Indiaís most spectacular beach resort just 16 kms from
Thiruvanathapuram (formerly Trivandrum) Kovalam is a sheltered
natural bay. The setting has an illusory quality
about. A sheet of silvery sand curves into an arch, that is
bordered on one side by azure blue waters, and on the other
side by a sumptuous spread of green palm groves.
A tour which provides complete relaxation with stay at Kovalam,
famous for its Eco friendly surroundings & white sandy beaches
Ayurvedic health resorts.
[These Eco Tour Programs are best
run with minimum 6 travelers to a group & more]
KOVALAM - Indiaís
most spectacular beach resort just 16 kms. From
Thiruvananthapuram (formerly Trivandrum), Kovalam is a
sheltered natural bay. The settling has an illusory quality
about it. A sheet of silvery sand curves into an arch that is
bordered on one side by axure blue waters and on the other
side by a sumptuous spread of green palm groves.
Breakers explode in white foam against the rocks in the Sea,
while enthusiastic swimmers plunge even deeper into the
waters. It is as though you have wondered into some tropical
KOVALAM ASHOK BEACH RESORT
Nestling in the luxuriant palm belt are several
Kudils or cottage , where you can retreat when the sun become
fierce, on a grander scale is the Halcyon Castle that was once
the residence of the Travanacore Maharaja and now has deluxe
Here you could pamper yourself with herbal body toning massage
or unwind in Yoga class. As the sun begins to set , the
colors of its finding flame blend with the magnificent masks
& costumes of Kathakali dancers who perform the ancient dance
drama based on the legends & myths of Hindu epics by the
flickering lights of temple lamps in specially constructed
open air theaters.
The sťances waterways and sleepy lagoons of Kovalam provides
ample opportunity for swimming and other water sports. The
golden sand stretching out for miles together and coconut
trees swaying gracefully against the backdrop of the richly
lured blue sky and sea, all add to make Kovalam a heaven on
SOMATHEERAM - BEACH RESORT
Rich with traditional culture and overwhelming
natural splendor. The perfect locale for the perfect holiday
resort. Somatheeram is on the picturesque Malabar coast 8 km
from the renowned tourist centre of Kovalam and 21 km South of
Trivandram , the capital city of Kerala. Set in the
tantalizing environment of palm trees and bewitching blue
water , Somatheeram is untouched by the ravages of tourism.
Traditionally styled bungalows and cottages welcome you to a
warm, relaxed atmosphere.
Somatheeram, however, is a new take on resorts it
is a retreat specializing in Yoga, Ayurvedic and Meditation
treatments. It is where people go for meditation treatments.
It is where people go in pursuits of mental and physical
nirvana. If the first is virtually laid on via the golden
beaches, the second comes via a series of soothing massages
and herbal experiences at the hands of trained experts.
The resort comprises a series of buildings that seamlessly
mold the most attractive features of old Kerala houses with
all the mod cons so necessary for those who like their foreign
adventures with a reassuring touch of home.
The cottages are sparse but very comfortable and a visual
treat, with stone and brick interiors, cool stone floors, chik
and rattan fittings.
The massage centre is vast hall with wooden trestle tables,
pots of scented herbal oils at hand and smiling, efficient
masseurs ready for the session ahead.
The food served at the retreat is designed to please all
palates with sunny sides - ups and steaks as well as string
hoppers, fish curries, palappams and meat curry on menu.
DISCOVER THE SECRET OF ETERNAL YOUTH
At the ayurvedic rejuvenation centre in Somatheeram.
This exclusive program is based on the Vedic Science Ayurveda
and is directed towards strengthening your immune system and
preventing disease, the rejuvenation program for each
individual is drawn out by the ayurvedic physician after a
The therapies are those most malayalis swear by the
concentrated pouring of oils on certain parts of the body (Dhara),
herbal massages (pizhichil), treatments involving plant
extracts ingested nassaly (nasyam), steam baths, the complete
rejuvenation therapy, and quite a few more routines, besides.
Somatheeramís clientele comprises, for the most
part foreigners. The resort keeps a deliberately low key
profile and the Mathew brothers stress that is pure word of
mouth that draws people to Somatheeram. Working stiffs from
Monheim to Miami from Bavaria, Austria and Scotland come down
for a sybaritic interlude duly legitimized by traditional
The resort has all facilities on hand from a centre for
cultural activities, dance and martial arts classes, cultural
shows, trips to places of tourist interest, like Neyyar dam,
Padmanabhapuram palace, the Veli tourist village and
The resortís main entrance is in the traditional architecture
style of Kerala . It is only a matter of time before the
hordes discover this secluded retreat. Till then, however the
louts-eaters loll on the beaches with waves washing up to the
feet, breakers crashing out the distance and the wind playing
a symphony on a palm front. This is a non Ayurvedic dose
PRIME TREATMENTS IN AYURVEDA :
This treatment includes yoga, meditation, body
massage with hand & foot by medicated oil, head massage and
face massage with oil and cream, internal rejuvenate
medicines, medicated steam bath. This therapy is for three to
four hours per day for 7 to 14 days. This therapy is to
rejuvenate mind, body & soul , to tone up skin, to strengthen
all systems so as to achieve ideal health and longevity.
