The monsoon season will soon begin in India – it is believed that this is the most favourable time for retreats. From June to mid-September, the air is fresh and moist, the skin is moist, the body is better able to perceive all the obtained from outside. In the state of Kerala, where Ayurveda and yoga were born, there are excellent clinics and detox resorts with the highest level of treatment and impeccable reputation.

Kalari Kovilakom

Kalari Kovilakom is literally an Ayurveda palace, the first and only of its kind. It occupies the building of the Maharaja Palace, and it is also a real hospital. And the conditions there are strict: early rises, prohibition to go outside the territory during the treatment, no entertainment like TV, tea, coffee, 24-hour service. Limitations help not only to purify physically and mentally, to get rid of diseases, but also in the subsequent discipline of oneself. Kalari Kovilakom comes for a minimum of 14 days, usually 28, for radical detox.

Kalari Rasayna

The clinic was created in 2013 in the image and likeness of Kalari Kovilakom, so it completely repeats its concept. Among the programs are detox, anti-aging, anti-stress, strengthening immunity, and among the practices and procedures are extremely authentic, non common outside of India. For example, Udvarthanam is an anti-cellulite massage using Ayurvedic curative powder or Padabhyangam is a relaxing foot massage, during which the master holds the rope tied to the ceiling.

Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort

The resort is located on a cosy secluded beach in Marari, guests are accommodated in villas with a thatched roof and private pool. The programs focus on detox, rejuvenation, weight loss and stress relief. Entertainment is a rice boat cruise through picturesque creeks, cycling, excursions to ancient temples and to the bird sanctuary Kumarakom. The basis of wellness programs – naturopathy, marma-therapy, nutrition aimed at increasing the level of energy, pranic healing and yoga.

Kumarakom Lake Resort

Ayurvedic resort on Lake Vembanad with ready-made programs, including panchakarma, and separate procedures. Unique in that it represents the traditional architecture of Kerala in its best manifestations: every house in the territory is a thorough reconstruction of ancient manas, many of which were moved from their original places and carefully assembled by hand.

Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra

This option is suitable for those who want to relax, find harmony and practice yoga, but without serious restrictions.  Including food – the chef prepares dishes of various types of cuisine and delicious seafood on the grill. Although some programs, such as Slim Body by Ayurveda, have a strict mode. The resort of Surya Samudra is amazingly picturesque, one guide about it even has such words: «If paradise exists, perhaps it looks like Surya Samudra». In addition to the Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra in Kovalam, hotel chain Niraamaya Retreats  is also in Thekkady – it is called Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club.