After the stupendous success of Wellness Bloggers Meet, Edition: I @ NIMBA, Ahmedabad we were faced with number of questions (click: http://ayurvedsutra.com/ayurved-sutra-blog/wellness-bloggers-meet-edition-1.html). What will be the motto of the Edition II? How many Bloggers? What are we aiming at? What will be the Destination? How can we make it better? One of them was how to magnify our achievement? There were endless questions, but the most important was choosing our next destination? The promise was of the ‘Best Destination’ that offers Ayurveda in its true sense.
When Abhilash K Ramesh, Group Director, Kairali Ayurvedic Group approved of our plan, we were really happy as it was a step towards strengthening our relationship. On the other side we were in constant dilemma as to what ‘New’ we can offer through our Wellness Bloggers Meet, Edition II @ Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village, Palakkad, Kerala. However, Abhilash’s words came as a relief when he assured that the stay for the group of Bloggers will be fresh, unexpected and pleasant.
And he was right. To host the Bloggers, K V Ramesh, Managing Director, Kairali Ayurvedic Group and Joint Managing Director Mrs. Gita Ramesh, Kairali Ayurvedic Group were themselves present in spite of their busy schedules. And not to forget, Wellness Bloggers did take the advantage of the opportunity and had an extended interaction session with Mr. Ramesh and Mrs. Gita. (Read the interaction of one of the Bloggers Nidhi K M with both http://www.viharin.com/interactions-with-unique-personalities/your-food-is-your-cure-says-geeta-ramesh-kairali )
We had two months to select the Bloggers for the Wellness Bloggers Meet, Edition-II @Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village (16-19 February, 2017). We had started with our registration process through our initiative ‘Wellness Bloggers Community’. Along with, online and offline campaign had already kicked off. We had received tremendous response from various platforms. In total, 490 Bloggers had approached us from Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram. They all had an impressive Alexa Ranking, Facebook Likes, Twitter Followers, Instagram Positions and YouTube Vlogs. Foreign Bloggers also approached us. Some, in fact told us that from beginning of their careers in Blogging they had wished and wanted to visit Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village. To add on, we got 50 new registrations of the bloggers at our stall during the New Delhi World Book Fair (7-15 January, 2017).
After a rigorous selection process the Bloggers who were selected were Bhumika Thakkar (www.newlove-makeup.com ), Nidhi K M (www.viharin.com ), Shivangi Sinha (www.shivangireviews.com) & Dollie Solanki (www.indianshringar.com/ ).
Talking about her stay at Kairali, Nidhi K M said that the whole process is based on how best Ayurved can heal a person and bring fitness level to a better quotient.
The statement seemed so true and synonymous to the resort. A holistic destination can be judged on the parameters of location, management skills, hospitality, treatment, and design & architect. Let me tell you, Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village, Palakkad is undoubtedly is one of the best holistic destinations. It is not only at par with all the standards set in the industry, it always has something fresh to offer. The captivating beauty of the Western Ghats and the rich flora define the picturesque town.
Sharing her thoughts, Dollie Solanki writes, “The Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village provides a refuge of complete stillness, in which to focus entirely on a wellbeing retreat experience. A full range of traditional treatments is available at the resort, and nothing pleases us more than seeing guests solve chronic health problems after just a few weeks guidance from Kairali’s world-class Ayurvedic team. If there was an apt word to describe everything in the world, the word for this Ayurvedic village would probably be “Natural”. Everything in this resort has an imprint of nature on it. Be it the lush of greenery that is abundant throughout the village or the gentle flowing stream that soothes the mind, nature is the prime occupant here and the effects of this presence is relaxing to say the least. It is very easy to lose oneself here in the laps of nature and unequivocally, nature treats everyone here as her own children.”
Sharing similar sentiments, Shivangi Sinha said, “I slept really well as there was no internet access in the rooms. There was yoga and meditation everyday for a transformative spiritual journey; the Ayurvedic experience at The Healing Village has been designed to heal, cleanse and rejuvenate. The Ayurveda programs suit all, irrespective of age and gender. Through the programs you will experience a full program of authentic Ayurvedic therapies, which work to create balance between body mind and soul.”
Experiencing ‘The Destination’
Kerala is not generally hot in February. However, as we stepped down at the Coimbatore Airport and started our journey to Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village, Palakkad, we realized that this time summers will be difficult. In fact, while visiting various centers at Palakkad and Pattambhi we were informed that the local river in the city has all dried up. Not to mention that for an Ayurvedic Center water is the ‘Lifeline’. But the lush of greenery at Kairali, which is spread over 60 acres, had a different story to tell. “There was lots of greenery and adequate arrangements were done for the availability of water. There is no better place to get inside nature and rejuvenate with natural medicine than the sweet scented forests of Kerala’s Pala trees. Time spent at this unique jungle paradise will allow you to experience the authentic healing practices of ancient India, while relaxing in the lap of modern holistic luxury,” informs Bhumika Thakkar.
At the time when there is a constant debate on whether Ayurvedic treatments take longer to heal or not, let me tell you that within three days I was relieved from Acidity and Back Pain. In addition, I had been feeling a lot of improvement in my eyesight with the medicine recommended by the doctor at Kairali. For relaxation, revival and rejuvenation and also for curing ailments quickly I personally can recommend Kairali.
The Village is built in such a way that the traditional Kerala architecture combines with complete adherence to the dictates of “Vastu”. Each Villa (There are 30 Villas, Category: Maharaja Suite, Royal Villa, Classic Villa, Deluxe Villa) is named after Malayalam astrological signs. The trees planted around each cottage have been selected according to astrological tenets.
Facilities at Kairali
The Healing Village is a paradise for Ayurveda lovers and it makes sure that you return year after year. With state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities, it promises to be one of its kind of experience. Besides the health and beauty care packages are specifically designed to treat modern day maladies like stress, respiratory problems, eye ailments and skin diseases. “Besides, Kairali should as well be applauded for their management. They have one of the best staff, which further makes your experience soothing.”
The center specializes in offering treatments for various diseases. To name few— Arthritis, Rheumatic Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Bronchial Diseases, Skin Diseases , Paraplegia , Hetraplegia , Facial Paralysis, Infertility, Sinusitis & Migraine, Hypertension, Slip Disk and Spondylitis, Obesity, Nervous debility and many more. It offers a complete ‘Panchakarma’, Rejuvenation & Detoxification program, Eye treatments, Post natal care program, Weight Loss Program, Beauty Treatments and the list is endless.
A multi-cuisine restaurant, completely vegetarian food and the dietician takes care of the rest. The herbal garden adds to the healing flavor of the resort. A badminton court and indoor recreation room are among the facilities that offer guests a chance to relax and interact. Other facilities at the Kairali Ayurvedic Resort includes Jogging track, billiards room, tri cycling, Tennis court, health club, sightseeing & cards room. A fully-equipped business center lets to stay in touch with the outer world.
There is a lot more to see, which only one gets to know after their stay at the most beautiful resort that offers a holistic experience!!