NAVARAKIZHI - 14 DAYS
It is a process by which the whole body or any
specific part therefore is made to perspire by the application
of certain medical puddings externally in the form of boulses
tied up in muslin bag. This is applied by two to four masseurs
for about 60-90 minutes per day for a period of 14 days. This
treatment is for all types of rheumatism, pain in the joints,
emaciation of limbs, blood pressure, cholesterol and certain
kinds of skin diseases.
SIROVASTHI - 14 DAYS
Certain lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a cap
fitted on the head for 15 to 60 minutes per day according to
the patientís conditions for a period of 7 days. This
treatment is highly effective for facial paralysis, dryness of
nostrils, mouths and throat, severe headaches, burning
sensation of the head and other vatha originated diseases.
UDVARTHANAM - 14 DAYS
This is a typical massage with herbal powders for
about 30 minutes daily for a period of 14 to 28 days. This
treatment is for the diseases like hemiplegia, paralysis,
obesity (excess fat) and certain rheumatic ailments.
ABHAYANGAM - 14 DAYS
Special type of oil massage in which strokes are
given according to the disease for 45 minutes per day for 14
days. This treatment is very useful for obesity, especially
for diabetic Gangrene ( a condition due to the lack of blood
circulation in the extreme part of the body) etc.
Medicated Ghee is given internally in a
proportionally increased quantity for a period of 8-12 days.
This treatment is forosteoarthritis, sporaris, leukemia etc.
In this treatment, Lukewarm herbal oils applied all
over the body by two to four trained masseurs in a special
rhythematic way continuously for about 60-90 minutes per day
for a period of 7 to 21 days. This treatment is very useful
for rheumatic diseases like arthritis paralysis, hemiplegia,
paralysis-agitanus, sexual weakness, nervous weakness and
nervous disorders etc.
MEDICATED STEAM BATH
Certain precious herbal leaves and herbs are boiled
and the steam is passed to the whole body for 10 to 20
minutes. This is good for certain skin diseases to eliminate
impurities from the body, to improve the tone of the body, to
reduce fat, etc.
In this process, some herbal oils, medicated milk,
medicated butter milk etc, are poured on the forehead in a
special method for about 45 minutes in a day for a period of 7
to 21 days. This treatment is mainly for insomnia, vata
predominated disease, mental tension and certain skin
Certain herbal oils, herbal extracts etc. applied
through the rectum daily for a period of 5 to 25 days. This
treatment is for arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, numbness,
gastric complaints, associated with rheumatism and constant
Herbal, medicated oils are applied through nose for
7 to 14 days. This treatment is highly effective for certain
kinds odd headaches, paralysis, mental disorders, some types
of skin diseases etc.
What role yoga plays in your life? It is associated
mind and body in a very balanced way. It enables you to be
watchful of all kinds of grasping through senses, all changes
from gross to subtle within or outside and all psychic
activities. Through Yogic posture and discipline one can
balance each and every organ of inner and outer body. It is a
step to enter into the higher conscious states of mind and
spiritual (minute and subtle) world. It creates within you
concentration, zeal, patience and contentment.
The practice of Meditation dates back thousands of
years and is admired by all sages like the famous exponent of
yoga- Maharishi Patanjali, Buddha, Shankra, Ram Krishna and
Sri Aurobindo etc. Much great literatureís such as Samkhya,
Kathoupanishad, Brahmans and Bhagwad Gita are full of its
various forms. Hindu and Buddhist philosophy highlights
meditation because only meditation into the Treasury of
Wisdom. According to Buddha, Meditation can not only give
Enlightenment but also Salvation. It opens the gateway of new
dimensions in life.
KIZHI - 14 DAYS
Herbal leaves and herbs or herbal powders are
applied to the whole body in boluses with hot medicated oils
for 45 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 14 days. This
treatment is for osteoarthritis with swelling, spondilosis,
sports injuries etc.
BODY PURIFICATION THERAPHY (RASAYANA
CHIKLSA) 15 DAYS
It is the process of purifying the whole body to
attain proper balance of Vatha, putha and kapha based on
panchajarma and swetatkarma treatment. The 15 day package
process includes Body massage, Snehapanam, Vamanam, Nasyam,
Virechanam (medicated purgative), Sneha Vasthi, Kazhaya Vasthi,
Pizhichil, Gnavarakizhi, Tharpanam (Cleaning the eyes)
Shirovasthi and steam bath.
BODY IMMUNIZATION / LONGEVITY
TREATMENT (KAYAKALPA CHIKILSA) 28 DAYS.
This is the prime treatment in Ayurveda for
reducing aging process, arresting the degeneration of body
cells and IMMUNIZATION of the system, citing RASAYANA (very
special ayurvedic diet) internally in the main part this
program, based on the panchakarma & swetakarma treatment. The
28 day package process includes body massage, Senhaepanam,
Vamanam, Virechanam, Nasyam, Sneha, Sneha Vasthi, Kazhaya
Vasthi, Pizhichil, Gnavarakizhi Tharpanam, Shirovasthi,
Karnapooram cleaning the ears. Medicated steam bath and Yoga
and meditation. This treatment is best effective if taken
before the age of 60 for both sex.
Body massage includes body massage with herbal
powder by hand and foot, head massage for one and a half
hours. This is good for rejuvenating the body, to reduce
mental tension, sexual tension, sexual weakness to improve