Somatheeram, the worlds first Ayurvedic resort, is one of the best tourism spots in Kerala, India. It is located at Chowara Beach on a hillock 9 km south of the famous Kovalam Beach, Trivandrum, and Kerala with over 15 acres of greenery all around. The sunny beach at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort is of course the best place to get some peace and quiet, enjoy the scenery, feel the sea breeze, take a long walk, get a good tan, make sand castles and in general, be happy. Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort is the one place where enjoyment and wellbeing go hand in hand.
Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort is unique in every aspect. It is a complete resort with Tradition, Culture, History, Ayurveda, Yoga, Beach and Nature. Take pleasure in the breathtakingly beautiful landscape. Rejuvenate your body and soul with Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation.
Through Ayurveda, Somatheeram provides means to shed all worries, anxieties and illnesses. A holistic experience is what Somatheeram aims for with its range of Ayurvedic treatments and therapies. And the expert hands at the resort make sure of it in every minute detail.
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Somatheeram is a Worlds First Ayurveda Resort. It is a Winner of many national and international awards for excellence in Ayurvedic Treatments. Classified Heritage Ayurveda Resort and Green Leaf Classified Ayurveda Hospital and an eco friendly venture owned and managed by Mr. Baby Mathew.
The Ayurvedic Hospital and Research Centre at Somatheeram has 20 well- experienced Ayurvedic doctors, 90 Therapists with special training in administering Ayurvedic treatment, 24 massage rooms, and five treatment rooms. Facilities available for dhara oil dip and herbal steam & bath and medicine manufacturing unit, Herbal Garden and an Ayurveda Academy.
With the objective of combining Ayurveda and Tourism, the Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort was founded in the year 1985, thus making it the worlds first ever Ayurvedic resort.
Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort offers a number of Ayurveda Panchakarma and Rasayana Packages for its customers. All the treatments are prescribed by expert Ayurvedic doctors at the resort and carried out under proper supervision. Ayurveda prescribes many treatments for various medical conditions such as rheumatism, respiratory problems, blood pressure, cholesterol, paralysis etc. This system of medicine is special in that it makes use of only natural ingredients and as a result are totally harmless and at the same time highly curative.
Some of the treatments offered at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort are as follows: Pizhichil, Njavarakizhi, Dhara, Vasthi, Sirovasthi, Udvarthanam, Abhyangam, Nasyam, Snehapanam, Kizhi, Dhanyamla Dhara, Yoni Prakshalanam, Kativasthi, Urovasthi, Ksheeradhoomam, Thalam, Lepanam, Marma Massage, Lekhaneeyam Tharpanam.
The different body care programs offered by Somatheeram are as follows: Rejuvenation Therapy (Rasayana Chikilsa), Body Purifiction Therapy (Shodhana Chikilsa), Body Immunization/Longevity Treatment, Manasanthy, Psoriasis Treatment, Programme (Sidhma), Slimming Programme, Beauty Care Programme, Spine and Neck Care Programme, Ayurveda Anti-Ageing Programme, Rejuvenation Massage, Body Uzhichil.
Soma Ayurveda Beauty Clinic offers you the age old secrets of beauty care are: Hastha & Padha Pariraksha Traditional Ayurvedic Hand & Feet Care Program (Manicure & Pedicure), Kesa Samrakshanam (Ayurvedic Hair Care and Beautification Methods, Hair Cutting & Styling, Twak Pariraksha (Skin Toning and Skin Care Programmes), Lekhaneyam, Mukha Pariraksha, Honey Neem facial, Turmeric Sandal facial, Aloe Vera facial, Carrot Thulasi facial, Soma Herbal facial, Flower facial, Thanka Bhasmam facial, Soma Nectar (Fruit facials), Anti Ageing Facial, Anti Wrinkle Treatment, Eyebrow Shaping by Threading, Waxing For Women, and Henna.
Every package includes accommodation, Ayurveda treatment and full board Ayurvedic vegetarian food. Several complimentary services such as daily Yoga classes, boat tours in the backwaters etc. are offered for all packages.
Mr. Baby Mathew has proved his skill in many capacities and has been in the forefront in promoting Ayurveda and tourism nationally as well as internationally. He has played a significant role in improving the popularity of Ayurveda in Europe. He has also participated in many National and International health therapy and Ayurveda seminars in India and abroad. He is the Managing Director Somatheeram Group of Companies, and he received the award International Gold Star Millennium Award 2004 etc.
The multi cuisine restaurant at Somatheeram is loaded with a variety of mouth watering dishes. Vegetarian dishes, that too in a wide variety, are made available to those undergoing Ayurveda treatment. The restaurant at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort faces the sea and offers the best way possible to enjoy a hearty meal.
Enjoying a sumptuous meal, consisting of rice and several curries served in a plantain leaf is definitely not worth missing out while in Kerala. Kerala cooking is complex with a large number of ingredients going into a single dish to create unique flavours. Generous use of coconut, vegetables, spices and coconut oil gives the various dishes its incomparable taste.
The restaurant provides a choice of about 250 different Ayurvedic vegetarian dishes, salads and juices. Non vegetarian and multi cuisine food is also available here. The live cooking demonstrations at the restaurant unravel the mystery of how special delicacies are prepared and aids in stimulating the taste buds. Then there is the buffet, especially put together to claim considerable stomach space.
