Nilayoram Ayurveda Resorts, Kerala, India

This serene sanctuary nestled by the banks of the Bharathapuzha river is in the rural retreat of Shoranur, 70kms from Cochin International Airport. Enjoy the serenity and seclusion of this Ayurvedic resort with its exclusive four double rooms and two cottages. Guests are naturally energised by the lush landscape, fresh forest air and flowing river music. Enjoy authentic Ayurvedic treatments, wholesome cuisine, local culture, yoga and meditation classes.

Resort region- Appreciate the scenic riverside acres surrounded by rice paddy fields. Venture only four kilometres to visit the famous Kerala Cultural University, Kalamandalam where you can experience traditional South Indian dance, art and music.

Travel- Fly to Cochin International Airport in Kerala and you’ll be met at the airport by Nilayoram’s complementary shuttle service to the resort only 70 kms away.

Dine overlooking the beautiful river relishing a delicious variety of healthy Kerala cuisine. The vegetarian meals are tailored to each guests requirements and may include the following favourites -


  • Idli – steamed rice and urad dal cake
  • Dosha – crispy pancake from fermented rice and ural dal
  • Vegetable upma – savoury semolina and vegetable dish
  • Appam – fluffy savoury pancake
  • Nool appam – rice noodle pancake
  • Sambar – vegetable stew
  • Chutney selection of coconut, mango, tamarind, yoghurt


  • Rice
  • Salad
  • Vegetable curries
  • Lentil Dals
  • Pappadams


  • Chapati or thick griddle fried bread (roti)
  • Vegetable curries
  • Tea and Herbal water is available at all times.
  • Coconut water may be provided on request.

Resort facilities

  • Yoga Hall suitable for eight people
  • Dining area
  • Entertainment room with television and books
  • Steam room
  • Large outside walking area

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • One large bed in double rooms (75" X 60”)
  • Two large beds in cottages (75" x 36")
  • Ensuite bathroom with western toilet, shower, hot water
  • Attached treatment room (cottages)
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Bed linen
  • Hairdryer
  • Phone
  • Cable television (cottages)
  • Internet connection
  • Voice mail
  • Disabled access
  • Complementary Services
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24 hour room service
  • Daily laundry

Ayurvedic experts

The unprecedented experience of the Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam doctors and therapists as well as the Nilyoram doctors are available for all the guests requirements.

Ayurvedic Therapies

All Ayurvedic treatments are offered including abhyangam, udwarthanam, pizhichil, njavarakizhi, dhara, basthi, vamanam, swedanam, nasyam, virechanam, kizhi, upanaham, kativasthi, sirovasthi, urovasthi, yonoprashalanam thalam.

On arrival at the resort a team of eminent Ayurvedic physicians from Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam, an 85 year old Ayurveda Institute, conduct a consultation and after an indepth panel discussion the appropriate Ayurvedic program will be prescribed. The entire treatment is supervised by senior doctors and therapies are performed by qualified and experienced masseurs. All Ayurvedic herbs used are prepared in the authentic, traditional way and hence unequivocal quality and results are guaranteed. Wholesome vegetarian food is provided during the treatment period as part of the healing regime.

Conditions treated
Ayurveda is effective for all conditions as well as for general rejuvenation or purification. Nilayoram has specialty expertise in the treatment of the arthritis, asthma, back pain, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, hypertension, high cholesterol, skin disorders, sinusitis, stress. obesity, female and male reproductive problems.

Best season to stay: June through to March

Local attractions

  • Escorted day trips may be arranged to the following places on request.
  • Elephant ride along the sandy banks of river Bharathapuzha.
  • Visit to Kalamandalam arts academy to see dance and art.
  • Shopping for silks, jewellery and artefacts at Trichur or Cochin.
  • Visit the trek through rubber plantations.
  • Visit an old heritage home built in the traditional style.
  • Day trip to Chimmani Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Provision of one Indoor cultural art performances upon request
  • Malampuzha River Project
  • Thrissur Vadakunnatha Temple
  • Peechi River Project with its serene garden and lake.
  • Guruvayoor Lord Krishna Temple : This most sacred temple dedicated to Lord Krishna (Guruvayoorappan) is just 45 km southwest of Nilayoram. Pilgrims from all parts of the country visit this sacred place throughout the year. One of the nearby appeals to the visitor is the “Elephant Yard or Anathavalam”; an exciting seen where 50 or more elephants are housed and looked after by the temple management.

Yoga Instruction
Nilayoram’s yoga master has over ten years experience under the Sivananda lineage and is highly regarded in Kerala for his teaching expertise. Daily yoga classes can be arranged upon request and may include Yoga asanas, pranayama, mudras, bandhas, meditation and yoga philosophy. Each 90 minute session costs $US10.

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  • Wellness Retreat
  • This health package includes
  • Daily Ayurvedic treatment, massage and therapy as prescribed by the Physician.
  • All medicines.
  • All meals, drinks and snacks.
  • Deluxe riverview accommodation.

Yoga Retreat
A package designed to impart education and intensive training of advanced Yoga practices under renowned Yoga Masters. The curriculum includes the study of Pathanjali’s Yogasutras and systematic training of Yoga asanas, Bandhas, Mudras, Kriyas, Pranayama, Meditation and Stress management. Participants who successfully complete this program will receive certificates on their elected discipline. This package includes:

  • *Free pickup from Cochin or Calicut International airports.
  • Deluxe river-view accommodation
  • Provision of Yoga course materials
  • Daily 6 hours Intensive Yoga Theory & Practical Classes
  • 3 Yoga Meals per day.
  • Counselling by an expert yogi at the end of the program.
  • Awarding Yoga master Certificate
  • 28 Nights / 29 days

The Yoga Retreat

Group Package

  • An ideal health oriented package open to groups of 4 people and above, to take a break to meditate and relax in lush, peaceful surroundings by the reviving riverside. This one week package includes
  • Free pickup from Cochin or Calicut international airports.
  • Deluxe river-view accommodation
  • 3 sumptious multi-cuisine meals per day.
  • Yoga & Meditation classes everyday.
  • Elephant ride on along the sandy banks of river Bharathapuzha.
  • Visit & trek through rubber plantation, witness latex collection and processing
  • Visit an old heritage home built in traditional style.
  • Day trip to Athirapilly water falls and wildlife sanctuary.
  • A day with the masters' an exposure to Kerala culture click her
  • 7 nights / 8 days


Bookings have to be made well in advance (minimum 15 days).
We will contact you with payment details once the reservation is finalised.


Cancellation is admissible subject to 25% cancellation charges if done before 15 days. There is no refund for cancellation thereafter.

“Nilayoram is a haven of calm and renewal. I’d recommend it to anyone!” 
- Muriel, Australian yoga teacher and Nilayoram Guest


Guest Comments

“After three weeks are Nilayoram I feel 20 years younger. I’ve lost weight, my high blood pressure is normal and my cholesterol perfect. I’ll be back next year.”
- Paul, Corporate executive,

“Mum and I are feeling a lot better since we came back from India and I cannot thank you, doctor George and all the staff at the resort for all the work you put in to making our stay there pleasant and helping us obtain such satisfactory results.”
- Janaki,