One of the major aspects of tourism in Kerala is the Ayurveda. Discovered in the enchanting land of India some 5000 years ago and deeply rooted in the Vedic culture, Ayurveda is an ancient science of healing that harmonizes the mind, body and soul. Kerala with its vast stretches of backwaters and balmy beaches is one of the top Ayurveda destinations in India.
Ayurveda is more than just a system of treatment; it is a science of life. Literally Ayurveda is composed of 2 words: Ayur = life and Veda = science or knowledge. Ayurveda was also followed by the Aryans and the Dravidians. This natural system of health science is dependent on the diagnosis of the humours of the human body- vata, pitta and kapha and maintaining the right balanced between them. Ayurveda is the best way to cleanse the body completely from any kind of a toxic imbalance and that too in a natural way.
Ayurveda is all about treating the human being as an extension of nature by recognizing three fundamental energies that govern our inner and external environments known in Sanskrit as Vata (Wind), Pitta (Fire), and Kapha (Earth), or the movement, transformation, and structure.
These three primary forces are responsible for the characteristics of our mind and body and the practitioners of Ayurvedic therapies and treatments identify the imbalances in a person and offer interventions using therapies, massages, diet regimes and meditation to help achieve ideal state of balance of the three elements.
The salubrious climate of Kerala, natural abundance and the vegetation of the Western Ghats make it an ideal destination for Ayurveda in India. The season of monsoon is considered the best time to visit Kerala for Ayurveda treatments that are at their curative and rejuvenating best. The moisture level, temperature and the surroundings drenched in stimulating monsoon rain makes it ideal time for the herbs and medicine to work at their highest level of potency
Owing to its unique topography that is considered both mentally and spiritually uplifting, Kerala is home to some of the best Ayurvedic resorts in India. From the award winning home of Ayurveda Somatheeram; the first Ayurveda Resort in the World located near Kovalam to the blissful Vythiri Resort in Wayanad, visitors in Kerala can choose from some of the best Ayurveda resorts and centers in world when they are in Kerala.
Some of the best Ayurvedic Resorts in Kerala are Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village Health Resort in Palakkad, Beach and Lake Ayurvedic Resort in Trivandrum, Kalari Kovilakom, Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort in Kovalam, Niraamaya - Surya Samudra in Kovalam, Neeleshwar Hermitage in Kasaragod, Sarovaram Ayurvedic Health Centerin Kollam, Purity Spa Retreat near Vembanad Lake and Arya Vaidya Sala in Kottakkal.