Indian religions elements have been catching fancy of the west really fast. Hollywood celebrities visit India in pursuit of spirituality. The Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry is the latest the long line of celebrities who is on a spiritual sojourn in India. Berry’s India trip itinerary started from Mumbai and ended in Kerala. She documented her beautiful pictures from the ‘City of dreams’ ( Mumbai) & ‘God’s own country’ (Kerala) on instagram, which are worth a scroll through- houseboat cruise in Alappuzha, a temple visit and some beach side relaxation, watching beautiful sunrises, sipping on wine and teasing the camera sporting a bindi and strolled through the streets of Colaba.
On her ‘ Eat, Pray, Love and Shop’ vacation, Halle berry checked in at ‘Carnoustie Ayurveda and Wellness Resort’ and spent two days for an Ayurveda treatment. So, let’s know a little bit about this resort both in and out, so that if you visit Kerala, maybe next time, you could breathe in similar vibes.
Carnoustie Ayurveda and Wellness Resort
On the land of fascinating history, breathtaking backwaters and overwhelming greenery,’Carnoustie beach resort and Ayurveda spa‘ is located amidst the lap of nature, Aleppey backwaters and the pristine beach of ‘Marari‘. This luxury beach resort cum ayurveda spa is listed among the ‘One of the top 50 must see destinations of a lifetime’ by National Geographic Traveller’. Well connected by air, rail and road- this luxury resort is 60 Kms from Kochi airport.
With 40 luxurious thatch-roofed villas, Carnoustie Ayurveda promises a magnanimous slice of heaven. This eco-friendly luxury boutique spa-resort offers classy well furnished villas with private pool and timber laid on decks. Villas are exquisitely designed and present a fine example of the traditional Kerala architecture with all the comforts of a contemporary lifestyle. Well appointed rooms and lavish bathrooms with aesthetically designed walking dresses ensure all the comfort you could imagine on your perfect retreat.
Ayurveda, the ancient science of life has enriched the Indian land with its secret healing techniques for centuries. ‘Carnoustie Ayurveda spa’ unlocks the magical box of Ayurveda along with yoga and naturopathy to help you relieve stress and soothe the mind. Step inside the world renowned ‘Ayurvedashala’ to revitalize yourselves.
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The experts here are the best, so feel free to surrender to their wise care to renew your body and soul with specially designed purification ‘Sirodhara’ slimming and beauty packages to attain eternal bliss. Try naturopathy which helps you to rejuvenate you from within. At Carnoustie Ayurveda, physical, mental and spiritual well-being is the ‘soul’ focus to reach a state of optimal health.
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Getting around the nature
Nature will be your constant companion here. Their commitment to environment is unprecedented -efficient energy conservation techniques, minimal lighting and recycled water for landscaping and minimal use of exhaustible materials.
Be it the fresh rays of the sun on a pristine stretch of beach or the breathtaking backwaters- immaculate greenery, exotic birds and fragrant flowers will tempt you to explore the outdoors. You can discover perfect solitude to restore your inner peace and to be one with the nature. Choose a secluded spot to catch a mesmerizing sunset, try out the early-morning yoga sessions, unwind at the beach or simply relax at the spa. Try out everything this world of wellness presents to you.
In the evening, enjoy performances by local traditional dancers and Kerala’s range of percussion music, cycle around villages or sail the backwaters during the day, and maybe, try something different by learning a bit of archery and fishing.
The backwaters are an intricate network of inland waterways which have always been synonymous with the beauty of Kerala. The “Kettuvallam” or the house boat is a reflection of traditional living on the endless expanse of water with no compromise on luxury. Air-conditioned shelter with mouth-watering delicacies, the house boat is a perfect retreat amidst the green waters.
As you cruise through the narrow canals of ‘Alleppey’ you will witness an enchanting landscape that is laced on the west by the golden stretch of the beach and the Arabian Sea. Gaze at the gorgeous paddy fields of Alapphuza fora soul refreshing rendezvous with nature.And to your convenience, ‘Carnoustie’ is simply 8 km from the world renowned backwaters.
Get spoiled with finest culinary experience set amidst the beautifully landscaped garden. The sea food specialty restaurant ‘Chimaera’ and the multi-cuisine restaurant ‘Ida’ will treat your taste buds generously. The resort grows vegetables without chemicals by feeding them with natural nutrients and bio extract. The pool side bar amidst at its serene surroundings sets the ideal tune for a romantic get together. The Resort, however, does not serve alcohol.
Let the breeze play with your hair, let the sand feel your bare feet and let the glorious sun shine on your face. Discover yourself at ‘Carnoustie Ayurveda and wellness resort’.