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KALARI KOVILAKOM

The palace of Ayurveda

SOUTH INDIA - Kerala, Kollengode

Can there be a royal road to deep healing? We believe there can. Kalari Kovilakom is the Palace for Ayurveda, perhaps the first and only one of its kind. It offers intensive programmes in wellness based this ancient Indian science. And it offers them in a magnificent palatial setting that took years of restoration to create. Yet, Kalari Kovilakom gives you something infinitely more valuable. A chance to begin your life all over again.

At Kalari, every therapy is personal. Our treatments are individually developed for you by our doctors, often combined with yoga and other methods to provide deep-seated, lasting change  from within. There are no game rooms, no shopping expeditions, no television sets. The evenings are alive with chanting and hymns, unsullied by the sounds of the city. You are in a space like no other on earth that we know of.

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KALARI KOVILAKOM

India, Kerala, Kollengode

The palace of ayurveda

Kalari Kovilakom was built in the 19th century. It was the erstwhile palace of the Vengunad Kingdom and has now been converted into a palace for Ayurveda.

Photo: Zuzana Zwiebel

KALARI KOVILAKOM

India, Kerala, Kollengode

The palace of ayurveda

Its face is the face of the warrior-king, elegant and expansive. But its heart is that of a sage, offering a deep healing, a doorway to the union of the mind, body and spirit.

Photo: Zuzana Zwiebel

KALARI KOVILAKOM

India, Kerala, Kollengode

The palace of ayurveda

Today, Kalari Kovilakom has been restored and recreated into a unique Ayurveda hospital. Combining the healing experience of India's ancient medicinal system, Ayurveda, with the grace and scale of palace living.

Photo: Zuzana Zwiebel

KALARI KOVILAKOM

India, Kerala, Kollengode

The palace of ayurveda

You will see echoes of Ashram-like austerity. Yet, enjoy a rare level of amenities and service, part 21st century comfort, part 19th century romance.

Photo: Zuzana Zwiebel

KALARI KOVILAKOM

India, Kerala, Kollengode

The palace of ayurveda

Original dwellings of the Vengunad lords and ladies are still yours to delight in, unchanged from times past. They were restored authentically, modern facilities were added without compromising Palace's original character.

Photo: Zuzana Zwiebel

KALARI KOVILAKOM

India, Kerala, Kollengode

The palace of ayurveda

Kalari played host to the leading artists, musicians, dancers and philosophers of the day. Kathakali dance and Carnatic music were inseparable from life here.

Photo: CGH Earth

KALARI KOVILAKOM

India, Kerala, Kollengode

The palace of ayurveda

Old timers still tell of stories, tales of a time when the legendary ancestral spirit of Kalari Kovilakom strode through its corridors, lamp in hand, to reassure himself that all was well within its walls.

Photo: Zuzana Zwiebel

KALARI KOVILAKOM

India, Kerala, Kollengode

The palace of ayurveda

Vengunad garden of yore has given way to ayurvedic herbal beds.The herbs used are pure and freshly picked, usually from the herb gardens maintained on Kalari Kovilakom's own extensive grounds.

Photo: Zuzana Zwiebel

KALARI KOVILAKOM

India, Kerala, Kollengode

The palace of ayurveda

Kalari then and now: desolate spaces have been turned into sumptuous bedrooms, but these marvellously carved doorways have been retained, restored by craftmen who are often direct descendants of the original creators.

Photo: Zuzana Zwiebel

KALARI KOVILAKOM

India, Kerala, Kollengode

The palace of ayurveda

If the old legends are to be believed, healing is part of Kalari's very soul. Stories are told of a Prince who came here around the 10th century, came to cure himself in the healing spring waters of this land.

Photo: Zuzana Zwiebel

KALARI KOVILAKOM

India, Kerala, Kollengode

The palace of ayurveda

The intent and purpose of Kalari Kovilakom is to give you a chance to start your life all over again. Ayurveda, if correctly followed, promises not only a new body and mind, but a deep connection with the spirit.

Photo: Zuzana Zwiebel

KALARI KOVILAKOM - THE FIRST AND ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND

Kalari Kovilakom was built in the 19th century. It was the erstwhile palace of the Vengunad Kingdom and has now been converted into a palace for Ayurveda. Today, Kalari Kovilakom has been refurbished and restored into a unique Ayurveda resort. There are 18 palatial suites- Old Guest Wing and Palace Wing- which offers the experience of authentic palace wing. While the Old Guest Wing features 20’s colonial Western styled rooms, the Palace Wing exhibits traditional Kerala architecture. Besides, there is an Ayurvedic Kitchen where food is served on the basis of therapies, treatments and constitution among others. The Ayurvedic treatment rooms can accommodate 10 people simultaneously. There are extensive spaces for music and cultural performances.

FACILITIES

  • Ayurveda treatment rooms
  • Ayurvedic beauty therapy centre
  • Extensive gardens growing Ayurvedic herbs
  • Yoga, meditation and chanting hall
  • Well-stocked library
  • Traditional Kalari arena
  • Spaces for music and cultural performances
  • Training and demonstrations of Kalaripayattu

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