INDIA - Kerala, Kottayam
The Athreya Ayurvedic Resort had been tastefully designed in the traditional Kerala style, utilizing mainly wood and laterite. The ancient healing science had been practiced and taught by his ancestors for six hundred years, a tradition that continues to this day in a seamless progression. Handsome portraits Dr. Girish and Dr. Srijit family patriarchs going back five generations adorn the walls of the well appointed reception area. The retreat is nestled in a bucolic hamlet and surrounded by a network of canals flowing into the gorgeous Kerala Backwaters. Floating water hyacinths, vivid green paddy fields and gently swaying coconut palms, Ficus, Pipal, Banana, Papaya, Ashoka and Eleocarpus trees punctuate the Vedic symmetry of the resort. It includes a yoga room, a treatment center, ten beautiful residential cottages and a separate chamber for training in Kalaripayattu.