Great Review of Kairali Ayurvedic Health Resort by The New Indian Express

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Great Review of Kairali Ayurvedic Health Resort by The New Indian Express


A beautiful article about Kairali Ayurvedic  Health Resort was published in the well circulated and prominent newspaper The New Indian Express.  The author of the article is an is an award-winning documentary film-maker based in Hyderabad and has written the article based on his personal experiences during his stay at the Kairali Ayurvedic Health Resort.



Heaven & Health

By Vijaya Pratap

Published: 14th September 2011


I didn’t want the emerald green fields to end….it was too soothing to the eyes and my frayed urban nerves. As the road winds through thickly wooded groves you enter into a paradise. It is greenery everywhere with golden sunshine peeping in….like precious stones studded into a beautiful piece of jewellery. If woods are ever so beautiful, I would never leave them….forget about miles to go…I would not just stop there, but go to sleep, staring at the vanishing sun….

A fifty acre property with lofty trees, entwining creepers, coconut palms forming a canopy, exotic plants freshly washed by rain and their hues glistening in bright sunshine, landscape so picturesque that you start wondering… is this real ? And to bring the picture postcard into life, you have the gush of the streams around, and the rustle of the leaves in soft breeze. No exaggeration - Kairali Ayurvedic Health resort leaves you spellbound !

And the most striking aspect of Kairali is its silence….absolutely still ! No car horns or cell phone buzzes. It is the most beautiful silence broken by the gentlest of sounds .  All that you hear is the bird calls, a horde of them, and the pitter patter of the ubiquitous Kerala rain. There is an orchestra here….with a variety of birds singing …. in chorus … in unison…and in sync and you have raindrops for rhythm ! Just 12 kms from Palakkad town, tucked away in layers of greenery, Kairali takes you by surprise !

Hailing from a family of traditional ayurvedic physicians, Dr Ramesh and Dr Gita, a husband wife team founded “ Kairali Aurvedic Health Resort” in 1989, in an idyllic location, close to Palakkad in Kerala. Today their Ayurvedic Treatment Centres and Hospitals and Resorts have spread over three continents and nine countries.

Overall fitness

Therapies like ‘Panchakarma’are used in Kairali for overall fitness which tune the body, organs, mind, breath, nerves and purify blood. Weight loss without the use of strict diet and strenuous exercise is a major draw for many. Monsoon is considered the best time for Ayurvedic treatments since the body’s absorption and retention is said to be; maximum during this season.

Luxury & comfort

Elegantly furnished airconditioned villas that offer ample  luxury and comfort, are built based on Vaastu shastra and named after the 27 stars . Each villa has a water body flowing around, that has a calming effect on the mind. Red oxide is used on the floors which has a lovely shine and looks absolutely stunning besides having a cooling effect.

Peace & tranquility

Butterflies of all colours and sizes flitting from flower to flower (the German youth I met in the resort commented that he had never seen such huge butterflies !!)….dragon flies making a buzzing sound…. crickets make a non-intrusive chorus and the frogs make  their presence felt just occasionally. Huge snails that cross your path on their most leisurely walks ( not inching a single centimetre for hours ! ) the whole ambiance spells harmony, peace and tranquility.   

Garden fresh

The restaurant dishes out exotic vegetarian fare, from fresh produce grown in their organic veg/fruit gardens. Carefully crafted recipes which are totally healthy, come with a fairly wide choice.

At Kairali, warm and smiling masseurs,well trained with years of experience behind them, work on your body with wondrous results. Their firm and magical hands that knead in total sync make you feel special and the whole experience is blissful!

You always wondered at those lovely women in Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings with their glowing skins and long and lustrous hair.  It is a way of life in Kerala; a daily massage with medicated oils that has seeped into their genes and stayed there for generations. At Kairali these traditional methods of beauty and healthcare combined with their dedication make their USP.

(The author is an award-winning documentary film-maker based in Hyderabad)


Published on: 14th September 2011