Blogs at Niraamaya Wellness Retreats

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The art of journaling opens up a window of limitless possibilities. We, at Niraamaya value your wellness and possess deep regard for your mental wellbeing.


Wellness is a result of conscious lifestyle choices. These arise from a need to rejuvenate ourselves or find an alternate approach to healing.


Niraamaya Retreats — an exclusive selection of private spaces set in the country’s most stunning locales — is all about your holistic wellbeing.

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Taking the first step to wellness can be a daunting task. Everyone from your favorite influencer to neighborhood know-it-all has a routine that they swear by.

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Ayurveda is much more than the popular massages it has come to be associated with. It is a traditional system of Indian medicine that aims to preserve your health and wellness by keeping your mind, body, and spirit in balance.

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Fret not though, because there are some easy ways to tackle these issues and become the best version of yourself.

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Stress — you possibly hear about it often and experience it every day. And our modern, inactive lifestyle definitely contributes to it.


The way you feel, both physically and mentally, forms the essence of how you live. Your perception and ability to observe thoughts and feelings is what makes you human and separates you from other creatures.


2020 may not have gone as planned, but it definitely had its positives. For starters, it made us reevaluate our notion of health and wellness. At Niraamaya, we ensure that your wellbeing is our topmost priority.


We have all heard the adage — you are what you eat. No one takes this more seriously than us. At Niraamaya, our award-winning curative and functional medicine therapies are crafted to ensure that you are healthy from the inside out. For example, our Gut Restoration Program focuses exclusively on helping your gut absorb nutrients from food better. Our team of experts is always on hand to guide you on the path to great health by using a curated blend of sessions that cover nutrition, diet, and exercise.


Picture this — verdant green hills, where birds make music for you as you wake up to an alluring sunrise. Enticing, isn’t it? Now, you might think that it’s not possible to steal a few minutes away from the hourly zoom meetings and working from home.

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While the world is grappling with the harsh reality of the pandemic and with everyone confined within the four walls of their homes, technology has proved itself to be a blessing. Communicating with loved ones who are distant has become easy, working has become easier and you have limitless access to entertainment, all thanks to technology.

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When we are not at our best, the question we ask is, “what is making me ill?”. This is the approach taken by modern medicine. When we ask “Why am I ill?”, we begin to follow the functional approach.

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Stress wreaks havoc on your emotional equilibrium, as well as your physical health. It narrows your ability to think clearly, function effectively, and enjoy life.

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Rasayana therapy envelope a lifestyle, which includes Ayurveda treatment, yoga, meditation and a balanced diet as per your body constitution, to promote longevity.


At Niraamaya, the yoga programme straddles aspects beyond pure exercise and includes within the ambit asanas, meditation or Dharana and Dhyana, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra.

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The fishing village of Vizhinjam, adjacent to Kovalam is a great place to get more acquainted with fishing and fish dishes! Learn more here.

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Niraamaya Retreat’s Backwaters and Beyond at Kumarakom has several such craving-inspiring dishes on its menu. Check them out!


Niraamaya Retreats offers a Mindful Meditation package that takes guests through the paces required to incorporate mindfulness in everyday life.

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It is important to choose the right facial oil for nourishment, according to skin type. Learn more here.

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Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra offers stunning views of the Kovalam coastline, interesting culinary experiences, and monsoon-driven wellness immersions at the award-winning Niraamaya Spa.

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This property of two villas and a cottage by the sea has successfully married a contemporary aesthetic to the nature around it.

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Discover the myriad, mesmerising experiences on offer at Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam even as you rejuvenate yourself


Over the past few years, Ginger has attained the stature of superfood due to its well-researched usefulness in treating and preventing many diseases.

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Goa has two sides to it. South Goa and Benaulim, in particular, reveals a different face - Goa has a split personality.


Kerala’s capital, Thiruvananthapuram, offers ample opportunities to explore it’s myriad cultural, historic and culinary treasures.

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Beyond the luxury of the retreats, a world of discovery and exploration await guests, offering an opportunity to couples and families to bond and create irreplaceable memories.


GST on room tariffs above Rs 7,500 per night slashed by 10 percentage points to 18% from earlier 28%.

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The Onam Sadhya is a very special meal – a complex meal of 12 to 30 dishes and beautiful flavours.


Our packages run into 7, 14 and 28 days, and are designed to not only make treatment of weight-linked disease enjoyable but to also ensure its long-lasting effect on health.


