Oasis of Ayurvedic Delight

Discover hidden luxury and authentic tailor-made Ayurveda journeys at Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere in Kerala
By Aarti Kapur Singh

Kerala – ‘God’s Own Country’ – and the Spa at Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere – a special place in it. It is said that the best treasures are always hidden. This is definitely true for Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere, located at Vayalar, about two hours from Cochin Airport. Contemporary and age-old techniques await you at this luxurious 5,000-square-feet spa operated by Soft Touch, internationally acclaimed spa professionals. A sense of calm pervades every corridor and wooden staircase of the resort.

The spa experience begins with a detailed personalised consultation with the in-house Ayurveda physician, who suggests treatments and prescribes Ayurveda medicines and a diet corresponding to your dosha – vata, pitta or kapha – or a combination thereof. Western treatments are also performed, but the expertise in Ayurveda, practiced in four rooms lit by natural light, is unmatched.

My ‘Navarakizhi’ – a perspiration triggering body scrub using medicated herbal rice – made me feel like some medieval royal without a care in the world. My body was slathered in oil using Marma massage strokes, and then the rice – first soaked in natural herbs and oils and then cooked in milk – was packed in puffy muslin pouches that were then used to scrub my body.

Fifteen minutes in a steam box, and a luxurious shower later, I put my feet up on the relaxation deck – with a cool glass of shadapaneeya rasa (a concoction of eight distinct flavours) – to an endless view of the calm waters of the rainwater harvested lake on one side, the private natural lake on the other, and further away, Vembanad Lake. This is clearly how the Gods live!

Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere
Vp Ii / 123 F, Vayalar, Cherthala, Alleppey District. Kerala - 688536
0478 66 13 000