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29 Days Ayurveda Panchakarma Retreat in India

  • Ananda Lakshmi, Temple road, Chowara Via Kovalam, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Overview

Ayurveda Panchakarma Retreat

Join Ananda Lakshmi' 29 days of Ayurveda Panchakarma Retreat. The said retreat offers a variety of activities such as yoga and cooking classes, mantra song classes and a lot more that can be included for a minimal fee to ensure that participants will have a wonderful Ayurveda retreat.Ayurveda treatments. Plus enjoy several kinds of Ayurveda treatments that is sure to make your stay worth your time.

Highlights

  • Beginners welcome
  • Yoga classes for 29 days
  • Ayurveda treatments everyday
  • Taxes are all included in the prices
  • Variety of different activities to choose from
  • Full Board Ayurveda Vegetarian food
  • Airport transfers to and from ISIS
  • 28 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 28 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be staying at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat in an economy room which is 30 sq.mt wide. Each room is equiped with fan ventilators, thermos for the hot water, herbal shampoo and soap, daily fresh towels and bed sheets, anti-mosquito window nets and ultrasonic anti-mosquito repeller,wide front sliding glass door opening onto spacious balcony with the sea view, front garden with hammock or hanging cotton chairs. Hair dryer and iron on request. All rooms are cleaned daily. All rooms provided with hot water supplied by both solar panels and electrical heaters.

At extra cost you will also have an option to stay at Superior or Deluxe room which has fantastic sea view. Please contact Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda to have more information about this option.

Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda retreat

Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda retreat was established in 2012 and is owned by Izabela and Gianni Demozzi. Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat's goals are to create an environment filled with love, joy and understanding, in which everyone can find the space to enjoy own healing process during the regaining of healthy balance. Plus serve the Greater Life. Experiencing the Life through being in service for Life is the quintessence of our existence, leading us into vastly different dimensions to those of living Life only for the self.

29 days compressed Panchakarma

Panchakarma is among the elite treatments in Ayurveda meant to cleanse all the toxin or free radicals from the body. The process goes in three stages of preparation, main treatments and post treatment. Depending on the condition of patient, duration of the preparation and post therapy may vary. The five main therapies in this are Nasya (Instillation of nasal medication), Vamana (therapeutic emesis), Virechana (Therapeutic purgation), Snehavasthi (Medicated Oil enema) & Kashyavasthi (Medicated Decoction enema).

During this process specific diet and medicines are prescribed. The full therapy would require minimum 51 days. However we designed 29-day Panchakarma program to suit best people who have limited time but really want to enjoy the complete therapy. The therapy is useful in preventing as well as curing every kind of ailments related to all the body systems. It helps to enhance immunity and also increase life span.

Panchakarma is the full cleaning of the Doshas. Doshas are the energies that govern all biological functions. Pancha means "five" while Karma means "action". So all in all, complete Panchakarma means to removes all the excess dosha from your body.

The traditional Pranchakarma process lasts for at least four weeks. For those who cannot stay that long, a specific program is tailored for them. These program concentrates on the actions to be taken on the client's current status. Panchakarma usually includes a purgative to eliminate kapha, a laxative to eliminate pitta, an enema to eliminate vata, inhalation treatment to clear doshas from the head.

Five main processes

  • Vamana / emesis therapy
  • Virechana / purgation therapy
  • Nasya / errhine therapy
  • Sneha Vasthi / oil enema
  • Kashaya Vasthi / cleaning enema
  • Depending on the length of your stay, some or all these treatments will be provided. The goal is to remove and detoxicate your body and mind.

Preparation processes

Snehana and Swedana are optional preparatory programs.

Snehana / lubrification part

Application of oil treatments for the inner and outer part of the body. Oil massages and ghee preparations will be applied for several days in order to soften the body and accumulate all the toxins through the digestive channel, where they are then removed naturally. In this phase it is also important to follow the specific diet prescribed by the doctor in order to reach a complete successful result.

Swedana / sweating part

Swedana is the process of removing toxins through sweating action, that can be performed with different applications and treatments such as oil and steam baths.

It is not easy to describe Kerala in few words. Located in the most southwest part of India, facing the Arabian Sea on the west and the mountains of the Western Ghats on the east. It is formed by 14 districts with Trivandrum as its capital city.

Kerala is worldwide considered a tourism destination, but still keeps intact its rich cultural heritage so travelers can immerge in old traditional dances and festival of colors and sound. Temples are constantly chanting respect to their gods and several types of ceremonies are performed throughout the whole year.

