Kerala Ayurvedic Break - 8 days
Relax your spirit, body and mind on an ayurvedic break in beautiful Kerala. Indulge yourself with spa treatments and massages, unwind with yoga and soak up the sun on the white sandy beaches.
Meet and greet arrival at Trivandrum airport, located in the state capital of Kerala. Onward private transfer to The Leela hotel which overlooks the dreamy coastline of the Arabian Sea in the popular beach resort Kovalam.
Built upon a cliff-top with stunning panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and just steps away from a beautiful private beach, The Leela Kovalam offers a perfect blend of traditional grandeur and a contemporary style, with two stunning infinity pools, excellent restaurants, a library, lounge and the living room that overlooks the sea.
The Leela Club has an exclusive International Spa that offers a selection of wellness treatments and therapies, designed to make you feel on top of the world.
Spend the next 6 days at leisure enjoying Ayurvedic spa treatments, relaxing on the beautiful beaches and exploring the local area. The most popular beach in the area is known as the Lighthouse Beach, due to the impressively large lighthouse on its promontory.
Overnight: Kovalam | Breakfast x 6, Lunch x 6, Dinner x 6
Relaxed and rejuvenated, your holiday concludes upon your arrival to Trivandrum for your onward flight or further holiday plans.
Learn about Ayurveda
Drawing from ancient Indian healing wisdom Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient system of health care that is native to the Indian subcontinent. Known as the ‘mother of medicine’ since Ayurvedic principles have influenced the development of Chinese, Arabic, Greek and Roman schools of medical thought, modern western medicine has adopted some Ayurvedic concepts, as well as more recently developed therapies such as aromatherapy, homeopathy and naturopathy. Ayurveda is a complete way of life. It is not only about treating sickness – it is based on preventing disease and enhancing health, longevity and vitality. Ayurveda aims to achieve harmony and balance. This is attained without drugs or invasive treatments. Diet, meditation, gentle exercise such as yoga, herbal medicines and physical therapies (such as massage) are the main methods employed.
Ayurveda in Kerala - Kerala’s equable climate, natural abundance of forests (with a wealth of herbs and medicinal plants), and the cool monsoon season (June - November) are best suited for Ayurveda’s curative and restorative packages. In fact, today, Kerala is the only state in India which practises this system of medicine with absolute dedication.
History of Ayurveda - Ayurveda evolved around 600 BC in India and was founded upon a medicinal approach of preventing body ailments, whilst curing them. Ayurveda today is 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. Ayurveda believes in the treatment of not just the affected part, but the individual as a whole, ensuring it is the natural way to a refreshed soul, free of toxic imbalances - a key to better health and resistance to disease.
Prices & Dates
Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.Read More
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.
The Leela Kovalam, Kovalam
The luxurious Leela Kovalam is Kerala's largest resort, spread over 44 acres and perched on a cliff top overlooking Kovalam's famous coastline. This 5 star resort offers beautifully appointed rooms, an exclusive private beach and a sumptuous spa, specialising in traditional Ayurveda treatment. Enjoy fresh sea food by the beach at The Tides Restaurant, watch the sun set as you sip on a cocktail at one of the hotel's elegant bars, and sample fine Indian cuisine, overlooking the Arabian sea at The Terrace restaurant.
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