Before we took a final decision and packed our backpacks, we made quite a thorough internet research to find an ayurvedic resort according to our wishes:
a traditional ayurvedic centre (not spa)
not (too) touristy place (not crowded with people)
an ‘ayurvedic family’ run place with long tradition
an excellent ayurvedic doctor
quality treatments adjusted to individual needs
natural green and peaceful surroundings
cute natural huts (not a hotel)
not too expensive.
Sound as a Heaven?
And we found it here on Earth.
In Kerala, at Sarovaram ayurvedic resort.
This is an ayurvedic resort with a long tradition, managed by dr. Kiran, who is the third generation in his ayurvedic family (his father is running an ayuvedic factory, producing many ayurvedic medicines used in Sarovaram resort). Dr. Kiran is a great highly professional doctor, you feel you can trust - as a doctor and as man also. You find him soon just the way he is saying, treat me not only as a doctor, but as your friend :-)
Treatments are carried out by professional and kind stuff, and adjusted to your needs and reactions of your body, and you can feel a difference soon, day by day. The peacefulness of the resort at the lakeside, where there are welcomed max 20 guest at the same time (there are just a couple of traditional cottages), the vividness of nature with a great variety of plants and sounds of birds … what a place to relax! And to purify and rejuvenate your body, and not physical only. We enjoyed a lot. And Sarovaram soon became our home away from home :-)
Not to forget the food - it was very delicious and diverse and healthy also, we just loved it. And many non-vegetarian guests there also.
Are you browsing to find your ‘holidays heaven’ to stop this hectic way of life, as we did a couple of weeks ago? Maybe our experience could help you. And maybe we meet in Sarovaram, as we will be back for sure :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Resort is situated on the banks of Lake Ashtamudi on a sprawling 4 acres of lush greenery. It is run by an ayurvedic doctor who hails from a family of 3 generations of ayurvedic physicians and has more than 30 years experience. The resort provides all facilities for relaxation and rejuvenation including panchakarma treatments. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sarovaram Ayurvedic Backwater Health Centre Kollam, Kerala, India