This is the land of Ayurveda , the ancient medicine for rejuvenation of mind, body and soul, the land of yoga and meditation, in short the place where to re-discover the inside peace and the outside pleasure of life.

The backwaters, a trip on a boathouse through villages living as thousand years back, endless beaches, still plenty do discover, the pristine Lakshadweep archipelago, another unforgettable beauty of nature.

These places together with other as Alleppey, Kochi, Munnar, Palakkad and Kovalam are reason enough to visit Kerala as a tourist, honeymooner, Ayurveda patient, yoga student or all the things together at the same time.

Culture of Kerala

Kerala is a traveler's paradise, for it is a repository of a wealth of culture and heritage that imparts to the state much of its personality. The culture of Kerala - its civilization, art forms, beliefs and worldview - are primarily Dravidian. Kerala has a rich and fascinating culture. It is the place where people meet from a rainbow of societies, communities and religions that are housed in this small state along the west coast of southern India. A majority of the people of Kerala are Dravidians.

The chief religion is Hinduism with a certain percentage of the population being Muslims and Christians. Kerala is famous for its folk art like mural paintings and the traditional dance forms like the Kathakali and Mohiniyattom, which is a 300 year old activity that is exclusively Keralite. It combines the performing art forms of the opera, ballet, masque and the pantomime. Kathakali dancers combine colour, dance, music, drama and facial expression.

The cultural events of Kerala are the Onam, the Temple Elephant festival at Thrissur, the annual snake boat races at Alleppey etc. Christmas celebrations are also observed widely. A variety of steamed rice cakes and pancakes make up the culinary delicacies of Kerala. Mussels are a favorite seafood dish. Eshtew with appam is a must for every Christian marriage reception. Some of the fermented beverages are kallu - toddy and patta charayam - arrack, the latter being consumed with spicy pickles and boiled egg.

The pristine beauty of Kerala derives from the local customs and traditions that date back to historical times. The customs in the temples in Kerala differ from traditions practiced in other South Indian states. The priests or poojaris are silent during the pooja (mass, temple ceremony). The deity is kept out of sight during the pooja from the devotees by closing the altar during a part of the pooja.

The priest recites mantras in silence while the devotees keep silent. After the prasanna pooja the door opens and the crowd of devotees can catch a glimpse of the decorated deity with the traditional lights lit up. Marriage customs in Kerala derive their foundation on the tradition of Kettukalyanam. It was practiced by the casts of Nairs, Kshatriyas, Ezhavas, Arayas, pulayas and certain tribes to conduct ritual marriages of their daughters of different age groups.

They were married to adult males. Sometimes one man married several girls. In some cases, the bridegroom even acted as the priest by tying a sacramental thread around the bride's neck. Other local customs of Kerala include the rite de passage, rites of childbirth and cousin marriage.

The people of Kerala are distinguished by a fair complexion, regular features and clean habits. The closing of a festival is marked by the Arattu or holy bath. The idols of the deities are carried in a procession to the river for the bath. The purified idols are escorted back to the temple by a grand elephant pageant - the panchavadyam. Pongal is the practice of offering rice, jaggery, coconut and plantains to the goddess Bhagavathy.

Among the Muslims is the practice of Chandanakudam or the ritual offering of coins on earthen pots in shrines. Marumakkathayam is the matrilineal system of inheritance. Some of the other traditions of Kerala are: Achuttuvilakku, Paraveppu, Velichappadu / komaram etc.

Activities
  • Activities
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Swimming pool
General
  • General
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
Services
  • Services
  • Currency exchange
  • Free! WiFi
  • Laundry
  • Room cleaning
  • Shop
  • Shop nearby
  • Tour assistance
  • Tour assistance nearby
  • Wireless internet

The food is served accordingly to individual's diet for those having the Ayurveda package. The diet in our retreat is decided by the doctor after the diagnostic test, as the Ayurveda meal is specifically prepared and served according to clients doshas (kapha, vatha, pitha). Included in the package is 3 ayurveda vegetarian meals per day.

Exclusions

Aside from serving food accordingly to an individual's diet for those having the Ayurveda package, Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat's restaurant also serves a la carte meals. We provide Ayurveda diet of different cuisine - indian as well as mediterranean. Some Italian food special evening will be served as well as the typical Kerala Thali. Alcohol and smoking are restricted in all the retreat. Hygiene , purified water and selected food are the must of our kitchen and as we live in the retreat means we care for ourselves and our clients.

