''Kalari Kovilakom Kollengode'' is in Palakkad district of Kerala. It is a palace of the ancient Vengunad Kingdom in Kerala is now converted into a retreat offering Ayurveda Panchakarma treatments as the Rajas of Vengunad would have had it. Kalari Kovilakom" is located in a in a picturesque and rural countryside called Kollemcode surrounded by hills offering a unique and unspoilt settings.
This 18 roomed hospital is consists of 13 Kovilakom A/c suite rooms and 5 higher category Vengunad Suites. And the beauty of the rooms is that being an old Palace, no two rooms are alike.
Ayurvedic Treatements At Kalari Kovilakom:
In the first stage, Ayurvedic detoxification of the body is done using various techniques as in traditional Ayurveda texts. It is advised to cooperate with doctors obeying their advise. . Initially you are given ample medicated ghee so that it saturates your system and absorbs all the toxins. Enough herbal water is given during this period with light diet. Once the system saturates the ghee is purged out using medication, and then your body is ready to accept the various Ayurveda Panchakarma treatments and medicines.
After detoxification you will be given various types of therapies. All this is supplemented with internal medications as required. Again, these vary from person to person and individual's treatment schedule is decided by the Ayurveda doctor.
At Kalari Kovilakom, apart from the Ayurveda treatment which includes special diet along with oils, massages and herbs, the focus is also on Yoga and meditation. Here Yoga is taught and practiced every morning.
Kalari Kovilakom Ayurveda Retreat offers treatments such as:
And also other required treatments.
Usually offered general Ayurvedic Therapies here are:
Abhyangam (Massage), Anjanam, Kizhi (Poultice), Chavutti Thirummal (Kalari foot Massage), Dhara, Elakizhi, Dhanyamla Dhara, Karna Pooranam, Kashaya Dhara, Kashaya Vasthy, Kati Vasthi, Ksheera Dhara, Ksheera Dhoomam, Lekhaneeyam, Lepanam, Marmabhyamngam (Marma Massage), Mukha Lepam, Netra Prakshalanam, Netra Tharpanam, Njavara Kizhi, Padabhyangam, Pichu, Pizhichil, Podi Kizhi (Choorna Swedam), Sarvanga Dhara, Shiro Lepam, Shiroabhyangam, Siro Dhara, Sirovasthi, Sneha Panam, Swedana (Steambath), Thakra Dhara, Thalam (Thalapothichil), Udwarthanam, Upanaha sweda, Uro Vasthi, Yoni Prakshalanam.
Total number of rooms: 18
Coimbatore (CJB) 55 kms, Kochi (COK-Ernakulam) 130 kms, Kozhikode (CCJ) 135 kms
Nearby Train Station:
Kalari Kovilakom can be accessed by road from all surrounding towns.
Coimbatore- 50 Kms, Kochi (Ernakulam)-150 kms, Kozhikode -135 kms, Kottayam (195 kms), Madurai (230 kms), Mysore (260 kms), Trichy (270 kms),
Sri Ayyappankavu Temple (16 kms), Nallekavu Ayyappan Temple (17 kms), Chulanur Peacock Sanctuary (32 kms). Palakkad Jain Temple, Vadakkanthara Thirupurakkal Bhagavathy temple, Kasi Viswanathaswamy Temple.
Other possible excursion places are:
Sri Ayyappankavu Temple (16 kms), Nallekavu Ayyappan Temple (17 kms), Chulanur Peacock Sanctuary (32 kms), Pothmudi Dam (42 kms), Mangalam Dam (44 kms), Kalamandalam (56 kms), Neliampathy Hills (60 kms), Punnathur Kotta Elephant Sanctuary (91 kms)