The Palace for Ayurveda

Can there be a royal road to deep healing? We believe there can. Kalari Kovilakom ( is the Palace for Ayurveda, perhaps the first and only one of its kind.



It offers intensive programmes in wellness based this ancient Indian science. And it offers them in a magnificent palatial setting that took years of restoration to create. Yet, Kalari Kovilakom gives you something infinitely more valuable. A chance to begin your life all over again. 


At Kalari, every therapy is personal. Our treatments are individually developed for you by our doctors, often combined with yoga and other methods to provide deep-seated, lasting change  from within. 


There are no game rooms, no shopping expeditions, no television sets. The evenings are alive with chanting and hymns, unsullied by the sounds of the city. You are in a space like no other on earth that we know of.

A Royal path to Healing

Experience the combination of royal living and ayurveda.

Classical Interiors

A grand four-poster bed and original floor tiles, restored piece-by-piece.

Reaching Deep Within

This synchronised warm oil massage forms part of a complex of treatments under the care of expert doctors. Kalari Kovilakom offers a range of treatments see ( lasting usually 14, 21 or 28 days.

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