Vaidya's Ayurveda Retreat

Experience Ayurveda Lifestyle

Vaidya’s Ayurveda Retreat is situated in a serene village in Kerala, South India. During the health retreat every guest gets the authentic experience of Ayurveda through right diet, cleansing and rejuvenating treatments, and relaxation programs designed according to their present body and mind health condition - their PDE (Presently Dominating Elements).

After the initial diagnosing and consultation with the chief physician the meal plan and the treatment program is scheduled for each individual and monitored daily.


Guest comments

"Coming back to Vaidya's Village is like coming home. The smiling faces of the staff, the sound of the waves breaking against the shore and the laughter and delicious smells from the kitchen. What I have appreciated the most with my stays at the village is the opportunity to reflect over what really is important in life, to listen to my inner voice and to find peace of mind. Thanks to the personal yoga program, the food adapted to my needs and the daily treatments the body is also cleansed and strengthened. Every time I leave i feel like a new and better person, and the feeling stays with me for a long time afterwards."

Erika Ahlqvist
about Vaidya's Ayurveda Village

"My time at Vaidya's Ayurveda Village was overwhelming, I learned as much that I will always carry with me. The best part was that everything was so thoughtful and I felt so safe in this. My stay with you has helped me find myself again. I'm incredibly grateful for that. I must also mention the food that was so amazing -every meal was a party!"

Christel Klasson
about Vaidya's Ayurveda Village

"My stay at Vaidya’s Ayurveda Village was a wonderful experience. It gave me so much in terms of self-awakening and health. The staff is absolutely amazing – very kind and truly genuin. I´ve never felt so seen and heard as a human beeing before. It´s wonderful to surround yourself with like-minded, in beautiful surroundings, an ocean with dolphins, silence, treatments, yoga and healing food. The retreat was a mental roller coaster for me (time with yourself can create that) - but the wonderful thing is that I also had time to process it! And I left India as a much more grounded and secure version of myself."

Sanne Lövgren
about Vaidya's Ayurveda Village

"I was lost but found myself at Vaidya’s Ayurveda Village thanks to all the beautiful people that work there. My three weeks stay lifted my soul and warmed my heart."

— Erica Andersson
about Vaidya's Ayurveda Village

"I’ve been to the retreat twice. I love it! It’s simple but luxurious. Love the kind smiling people who take care of us. So much love! The healthy food. The weather! The whole experience is so good both mentally and physically. It’s like rolling up a curtain to clear your mind. I feel light, sparkly and happy! I bring the relaxed feeling back home to Sweden. Look forward to my next visit!"

— Malin Olrud
about Vaidya's Ayurveda Village

"I have got a new way of living, the Ayurveda way. I loved the treatment with oil massage and the yoga was a new experience and have helped me a lot. The food was excellent and the cooking classes where great. I had a wonderful stay at Vaidya’s Ayurveda Village."

— Leif Klasson
about Vaidya's Ayurveda Village

"It was wonderful being so close to the ocean and to fall asleep every night to the sound of the waves. Watching the sun rise while doing yoga on the roof every morning, and watching it set over the ocean while having dinner."

— Marianne Lindgren
about Vaidya's Ayurveda Village

"I had a great time at Vaidya's Ayurveda Village. The staff was very kind and interested in my well-being. It felt more like being with friends then just being a client at a hotel. I appreciated that the retreat itself only occupies 14 guest, so there is an intimate atmosphere and you get to know the other guests easily. The Ayurveda food was incredibly delicious and diverse; I enjoyed to taste new Indian flavours. Moreover, the four-hand massages every day really helped me to calm down and to relax body and mind. The daily visits with the doctor gave me a good feeling, as a professional was monitoring the improvement of my blood sugar due to the healthy diet. The yoga classes each day helped me to feel really comfortable in my body and I learned about meditation. I can really recommend a stay at Vaidya´s Ayurveda Village."

— Yvonne Lorenz
about Vaidya's Ayurveda Village

"As I stayed at the village I enjoyed the calm and friendly atmosphere. The humid and embracing warm climate. The waterfront. Beautiful sunsets and rise. Dolphins. Birds. The green surroundings. The very nice and caring therapists. The clean and cool room. The other guest's company. The professional staff. I continue to improve my health through my specific yoga and medical food - I have made it Swedish."

— Ulrika Eriksson
about Vaidya's Ayurveda Village

"My visit at Vaidya's Ayurveda Village was the best journey I have done, so much love from all the staff. My inner stress disappeared, I feel so calm in my body. My high blood pressure become normal after the treatment program. Wow! I am very happy about that, that you can affect the blood pressure with ayurvedic treatments. Whith love I can recommend you to vist Vaidyas Ayurveda Village."