A holiday would not be enjoyable without the proper accommodation and essential amenities. Nobody understands it better than Somatheeram. The luxurious accommodation facilities at Somatheeram are built with a touch of Kerala tradition. Designed to give a wonderful view, every room is equipped with 24 hour room service, laundry facilities, telephone and fax facilities etc.
The lush landscape of Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort has the specialty that it has not been altered or modified in any way to build the various facilities and amenities. The resort thus retains its greenery and eco-friendly appearance in a breathtakingly beautiful manner. Obviously, living amidst such beauty is an entirely different experience, which can be fully appreciated only by spending a few days here.
Built with eco-friendly materials, the lodging facilities are designed to merge elegantly with the vibes of Somatheeram. Properly ventilated to allow natural air flow, the cottages, Kerala Houses, the deluxe suites as well as the ordinary rooms are built in a classy style to suit Somatheeram. Most rooms have beautiful gardens in the front and provide an excellent view of the sea which would make one to stay on for longer and to visit this enchanting place again and again.
The rooms are; Kerala Deluxe Suite, Kerala House Deluxe, Garden Cottage, Special Cottage, Kerala House Standard, and Standard Room.
The following are the charges for treatment: Pizhichil - 770 ( 14 Days), Njavarakizhi - 728 ( 14 Days), Dhara - - 266, Vasthi - 112, Sirovasthi - 308 ( 14 Days), Udvarthanam - 266 ( 14 Days), Abhyangam - 168 ( 14 Days), Nasyam - 84 ( 14 Days), Snehapanam - 154 ( 14 Days), Kizhi - 12 Euro (Part), 30 Euro (Full) ( 14 Days), , Dhanyamla Dhara - 490 ( 14 Days), Yoni Prakshalanam - 56 ( 7 Days).
Rejuvenation Therapy (Rasayana Chikilsa) - 714 ( 14 Days), Body Purification Therapy (Shodhana Chikilsa) - 795 ( 15 Days), Body Immunization / Longevity Treatment - 1428 ( 28 Days), Manasanthy - 800 ( 10 Days), Psoriasis Treatment Programme (Sidhma - 1302 ( 21 Days), Slimming Programme - 1316 ( 28 Days), Beauty Care Programme - 700 ( 10 Days), Spine and Neck Care Programme - 660 ( 10 Days), Ayurveda Anti-ageing Programme - 1540 ( 22 Days).
Lekhaneyam (Euro 30), Honey Neem facial (Euro 25), Turmeric Sandal facial (Euro 22), Aloe Vera facial (Euro 22), Carrot Thulasi facial (Euro 20), Soma Herbal facial (Euro 20), Flower facial (Euro 22), Thanka Bhasmam facial (Euro 30), Soma Nectar (Fruit facials) (Euro 25), Anti Ageing Facial (90 mins) (Euro 45), Anti Wrinkle Treatment (60 mins) (Euro 35).
The charges for accommodation are: Standard Room: 20th Dec. to 20th Jan. Single - 83/Double - 92, Nov. to 19th Dec. Single - 72/Double - 80, May to Oct. - Single - 50/Double - 56, and 21st Jan. to Apr. - Single - 72/Double - 80.
Kerala House Standard: 20th Dec. to 20th Jan. Single - 16/Double - 180, Nov. to 19th Dec. Single - 14/Double - 158, May to Oct. - Single - 10/Double - 120, and 21st Jan. to Apr. - Single - 14/Double - 158.
Special Cottage: 20th Dec. to 20th Jan. Single - 12/Double - 134, Nov. to 19th Dec. Single - 10/Double - 116, May to Oct. - Single - 77/Double - 86, and 21st Jan. to Apr. - Single - 10/Double - 116.
Garden Cottage: 20th Dec. to 20th Jan. Single - 95/Double - 106, Nov. to 19th Dec. Single - 83/Double - 92, May to Oct. - Single - 58/Double - 64, and 21st Jan. to Apr. - Single - 83/Double - 92.
Kerala House Deluxe: 20th Dec. to 20th Jan. Single - 21/Double - 242, Nov. to 19th Dec. Single - 18/Double - 210, May to Oct. - Single - 13/Double - 148, and 21st Jan. to Apr. - Single - 18/Double - 210.
Kerala Deluxe Suite: 20th Dec. to 20th Jan. Single - 26/Double - 300, Nov. to 19th Dec. Single - 23/Double - 260, May to Oct. - Single - 16/Double - 180, and 21st Jan. to Apr. - Single - 23/Double - 260.
The charges for food are: Non Vegetarian food - Breakfast: 6 Euro, Lunch/Dinner: 11 Euro and Ayurvedic Vegetarian Food - Breakfast: 5 Euro, Lunch/Dinner: 10 Euro.
A variety of other programmes such as indoor games, boating and elephant rides are also organized by Somatheeram. The accommodation facilities are superb with 24 hours room service and all other facilities such as Internet facilities, telephone and fax, mail and message, tour and travel assistance are all available for a hassle-free vacation.
Spending a relaxing day at the beach is indeed one of the many attractions at Somatheeram. Somatheeram provides all that is required such as beach umbrellas and beach towels to make it enjoyable to the maximum.