Authentic Ayurveda Palace
About Kalari Kovilakom
Kalari Kovilakom, the palace of the ancient Vengunad Kingdom in Kerala is now converted into a resort/ retreat offering most authentic form of Ayurveda as the Rajas of Vengunad would have had it. Adhering to the strict tenets of Ayurveda the treatment offered is a combination of the physical, psychological and spiritual therapies complimented and supported by yoga and meditation. While living in the comforts of the palace, you experience a life style that was advocated in the Ancient Indian traditions. This lifestyle helps you to balance your energies, your outer material world and the inner spiritual world, leaving you refreshed and energetic.
"Kalari Kovilakom" is located in a village called Kollengode in Palakkad district in a very picturesque and rural countryside surrounded by hills offering a unique and unspoilt settings. The weather is usually warm and dry except during the Monsoons when it is pleasant. The simple landscaped gardens has a wide variety of herbal plants, trees and large old style bathing ponds, all of which blend in beautifully with the surrounding village and countryside. From Cochin International airport it is 3 hours drive and from Coimbatore airport it is 2 hours.
The Rooms at Kalari Kovilakom
There are a total of 18 guest rooms consisting of 13 Kovilakom suite rooms and 5 higher category Vengunad suites and the charm about this place is that being an old Palace, no two rooms are alike. The suites are all air-conditioned and offers required modern facilities. In terms of service offered or treatments there is no difference between the Vengunad and Kovilakom suites.
Ayurvedic Treatements at Kalari Kovilakom
In the first stage, as in any Ayurveda treatment detoxification of the body is done using various techniques and this process may be little uncomfortable. It is advised to come with an open mind and to overcome your concerns in consultation with the doctors rather than resisting. Initially you are given ample medicated ghee so that it saturates your system and absorbs all the toxins. During this process you will also be given enough herbal water and light diet. Once the system saturates the ghee is purged out using medication and now your system is better prepared to accept the various treatments and medicines.
After detoxification you will be given various types of massages & treatments using medicated powders, pouches with herbal leaves and different type of medicated oils. All this is supplemented with internal medications as required. Again, these vary from person to person and individual's treatment schedule is decided by the Ayurveda doctor.
At Kalari Kovilakom, apart from the Ayurveda treatment which includes special diet along with oils, massages and herbs, the focus is also on Yoga and meditation. Here Yoga is taught and practiced every morning. After you have undergone detoxification and purgation, normally you will have two massages / treatments every day and on an average each massage / treatment takes up to 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. The outcome of all this being a healthier, younger, lighter, calmer, clearer & more focused YOU!!
Treatments at Kalari Kovilakom
Anti-stress Programme-Manasanthi (14 Days)
The 14-day anti-stress programme is designed to combat the conditions like stress, insomnia, lack of concentration, fatigue and headaches which all seems to be part of today's hectic lifestyles. Ayurveda and yoga offers the perfect answer to these lifestyle diseases and the Kalari's "Manasanthy" program is based on these two ancient systems of wellness and it comprise of some classic Ayurveda therapies like Nasyam, Sirovasthy etc., supported by special Yoga therapies, herbal medicines, herbal teas and balanced diet. Click here for Ayurveda Gloserry
Slimming Programme-Sthoulyagna chikitsa. (21 to 28 Days)
The Ayurvedic slimming programme works by increasing metabolism. The prescribed light, non-kapha producing foods relieve the system of excess kapha and also control vata. The programme, which includes medicated steam bath, medication, herbal teas and yoga, works to create a genuine metabolic change. Click here for Ayurveda Gloserry
Anti-aging: Rasayana Chikitsa (28 Days) The anti-ageing therapy aims to arrest the degeneration of body cells and increase immunity. The treatment keeps the enzymes of the cells in functioning condition and revitalizes the body cells. While the nerves and bones are softened and smoothened the tranquility of mind is also promoted. The program starts with a cleansing treatment to eliminate toxins followed by a rejuvenation treatment with special creams and oil, intake of herbal medicines all backed by a nourishing diet. Based on individual's constitution many ayurvedic procedures/therapies are administered. This treatment helps to keep individuals free from diseases even at an advanced age. Click here for Ayurveda Gloserry
General Rejuvenation- Panchakarma (21 to 28 Days)
Panchkarma is the classic five-point revitalization treatment aimed at removal of body toxins, removal of mental and physical stress and nourishment of the body systems. Normally the treatment involves various pre-purifications procedures (poorvakarma) to move the body toxins to gastro-intestinal tracts followed by the main procedure (pradhana-karma) which involves flushing out the toxins through Nose, Therapeutic vomit, purgation, enema and blood detoxification. Various post-purification (paschat-karma) procedures are advised. All this is well supported by Yoga therapies and balanced diet. Appropriate intake of herbal medicines are also given. Depedning on one's body condition many of the ayurvedic procedures like Snehapanam, uzhichil, sirodhara, nasyam, vamanam, virechanam and various vasthi and kizhi treatments included in this package. Click here for Ayurveda Gloserry
Dining at Kalari Kovilakom
There are certain 'lifestyle challenges' or realities you need to accept during the treatment period. Coffee/Tea, alcohol, cigarettes are NOT permitted, encouraged or available in the premises. Similarly meat, fish, eggs, bread, milk or sugar are NOT served while you stay here. The cuisine here is based on traditional Kerala vegetarian cuisine and mainly uses locally sourced vegetables and fresh coconuts. Salads are not part of the daily regime but certain fruits like fresh Pineapple, Guavas and Pomegranates are served. The dishes are cooked with almost no oil, salt, chillies or any other spices but it is unbelievably tasty. The food here is unique, created exclusively for Kalari Kovilakam Guests and strictly adheres to the principles & dietary restrictions laid down by Ayurveda.
Kalari Kovilakom Entertainments
Life at Kalari Kovilakom is very restful with everything designed and focusing around healing your body, mind and soul. Hence during the course of the treatments guest's activities are strictly restricted to within the premises of the Resort. Keeping in mind for after dinner hours, the hotel arrange for various entertainments like cultural, dance and musical performances showcased inside the resort for the guests. Interactive discussions on Ayurveda and yoga along with chanting and meditation sessions are also there.
Packing Details for Kalari Kovilakom
At Kalari Kovilakom each guest is provided with three sets of complimentary fine cotton Pyjama suits and one pair of footwear for their use.If you do not intend to travel elsewhere other than to Kalari Kovilakom, then you will not require carrying many clothes-so pack light. You may carry a light shawl, scarf & cotton socks-as the evenings can get cool and Personal toiletries if any. Carry your medical reports, sufficient stock of medications for prior consultation with the Doctor. If you have any concerns, please feel free to consult the doctor vide email. Transaltors for your first consultation with doctor/yoga teacher/resort manager can be organized at an extra cost.
Kalari Kovilakom Ayurveda Resorts, Kollengode- The Tariff Details (In Euros. Validity 01 Oct 2017 to 31 Dec 2018)
|Kovilakom Suite||14 Nights Treatment|
|21 Nights Treatment|
|28 Nights Treatment|
|Vengunadu Suite||14 Nights Treatment|
|21 Nights Treatment|
|28 Nights Treatment|
The above rates are per room inclusive of Ayurveda treatments as per doctor's advise, all meals (including ayurveda diet), accommodation, return transfers Ex. Kochi airport and all current applicable taxes. The above are rack rates. Do mail us with your room requirement and dates for availablity based special rates.
Please note that Ayurveda Treatment for ladies can not be undertaken during the menstrual cycle