According to statistics, in India, about 150,000 people per year arrive for Ayurvedic treatment. Ayurveda tours are becoming very fashionable and many are sent to India specifically for this reason. It is no longer just about beautiful beaches and wonderful attractions. With this in mind, we have chosen, for you, some of the most magnificent Ayurvedic hotels in this wonderful country, where the healing process will bring not only relief, but also fun.
The Palace of Ayurveda Kalari Kovilakom 5*
Kollengode, Palakkad, Kerala, India
Phone: +91 4923 263 737, www.kalarikovilakom.com
Kalari Kovilakom (Ayurveda) is a real palace, situated in the Palace of the Maharaja and, without a doubt, is the most professional Ayurvedic clinic in India and, perhaps, the world. Ayurveda is presented here in its original form, in accordance with the thousands of years of traditions and texts and in combination with a level of service worthy of kings and maharajas. The hotel has the atmosphere of the Kerala Palace of the XIX century and the ashram. The motto pf the hotel is: “Leave your world out there”, which means dive into the secrets of Ayurvedic treatment, filled with spiritual self-improvement and self-knowledge. A stay here is only for those lucky enough to secure a reservation, since there are only 18 rooms and the waiting list of interested persons includes people from more than 40 countries.
Ananda in the Himlayas 5*
Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar, Dist. Tehri-Garwal, Uttaranchal-249175, India
Phone: +91 1378 227500, www.anandaspa.com
A Luxury VIP Hotel and the best Ayurvedic resort in Southeast Asia. It is located in the white palace of Maharaja, in the foothills of the Himalayas and on the slope of a green hill (1000 metres above sea level). It offers a spectacular landscape, with dense vegetation encasing majestic mountains and the meandering channel of the Holy Ganges River that runs at the bottom. There is also the crystal-clear mountain air, which will give the one an atmosphere of composure, tranquillity, divine energy and vitality.
Carnoustie Beach Resort & Ayurveda Spa 5*
Opp. Chennaveli Church, Mararikulam, Chennaveli, Chethy, State Highway 66, Perunneermangalam, Mararikulam North, Kerala 688530, India
Phone: + 91 478 283 0402, www.carnoustieresorts.com
This new Ayurvedic Luxury Resort opened on the shores of the Indian Ocean. It is surrounded by tropical gardens and flowering fruit trees. Here, nature surrounds you from all sides and the resort itself consists of 40 luxury villas, built in the Kerala style and standing at a sufficient distance from each other to ensure the peace of inhabitants. You will be pleased to find a luxury Ayurvedic centre, run expertly under the guidance of the world-famous Dr. Musarafa Ali, the personal physician of Claudia Schiffer, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas, Kate Moss, the Prince of Wales, the Royal family and other famous people from around the world.
Donibhai, Om Beach Rd, Gokarna, Karnataka, 581326
Phone: +91 484 301 171, www.swaswara.com
What a stunning luxury resort it is, located on the legendary beach of “OM”, which is said to have the form of the sacred “om” sound, where the sound of the universe was born. SwaSwara is about finding inner balance and a relaxation of mind and body. It is the restoration of health and beauty in a beautiful and sacred place, surrounded by blooming vegetation. The hotel is close to Gokarna, the holy city of hereditary Brahmins, Sanskrit schools and ancient temples. SwaSwara offers the rejuvenation recipes of mind, body and soul. The hotel programme will help you to restore inner balance, which will lead to a greater awareness of your body, your senses, your mind and your soul. As well, the relationship between you and nature will be enhanced.
The Leela Kovalam 5*
Kerala, January 1
Phone: T: +91 471 305 1234, www.theleela.com
A great hotel in Kerala, this year, once again, it received the title of Best Indian Luxury Hotel by Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel. The hotel is situated on a high rock near Kovalam, with a many miles long lagoon 15 km from the capital of Kerala. Come to enjoy stunning views of the Kovalam shoreline and the Arabian Sea.