Visiting Trivandrum

Thiruvananthapuram formerly known as Trivandrum, is the capital of the indian State of Kerala. Thiruvananthapuram, literally translates into the "abode of Lord Anantha". The city is also known as Anandapuram (City of Bliss). It is located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland. Referred to by Mahatma Gandhi as the "Evergreen city of India". With nearly 1,000,000 (one million) inhabitants as per the 2011 census, it is the largest and most populous city in Kerala.

Apart from being the political nerve centre of Kerala, it is also a major academic hub and is home to several educational institutions including the University of Kerala and many science and technology institutions. IIt is also considered as one among the 10 greenest cities in India.

The city itself is not a hot-spot for travellers, although there are few points worth visit: The Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, a highly venerated temple for Keralites, laying in the heart of the city, devoted to the deity Lord Vishnu. Forigners are not allowe to enter this temple. Only those who profess the Hindu faith are permitted entry to the temple. Devotees have to strictly follow the dress code; Other places of interests : King's Palace, Museum, Art Gallery, Public Library etc.

Day trip to Kanyakumari

The excursion will take You for a full day trip to Kanyakumari, the southern tip of India. On the way, you will visit Padmanabhapuram Palace, the magnificent wooden palace constructed by the Maharajas of Travancore. Thereafter You will continue to Kanyakumari, the pilgrimage center of Hindus. Visit of Vivekananda rock, the beach and then after lunch visit on the way back the Sucheendram Temple, a well known temple dedicated to Lord Vishu. Drive to Kanyakumari lasts approx. 2hours 30 minutes (one way).

Kanyakumari, is also sometimes referred to as Cape Comorin. Located at the southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula, in the Tamil Nadu district, it is the geographical end of the Indian mainland. Kanyakumari is especially popular in India for its spectacular and unique sunrise and sunset. The confluence of three ocean bodies the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea makes the sunrise and sunset even more special. On balmy, full-moon evenings, (locally called one can also see the moon-rise and sunset at the same time.

According to one of the Hindu legends, Lord Hanuman, dropped a piece of earth as he was carrying a mountain with his life-saving herb, Mrita Sanjivani, from the Himalayas to Lanka (Sri Lanka) during the Rama-Ravana war. This chunk of earth is called Marunthuvazh Malai which is literally translated to "hills where medicine lives".This is said to be the reason for the abundance of unique native medicinal plants in the area.

The sage Agasthya, who was himself an expert in medicinal herbs, is believed tohave lived around this site in ancient days. The reason why, some believe, so many medicinal herbs are to be found on these hills near Kanyakumari. Today, there is a small Ashram on the middle of the Maruthuvazh Malai hill, which tourists visit (after a short trek from the base of the hill), both to visit the Ashram and also to take a glimpse of the sea near Kanyakumari a few kilometres away, and the greenery below.

Day trip to Ponmudi

This is an attractive hill station, at a distance of 61 km from Trivandrum. On the way You will pass through golden valley before arriving to Ponmudi, where you can go for short walks and enjoy splendid views across the valley. Driving time is 3 hours each way.

Perched at an altitude of over 100 m above sea level on the Western Ghats, the shimmering green waters of the winding streams and verdant woods of Ponmudi do not spare anybody. Trekking is a passion with the visitors to Ponmudi, lying within easy driving distance from Thiruvananthapuram.

One will find oneself compulsively pausing every now and then to drink in deep the spectacular sweep of the hill ranges, tea-estates and the mist-covered valleys, peppered with little toy- like stone cottages painted a pretty violet, pink, or white with pointed and peaked roofs.

Evening backwater cruise at Thiruvallam

A touch of the backwaters for those that can not enjoy a full day trip. You will cruise at leisure pace for about 2 hours. During this time you can take a short walk by the shore and visit a typical Kovalam house and surroundings. The place valled Poovar comes from ''Poo-aar' that means stream of flower. It was named by the king Marthanda Varma beacuse of the natural beauty of nature. The ideal time for the cruise is from 4pm till sunset. Distance from the retreat approx. 30 minutes.

Two days trip to Alleppey with overnight stay in the houseboat

After early breakfast and ayurveda treatment if required, the car will take you to Alleppey, center for backwaters cruise. Alleppey, the city famed as Venice of the East.Then you will be traveling on a houseboat through the famous backwaters of Kerala, visiting villages and admiring the colours and folklore of the land.

