Surrounding the centre's own herbal garden, there are 16 guest cottages sustainably built in traditional Kerala wooden architecture. Many of them also provide a direct view over the paddy fields. Located on a picturesque private island in the middle of the rice fields and just a few steps away from the main grounds, you can find the so-called new wing - a guest house with 8 high-quality double-rooms.
Each accomodation provides a double bed, an en-suite bathroom with a shower, A/C and/or fan, and a terrace. Mosquito nets for the bed are available upon request.
On the main grounds as well as on the "new wing" island, there are treatment facilities - for gents and ladies seperately. Next to the ladies treatment house on the main grounds, you find the kutee: a specially constructed hut for undergoing the ancient Ayurvedic treatment of Kutee Praveshika Rasayana. There are only three such kutees to be found all over India.
At the heart of the Athreya Ayurvedic Centre is the reception building with the reception desk, a spacious lobby area with a library for the guests, the doctors' offices, and the medicines room. Right next to it, in view of a beautiful Banyan tree, is the restaurant of the resort which offers freshly home-made meals according to the Ayurvedic chart of "right food". Guests can choose their favourite foods from the buffet three times a day. A special diet for certain health issues can be provided upon request.
Above the restaurant, you can find a spacious yoga room, equipped with numerous yoga mats. The daily yoga and meditation practices - instructed by an experienced yoga teacher - support the curative aspects of your stay and are an important part of the treatments . The yoga teacher also gives advice with regards to certain physical constraints or different levels of excercise experience.
Wifi is available all over the spacious grounds, although the signal strength may vary depending on the exact spot and internet availability. At the reception area, there are safe deposit lockers available for all guests. As mentioned above, you can also find a library there - containing a variety of books in English as well as other languages. A chargeable laundry service is also provided.
- a boat trip through the Backwaters
- a visit to a temple
- a tour to the Periyar National Park
- a visit to an astrologer
- a tour to the city of Kottayam.
Please take into consideration that it is not advisable to do extensive sightseeing trips or comparable tiring activities while being on Ayurvedic treatments. The body and mind should get the rest they deserve while you are staying at the centre. It is better to invest that time into your health and well-being instead.