11 Nights/12 Days
Places visited: Cochin – Periyar – Cochin
“Medicine of the Gods” is recommended to all those seeking inward balance, a long and healthy life and to all those who like to experience the fullness of life.
The Ayurvedic remedies act on the total body, strengthen the power of resistance and promote healing. Ayurveda is conducive to your health, provides you with new vital energy, prevents and corrects the ageing process. Ayurveda treatment helps combat chronic illnesses and at the same time frees you from psychological burdens. Ayurveda among other things provides swift relief in cases of rheumatic diseases such as arthrosis (signs of overstrain in spine and joints), arthritis, muscle tenseness, restriction of movement, disturbances of the vegetative nervous system such as disturbed sleep, nervousness, exhaustion, tiredness, excitability or irritability, migraine and other forms of headache, heart ailments connected to nervousness, high blood pressure, depression, chronic inflammation such as paranasal sinus inflammation, bronchitis, inflammation of the bladder, susceptibility to colds, skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, skin allergy, asthma, stomach or intestinal disorders, overweight or nicotine misuse.
June, July and August months are the ideal months for ayurvedic treatment as the pores of the skin permits maximum absorption of ayurvedic medicine and oils. Monsoon season is the best period for ayurvedic treatment. Massage treatment and Rasayana chikilsa are contributions of Kerala. The massage treatment promotes better circulation of blood in the system and it removes causes of fatigue. Another form of monsoon treatment is Rasayana chikilsa – the Ayurvedic treatment for preventing and curing feebleness of the body.
It purifies and strengthens all the tissues of the body. A person subjected to this treatment begets longevity, good memory,intelligence, perfect health and youthfulness.
An “ayurvedic” holiday may be the ideal panacea for the battered body and overworked mind.
Day 1 – Arrive Cochin
You are greeted on arrival at the Cochin International Airport. Transfer to hotel CASINO. Afternoon proceed for city tour, visiting the historic city of Fort Cochin – Ancient capital of the Dutch, Portuguese and finally the British. A walking tour of Fort Cochin would be ideal but if you are not upto it hop on to an “Auto Rickshaw”. Visit will include the old Spice Market at Mattancherry, the antique shop on Jews Street,the Synagogue, Dutch Palace and, the Church of St. Francis where the mortal remains of Vasco Da Gama was buried before it was shifted to Portugal. Return to your hotel for Overnight stay.
Day 2 – Cochin – Periyar
Morning after breakfast, transferto Spice Village at Periyar, which lies in the shade of Cardamom Hills and is a beautiful area of tranquil winding roads, tea gardens, rubber estates and spice plantations. Check-in at the SPICE VILLAGE. After lunch, If you are upto it, you can visit the resident “VAIDYA” (Ayurveda Doctor) for consultation. You can also do it the following day. Dinner & Overnight in Resort.
Day 3 – Periyar
7 days have been set aside for the Ayurveda Therapy(Starting from Day 4). The resident Doctor after consultation, plans your programme and will also suggest your diet and the therapy commences in right earnest. Please remember that during this period you should not exert your self and for best result no alcohol, no tobacco and strict vegetarian diet. The therapy involves various herbal massages, steam baths and yoga. If you follow all the directions of the “VAIDYA”, we can assure you that you will come out totally relaxed and a great feeling of wellness. Remember to bring some of your favourite books to catch up on all the reading you may have missed. Overnight in Resort.
Day 4 – Day 9 : At Periyar Ayurveda Therapy
Overnight in Resort.
Day 10 – At Periyar
The Rejuvenation Therapy is over, but it is best to relax and allow your body to re-adjust after one week of massage After breakfast if you feel upto it take a walking tour of Spice Village accompanied by Hotel Staff – Introduction to Spices. You can actually see spices in its natural habitat. Mid-afternoon hands on lessons on cooking with spices. Learn a few simple and easy to make Keralan dishes. Lunch, Dinner & Overnight in resort.
Day 11 – Periyar – Cochin
Early morning, You may wish to venture again, to the National Park since it’s the best time for sightings.OR perhaps you could do a boat safari in lake Periyar and try to catch a wild elephant.. After breakfast, visit tea and spice plantations or do a soft trek with escort in the jungle. After lunch drive to Cochin. Later on arrival Check-in at CASINO Hotel. Evening enjoy a Kathakali dance programme at the local cultural center. Return to hotel for dinner & overnight.
Day 12 – Cochin
It’s time to bid farewell; After breakfast at leisure. Later in time transfer to Airport/ Railway Station and assist you with all check-in formalities for your onward destination journey.