to connect flight to Goa. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4 - Goa
Today you will explore with us North Goa in the morning and South Goa in the evening. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5 - Goa
Today is your day i.e. it is the day to relax. Where ? At the beautiful, refreshing and health prone beaches of Goa. Overnight at hotel
Day 6 - Goa - Cochin - Kerala
Today morning, you will board flight to Cochin. On arrival, transfer to Keraleeyam. Set & refresh into hotel. Then come with us and you will experience a whole new world out there. Canoeing around Keraleeyam, a visit to the Keraleeyam town and beach. Overnight you will spent at hotel dreaming about the day to come
Day 7 - Kerala
Today in the morning, get refreshed & enjoy yourself with us at Backwater motorboat cruise, photo session in traditional Kerala costume. Cruising along the palm-fringed backwaters in a country boat is a one of a kind experience. The lively village of Kerala sideline the cruise route. Overnight you spend at hotel & relax.
Day 8 - Kerala
Hey! Get up! Today you are going to experience something really lively & real. After breakfast you will experience a visit to a living Kerala village, the architecture, interiors furnishings, cutlery & dress. The air is pure and the environs calm and friendly. Dense vegetation makes the air oxygen rich. After that you will go for the "Kuttanad" Country boat cruise & do the trekking. Relax & spend overnight at hotel
Day 9 - Kerala
It's time for you to rejuvenate. Sanjeevanam the simple & complete procedure of rejuvenation therapy practiced in Ayurvedic comprises of Pizhichil, Dhara, Avisanam etc.
The major process involves:
Message with herbal oils.
Bathing in herb enriched steam.
Sanjeevanam offers the following benefits:
Restores the energy reserves of the body.
Reduces stress, strain & fatigue.
Relieves body aches.
Slows down the aging process.
Builds resistance to diseases.
Improves complexion & skin texture.
Reduces subcutaneous fat and controls obesity
Day 10 - Cochin
Transfer to hotel in Cochin. Day to enjoy the city atmosphere, which by many means is fabulous. Overnight to be spent at hotel
Day 11 - Cochin
Hey! Be fast because you have to explore "Queen Of The Arabian Sea" Cochin has one of the most beautiful natural ports. Half the fun of visiting Cochin is getting about on the local ferries. Backwater Canal Tour, Jewish Synagogue - Built in 1568, the 400-year-old synagogue in Cochin is the oldest in the Commonwealth. The interiors have exquisite hand painted Chinese tiles and Belgian Chandeliers. St. Francis Church - The first European church in India, Chinese Fishing Nets - The huge, elegant Chinese fishing nets. Overnight to be spent at hotel.
Day 12 - Cochin - Bangalore
Today is the day to say good-bye to Kerala & enter the vicinity of Karnataka. Yes! today you will be boarding flight to Bangalore. On arrival, check in into hotel. Get yourself refreshed & explore " The Garden City" you will see Vidhan Saudha, Nandi Temple - One of the oldest temples of Bangalore, popularly known as the Bull Temple, in Basavanagudi and Lal Bagh Botanical garden. Overnight at hotel
Day 13 - Bangalore - Shravanbelgola - Hassan
In the morning, after breakfast you will go to see the splendour of Shravanbelgola. 51 kms south - east of Hassan, this is one of most important Jain pilgrim centres. Here is the 17m high monolith of Lord Bahubali - the world's tallest monolithic statue. Get ready, have your lunch and head towards the destination, which has it all. Yes! You guessed it right. We are going to Hassan. Overnight at hotel in Hassan
Day 14 - Hassan
Have your breakfast and take an excursion to Belur & Halebid. You can experience the beautiful Architecture of Hoysala's. The Chennakeshava Temple one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. The Veeranarayan Temple and the smaller shrines are well worth a visit. Overnight at hotel
Day 15 - Hassan - Mysore
Today you will be driven to Bangalore. On arrival check in into hotel. Get refreshed & come with us for a sightseeing tour to - Mysore Palace - This structure is one of the largest of its kind in India. This palace exudes a grandeur that is unmatched. Chamundi hills - Towering over the city, (13 kms from Mysore) Brindavan Gardens - Brindavan gardens is a site to be loved. The musical fountains & colorful lights transform this place into a fairyland in the evening. Spend your night at hotel
Day 16 - Mysore - Bangalore - Mumbai
Drive back to Bangalore to catch flight to Mumbai, where we will provide you a few rooms for wash & change. Later dinner and transfer to International Airport for flight back home