The term Ayurveda means ‘Science of Life’. It deals elaborately with measures for healthful living during the entire span of life and its various phases. Besides, dealing with principles for maintenance of health, it has also developed a wide range of therapeutic measures to combat illness. These principles of positive health and therapeutic measures relate to physical, mental, social and spiritual welfare of human beings. Thus Ayurveda becomes one of the oldest systems of health care dealing with both the preventive and curative aspects of life in a most comprehensive way and presents a close similarity to the WHO’s concepts of health propounded in the modern era.
Varkala offers ample opportunities to the traveller for ayurveda rejuvenation and treatment, with a choice of ayurvedic centres and retreats to choose from. There are numerous centres for yoga and massage. Most of these centres are seasonal and of varying quality suitable for every budget; most of the resorts in Varkala offer these services. One-week to one-month ayurveda treatment schedules are available at some of the resorts. The swamis of the Sivagiri Mutt which is a pilgrim tourist attraction, take meditation classes. There are also nature cure and naturopathy centres near the beach that’ll help you unwind.
You could also holiday in a homestay accommodation at Varkala, getting a feel of the rural atmosphere with its friendly people, warm ambience and hospitality of the hosts.You get to know a lot about the food habits, culture and lifestyle of the people.
For nearby attractions, Papanasam beach is a perfect place to watch the sunset or relax gazing at the horizon. The area is covered with coconut palms and small restaurants that mushroom during the season. This beach is bordered by high cliffs. Right below this cliff is the 500 -metre stretch beach.It is a quiet, clean and a secluded beach.The beach grew into prominence and caught the attention of tourists only recently. The long sandy beach, towering red laterite cliffs and soothing mineral springs have turned Varkala into a beautiful destination.
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