Health tourism in Kerala can be categorized into medical tourism, dental tourism, Ayurveda, spa, naturopathy, and yoga therapy. The numerous well-established hospitals, clinics, medical trusts, Ayurveda centers and spa resorts that are spread throughout the state cater to the healthcare and wellness needs of the tourists and travelers visiting the state.
Health tourism in Kerala is drawing a lot of attention and recognition worldwide, as the state is known for its excellent health index record covering achievements like low infant mortality, good level of health & hygiene and long lifespan among the people. Health tourism packages are availed by touring patients to receive the best treatment at state-of-the-art hospitals and health centers throughout the state at cost-effective rates.
The state has been especially successful in the field of holistic health or Ayurveda that offers services in the form of assorted health packages tailormade to suit the need, convenience, and budget of the visitors. The medicines are made up of natural oils, powders, pastes, and herbal concoctions while the treatment comprises external application of medicine, massage, steam bath and so on, on the one hand, and ingestion of herbal medicines and solutions on the other.
This type of treatment is found to be highly beneficial, for it not only rids the bodily illnesses but recharges the mind too. Kerala’s pleasant weather conditions plus the unique monsoon season, combined with an abundance of forest wealth consisting of medicinal plants, rendering it a much sought-after destination to undergo herbal therapy.