Kalari Kovilakom

Kollengode - Palakkad - Kerala

Kalari Kovilakom, CGH Earth

Kalari Kovilakom, Palakkad, Kerala, India belongs to the famous CGH earth Group. Kalari Kovilakom is the Palace for Ayurveda; perhaps the first and only one of its kind .Kalari Kovilakom offers ayurveda unveiled in its most authentic form. 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. Kalari Kovilakom, Palakkad,Kerala, India is a historic palace, restored and recreated into an ayurveda-based place of healing. Kalari Kovilakom combines 19th century luxury with monastic austerity to create an experience nonpareil.

Stories are told of a Prince who came to the foothills of Kerala's Annamalai Hills around the 10th century. He was afflicted with a particularly troublesome skin ailment. So he came to cure himself in the healing spring waters of this land. Possibly, he also sought the medicinal Venga tree that grew here in profusion. Dharmavarman stayed on to found a kingdom, Vengunad, 'The Land of the Venga Tree'. And for all the days to come his descendants held sway over this silent and green foothills. It was in the 19th century that they built Kalari Kovilakom.

Today, Kalari Kovilakom, Palakkad,Kerala, India has been restored and recreated into a unique experience in wellness. Combining the healing experience of India's ancient medicinal system, Ayurveda, with the sumptuousness of palace living. The intent and purpose of, Kalari Kovilakom, Palakkad,Kerala, India is to give you a chance to start your life all over again. To stay true to the old conventions of the Palace, no meat, leather footwear or alcohol are allowed at Kalari. 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.

The air-conditioning, the luxury bath fittings and the four - poster beds of Kalari Kovilakom, Palakkad, Kerala, India will certainly lull you, but they shouldn't mislead you. For Kalari offers unvarnished ayurveda, administered in its purest form, in accordance with millennia-old texts and traditions. At Kalari Kovilakom, Palakkad, Kerala, India, every therapy is personal. Our treatments are customized for you by our doctors, often combined with yoga and other methods to provide deep healing from within and without. Every treatment is based on your needs and your ayurvedic body type. Even the food you're served is individual, with health drinks and herbal preparations that vary with your treatment. The result is nothing less than a return to the womb. 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. In fact, apart from these post-dinner gatherings where guests and staff alike participate, there is nothing, absolutely nothing, to disturb your new-found inner silence. You are in a space like no other on earth that we know of. An atmosphere that makes you conscious only of the potentials within, being slowly unlocked as your therapies progress.

Kalari Kovilakom

Kalari Kovilakom

Accommodation at Kalari Kovilakom

18 Heritage suites that offer the experience of authentic palace living. The Old Guest Wing, with '20s colonial Western-styled rooms. The Palace Wing, which has traditional Kerala architecture reminiscent of the 'zenana' (harem).

Getting There

Kalari Kovilakom, Palakkad, Kerala, India is located in the old princely capital town of Kollengode (Vengunad) in the foothills of the Annamalai range, Kerala, India. The nearest International Airport is Cochin, 105 km, or about two-and-a-half hours drive away. Coimbatore Airport. is 75 km away and Palghat is the nearest railway station (on the Mumbai-Trivandrum route), a mere hours' drive.

Healing and Wellness

  • Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Therapy: 14-, 21- and 28- day
  • Rejuvenative and therapeutic programmes. Anti-ageing.
  • Beauty and skin treatments.
  • Anti-stress therapies
  • Personalized yoga.
  • Training and demonstrations of Kerala's traditional Martial Art, "Kalaripayattu"

Treatment Facilities at Kalari Kovilakom

  • Ayurveda treatment rooms, catering to 10 persons simultaneously.
  • 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.
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