Kairali Ayurvedic Health Centre Featured in The Hindustan Times

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Kairali Ayurvedic Health Centre Featured in The Hindustan Times

Kairali Ayurvedic Health centre in Mehrauli , New Delhi got featured in an very interesting article about how to restore lost youth in India by Hindustan Times. Hindustan times is the most prestigious and well known English newspaper in India .  The article also quotes  Mrs. Gita Ramesh, the owner of Kairli Health Centre.


Restore Lost Youth In India

India attracted unexpected attention in the World Travel  Mart in London as a Health destination..

More than 250 tour operators from around the world launched negotiations with the Indian company that offers herbal massages and a range of ayurvedic therapies to go with the usual tours of Rajasthan and Agra.

“We never expected anything like this,’’ Mrs Gita Ramesh who runs the health centre in Mehrauli near Delhi, told. IANS. ‘’We have more business offers than we can handle.’’

The company is now opening Ayurvedic treatment resorts in Palakkad in Kerala. And it is not the only one in the field. A London based tour operator has been sending steadily more tourists to Kerala for Ayurvedic treatment and relaxation therapies.

The treatment does not come cheap, but more tourists are ready to pay for them than the massage centres in  India have room for. A 20-day treatment  to ‘’restore lost youth’’ can cost $800, with a additional accommodation charge of $135 a day for a single room. Most treatment courses run for 14 days and cost $20 to $400 a day plus accommodation. The Mehrauli center is cheaper and offer to give tourists ‘’a place to unwind after hectic days of sightseeing.’’

‘’Many tour operaters are planning three to seven day treatment courses for tourists along with the rest of the pakage,” Mrs Ramesh said. The tour operators plan to bring in tourists from Italy, Germany, the US and also several Latin American countries.

The health resort group was one of the several Indian companies that joined the travel mart this year. The annual London travel mart has become a significant event for Western tour operators, though it is nothing like the Berlin travel festival held in March , which is many times the size of the London travel mart.

But the London travel mart is still an occasion for the Indian businessman to meet European and American operators. ‘’The British operators  know India well” said Commander Joginder Singh who was promoting adventure tours. Much of the new interest was from tour operators who had come to travel mart from outside Britain.

Goa, which  took up a 170 sq meters stall at the fair, was by far the most successful. “Operators from Goa did not just draw interest, they signed contracts for definite business,’’ said Mr U.D Kamath, director of Goa Tourism. Other Indian states which officials into cramped nine square meter within the Indian pavilion, drew little interest and less business.

Several government corporations took to private sector ways this year with efforts to attract business. The Indian Tourism Development Corporation set up shop to attract hotel bookings, though its little corner did not compare with the swank stalls set up by the Oberoi and Taj groups. Air –India and Indian Airlines joined Jet Air in offering special services to tour operators.

India attracted 2,123, 683 foreign tourists last year going by official information. About 12 per cent of these tourists headed for Goa. The seasonal fluctuation in India is extreme- there were 1640 arrivals in June and 39,357 in December.  The number of foreign tourist visiting Goa rose  9.1 per cent last year. Almost 60 per cent of tourists who visited Goa were from Britain, with another 11 per cent from Germany.

 A total of 1300 businesses and incentive travel visitors attended the London travel mart this year compared to 444 last year. The total number of visitirs was 22,000 similar to last year.

About 50 Indian companies attended the travel mart this year. The Indian participation is expected to be stronger  at the Britain fair.


Published on:  19 November, 1998