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
Published: 14th September 2011
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.
‘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.
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
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
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!
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
Published on: 14th