Sitaram Ayurveda Beach Retreat

 

Your expedition leader received stellar care here and recognizes Sitaram Ayurveda Beach Retreat as a spiritually charged unique place. Here you can experience authentic medical grade Kerala Ayurveda.

The results are a long lasting thorough detoxification that cleanses the body, mind and spirit.

This magnetic, lush beach side Retreat is under the umbrella of the Ayurveda Pharmacy and Hospital originally established by the Maharaja of Cochin, his Highness King Rama Varma XV, in 1921. He wished to preserve the legacy of Keralan Ayurveda, deeply rooted in the classic Ashtanga Hridaya, for the good of his people and the health of the future generations.

Contact me to book your Panchakarma cleanse stay.

Get these value adds at the same direct booking rate (Sitaram does not offer discounts):

Free Skype health consultation with chief physician Dr. Vignesh Devraj before you make up your mind and book your stay.

Option to pay your tariff in Euros or USD.

‎‎e-TOURIST VISA (eTV) cheat sheet to walk you through the entire e-visa application process, page by page.

Free Skype or in-person information sessions with me. I will be available to you through email, video chats and Skype sessions till the end of your treatment.

Details on shopping, entertainment, taxi fares, astrology session, vedic puja expenses etc which will give you an idea of how much money you need to have in-hand and what options are available for your enjoyment.

Due to my excellent rapport with the management and staff, my clients are treated like VIPs. Every one will know your name and will be warm and hospitable from the moment you step into your taxi at the Cochin Airport. Any complaints will be dealt with swiftly.

If done authentically, a Panchakarma can be challenging even to a native Keralite, but the results are worth their weight in gold. The organic medicines, massage oils, treatments and diet require some preparation. The doctors give instructions, I share my experiential knowledge with you. This helps you be prepared for many procedures which make no sense to a westerner.

I prepare you, educate you, help you follow the regimen and cheer you on.

Call / text me at 714 599 4792 or email me at salila.sukumaran@gmail.com 


Some noteworthy facts about The Retreat:

Organic and local produce – Restaurant practices zero waste policy – Zero processed, fried or microwaved food – Natural vegetarian food served by restaurant – Water is RO filtered to avoid use of plastic mineral water bottles – All plastic waste is recycled with government agency – Locals are trained for employment– Entire staff has medical insurance coverage– Train female staff on empowerment – Daily Laughter Yoga sessions for all staff and guests – Art of living training for staff – Promote Eco friendly tourism – Certified by Yoga Alliance.

Visas: You must obtain a visa before travelling to India; without one you will be refused entry. For more information US Nationals see [Tourist-visa] or visit your own government’s travel advisory.

Getting There:  Cochin International Airport is about 40 miles / 61 kms from your destination. Your Panchakarma package rate includes pick up from the Cochin Airport on arrival. Your expedition leader will personally receive you at the Airport.

Safety: Kerala is a one of the safest places in India. During the Ayurvedic Panchakarma cleanse you will be mostly at the retreat with your expedition leader or travel with your group.

If planning to explore India or Kerala further on your own please consult your own government’s travel advisory for safety advice. Use good judgement and common sense, avoid going out in the dark or accepting rides from strangers. The locals of Kerala are extremely friendly and will run to your help; in the unlikely event you may need it. Carry a whistle, a pen knife and a small torch for emergencies.

Dress: Refer to packing list for details on essentials

Cool cottons, sunhats and conservative swimming garb, like rash guards and shorts, are required in the summer months with light sweaters and waterproofs for monsoon season. Kerala retains pleasant temperatures throughout the year. Women and young girls are advised to dress conservatively when off the beach and especially when visiting religious sites. As a general rule of thumb cover your shoulders, chest and knees.

Money: The currency in India is the Indian rupee (INR). It is subdivided into 100 paise (singular: paisa). INR 100,000 is 1 Lakh (also written as 1,00,000). INR 10,000,000 is 1 Crore (1,00,00,000).

Bring US Dollars or Euros, your International ATM card and Credit Cards and safely deposit in the safety lockers provided in your room. Exchange about $250 for small purchases. You can use your credit cards for shopping. Your Expedition leader will help find the nearest ATM, Foreign Currency Exchange, if the need arises.

If you are happy with the staff at the Retreat, please deposit your tip in the Tip box at Front Office.

 Health & Vaccinations: You will be under the care of qualified MDs (Ayurveda) 24/7 throughout the duration of your stay. Bring any medication with you in its original, labelled container. A signed prescription note from your doctor is useful to have. Pharmacies are wide spread and stock the basic essentials, in case you need them. You will have every assistance from your expedition leader in this matter.

Since you will be staying at the retreat for the duration of your detoxification, you and your family are highly unlikely to contract any water, food or vector borne diseases. Contact your doctor well in advance of your departure date to ensure that you receive all the necessary precautionary information and care.

Capital of Kerala: Thiruvanathapuram (Thee-roo-va-nun-tha-poo-rum, it is quite a mouthful)

Time: GMT + 05:30

Language: Malayalam and English are widely spoken and understood.

Voltage: 240 Volts at 50 Hertz

Please call or email me for further details.

The Panchakarma Cleanse tour leaves every January, April, July and October. Mail your expedition leader for availability.

Generally speaking there are three main seasons in Kerala, India.

Peak: October to February. We pay higher tariffs to enjoy the glorious weather and the calm blue sea. Humidity is at its lowest.

Summer: March to May. Temperatures can scale up to 100 degree Fahrenheit / 40 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels rise as the monsoon season approaches but temperatures fall by mid-June and stay that way till end of the year.

Monsoon: June/July to September. This is the recommended season to embark on a Panchakarma Cleanse. Some may find it muggy due to humidity but the pores open up better to receive the organic medicines. Thunderstorms and heavy rain showers are intermittent and dramatic, with a wild beauty of their own.

Please know that Kerala is ravishing and verdant in every season due to the abundance of water bodies and its fertile, black soil. No matter how hot it gets, it is always pleasant under a coconut tree by the beach.