— Merja Axelsson
about Vaidya's Ayurveda Village
Guest experience
7 reasons...

...that makes your stay at Vaidya’s Ayurveda Retreat different from other ayurveda centres in India

  • Location

    To provide the nature’s ambience to our guests we have created our retreat in a local village in Kerala, by the Healing River adjacent to the Vembanad Lake - the longest lake in India. 

  • Personal care

    Our professional team makes sure that each guest at Vaidya’s Ayurveda Retreat is getting personal care and follows the individual program designed by the physician. 

  • Tailor-made programs

    There are no ready-made treatment programs at Vaidya’s Ayurveda Retreat. Each guest’s treatments, oils and herbs are designed individually according to their present health condition after the first consultation with the chief physician.

  • Personalised diet

    There is no common diet for our guests – The food we serve at Vaidya’s Ayurveda Retreat is not only gluten free, sugar free and animal free but also designed according to the Ayurveda principles, based on each guest’s prakruti (birth dominating elements) or vikruti (imbalance).

  • Nature therapy for mind

    Our newly designed rooms, restaurant and yoga-center have direct view to the Healing River. All rooms have balcony /veranda facing the serene water and the green lush of the coconut plantations on the other side of the river, which helps our guests to naturally attain a meditative mind during their stay at the Healing River. 

  • Complimentary activities

    Free to join the educational or entertainment activities on going at the Retreat as: live cooking experiences / yoga / meditation / dance classes / creative workshops etc to enhance the participant’s physical and mental skills (schedule varies every week/month).

  • A holiday ambience

    Although Janesh Vaidya’s deep cleansing and rejuvenating treatment programs are highly therapeutical and supervised by an experienced ayurveda physician and expert therapists without compromising the authenticity of traditional ayurveda, because of the hospitality of our dedicated staff and the relaxing stay in our serene village by the Healing River, the guests feel a holiday ambience during their health retreat.


You can choose an Ayurveda retreat according to the length of your stay at the Healing River.

2 weeks retreat: basic cleansing program

3 weeks retreat: deep cleansing program

4 weeks retreat: deep cleanse and basic rejuvenation program

6 weeks retreat: deep cleanse and total rejuvenation program

All packages include individually designed diet with cleansing/rejuvenating treatments according to your specific body-mind constitution preceded by an ayurveda health checkup with the chief physician. After the health check-up the chief physician will design your treatment program according to the balanced-imbalanced state of the elements in your body and mind.

Janesh Vaidya’s Ayurveda Retreats at the Healing River are ongoing all through the year.

Write to us for available dates/months:

Health packages

The packages include the following:

  • Accommodation - in a double room (with attached toilet, shower and a balcony/veranda facing the Healing River)
  • Food - full board plant based meals and beverages prepared according to the principles of Ayurveda (serving 5 times /day)
  • Treatments - daily ayurveda treatments and health check-ups with the physician (apart from arrival/departure days and Sundays)
  • Herbs - Ayurveda herbs and decoctions (during the treatment period)
  • Airport transfer - pick up and drop (at Kochi International Airport, Kerala, India.)
Requests and bookings

Prices of the retreat vary according to the choice of your accommodation and the season. To avail further information in planing your health retreat, such as prices and availability, please write to: with the following (four) answers:

  1. How many weeks do you plan to stay at the Healing River? (choice of your retreat package - 2/3/4 or 6 weeks)
  2. Which month do you wish to do your retreat?
  3. Would you like to have shared or single accommodation? (All rooms at the retreat are double, and single occupancy costs extra)
  4. For how many people do you plan to book the retreat? (tip: more economical when two people share a room)
  • WiFi in the room
  • Weekly laundry service
  • Yoga/meditation room
  • Mini library
  • Juice bar
  • Gift/spice shop
  • River cruise
  • Village bicycles


The duration of the journey differs according to the country you are flying from and your flight schedule. But in general, if your departure is from Europe, apart from the transfer time, it will take approximately 10 to 11 hours in the air to reach Kochi International airport in Kerala, South India.

Airport transfer

Transfer from Kochi international airport, Kerala state, India is included in our regular packages that starts from 2 weeks minimum stay. A team member will welcome you at the airport and drive you to the Healing River. The drive from Kochi airport to our village is approximately 50 to 60 minutes in normal road conditions.

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