Kairali — The Ayurvedic Healing Village, India

Nestled at the foot of the western ghats, Kairali — The Ayurvedic Healing Village is flanked by coconut palms and mango trees

By National Geographic Traveller The Collection
Published 8 Mar 2017, 09:39 GMT

Nestled at the foot of the western ghats, Kairali — The Ayurvedic Healing Village is flanked by coconut palms and mango trees, where meandering pathways are crisscrossed with streams and dotted with fountains. The 30 villas in the 60-acre village of Palakkad blend into a tropical grove surrounded by exquisite fauna and flora. The property is the winner of India’s Leading Spa Resort at the World Travel Awards 2015 and 2016.

Each villa is uniquely designed using vastu shastra (Indian feng shui) and guests are allocated these according to their star signs, as the surrounding vegetation is planted to align with different constellations. A resident astrologer/palmist is also on hand to offer guests a glimpse into the future.

An up-and-coming hotspot for travellers to Kerala, Palakkad offers a mix of historical monuments and temples, wildlife sanctuaries and scenic rivers. Highlights include the Nelliyampathy Hills, the Silent Valley National Park, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Attappady Hills and spectacular dams, such as Malampuzha, Mangalam, Kanjirapuzha, Siruvani and Parambikulam.

A backdrop of misty mountains and tropical forests creates a serene setting for a host of ayurvedic treatments, tackling everything from stress and respiratory problems to skin conditions and weight loss. Alongside health, diet and fitness programmes, therapeutic massage rejuvenates both body and mind. The ayurvedic experience at Kairali is designed to heal, cleanse and revive.

Guests can join a fitness class, play tennis or badminton, hit the jogging track and explore the local area on bikes before relaxing by the pool and soaking up the rays.

To kick-start a healthy eating regime, tasty vegetarian dishes made with locally sourced, organic ingredients are served at fine-dining restaurants White Lilly and Oottupura. For the best results, guests are encouraged to avoid alcohol and smoking during their stay.

Kairali is a luxurious, stress-free paradise — the perfect place to experience the authentic healing practices of ancient India.

Don’t miss

The guided organic plantation tour, yoga classes for all abilities and free ayurvedic cooking demonstrations

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Key Treatments

• Panchakarma therapy
• Weight-loss packages
• Rejuvenation and detoxification programmes
• Addiction and rehabilitation therapy
• Yoga and meditation

Key Facilities

• Organic vegetable plantation
• Vegan and vegetarian restaurants
• Herbal garden with medicinal plants
• 10,000sq ft treatment centre

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