Kairali- The Ayurvedic Healing
Village featured in Gulf News
A great review about Kairali- The Ayurvedic Healing Village was
featured in the Travel section of the Gulf News recently. Gulf News is an established
leading English language newspaper of the UAE region and has the highest
circulation and readership figures – a position it has occupied and held for
A therapeutic holiday
Healing Village promises to give you a break from the hassles of city life and
rejuvenate your mind and body
How about starting
your day with a yoga session amid pristine natural beauty, surrounded with
paddy fields and palm trees?
Healing Village in Kerala?s Palakkad town is one such destination. Considered
an idyllic gateway for discerning travellers hoping to relax and rejuvenate in
the lap of nature, the place follows the age-old lifestyle that is far away
from city hassles. De-stressing, lounging in an old rocking chair with a book
by the poolside with only distraction being a kingfisher?s playful splashing ?
the experience is divine.
Yes, travelling from
Coimbatore Airport to the village could be dull and dreary, but it?s worth the
effort. All traces of fatigue vanish as you enter the village, surrounded by
600 coconut, 200 teak and 20 mango trees.
lush-green property is dotted with well-lit spacious cottages that serve as an
ideal destination for those looking for body and mind healing.
Facilities are also
abundant at Kairali.
The 31 villas, which
include two Maharaja Suites, five Royal Villas, 16 Classic Villas, and eight
Deluxe Villas, are designed on ?vaastu shastra? principles and are allocated to
guests on the basis of their sun sign. Great thought!
The treatments the
guests choose to undergo at the resort to cure ailments are administered by a
group of qualified Ayurvedic doctors.
A unique blend of
modern luxury holiday and natural beauty, one of the key features of the place
is a waterbody that flows alongside each room, bringing solace and peace to
Yoga and meditation
are an essential part of the Ayurvedic way of life and the resort offers both
private and group classes. But, if you are someone who wants to holiday without
a schedule in hand, then Kairali is not the place for you.
Co-headed by the
husband-wife duo of managing director K.V. Ramesh, who hails from a family of
traditional Ayurveda physicians, and joint managing director Gita Ramesh, the
hospitality division of Kairali was launched in 1999. Kairali Ayurvedic Group
director Abhilash. K. Ramesh said the aim was to create a place where one can
actually ?recuperate from stress and strain of city life and undergo treatment
for ailments while holidaying?.
?Today?s eating habits
and lifestyle make even youngsters prone
to health problems such as obesity, spondylitis, arthritis and premature
ageing. Our therapies are based on the traditional, fundamental principles of
nature, Ayurvedic medicines and oils,? Ramesh said.
who has been an Ayurvedic practitioner for over four decades, says the power of
herbs and traditional oils is magical.
The menu at Kairali is
vegetarian and guests are advised to abstain from alcohol and smoking during
restaurant serves wholesome feasts and a qualified dietician helps guests to choose
an ideal diet that includes organic fruits and vegetables grown in Kairali?s
From 19-year-olds to
90-year-olds, the place is meant for nature lovers keen to explore the benefits
Some of the preferred
treatments include detoxification and purification of the body by Panchkarma, a
five-fold body cleansing procedure. Also experience the soothing spa and
massage therapy given by a group of young and middle-aged women. The session
consists of a health spa, royal makeover and face massage done with herbs,
plants and other natural products.
The place attracts
both Indian and international travellers alike due to its exceptional Ayurvedic
standards as it has its own potent herbal range grown in its organic herbal
Getting there :
Palakkad is less than an hour from the Coimbatore airport and two hours from
Kochi. It also has a railway station and is well connected to major cities.
Season: It receives
visitors throughout the year, but best time to visit the place is between November
and February. Those who like the monsoon can check out the place in June, July
cottages are divided into four categories ? Deluxe, Classic, Royal and the
exclusive Maharaja suites.
Rs35,000 (Dh2163) onwards for 7 nights/8 days per person on a double occupancy
basis; taxes will be charged extra. This package includes accommodation in a
Deluxe Villa, one Ayurvedic treatment a day, all meals (breakfast, lunch and
dinner), complementary yoga and meditation sessions, consultation with an
Ayurvedic doctor, one lifestyle evaluation session and the use of the resort?s
Published on: 4th