Guide to ayurvedic treatment in Kerala

Ayurveda hospitals in Kerala

Accredited treatment facilities for patients

Ayurvedic hospitals in Kerala are clinical treatment facilities for patients offering outpatient as well as inpatient services. Today, most ayurveda hospitals are private and there are hospitals run by traditional ayurveda families as well as ayurveda healthcare companies. Most hospitals have a team of ayurvedic physicians and a team of therapists working under the guidance of a senior Chief Physician. The Chief Physician decides the treatment plan for the patient and the duration of treatment. Patient’s progress and treatment results are reviewed regularly and periodically and changes to the treatment plan are made as necessary.

Consider these factors when deciding on your ayurveda hospital:

Bed strength:
Ayurveda hospitals in Kerala vary widely in size ranging from small size hospitals with just 10-20 beds to hospitals that can accommodate a few hundred patients. 

Location and setting:
Many ayurvedic hospitals, especially large size ones, have modern buildings and are located in cities and towns in urban settings. There are also ayurvedic hospitals located on islands, backwaters and beaches allowing patients to enjoy nature and leisure during their treatment.

Accommodation and facilities:
Ayurvedic hospitals in Kerala provide different kinds of accommodation - Single rooms that can accommodate 1 patient and 1 caretaker (if necessary), Double rooms that may be shared by couples or two patients coming together for treatments, Suite rooms that can accommodate small groups and Cottages for large families/groups.

Depending on the kind of accommodation chosen, facilities available include AC, internet, attached bath, attached private treatment room and kitchenette. Common facilities are library, yoga and meditation hall, prayer room, restaurant and laundry.

Ayurveda hospital in Kerala : Top 5 questions from patients

What kind of accommodation is available at ayurveda hospitals in Kerala?

Ayurveda hospitals in Kerala range from no-frills economy rooms to luxurious palace suites with royal furnishings, waterfront locations and amazing views. Individual rooms may be used by one patient or two patients coming together. Rooms, suites and cottages are not shared between people from different groups.

What is the approximate cost for treatment at an ayurvedic hospital in Kerala?


Cost of your ayurvedic treatment will depend on the kind of accommodation you choose, the treatment you need and the duration of your treatment. The average all inclusive daily price for one patient (all treatments, all meals, all taxes) with a standard room accommodation is around INR 5,000 (USD 75). For most patients, treatments would require 2-4 weeks, so a ballpark estimate would be INR 70,000 - INR 140,000 (USD 1,030 - 2,060).
For a royal suite, the daily all inclusive price could go up to INR 20,000 - 30,000 (USD 290 - 440) 

What does it mean if an ayurvedic hospital has NABH accreditation?

It means that the hospital meets the quality and safety standards for patient care set by NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare providers). Accreditation by NABH allows international recognition of ayurveda hospitals. NABH is a member of the International Society for Quality of Healthcare.

Is there a waiting period in ayurvedic hospitals in Kerala?

There could be. So it’s always better to book a few months in advance so that you get the booking for dates that are convenient to you.

Do ayurveda hospitals provide nursing care?

Usually not. This is because patients who get admitted in ayurveda hospitals are medically stable and do not require constant monitoring or medical attention. Patients who are dependent on others for mobility and self care are advised to bring a caretaker with them.