Houseboat will be your transportation for the day and accommodation for the night.

Glide along the narrow canals laced by the infinite greenery imparted by coconut palms, watch the gentle and soothing greenery of paddy fields and the village folk at work. Relax on board listening to the lullaby of the wind and waves. Chill yourself out, watching the endless strips of greenery passing by and the emerald green waters meet the crystal blue sky, whilst the houseboat cruises in a relaxing pace.

This would be an experience, which you would always treasure to remember. Cruise till 6 in the evening by when the houseboat halts in the lake for an unforgettable night in the backwaters. Enjoy a fabulous dinner onboard houseboat. Overnight on board. Next day, cruising starts at 7 am. After breakfast the boat will make return to Alleppey from where a car will take you back to the retreat. Driving time from / to Alleppey is approx 4 hours (each way).

A day with the elephants

This tour is designed for those who have a special love for elephants and wish to see them in a forest environment. You will go by car to Kottoor, approx 2 hours driving. At Kottoor, there is an elephant camp with adult and baby animals. The place is under the surveillance of the Forest Department. At the place you can enjoy feeding as well as riding the elephants.

On he way back, You will pass through the Neyyar Dam and the Crocodile farm. Neyyar Dam is a gravity dam n the Neyyar River, located on the foot of the Western Ghats about 30 km from Trivandrum. It was established in 1958 and is a popular picnic spot. Lying against the southern low hills of the Western Ghats, Neyyar Dam has a scenic lake.

Surfing and speed boating

Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees.Its a quiet town with greenery all around two beautiful adjacent beachbays.The main beach has a lighthouse and the seaside is plenty of shops,cafe,restaurants and other tourisitic services. On weekends many people from Trivandrum city and surroundings gather on the beach creating and incredible view of colours that remains as wondeful souvenir in your pictures.

Kovalam in the Indian State of Kerala is known to be one of the sportiest beaches in the country and surfing in Kovalam is a special experience. The coral reefs, high waves and strong currents all make surfing in Kovalam an experience to remember. The Kovalam beach is pretty long and is actually divided into three parts; therefore, there is ample expanse of water to accommodate hundreds of surfers.

Technically, the sea, the waves and the current at the Kovalam beach is ideal for surfing. The beach experiences fine waves at regular intervals which vary from a height of 0.5 meters to 2 meters. Surfing in Kovalam is made easy by the availability of surf boards on the beach. One can hire a surfing board at cheap prices. %There are also provisions of life guards and trainers who instruct the novices who can try their skill in surfing. Aware of the potential of surfing in Kovalam, Kerala Tourism Department is taking up methods to improvise on this sport. They are even investing money to create an artificial multi-purpose submerged surfing reef. Thus surfing in Kovalam is soon going to acquire a new dimension and will attract more tourists.

Speed boating has been introduced recently at Kovalam beach , but it is already becoming a main attraction . The boats are fully equipped to provide a secure ride at high speed in front of the three Kovalam beaches. Also the drivers are professional and have a deep knowledge of the area so the ride can be just an happy and unique experience in the Arabian sea.

Coconut trees trip

Coconut trees are essential to the traditional lifestyle and livelihood of the people of Kerala. As we travel along Kerala, by road, rail or air, we can see everywhere the coconut tree with its leaves swinging in gentle breeze. It is also known as KERA TREE and thus the land of Kera Tree is called Kerala. It is the most grown tree in Kerala. It is found abundantly in the coastal to central regions. The tree requires abundant rainfall and tolerates the high salinity of sea shores.

Coconut is a tree grows to a height of about 25 meters without any branches but with several crown like spread leaves on the top. It is the only tree grown without any branches but as an exceptional case, in Kottaym, a coconut has grown with more branches. The trunk has rings which show the growth of the tree in each year.

It is known as Kalpaka Vriksha which means celestial tree which grants all wishes. Every part of a coconut tree is useful and in that sense this name most suits to this tree. The fruit of coconut tree is called coconut. The juice of the tender coconut is drunk fresh, the soft flesh of the tender coconut is eaten raw. There are different advantages for this natural healthy drink. It is suggested for people with dysentery, vomiting etc as a means to prevent dehydration. It is also cool, energetic and refreshing

Rubber plantation trip

As you travel across the green landscape of God's Own Country on Kerala tours, with Kerala Backwater you're sure to see acres of land covered with Rubber plantations. These green zones are a beautiful sight for the visiting tourist in Kerala and are also a vital part of the economy of Kerala.

