Somatheeram – Ayurveda

Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort

Somatheeram – Ayurveda

Welcome to Somatheeram

Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort is a well-known ayurvedic health resort located in the southern Indian state of Kerala and one of the most authentic Ayurveda centres in the world, established in 1985. The resort, a simple, eco-friendly alternative made up of thatched cottages, is situated on a hill in Kovalam overlooking the Arabian sea and offers guests a peaceful and natural setting. 

Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort

How To Get There

Somatheeram Ayurvedic resort is located in the state of Kerala, India. Here are the different modes of transportation you can use to get to the alternative:

By air: The nearest airport to Somatheeram is Trivandrum International Airport, which is around 21 kilometres away. You can take a taxi or hire a car to reach the resort.

By train: The nearest railway station to Somatheeram is Trivandrum Central Railway Station, around 20 kilometres away. You can take a taxi or hire a car from the railway station to the resort.

By road: Somatheeram is well-connected to nearby cities and towns, where you can hire a taxi or take a bus.

By water: If you’re travelling from nearby places like Kovalam or Poovar, you can also take a boat to reach Somatheeram.


Making arrangements for transportation in advance is recommended, especially if you arrive late at night. Many hotels and resorts, including Somatheeram, offer airport transfers and can arrange transportation for you.

Places Of Interest

Somatheeram Ayurvedic resort is a beautiful and serene destination in Kerala, India. Apart from the traditional Ayurvedic treatments, the resort also offers various activities and experiences to explore the region’s local culture and natural beauty. Here are some places of interest at Somatheeram.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Located in Thiruvananthapuram, Padmanabhaswamy Temple is a magnificent temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is renowned for its intricate architecture, ancient idols, and stunning paintings.

Vizhinjam Lighthouse

Vizhinjam Lighthouse

A famous tourist attraction located near Somatheeram. The lighthouse offers breathtaking sea views and is a perfect spot for photography enthusiasts.

neyyar dam

Neyyar Dam

A scenic spot located near Somatheeram, a popular picnic spot with beautiful gardens, a butterfly park, and a crocodile park.

poovar island Kerala

Poovar Island

A picturesque island near Somatheeram, known for its scenic beauty and tranquil backwaters. Take a boat ride or explore the island on foot.



A popular tourist destination located at the southernmost tip of India, famous for its stunning sunrises and sunsets and offers a breathtaking ocean view.

Kovalam Beach

Kovalam Beach

Enjoy pristine clear waters, and stunning views. Here you can sunbathe, swim, or enjoy water sports including surfing and snorkelling.

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is an ancient holistic healing system originating in India over 5,000 years ago, where the word “Ayurveda” comes from two Sanskrit words, “Ayus,” which means life or longevity, and “Veda,” meaning knowledge or wisdom, which translates as the “science of life” or the “art of living.”

At Somatheeram, Ayurveda is the foundation of its wellness philosophy, and they offer a range of Ayurvedic treatments and therapies to promote physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. These treatments may include massages, herbal remedies, dietary recommendations, yoga, and meditation, emphasizing balancing the body, mind, and spirit to achieve optimal health and well-being. Ayurvedic practitioners aim to promote healing and restore balance in the body and mind by understanding and respecting each individual’s unique needs and constitution.

Experience Ayurvedic Treatments

Somatheeram Ayurvedic has a team of experienced Ayurvedic doctors and therapists who provide customized treatments based on individual needs, like increasing your well-being or tackling specific health problems such as back pain, stress symptoms or being overweight. The various treatment packages are individually selected based on your health system. Here are some of the Ayurvedic treatments offered at Somatheeram.


Abhyangam: This full-body oil massage treatment uses warm, medicated oil. It helps reduce stress, improve blood circulation, and rejuvenate the body.

Pizhichil: Pizhichil is a unique Ayurvedic treatment that involves pouring warm herbal oil over the body and massaging it. It helps reduce muscle tension, improve joint flexibility, and enhance immunity.

Shirodhara: A therapeutic treatment that involves pouring warm herbal oil over the forehead in a continuous stream. It helps in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression and is also beneficial for improving hair and scalp health.

Navarakizhi: Navarakizhi is an Ayurvedic treatment that massages the body with small cotton bags filled with cooked rice and medicinal herbs. It helps in improving skin health, reducing inflammation, and strengthening muscles.

Udwarthanam: This therapeutic massage involves scrubbing the body with a herbal powder from Ayurvedic herbs. It helps improve blood circulation, reduce cellulite, and detoxify the body.

Apart from these treatments, Somatheeram offers other Ayurvedic therapies like Nasyam, Kizhi, and Vasti. The treatments are customized based on individual needs and aim to promote overall health and well-being.

Where To Stay

Somatheeram Ayurvedic resort offers various accommodation options to suit different needs and budgets. Book here

Standard Cottage: These are basic cottages with all essential amenities like air conditioning, a private bathroom, and a balcony or patio. The cottages are surrounded by lush greenery and are ideal for budget-conscious travellers.

Special Cottage: These cottages are more significant than traditional ones and offer more space and comfort. They have all essential amenities, including air conditioning, a private bathroom, and a balcony or patio.

Kerala House Standard: Kerala House Standard is a traditional Kerala-style house with modern amenities. These houses have a unique design and architecture, and they are set amidst lush greenery, providing a serene environment.

Kerala House Deluxe: Kerala House Deluxe is a larger version of Kerala House Standard with additional amenities like air conditioning, a mini-fridge, and a private sit-out area. These houses offer a comfortable and luxurious stay.

Kerala House Suite: Kerala House Suite is the most luxurious accommodation option at Somatheeram. These houses have a separate living area, air conditioning, mini-fridge, and private sit-out area. 


All the accommodation options at Somatheeram are designed to provide a peaceful and comfortable stay amidst natural surroundings. You can choose the accommodation based on your preferences and budget.

Our Wooden Cottage

Wooden Cottages

The eco-friendly resort houses wooden cottages overlooking the sea or the gardens, surrounded with beautiful palm trees. The design is rustic and basic, but the spectacular views make up for it. There is 24-hour Room Service, airconditioned rooms, fans, en-suite bathrooms and mosquito nets over the beds for utmost comfort.

We were visiting during Christmas and New Years. It was a wonderful relaxing time and perfect setting for Christmas and New Years festivities.

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