Ayurveda in India – All you need to know

India is known across the world as the home to ancient forms of healing and mastering the body. Among these is the art of Ayurveda. It is the traditional Hindu system of medicine based on the idea of balance in bodily systems. It is also one of the reasons many people, tourists and Indians alike, travel across India seeking out Ayurvedic treatment. Read on to know more about Ayurveda and Ayurveda retreats in India.

Ayurveda in India The ancient art of Ayurveda originated in India (Photo Credits – Gundula Vogel from Pixabay)

What is Ayurveda? 

Ayurveda is a 5000 year old art of healing from India. It is the oldest recorded traditional system of medicine which is still practiced and lived today. Ayurveda takes into account the physical and mental constitution of the person and how his/her social relationships influence their environment.

It teaches us how our lives can be influenced, shaped and extended, and eventually be controlled. Hence, Ayurveda requires self-responsibility regarding the quality of nutrition, your way of life and the mindfulness with yourself and others. An Ayurveda retreat can therefore help you with recreation and well-being in general.

Ayurveda is also effective to treat and sometimes cure chronic diseases. Some of these diseases include rheumatic diseases, metabolic disorders, cardiac cycle afflictions, allergies, skin diseases and gynaecological disorders. Ayurveda can also have a positive effect on patients with mental disorders like depression, anxiety, etc., because the concept of Ayurveda suggests that physical as well as mental disorders originate from disorders in the flow and balance of energy.

Of course, the usual precondition applies: Ayurveda can only unfold its full potential if practiced in daily life and not only in the Ayurveda retreat.

Ayurveda in india Ayurveda in India makes use of certain plants and herbs

How does Ayurveda work? 

There will first be a thorough diagnostics of the eyes, pulse and tongue, and you will fill a questionnaire about your health. Post that, a licensed doctor proposes a plan for treatment. They will adjust it according to personal requests, the time you will spend at the Ayurveda retreat and the climatic conditions during the stay. Personal diagnostics and daily consultations with experts are an essential part of every high-quality Ayurveda therapy. During the treatment, you will have a daily consultation session in which you can individually adjust the treatment and its intensity according to your condition.

ayurveda retreat in india Daily personal consultation sessions with experts make the experience highly individualized

Ayurveda harmonizes the mind and body through herb and oil applications. The essence of Ayurvedic medicine, which is the knowledge of herbs and their effects, is mostly unknown to the western world. The healing effect of Ayurveda is based on the individual composition of applications of oil and herbs.

Another essential part of Ayurveda retreats is Yoga and meditation, and both of these, along with Ayurveda, originated from the ‘vedic’ science.

Nutrition plays a crucial role in the Ayurveda retreat as well, since it is one of the cornerstones of the concept of Ayurveda. Due to the different metabolisms of every body, a nutrition consultant who offers advice according to the requirements of the individual body is part of a typical Ayurveda treatment. This consultant helps you learn what you can improve in the future when you are back home. In general, an Ayurveda retreat is fit for everyone who wants to improve one’s health and well-being. 

ayurveda retreat in india Nutrition is one of the important components of the concept of Ayurveda

What is the best time to come to india for an ayurveda retreat?

Typically, people come to India for Ayurveda retreats during the monsoon. Kerala in South India is where you will find the most retreats. The monsoon season here starts in June and lasts until September, and returns again from October to November. This is the best time for the body to purge itself. But this also means that the climate brings a lot of rain, humidity and sometimes even flooding and landslides. If you want to avoid these climatic conditions, you’re better off choosing a time in winter, between December and March. From March until the next monsoon season in June it can be very hot and humid.

At some Ayurveda retreats, you will be greeted in the traditional Indian style of paying respects to a guest – (Photo Credits – Fabrice Florin)


Since Ayurveda depends so much upon the individual and your life, there is no commonly followed duration for an Ayurveda retreat in India. If you want to go to an Ayurveda retreat for recreation and wellness, 2 weeks are sufficient. However, it is not uncommon for people to seek treatments and help with more serious diseases or illnesses. If this is your intention, then we advise planning for a longer stay, from 4 to 6 weeks. Take even longer if necessary

Ayurvedic treatment is unlike any other, and is a big reason tourists visit India (Photo Credits – Fabrice Florin)

why is india someday your best partner for Ayurveda retreats in India ?

We believe that Ayurveda retreats in India give you an absolutely authentic treatment and medical success. India is its country of origin and the art grew and developed here. To provide you with the best possible experience, we from India Someday work closely with local experts. Hence, we can ensure you the most competent service in planning your Ayurveda retreat in India. 

Ayurveda in India deploys various oil massages and treatments (Photo Credits – Destinos Asiaticos Viajes Frontia)

If you want to travel in India before or after your Ayurveda retreat, we would love to help plan your trip. Because the only thing better than getting to know a country and its people is ending with finding your inner balance.

Contact us now to plan your authentic Ayurveda retreat and your travel in India, customized to fit your needs. We look forward to making your trip a success, medically as well as experience-wise. Plan your trip now! .

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