Ayurveda in India: Our top choices

Here is our selection of the best ayurveda retreats, ayurveda holidays and ayurveda teacher trainings in India

More and more people are interested in alternative healing systems like ayurveda and travel to India for high-quality ayurvedic treatment and to learn more about this traditional medicine in the land of its birth where it’s been practiced for over 500 years. Some come to treat and cure chronic ailments and illnesses, while others are interested in rejuvenation treatments or specific therapies like panchakarma.

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The south-western state of Kerala is the birthplace of ayurveda and has a wide range of ayurveda centres to choose from. This is also where many of the plants and herbs used to make ayurvedic medicines are grown. There are several ayurveda clinics and ayurveda specialty hospitals offering consultations and treatments for illnesses, as well as residential centres where popular (2-3 week) treatments like panchakarma are offered. The number of five-star ayurveda resorts is proliferating, catering to foreigners and offering short-term therapies. Many of these are located in stunning, scenic locations and offer relaxation and rejuvenation treatments. Other popular ayurveda resorts are located in the southern states Karnataka and Goa. Ayurveda hospitals and clinics are also found in all major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore.

Many foreigners are interested in learning more about this ancient healing system. For those looking to gain a degree in ayurvedic medicine after several years of intense study, there are over 100 colleges teaching ayurveda across India. This is often complemented with practical experience in ayurvedic hospitals. There are also several centres in Kerala and cities across India offering introductory courses to ayurveda or specialized courses in ayurvedic massage and other aspects of ayurveda.

The peak tourist season is between the months of November and March when the weather is generally dry and pleasant (though North India can get quite cold). April and May are the hottest months and best avoided. The monsoon runs from June to September and covers most of India during this time. There are claims from a medical point of view that this is the best time to have ayurvedic treatment because high moisture increases the potency of natural medicines. Prices also come down significantly during this time, but many people prefer to avoid the rains.

  • What we love
  • The atmosphere in India is unique and special and stimulates all the senses.
  • The warm and friendly people are part of the charm of India.
  • The food is wonderfully delicious and varied, and a paradise for vegetarians.
  • What to know
  • A tourist visa is required for almost all nationalities. The maximum stay in India is 6 months.
  • Women should take care when traveling alone.
  • Avoid the hot summer months of April and May and only travel during the monsoon season if you don’t mind the rain
  • Why go
  • To experience ayurveda in the land of its birth.
  • To benefit from the know-how of ayurveda specialists.
  • To learn more about this ancient healing system from the experts.

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  1. Matt India Medical Center

    Alleppey, India Matt India Medical Center

    • Medical treatment
    • Panchakarma (Detox) cure
  2. Amrita School of Ayurveda

    Vallickavu Kollam, India Amrita School of Ayurveda

    • Panchakarma (Detox) cure
    • Medical treatment
    • Ayurveda training courses
  3. Kadaltheeram Ayurvedic Beach Resort

    Varkala, India Kadaltheeram Ayurvedic Beach Resort

    • Medical treatment
    • Panchakarma (Detox) cure
    • Massages/rejuvenation/wellness
  4. Agastya Ayurveda Garden

    Trivandrum, India Agastya Ayurveda Garden

    • Medical treatment
    • Panchakarma (Detox) cure
    • Massages/rejuvenation/wellness
  5. Bethsaida Hermitage

    Trivandrum , India Bethsaida Hermitage

    • Medical treatment
    • Panchakarma (Detox) cure
    • Massages/rejuvenation/wellness
  6. Devaaya - Ayurveda & Nature Cure Centre

    Divar Island, India Devaaya - Ayurveda & Nature Cure Centre

    • Medical treatment
    • Panchakarma (Detox) cure
    • Massages/rejuvenation/wellness
  7. Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort

    Trivandrum, India Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort

    • Medical treatment
    • Panchakarma (Detox) cure
    • Massages/rejuvenation/wellness
  8. SwaSwara

    Gokarna , India SwaSwara

    • Medical treatment
    • Panchakarma (Detox) cure
    • Massages/rejuvenation/wellness
  9. Ananda in the Himalayas; The Palace Estate

    Uttaranchal, India Ananda in the Himalayas; The Palace Estate

    • Panchakarma (Detox) cure
    • Massages/rejuvenation/wellness
  10. Nattika Beach Resort

    Thriprayar, India Nattika Beach Resort

    • Panchakarma (Detox) cure
    • Massages/rejuvenation/wellness
  11. Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic & Research Center

    Jaipur, India Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic & Research Center

    • Panchakarma (Detox) cure
    • Massages/rejuvenation/wellness
    • Ayurveda training courses
  12. Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village

    Palakkad District, India Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village

    • Panchakarma (Detox) cure
    • Massages/rejuvenation/wellness
  13. The Travancore Heritage

    Trivandrum, India The Travancore Heritage

    • Panchakarma (Detox) cure
    • Massages/rejuvenation/wellness
    • Ayurveda training courses
  14. Isola Di Cocco Ayurvedic Heritage Beach Resort

    Trivandrum, India Isola Di Cocco Ayurvedic Heritage Beach Resort

    • Panchakarma (Detox) cure
    • Massages/rejuvenation/wellness
  15. Atmasantulana Village

    Karla, India Atmasantulana Village

    • Medical treatment
    • Panchakarma (Detox) cure
    • Massages/rejuvenation/wellness
    • Ayurveda training courses
  16. AyurvedaGram Heritage Wellness Centre

    Bangalore, India AyurvedaGram Heritage Wellness Centre

    • Medical treatment
    • Panchakarma (Detox) cure
    • Massages/rejuvenation/wellness
    • Ayurveda training courses
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