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The Detox Retreat with Yoga, Ayurveda and Pilates offers you a complete detoxification with focus on stress reduction, immunity, rejuvenation, cleansing and nurturing of the body, mind and soul. The retreat has been designed by keeping in mind the true authentic principal of yoga and ayurveda. This retreat is an invitation to connect to the present moment and to learn how to listen to your body and its inner voice, through practicing daily yoga and meditation in the lush, tranquil state of Kerala.
<strong>A revitalizing retreat</strong>
You will experience the deep cleansing and transformation with Yoga, Pranayama practices, and power reviving with Ayurveda. Improve your physical fitness by eating food prepared to the Ayurvedic tradition, receiving daily Ayurvedic massage treatments, and practicing Pilates. With ten days at this retreat you will have the opportunity to fully disconnect from the outside world, find your inner calm and clarity, and cleanse your body deeply through the ancient traditions of Ayurveda and yoga.
<strong>The first ayurveda resort will provide your accommodation</strong>
Located in Kerala, India, the sunny beach at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort is the first ayurvedic resort in the world and of course the best place to get some peace and quiet, enjoy the scenery, feel the sea breeze, take a long walk, get a good tan, make sand castles and in general, be happy. But Somatheeram offers much more than merriment. Through Ayurveda, Somatheeram provides means to shed all worries, anxieties and illnesses.
During your stay, you will be accommodated in a shared double room in an eco-friendly Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort. Somatheeram, welcomes you to the world of authentic ayurveda. A serene aryurvedic resort by the sea in South India. Here you can benefit from traditional Ayurvedic therapy as well as Yoga in a blissfully peaceful environment.
Somatheeram, the worlds first Ayurvedic resort, is one of the best tourism spots in Kerala, India. Located at Chowara Beach on a hillock 9 km south of the famous Kovalam Beach, Trivandrum, Kerala with over 15 acres of greenery all around.
The lush landscape of Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort has the specialty that it has not been altered or modified in any way to build the various facilities and amenities. The resort thus retains its greenery and eco-friendly appearance in a breathtakingly beautiful manner. Obviously, living amidst such beauty is an entirely different experience, which can be fully appreciated only by spending a few days here.
Built with eco-friendly materials, the lodging facilities are designed to merge elegantly with the vibes of Somatheeram. Properly ventilated to allow natural air flow, the cottages, Kerala Houses, the deluxe suites as well as the ordinary rooms are built in a classy style to suit Somatheeram. Most rooms have beautiful gardens in the front and provide an excellent view of the sea which would make one to stay on for longer and to visit this enchanting place again and again.
7.30 a.m. - 9.00 a.m.
10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.
4.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
6.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Free time, beach, swimming pool...
The Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort is located in southern India, in the State of Kerala, which is also known as Gods own country. It is about 21 kms from International Airport at Thiruvananthapuram and about 9 kms south of the famous Kovalam beach. Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and true to its name. The village offers an endless sight of coconut trees. It is also known as the Paradise of South India. Since 1930 Kovalam was a prominent international tourist beach. Kovalam Beach is located at a distance of six kilometers from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital of Kerala. Kovalam beach is the world famous beach of India.
Kovalam first received attention when the Regent Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi of Travancore constructed her beach resort, Halcyon Castle, here towards the end of the 1920s. Thereafter the place was brought to the public eye by her nephew the Maharaja of Travancore. The European guests of the then Travancore kingdom discovered the potentiality of Kovalam beach as a tourist destination in the 1930s. However, Kovalam shot into limelight in the early seventies with arrivals of the masses of hippies on their way to Ceylon in the Hippie Trail. This exodus started the transformation of a casual fishing village of Kerala into one of the most important tourist destinations in all India.
Kovalam has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline; the three together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach.
The southernmost beach, the Lighthouse Beach is the one most frequented by tourists; Lighthouse Beach got its name due to the old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on a rocky promontory here. Its intermittent beams at night render the beach with an unearthly charm.
Eves Beach, more commonly known as Hawa Beach, ranks second, in the early day, is a beehive of activities with fishermen setting out for sea. With a high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights.
Samyak Yoga Studio is located close to both of these beaches. You can spend your days offs (Sundays) and leisure time at these beautiful beaches.
A large promontory separates this part from the southern side. Samudra Beach doesn't have tourists thronging there or hectic business. The local fishermen ply their trade on this part.
Detour past Kovalam junction to land on Samudra Beach which is to the north of Ashoka Beach. One has the option to walk along the sea-wall too. The sight of the waves lashing on the rocks below is awesome. Shallow waters stretching for hundreds of metres are ideal for swimming. The beaches have steep palm covered headlands and are lined with shops that offer all kinds of goods and services.
You will be provided with vegetarian daily meals. Every meals are prepared to the Ayurvedic tradition to make sure you get the maximum detoxification benefit in the retreat.
Somatheeram is located in one of the most beautiful and much sought after tourism spot in the world- Kerala. While you are here, it would be worth the money and time to get to know more about Kerala and visit some very popular tourism places. Somatheeram provides tour facilities to major attractions, in and around Thiruvananthapuram.
Otherwise known as Paradise of the South, Kovalam is one among the must-visit places in Kerala. It is famous for its beautiful beaches and tourist resorts and is located just 9 km south of Somatheeram. There are three beaches here- Light House Beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach. One to the south is the Light House beach and is the most popular. The beachs shallow water is perfect for swimming.