Rubber plant is not the native plant of India. Due to the similar climate Dutch colonialists introduced rubber in Kerala. Kerala is the leader in rubber production among the states of India. More than 90 percent of the Rubber produced in India is from Kerala. The plant produces sticky white latex commonly called as milk of rubber, after processing we will get natural rubber. Rubber trees are characterized by their straight trunks and smooth green leaves.

Tea plantation trip

The tea cultivation was introduced in India by the British when they found that the climate and soil conditions of the hilly areas of Kerala are suitable for tea cultivation. The bush has shiny green leaves with pointed ends and has a pleasant aroma. The trees are planted at a distance of 1 to 1.5 meter along the landscape. India is today the world's largest tea producer and exporter.

They have the capability to grow to a tree height. But it is trimmed as a bush for easyplucking of tea leaves. Tea plucking is carried out usually by group of women using their hands. They often sing peppy songs and move along the rows of tea bushes in rhythmic steps while plucking tea leaves. The tea leaves are processed and sorted into different categories.

It is beautiful sight that the green tea bushes cover the hilly slopes like a green blanket over the surface of the hill. Munnar is the most beautiful place which is also known for its tea cultivation. The tea giant Tata Tea is in Munnar. They opened a Tea Museum in Munnar, dedidcated to all those who worked for making %Munnar a major tea plantation in Kerala. It highlights all the facts about tea cultivation. Old Tea machineries, photographs, curious artiocleas etc are all showcased here. The tea museum also houses antique bungalow furniture samples, ancient typewriters, wooden tubs, ancient magneto phones, etc. The museum also showcases the various techniques by which tea is produced and refined .Other plantations can also be visited on the hills of south Kerala.

Spices trip

Kerala is known for its vast Spice plantations. In olden times foreigners came to Kerala to carry away its aromatic spices to the Mediterranean lands. The spices of Kerala wereused in the West to all flavors to food and wine and to preserve meat during the cold European winter. All the spices have some or other medicinal value.The spices in Kerala are Black Pepper, Cardamom, Ginger, Turmeric, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Clove, Garcinia, Vanilla, Paprika etc. kera spices acquired a wide fame across the universe for its aroma and flavour.

Kerala is renowned world for its export and import of Pepper. It is the king of spices.Cardamom is one of the oldest found spices in the world. It has a unique flavor and hence it has great demand in Middle East, Russia and Japan. Cloves are one of the indispensable spices among the local preparations in Kerala. Kerala is acclaimed to be home to the finest quality Ginger, due to its warm humid climate and rich soil. Cinnamon , the dried bark of a tree, which is once more precious than gold.

It is also famous for its aroma and is used in preparations. The most popular and widely used spice in almost all South Indian kitchens, Curry leaf is an absolute must for an aromatic and appetizing dish. The plant is commonly grown in almost every home in Kerala and is daily used to add that special finishing touch to the preparations.

  • All taxes
  • Airport pick up and drop off service
  • Accommodation
  • Ayurveda treatments
  • Full board Ayurveda vegetarian food
  • Yoga
  • Additional meals
  • Excursions
  • Extra treatments not specified in the given program
  • Insurance
For information about the booking conditions, please send Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat an inquiry.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Robert L from Poland

    "Our stay at ANANDALAKSHMI AYURVEDA - I can compare to stay at Robinson Crusoes island. Absolutely superb location of the hotel with view at Arabian Sea. Professionally selected staff, which with all the love and commitment to serve the customer. Unique yoga classes, which are intended to greet the day in the right way! You cannot fail to mention the kitchen, which impresses with its dishes in taste, smell and simple but ingenious form of presentation. The only of its kind masseurs -Hindu -our body therapists. Everything that surrounds us is maintained in perfect purity and has defined, sophisticated, a good European style. This combination of European energy and exoticism of India gives a sense of luxury and truth. The customer feels appreciated and noticed there by the co-owners, staff and the local natives. Bestowal with gifts we are very grateful that such a place was created on Earth and confidently recommend this resort to giving him the reputation of wonderful place!"

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  • Review by Gloria R from Italy

    "This is the perfect spot where you can relax and enjoy great Ayurvedic treatments. Morning Yoga with the sound of the sea is magic. And when it comes to the restaurant you'd better sit down and take the time to appreciate all chef's delicacies. Impossible not to come again!"

