Ayurveda in its purest form

For times when you want to return to nature and rejuvenate

BY NAMITA GUPTA

When KV Ramesh and Gita Ramesh started Kairali Ayurvedic Centre at Delhi, little did they know that they would spread their wings not just across the country, but across many continents. The healing powers of the 5000-year-old science of Ayurveda helped them become not only the leading Ayurvedic health retreats in Asia, but find a prominent place among the best wellness centers in the world. With a lot of passion backed by intense research, they built their dream project – Kairali Ayurveda Health Resort, at Palakkad, Kerala, the birth place of Ayurveda, that takes thousands of people closer to nature and natural medicine. Stress and strain are clearly on the rise. Everyone is now realising the importance of relaxing the natural way with Ayurveda and getting treated for ailments or illnesses. It is the only property to have a hospital license. What better way to heal yourself from within, while on a holiday, with a residential ayurvedic experience in the lap of nature.

Kairali Ayurvedic Group was established on the solid ground of Ayurveda research. Since its inception in 1989, it has been devising a diverse range of Ayurvedic medicines and healing centers. The group is founded on authentic Ayurvedic medicine and philosophy, natural Ayurvedic therapy by providing luxury Ayurvedic spas. Kairali Ayurveda Health Resort is all about holistic wellness combining massages and treatments recommended by Ayurveda experts, yoga, meditation, diet in sync with the essence of Ayurveda and stay within the calming environs of the bounteous beauty of nature with healing trees and herbs all around. All the villas within the healing village and health retreat are flanked by trees and herbs assigned to birth stars which have immense restorative and curative powers.

Ayurvedic treatments and wellness massages are personalised according to every individual’s needs. There are seven types of people with different Prakruti that have been identified by Ayurveda – Vata Prakruti, Pitta Prakruti, Kapha Prakruti, Vata Pitta Prakruti, Pitta Kapha Prakruti, Kapha Vata Prakruti and Tridoshaja Prakruti. The treatment aspect of Ayurveda includes Swastha chikitsa, Shamana chikitsa and Shodana chikitsa. And when you’re in a serene atmosphere surrounded by 60 acres of green cover, lush lawns and Vastu Shastra design cottages, imbibing the Ayurvedic way of life in its entirety with Abhyangam, Shirodhara, Udhvvardhnam, Navarakhizhi, holistic panchakarma and more, supported by pure vegetarian food made with organic vegetables and fruits grown inhouse, you get the true essence of the Ayurveda way of living. There are also several weight loss programmes, rejuvenation and detoxification treatments, stress, strain and pain management and illness specific programmes.

Ayurvedic therapies are based on the fundamental principles of nature and the medicines and oils used for the therapies are 100% natural prepared from herbs, flowers, fruits, barks of tree, milk and minerals. No wonder then that countless celebrities, politicians, industrialists, big wigs, besides many others who understand the importance of Ayurveda, have made Kairali a part of their annual ritual and benefitted from it. One can’t question the oldest medical science in the history of medicine. The aim of Ayurveda is to protect the health of a healthy person and to cure disease of a sick person.

Gita Ramesh, Bachelors in Ayurveda, who hails from a family of traditional Ayurvedic doctors, an author and Joint Managing Director, Kairali states, “We used to manufacture ayurvedic medicines and were living in Kerala, when we decided to move to Delhi and set up Kairali in 1989. We were the pioneers in Ayurveda resorts and treatment centres and have earned the confidence and trust of millions over the years. Ten years later we set up Kairali in Palakkad in 1999. It was conceptualised for us by Laurie Baker and designed by horticulturist and Padma Bhushan awardee Dr GS Randhawa. It strikes a chord with nature and offers holistic wellness. While my husband and I are working round the clock, my sons Abhilash KR and Abishek KR are helping us take our legacy of Ayurveda forward with the help of qualified doctors and therapists.”

Already present in New Delhi, Khajuraho, Dibrugarh, Jim Corbett, Nagaland, Mumbai, Fort Kochi, Hyderabad, Rishikesh, Gurgaon, Tokyo & Kanagawa, Japan, Byblos & Jiya, Lebanon, Dubai & Abu Dhabi, UAE, Malaysia, Mauritius, Poland, New Zealand, USA, Bangladesh, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, the brand will soon spread its wings to Raipur, Vrindavan, Bharatpur, Sri Lanka, Kenya and China.