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“no longer what it was!”

Dr. Franklin's Panchakarma Institute and Ayurveda Centre
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Owner description: “Dr.Franklin’s Panchakarma Institute”, the Unique Centre for Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation was established in 1997 by Dr.V.Franklin, formerly the district chief medical officer of Government of Kerala, registered as "Ribis Health Care Pvt Ltd” and awarded with “Green Leaf” certificate ( Govt. of Kerala). The therapeutic crew consists of 52 qualified and expert Ayurvedic therapists and 7 Ayurvedic Doctors who work under the guidance of Dr.V.Franklin (Chief Physician) and Dr.Sony Joseph (Managing Director). The Yoga & Meditation sessions are handled by the Yoga expert Master Soorya Ravi who is the general secretary of the Yoga Teacher’s Association, South India.
paris
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“no longer what it was!”
Reviewed May 18, 2012

Since Dr Franklin the old man is no longer handling the center, it has all changed. Now it is run by his sun in law and it has become a business. the care is not the same, the vision and experience Dr Franklin himself had, has not been passed on. they fit you in a package of cures, and do not really attach much importance to what you really have,. if you are going for relaxation, go to own of the hotels around where they have treatments and other things.
if you are going because you really have a physical issue...don't go there! there are other options.

Visited January 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“BEST AYURVEDA CENTRE”
Reviewed May 3, 2012

I was here in 2012 for a couple of weeks.I had ayurvedic treatments from various places of kerala, but in my experience here is the best.They have a professional team of doctors and other staffs, Vegetarian restaurant provides very healthy food. I had chronic backache , but after couple weeks I felt much better (kateevasthi was very helpful) . Those who are in search of a serious ayurveda centre, this centre is a best choice.

Visited February 2012
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TRV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best for Ayurveda Treatment”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

The best centre for Ayurveda, Run by Ayurveda doctors family.
Interesting fact : They won't sell Treatment as package. They prepare treatments after the consultation.
Good rooms for Accommodation . Energy level of the premises is HIGH.

Visited April 2012
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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“Trust in the Best”
Reviewed March 30, 2012

I was in the Institute in Feb-Mar..
Dr.Franklins Panchakarma Institute can be recommendable for the travelers who need real Ayurveda treatments. It is like an Ayurveda centre in a resort style and in homely atmosphere. I found it is best for treatments and accommodation.

Only expect best of Ayurveda treatment, don’t expect beer, non-veg food, pleasure massage, etc. If you expect other than treatments you will be in upset so you all are wrong.

Visited March 2012
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Paris, France
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“Excellence of Ayurveda and Panchakarma therapy in Kerala”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

I have experienced Panchakarma therapy at Dr.Franklins Panchakarma Institute last month. It is my fourth time in Kerala for Ayurveda and the first time in Panchakarma Institute. I found that the treatments and massages especially Kerala rejuvenation massage (massage with feet) are excellent. The centre has very professional, experienced and dedicated team of Doctors, Nurses and Therapists. Restaurant provides the best veg. meals, herbal teas and fresh juices. Everybody was so welcoming with me. It is so pleasant to meet always smiling people ready to help you, especially when you are alone for a few weeks so far away from home.



I recommend the centre for my friends and relatives. I plan to come back in February 2013. I am very grateful to Dr.Sony and his team! It is the right place for Ayurveda.

Visited February 2012
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