From hidden alcoves to verandahs with sit-outs that straddle the cottages, the sea seems right there — the villas and cottages offering an eagle-nest perspective of the coastal stretch.

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Niraamaya Retreats Backwaters & Beyond offers a spectacular window into what makes the famed backwaters of Kerala famous.

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Niraamaya Retreats offers a 14-night Panchakarma package under the expert guidance of expert Ayurveda doctors at Niraamaya Retreats.

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Niraamaya Retreats continues its winning spree at the global awards, with Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam scoring big at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2019


Embracing local culture and architecture, Niraamaya Retreats creates bespoke luxurious slices of experience for its guests and offers a holistic getaway from the daily business of urban living.

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The awards from Forbes India, the Indian iteration of the global business magazine, Forbes, chose Cardamom Club for its unconventional design that marries the picturesque natural location with great design.

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The spa within Niraamaya Retreats, located in some of the most beautiful parts of India, offers a unique combination of Ayurveda-based healing therapies, massages, farm-and-sea-to-table cuisine and a luxurious setting.

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From dishes drawn from the varied communities in the region to experimentations by the chef and a lavish Vembanad breakfast – the food at the retreat is a blend of several cultures and inspirations.


Our attempt is to connect with the local community, to draw from native culture, culinary heritage and nature’s bounty, in a bid to offer interesting guest experiences even as we engage and sustain it.

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From discovering secret coves and exceptional experiences in Goa, to acquiring a healthy tan and dancing the night away under the stars, here’s why unwinding on Niraamaya Retreats’ luxury yacht, Foxy Lady, is the holiday worth your while.

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The serene backwaters is a meditative setting for a wellness break, backed by award-winning Niraamaya Spa’s Ayurveda-based wellness packages and alternative practices such as mindfulness coaching programmes, and more.


Ayurvedic practitioners have conferred Ghee with the ‘Indian Super-food’ moniker since it has the properties that one associates with food which is nutritionally dense.

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Niraamaya Retreats have curated a menu that mines the local culinary heritage to come up with menus that blend innovative with experimental.


No travel experience is ever complete without indulging in local cuisine and exploring the food from the destination you are journeying to.


Part of the ancient pantheon of super-foods, turmeric plays a stellar role in Indian and Chinese culinary traditions and traditional medicine


The Niraamaya Retreats Aradura, Kohima lets you explore countryside living, surrounded by the enchanted beauty of the majestic mountains.


Yoga is considered one of the six Indian philosophies, each of which takes you to higher planes of spiritual growth

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The Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club, Thekkady lets you escape into the wilderness and bond with untamed outdoors and nature at its pristine best.

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At Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam, you’ll be privy to some of the most magical experiences in the world.

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Niraamaya Retreats has a growing list of niche luxury properties at some of the most unique and pristine destinations across the country.


A hideaway that ensconces you in a verdant natural world far from civilization, sits on the edge of the breathtaking Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and cardamom plantations.


Situated on a hilltop, the retreat is off the beaten track, offering guests an opportunity to escape the frenzied pace of urban living.

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Discover the hill state’s many charms with Niraamaya Retreats Aradura, Kohima.


Niraamaya experience is designed around four essential dimensions wellness: Rest, Nourishment, Movement and Mindfulness

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Niraamaya Retreats Backwaters & Beyond is a window to the Best of the Backwaters, from rare village experiences and engagement with the community


Ayurveda is much more than the popular massages it has come to be associated with. Learn more here.

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Tharavadus have always been about the ambience, the character and their ability to personify imperial beauty and elegance.

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Niraamaya Retreats – Backwaters & Beyond, Kumarakom is an atmospheric retreat into the world of natural beauty, elegance and culture.

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Niraamaya Retreat’s recently-launched Leadership Retreats programme is hosted at Our Native Village (ONV)


Niraamaya Retreat’s Short Intervention Programmes help put guests on a journey of wellness, holistic healing, and discovering the joys of this ancient healing and prevention system.

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Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam, is a wellness oasis that offers healing powers of immersive Ayurveda traditions and recreates Kerala’s rich culinary traditions in unsullied surroundings


Niraamaya Retreats are located within the most stunning of destinations where nature wraps cradles guests in its warm embrace.

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With our lives being severely disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, a lot of changes have occurred in the world — some of them being discerningly positive. Most of us now think about our health, our emotions, our families, our relationships, and our overall wellness.