Welcome to Ayurvedic health-tourism

The purpose of this website is to provide visitors with information and resources about the rapidly growing industry known as "medical tourism on Ayurveda". We hope to help them make educated and well-informed decisions regarding their travel, accommodation, preventive and rejuvenative care through the elixir of life- Ayurveda.

walkMedical tourism is like any leisure product where apart from travel package, one gets medical treatment at the best Ayurvedic hospitals. The medical treatment for various ailments are packaged with leisure packages at luxurious tourist resorts Kerala (Click for Political map of Kerala)

Kerala, the name almost synonymous with the word 'Ayurveda', is now all set to gather the remuneration of Ayurveda through health tourism. The motive for this is the popularity of Ayurvedic treatments and the manner in which Kerala is marketing Ayurveda in medical tourism.

In between the Lakshwadeep Sea and the Western Ghats, Kerala is a bustling little green-and-silver, coconuts-and-water state on the west coast of India. Thiruvananthapuram is its capital. Every district in Kerala has its own unique culture and characteristics.

Districts of Kerala.

From South to North

Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargode

Thiruvananthapuram is known for its beach - Kovalam, the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple and various museums and palaces; Alappuzha for its backwaters, Thrissur - the cultural capital, Kottayam for its ancient churches, Kozhikode for its old world charm and the entrancing Ponmudi or Golden valley and Munnar - the tea plantation. Idukki - wild life sanctuary etc.

Stay & Food: Luxury hotels, medium type hotels as well as budget hotels are available. Sadhya, the typical kerala feast served on a banana leaf, is a sumptous spread of rice and more than fourteen vegetable dishes - sambar, rasam, olan, kaalan, pachadi, kichadi, aviyal, thoran etc., pickle, crisp pappadam and banana chips topped off with payasam, the deliciously sweet dessert cooked in milk.

Climate: The climate is equable and varies little from season to season. The temperature normally ranges between 27º and 32º C in the plains but drops to about 21º C in the highlands. Winter - 32 to 20 º C. Kerala is strongly buffeted by both the southwest and northeast monsoons. Rainfall in many parts of the state exceeds 118 inches. Best season: October to March

housesCulture & Dance: One aspect of the state's rich cultural heritage is manifest in its varieties of religious architecture: ancient Hindu temples with copper-clad roofs, later Islamic mosques with "Malabar gables" and colonial Portuguese Baroque churches. Splendid paintings, especially murals, exhibit distinct local traditions and styles. The land is a flourishing center of the Kathakali dance form. The state has also a rich theatre tradition: the only surviving Sanskrit drama, Koottiyattam, is still performed by the Chakkiars of Kerala. Some principles of the Natya-Shastra are evident in their presentations. There are five types of dances in Kerala i.e. tribal dances, folk dances, classical dances, neo classical dances and modern dances. 10-day annual festival is held in January at Sreekandeswaram Temple, Thiruvananthapuram. In February, is the weeklong Nishagandhi Dance festival; Pooram festival in Thrissur around April-May; Flavor Food Festival at the Kanakakunnu Palace grounds, Thiruvananthapuram in May. Onam Week celebrations, the annual harvest festival of Kerala begins in August and lasts for 10 days. Another important festival is the annual Pongala Utsavam, to which only women are allowed at the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram. Therayattam festival is held to propitiate the gods and demons recognized by the pantheon of the Malayalis.

Languages: Malayalam is the main language. Kannada in the northern districts and Tamil in the eastern and southern districts are common. English and Hindi are also in common use.

Rivers and Backwaters: Kerala is a land of rivers and backwaters. 49 rivers, 46 west flowing and 3 east flowing, cut across Kerala with its innumerable tributaries and branches. These rivers that are small and entirely monsoon fed, turn out to be rivulets in summer. The backwaters form an especially attractive and economically valuable feature of Kerala. They include, lakes and ocean inlets, which stretch irregularly all along. The biggest backwater is the Vembanad lake that opens out into the Arabian sea at Cochin port. The other important backwaters are Veli, Kadinakulam, Anjingo, Edava, Madayara, Paravoor, Asthamudi etc. Some of the most unforgettable sceneries is a backwater journey from Alleppey to the ancient port of Quilon winding up the Pampa river.

Wild Life Game Sancturies: The Periyar national park, Eravikulam national park, Silent Valley national park, Thattekad bird sanctuary, Wayanad sanctuary, Parambikulam sanctuary and a host of other smaller wild life reserves, make Kerala attractive to the tourists.