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Paradise on Earth

A labyrinth of backwaters with shimmering water, the brilliant green of mangrove forests, coconut palms lining the embankments, blue skies, flocks of migratory birds skimming the water – that is Kumarakom, a veritable dreamland! Every year, more than seven million tourists visit Kerala, a place that the National Geographic Magazine has described as one of the must-see places in a lifetime.  Kumarakom is an important stopover for a majority of these tourists. This famous tourist backwater hub is a cluster of islands on the eastern banks of Lake Vembanad. Compared to adjacent villages, the lake has its maximum length and breadth near Kumarakom - about eight km. With the huge lake on one side and with a network of calm canals running through it, Kumarakom, a masterpiece created by man and Nature together, enjoys a unique position on the map of Kerala.

Ayurveda at Kumarakom
Ayurveda at Kumarakom

You have gone on the wonderful houseboat ride and have done some great bird watching. You have wandered along the tranquil roads, tasted the delicious native cuisine and seen much of the charming village life. But there is one thing left, best left for the last – a session of Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapy Ayurveda, Kerala’s age-old system of medicine, is a science of holistic living and longevity. The Ayurvedic spas and healthcare centres attached to almost all the resorts offer various stress-relieving and rejuvenating packages. These work to renew the body’s balance by eliminating the toxins that are byproducts of an incorrect lifestyle. Tourists generally go for a standard oil massage which removes the aches in the muscles, relaxes the body and mind, and makes the skin glow. When the expert masseurs work on your body after applying warm herbal oil, you will feel yourself entering a zone of perfect relaxation and will come away revitalized.The monsoon season – the time of Nature’s rebirth, when the very air is cleansed by the purging rain - is the ideal time for Ayurvedic rejuvenation treatments.  The monsoon package includes head, face and body massages with herbal oils and a medicated steam bath.The Ayurvedic centres usually have therapy rooms and steam bath facilities, as well as Yoga and meditation centres. Some also have an area for recreational activities.Multilingual Ayurvedic doctors and masseurs, both men and women, are employed in most of the Ayurvedic spas at Kumarakom.