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  • Review by Monika from Poland

    " I spent three weeks in Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat in the second half of August last year (in 2014). Exceptionally place it every area! If you look for something intimate, discrete and quiet it is a perfect resort for you.I was on the complete Panchakarma stay. It was my first visit to India and also first contact with ayurveda, so I was very excited...! I was very pleased with the stay in Ananda Lakshmi at every level. Everything in this resort is consistent and designated in the way that you feel completeness, unity and harmony. Very clean and comfortable rooms with the breathless view on the sea. Delicious cuisine! The chef all the time was making every effort to adopt Indian tastes to my preferences (I'm not very keen on very spicy kitchen:-). Every day I had a set of, personally arranged for me, treatments. Many different kinds. It was marvelous and exceptional experience. Dr Baiju, doctor of Ayurveda, kept a watchful eye on the whole process of Panchakarma! Doctor is very good observer and professional in his ayurvedic art:-) Every person from the staff was really friendly, helpful, discreet and naturally nice!I'm recommending everybody to experience Panchakarma in his/her life at least once! The best recommendation is that I feel very well. I has been observing the positive effects of all treatments on my body and level of energy for few months after Panchakrma and they still last. I recommend visit this resort in summer months. Less people and good weather. In fact there was small rain nearly every day, but it was very short and only cleaning the air!I will repeat my Panchakarma in Ananda Lakshmi for sure!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Berlin, Germany

    " We spent 2 weeks at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat in January 2013. We found what we are searching for: a peaceful and quiet little place with attentive and personal service, professional treatments and good food.The retreat is located in a well maintained garden, overlooking palm trees and a stunning view to the beach. It takes 20 minute walk to the beach. They provide an open restaurant and a nice pool in the garden to relax after the treatments. We had every early morning a yoga lesson within that wonderful open yoga shalla. The yoga master took very much care about experienced and less experienced attendees. We had fun and improved our practice. The spacious room including bathroom is nicely equipped, especially beds and mattress are excellent for good and healthy sleep. We loved the sliding window in the room which opens the room completely to the garden, giving a wonderful view and let a nice breeze from the sea into the room. Cleaning ladies were very watchful and cleaned the room properly during our treatments. Guys from restaurant provided a heartily service and the manager took care of all wishes. We booked a panchakarma and got every day 1,5 2,5 hours of treatment. Treatment rooms are spacious with traditional wooden kerala massage beds and the therapists are very professional and creating a peaceful atmosphere. After 2 weeks of treatment we felt very relaxed. We thank the owners Isabella and Gianni for creating that peaceful place and not giving up the every day effort to make guests feel at home in that little paradise."

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  • Review by Jaquet Boccard M from Geneva, Switzerland

    " This small and very friendly ayurveda resort is build away from the crowd, on a cliff surplombing the ocean and therefore the view is just amasing. The rooms in the villas are very confortable, big picture windows, very cleaned, lot of space, private little terrace, huge and modern bathroom with rain shower. The very good threatments are given in rooms very cleaned too, no mould walls like I saw in some other resorts. Doc Baiju, responsible for the therapist team, worked several years in Switzerland so he understands very well european concerns. The place is owned by an european couple, so they also understand very well the need of comfort and hygienic standard of the european guests. They have high ecological concern and therefore many things in the resort are made with this aim, like solar pannels, biogaz with the waste or recyclingwaste. They have their own plantation for organic vegetables. BRAVO to the cook, the food is just EXCELLENT. The place has opened in October 2012, I stayed there for 8 weeks and had a very good time."

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  • Review by Anand Sudha from Bangalore, India

    "We had a great time Ananda Lakshmi. The staffs were very courteous, the rooms were very clean and spotless. Overall the setting of the place calms your mind and aesthetically pleasing. The place and the rooms looked exactly as shown in their website. Staffs were very accommodative and provided us an extra cot (not a rollaway mattress) as we were a family of 4. It is located on a cliff, the view from the resort is such a treat to the eyes. It is a bit on the expensive side, we could negotiate as it was their off peak season. The food was very tasty and they made arrangements to give us our coffee early. The chef Mr Vijesh and team never made us wait. Mr Alex quickly responded. The location is little tricky and if you are driving on your own, you will need little patience. Without GPS we would have not reached the place. It is about 40mins from Trivandrum. We drove from Coimbatore, so it was very tiring. For a true Kerala experience and if you don't mind the little tiring journey, it's worth a visit."

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