Dr. Franklin's Panchakarma center & Research Institute Chowara village of Kovalam, Kerala is started by Dr. Franklin, from a traditional Ayurveda practitioners family in 1997. Before the inception of this retreat Dr. Franklin was working with the health department of Kerala government.
This 60 roomed retreat with old & new wing are with all modern amenities. The retreat has earned the name of one of the best Centers in the region as it is one of the best retreat offering & practicing authentic Ayurveda.
Dr. Franklin's Panchakarma Institute & Research Centre 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: 60
Trivandrum (TRV) 21 kms
Nearby Train Station:
Thiruvananthapuram (TVC) 21 Kms,
The resort can be accessed by road from all surrounding towns.
Thiruvananthapuram 21 kms, Kanyakumari 80 Kms, Kollam 120 Km, Alappuzha 200 Kms, Kochi 260 kms,
Chowara Beach, Vizhinjam Lighthouse (5 Km), Lighthouse Beach (5 km), and Kovalam Beach (5.5km), Poovar beach & Backwaters (14 Kms), Padmanabhaswami Temple (17 Kms), Kanyakumari (80 Kms)
Possible Day tours:
Poovar Backwaters (11 Kms), Kuthira Malika (21 kms), Padmanabhaswamy Temple (21 kms), Thiruvananthapuram Zoo ( 22 Kms), Aruvikkara (27 kms), Neyyar Dam (42 kms), Napier Museum (22 kms), Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwanthari Ashram (42 kms), Crocodile Rehabilitation and Research Centre (42 kms), Bird watching in Ponmudi (67 kms), Jatayu Nature Park (64 kms).