On an Ayurveda wellness holiday, you can have it all: an indulgent holiday and health cure in one! You’ll get to enjoy delicious food all holiday and still lose weight. Other pleasant side effects: a cleanse of Body & Mind...
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Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara
13 Reviews
Beruwela, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara is a serene resort, where you can surrender yourself into the caring hands of the Ayurveda therapists? read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • 5% early booking discount when you book this program 90 days in advance (this offer is combinable with other offers)
  • Free nights for all stays in May, June and July 2019
Mandira Styria
4 Reviews
Bad Waltersdorf, Austria
A unique combination of Ayurveda and the healing thermal waters of Eastern Styria at a fabulous European Ayurveda Resort with Asian vibes. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Free spa credit voucher worth € 20 per stay
Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort
6 Reviews
Phuket, Thailand
This intimate, adults-only boutique hotel sits among tropical gardens with spectacular views of the ocean. Guests can follow authentic Ayurveda cures in Thailand, with a top Ayurveda practitioner from India who will prescribe you a personal treatment plan read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Free massage per person (30 minutes)
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
19 Reviews
Canico, Funchal, Madeira (Portugal)
Ayurveda in one of Madeira’s most beautiful seaside resorts. Alpino Atlántico combines authentic treatments with a spectacular setting. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Complimentary ayurveda hand massage  (valid for all stays of min. 3 nights)
  • Repeater offer: Free ayurveda package upon arrival (tongue scraper, sesam oil for daily orral and nasal care and ayurveda shampoo)
Atmantan Wellness Resort
18 Reviews
Pune, India
Traditional eastern medicine comes paired with a state-of the art spa, ultra-modern fitness facilities and western medical knowledge at Atmantan Wellness Resort. The purpose? To truly own a deep sense of wellbeing; not just experience it. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Reduced rates for single travellers (during the whole year 2022)(already calculated in the rates)
  • Complimentary one way airport transfer from Pune/Mumbai airport
  • Free room upgrade from standard room (Asoka & Arjuna) to the next room category (subject to availability at the time of arrival)
  • Free spa credit voucher worth 125 USD per booking
  • Repeating clients at Atmantan who booked through Puurenkuur before: Atmantan Signature Amenities gift box! 

Lotus Villa
10 Reviews
Ahungalla, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Lotus Villa is a small-scale Ayurveda resort, where making connections with other retreat guests is very easy. This makes it a perfect place for solo travellers. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Free round trip airport transfer
  • Early bird discount
Ananda in the Himalayas
20 Reviews
Uttaranchal, India
A truly unbeatable wellness experience. One of the very best destination spas in the world, you can expect nothing but the best at Ananda in the Himalayas. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • For all Puurenkuur Travellers: a Spa Credit Voucher worth 100 USD per person (min. 7 nights stay)
  • Free excursion to Rishikesh to experience Ganga Aarti Ceremony (per room, only applicable for Wellness Programmes min. 7 nights) 
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Is an Ayurveda holiday right for me?

What is Ayurveda? What does an Ayurveda cure involve? Is an Ayurveda holiday right for me? And is an Ayurveda cure healthy for anyone? We often get these questions put to us at Puurenkuur. Are you considering an Ayurveda holiday? We cover everything you need to know about an Ayurveda holiday, here. 

What is Ayurveda?   

Ayurveda means ‘Life Knowledge’. Ayurvedic medicine is thousands of years old. This medicine, thought to be the mother of all medicines, is all about restoring balance between the body, mind and soul. A traditional cure consists of an Ayurvedic diet with lots of fresh vegetables and fruit, occasional chicken or fish (link naar blog over ayurvedisch eten), morning yoga and evening meditation, massages, herbal baths and steam baths. An Ayurveda practitioner will tailor your cure to you personally based on your dosha type (link naar verschillende doshatypes blog). 

What can Ayurveda do for you?

On an Ayurveda wellness holiday, you can have it all: an indulgent holiday and health cure in one! You’ll get to enjoy delicious food all holiday and still lose weight. Other pleasant side effects: a clear mind, total relaxation and newfound energy. Ayrvedic philosophy also offers us greater insight into ourselves and the world around us. 

Ayurveda is primarily a preventative medicine. An Ayurveda cure can rejuvenate your body and mind and can promote longevity. However, Ayurveda also achieves remarkable results for rheumatic conditions, sleep problems, chronic fatigue, stress, high blood pressure, migraines, psoriasis or depression.  

What types of Ayurveda are there?  

You can choose between a rasayana (wellness Ayurveda: for pure relaxation), an intensive panchakarma (purification of body and mind) or a medical Ayurveda cure (for the treatment of specific conditions or complaints). Medical Ayurveda cures require a longer stay. We also recommend repeat treatments and therapies. 

The best place for Ayurveda holidays?

Ayurveda originates from the Indian subcontinent. Sri Lanka and India traditionally represent the best places in the world to go to for an Ayurveda cure. Particularly in India there are an incredible number of Ayurveda hotels, especially in the province of Kerala (southern India). Kerala has many forested areas and a pleasant climate, with a refreshing monsoon season (June - November) and is the perfect place for an Ayurveda cure. Puurenkuur knows exactly what to look for in choosing the best Ayurveda hotels. The fantastic resorts (link naar Ayurvedaresorts) in our selection have been chosen based on strict criteria. The best of the best, if we do say so ourselves. 

Ayurveda in Europe?

If India and Sri Lanka sound a little far for you, don’t worry: Ayurveda is on-trend! An increasing number of spa & wellness hotels in Europe are now also offering Ayurveda cures with personalised treatments, a dosha-specific diet and daily yoga and meditation. The hotels source the knowledge, experience and products (and sometimes even the Ayurveda practitioners and therapists) from India. The Kempinski Hotel in Gozo, the Galo hotel in Madeira and Ayurveda hotel Luna y Sol in Spain belong among Europe’s largest Ayurveda centres. 

A-Z of Ayurveda treatments

  • Abhyanga Shareera body massage  
  • Abhyanga Shareera head massage   
  • Acupuncture   
  • Decoctions  
  • Face treatments  
  • Herbal baths  
  • Herbal steam baths  
  • Nasya Karama nose treatment  
  • Pinda Sweda Nawara Kizi massage  
  • Purification Therapy (Rakhtha Mokshana Karma)   
  • Shirodhara (oil on the ‘third eye’)  
  • Shiro Vasti  
  • Vamana Karma (emesis therapy)   
  • Vereka Karma (purification of the body)  
  • Vasti Karma (enema therapy)  

What's is your Dosha Type? 

A more comprehensive description and a list of questions to ask in order to determine your dominant dosha type can be found in our blogAyurveda Types: are you an impulsive Vata, fiery Pitta or a calm Kapha?’ 

Good to know

In Ayurveda, male therapists will treat males, and female therapists females (the therapist will be massaging / treating you). This is the case in India and Sri Lanka. In Europe, resorts may deviate from this because there is often just one Ayurvedic therapist. If, as a woman, your preference is to be treated by a female therapist, please make this clear. 

Take books and magazines with you. In line with Ayurvedic philosophy, most authentic Ayurveda resorts in India and Sri Lanka do not have TVs or air-conditioning so that you can really relax. 

Ask our Team!

If you have any other questions about Ayurveda, or want help finding the best Ayurveda destination for you, our wellness holiday specialists are here to help.

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