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Kalari Kovilakom - Kerala
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18 Rooms

Kalari Kovilakom is an old palace which was once the dwelling of the Vengunad royalty. Today this old palace offers 18 well appointed regal & luxurious rooms for our clients from around the world to stay while undergoing the chosen Ayurveda program in its traditional authenticity. Kalari is unique in its offering of the right mix of austere and traditional Ayurveda therapies complemented with an Ayurveda vegetarian diet as prescribed by the doctor and subtle yoga and Mediation sessions while living in the luxury of an erstwhile palace encompassed within a large herbal garden. 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. To the ancient Indians, this was a cosmic connection. A chance to be reborn in this life itself.

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Local preservation

Kalari Kovilakom practices eco sustainably and believes in handling its environment with gentle and caring hands by fostering what nature has endowed us with and spreading the awareness not only amongst the team, who are mostly local, but also the local community by providing waste bins and putting up appropriate sign boards. Reducing the carbon foot print by using the root zone water recycling process, avoiding the use of chemicals in our extensive gardens, avoiding use of plastics, reducing power consumption, managing food waste effectively by producing bio-gas used for cooking, regular planting of tree saplings in the gardens.

Organic food and health

All vegetables and fruits used in Kalari Kovilakom are sourced from organic farms and dry provisions like rice, pulses, spices, are sourced from organic certified retailers. Recreating an era gone by through this ancient palace and offering the powerful 5000 year old natural medical science Ayurveda in its entirety to the world has been and will continue to be sought after by many who are convinced that health is wealth.

Heritage preservation

It was in the 19th century that they built Kalari Kovilakom and it was carefully, painstakingly renovated and restored over a period of four years taking care to preserve the ethos and ancient architecture. The old building is the Palace for Ayurveda, perhaps the first and only one of its kind. Its face is the face of the warrior-king, elegant and expansive. Dharmavarman stayed on to found a kingdom, Vengunad, 'The Land of the Venga Tree' and his descendants held sway over these silent and green foothills.