The meeting place of two rivers Killi and Karamana, Thiruvallam backwaters is a beautiful place and is very popular for canoe rides. A temple in honor of Lord Parushama, believed to be the creator of Kerala, is at Thiruvallam which attracts devotees from far and wide.
This seven storied structure is a wonderful illustration of Kerala temple architecture and is located at about 11 kms from Somatheeram. Thousands of people come here throughout the year to pay tribute to the Hindu deity Lord Vishnu, to whom this temple is dedicated. The idol here is really special with Lord Vishnu reclining on Anantha, the king of snakes. This temple is a landmark of Thiruvananthapuram. In fact, the name Thiruvananthapuram means the land of Anantha.
An excellent example of traditional Travancore architecture Kanakakkunnu palace is located in the city and at about 12 kms from Somatheeram. The grounds of the palace play host to a variety of cultural fests and activities.
It is an art and natural history museum established in 1855 and at a distance of nearly 13 kms from Somatheeram. It exhibits a large collection of bronze idols, sculptures, antiques, temple chariot and other items of historic relevance. The art gallery in this museum exhibits many famous paintings including those by the renowned artist Raja Ravi Varma. This museum was named after Lord Napier, the Governor of Madras from 1866-1872.
It was built as an annexe to Napier museum. Many different species of animals can be seen here, brought from India as well as abroad. The reptile house and the Botanical garden also lay within the museum premises. The museum and the zoo are located at about 3 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station.
The Science and Technology museum was started in 1984 to promote knowledge in Science among the public. Children as well as adults will love the many interesting exhibits and demonstrations on various fields of Science such as Electronics, Mechanics and Electricity. One could also watch the star studded sky and the constituents of the universe in Priyadarsini planetarium, a part of the Museum.
It forms a great picnic spot with boating facilities and a paddling pool. It is the best suited place for spending a relaxed evening. There is the childrens park and the picturesque surrounding to enjoy as well. It is located at about 10 km from Thiruvananthapuram city.
About 30 kms from Somatheeram is the Neyyar Reservoir which is the drainage basin of Mullayar and Kallar rivers. There is thick vegetation all around and it was declared a sanctuary in 1958. A large number of species such as elephants, wild boars, jungle cat, Nilgiri Langur etc. can be seen here. Lion safari park, crocodile rearing centre, deer farm and boating pull crowds to the sanctuary. Agasthyakoodam hills lies nearby which is also a location worth visiting.
Ashtamudi lake is made up of eight branches as suggested by the name (Ashta= Eight, Mudi= Branch). Located in Kollam, it is the second largest wetland ecosystem and is also known as the gateway to Kerala Backwaters. This is also a popular destination for houseboat cruises. The breathtaking beauty of the landscape and the peaceful environment are sure to impress anyone.
Alumkadavu is the place where the first Kettuvalloms or Houseboats were built. It is located at about 23 kms from Kollam and is a famous destination for houseboat cruises. Traversing the serene backwaters of Alumkadavu in a houseboat is something which should not be missed.
Varkala Beach is located at about 53 kms from Trivandrum. Tourists as well as natives take delight in watching the sunset and taking a dip in the mineral springs. The 800 year old Sri Janaradana Swamy temple situated in Varkala is very famous and is one of the major pilgrimage spots in Kerala.
Ponmudi is a picturesque hill station located at about 56 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city. There is a lot to see here - mist covered valleys, tea plantations and small rivulets. It is the best place to endeavor in some adventure sports like trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing etc.
The evenings at Shangumukham beach is crowded with people from near and far, lazing along the beach to have a great time and for watching the sunset. Quite near to the Thiruvananthapuram Airport, Shangumukham beach forms a favorite place for a fine outing.
This spectacular example of Travancore style architecture is located at about 63 kms from Trivandrum. During the period of 16th - 18th centuries this palace acted as the seat of Travancore rulers. The workmanship of the artisans is awe-inspiring and their expertise can be seen throughout the palace- flooring made wholly with natural components, exquisitely carved wooden ceilings, dance halls with granite flooring, well-designed courtyards, underground passageways and so on. The palace is well preserved and gives the air of the life during that period with its architectural style, layout of the rooms, exquisite furniture, paintings etc.
Kanyakumari is located at the southern tip of the Indian peninsula. From the Kanyakumari beach, which overlooks the convergence of the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, one could see a spectacular sunrise and sunset. About 400 metres into the sea, there is the Vivekananda Rock. This was where Swami Vivekanda, a great thinker and philosopher of India, attained enlightenment through deep meditation. The Vivekananda memorial is built on this rock and is accessible only by boat.
Kerala is famous for its beautiful handicrafts, sculptures and other works of art in wood, metal, ivory etc. There are several places where you can buy such wonderful souvenirs as wooden toys, statues with intricate woodwork, bamboo and coir products, brass and bell metal items, jewelry boxes and so on. Keralas traditional attire Mund and Kerala Sarees, Handloom clothes, Kancheepuram sarees, etc. are available throughout Kerala and make for a great buy. Somatheeram arranges tours to some of the best shopping places in Thiruvananthapuram for the guests.
The Ayurvedic massages are an important part of the rejuvenating process. On this retreat you will experience Ayurvedic massage in its authentic form. Abhyanga is ayurveda's principal healing tool and the mother of all massages. It is a whole body massage given with herbal oils to detoxify, nourish and revitalize the body tissues. It nourishes layers of the skin to relieve fatigue and stress and release accumulated toxins in body tissue. This massage is one of the most rejuvenating treatments of Ayurveda. You will experience Abhyanga treatments every alternative day.
The nearest airport is Trivandrum (21 kms).