Serene Backwaters, wonderful spice plantations, beautiful green forests and virgin sandy beaches make Kerala, the southernmost state of India, a famous travel destination. But there’s one more thing that deserves a mention every time you talk about the God’s Own Country. It’s Ayurveda.

Kerala brims with an array of spas and Ayurveda centres that promise holistic wellness through their healing therapies and treatments. Some of these centres/resorts are well renowned globally and draw tourists from all over the world. This article offers a rundown of five such wonderful Ayurvedic health resorts in the Indian state.

Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort


This beautiful spa resort is set on the shores of the Arabian Sea and has been recognised as India’s best luxury spa resort by Business Destination Magazine (UK). Apart from well-equipped villas and world-class dining, Carnoustie features an award-winning Ayurvedic spa designed to offer the guests a rejuvenating escape. Here, you can enjoy morning Yoga, refreshing natural environment and a plethora of Ayurvedic programs like anti-ageing, detox, weight loss, and stress control.

Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort, Kovalam

The world’s first Ayurvedic resort, Somatheeram is situated on a hillock 9 km south of the beautiful Kovalam Beach. Surrounded by tranquil forests and the sea, the resort offers a blissful environment, along with a wide range of healing therapies and beauty treatments. Kathakali performances in the evening, Ayurvedic dining, Mehendi design classes, elephant rides, and boating are other delightful experiences to have at one of the best Ayurvedic resorts in Kerala.

Ideal Resort, Kovalam

An ideal option for budget holidaymakers, Ideal Resort is located near the popular beach town of Kovalam. Apart from modern facilities and warm hospitality, this gorgeous resort impresses the guests through a range of pampering spa therapies and various holistic wellness programs. The resort uses natural products. Some of the specialty treatments offered here are diabetes treatment, digestive problems, high cholesterol treatment, and muscle & skeletal disorders – all under the supervision of professional experts.

Nattika Beach Ayurveda Resort, Thrissur

Offering healing yoga, meditation, and authentic Kerala Ayurvedic treatments, Nattika Beach Ayurvedic Resort promises you an unforgettable holiday experience. The resort is just steps away from the famous Nattika Beach of Thrissur, and boasts well-designed villas and modern facilities. Guests enjoy various recreational amenities, spa therapies and natural healthy diet suggested by experts.

Kalari Kovilakom

Located in a village called Kollengode in Palakkad, Kalari Kovilakom is an all-vegetarian resort known for its scenic location and healing yoga and meditation sessions. The resort offers a wide array of rejuvenating therapies and massages customized as per one’s specific needs and duration of stay. Please note that the resort doesn’t allow leather products, meat consumption, and alcohol consumption.

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