We would you like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves WAYANAD HOLIDAYS as one of the leading Travel & Tour Operators of South India - Kerala. With strong and professionally setup organization. Established in the year 2004. We have a separate own Transport Division at Cochin.

Our head office is based in Wayanad, Kerala. We have two offices in Kerala, HO. Keerthi Towers, Chungam, Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad , Br. Near SBI Bank, Vytilla, Cochin.. We have General Sales Agent at Bangalore , Chennai, Coimbatore, Ooty and Madurai. And our network of highly experienced associate agents all over India, Maldives & Sri Lanka.


Have you ever gone houseboat cruising on the backwaters of Kerala? If you haven’t, make sure you do. This one’s really an absolutely wonderful, unforgettable experience!

The houseboats of today - huge, slow moving, exotic barge used for leisure trips - are the reworked kettuvalloms of olden times. The original kettuvalloms were used to carry tones of rice and spices - a standard kettuvallom can hold up to 30 tones - from Kuttanadu to the Kochi port.

The kettuvallam or ‘boat with knots’- was so called because the entire boat was held together with coir knots only - not even a single nail is used during the construction. The boat is made of planks of jack-wood joined together with coir. This is then coated with a caustic black resin made from boiled cashew kernels. With careful maintenance, a kettuvallom can last for generations.

A portion of the kettuvallom was covered with bamboo and coir to serve as a restroom and kitchen for the crew. Meals would be cooked on board and supplemented with fresh fish from the backwaters. Today, the tradition is still continued and the food from the local cuisine is served by the Kuttanadu localities, on board.

When the modern trucks replaced this system of transport, some one found a new way that would keep these boats, almost all of which were more than 100 years old, in the market. By constructing special rooms to accommodate travelers, these boats cruised forward from near- extinction to enjoy their present great popularity. Now these are a familiar sight on the backwaters and in Alleppey alone, there are as many as 120 houseboats.

While converting kettuvallams into houseboats, care is taken to use only natural products. Bamboo mats, sticks and wood of the aracanut tree are used for roofing, coir mats and wooden planks for the flooring and wood of coconut trees and coir for beds. For lighting though, solar panels are used.

Today, the houseboats have all the creature comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. Parts of the curved roof of wood or plaited palm open out to provide shade and allow uninterrupted views. While some boats are poled by local oarsmen, most are powered by a 9 HP engine. Boat-trains - formed by joining two or more houseboats together - are also used by large groups of sight-seers.

What is truly magical about a houseboat ride is the breathtaking view of the untouched and otherwise inaccessible rural Kerala that it offers - while you float!


`AYURVEDA` the science of life which is the natural healing system to mankind. Ayurveda originated as part of `Vedic science`. Ayurveda includes herbal medicine, Dietities, body work, surgery, psychology and spirituality. `AYU` means life 'VEDA' means science, so literally 'AYURVEDA-+' means science of life.
AYURVEDA is part of a new movement towards a global medicine that includes the best developments in the medicines of all lands of all the system. Ayurveda is probably the best point of synthesis for such a global medicine.
One is impressed by the vast conceptual canvas and framework of Ayurveda. It is important to realize that Ayurveda is not confined to medicine only.

The emphasis on the maintenance of positive health or Swastha Vritha is a distinguish feature of Ayurveda. In order to maintain positive health Ayurveda, prescribes specific Daily routine `Dinacharya` and also a seasonal regime `Ritucharya`. In dinacharya great importance is given to diet which is to be taken in a proper way with regards to quality, quantity as well as frequency. In daily regime Ayurveda advocates not to suppress certain natural physical wages like micturition, defecations, hunger, Sleep etc. On the other hand suppressions of harmful psychic urges is advocated by Ayurveda-like greed,fear, anger,vanity,jealousy,malice and excessive attachment to anything.

Ayurveda gives equal to mental health for which a regime of ethical life (sadurutta) is prescribed. Strict mental discipline and strict adherence to moral values is considered a pre-requisite for mental health.

The aim of Ayurveda is to promote health, increase immunity and resistance-and to cure Disease.

Clinical approach in Ayurveda;

There are three means open to the physicians for ascertaining the nature of any sideness.

They are

Theoritical knowledge of the possible causes and symptoms and sign and Complaints.

Metizulous observation of patient's symptoms, signs and complaints.

Inference based on previous experience.

In the absence of one or more of the three aids to diagnosis, or with they’re fragmentary or incorrect knowledge,

The physician cannot come to a true conclusion.

The physician should integrate the patient about his complaints in great detail. He should use the five senses of sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste. In addition to oral enquiring, fullness or emaciation of the body, state and indications of vitality, strength, complexion Etc are perceived by the sense of sight.

The heat and coldness of the body, gluss, roughness, hardness or softness of the skin of the affected part as in fever or in edematous swelling of the body are perceptible by the sense of touch.

The Voga making the blood ebullient, forces it up with a distinctly audible report and thus affects the sense of hearing.

The characteristic swell emitted by an ulcer on its critical stage should be determined with the help of the organ of taste`

Secretions or discharges should be tested with the organ of taste. In diabetes (PramchaMadu mcha) one should watch the urine being or not being swarmed with lots and thies.

Pizhichil :

The patient would be examined by the doctor and the oil to be used would be prescribed. The oil would be slightly heated. A clean cloth bundle would be kept ready.
The patient would be made to lie down in a wooden container which is the size of the average human body. The bundle of cloth would be dipped into the heated oil and then squeezed slowly. Then the experienced masseur would knead the bundle all over the body of the patient. It would be done slowly so that the oil may spread equally with the same amount of heat and then briskly. The patients head should not sweat during this pizhicil treatment.

This Pizhicil / Squeezing treatment would generally lasts for a period of 7 to 21 days for about 60 to 90 minutes per day. The patient is guided to follow a certain routine for these days to obtain maximum benefit from the pizhicil treatment. This Pizhicil treatment is very useful for rheumatic diseases like arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, paralysis ,sexual weakness, nervous weakness and nervous disorders etc.

Najavarakzhi :

Najavarakzhi is very effective especially for polio and paralysis. The Najavarakzhi treatment would be given in the wooden container which is the size of the average human body.

Najavarakzhi is a type of sudation process in which the whole body or any specific part there of is made to perspire by the application of certain medicinal puddings externally in the form of boluses tied up in muslin bag. This is applied by two to four masseurs for about 60 to 90 minutes per day for a period of 14 days. Najavarakzhi treatment is for all types of rheumatism pain in the joints, emaciation of limbs, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
Sirodhara :

‘sira’ means head and ‘dhara’ is the continues flow. This treatment is a continuous flow of oil on the body of the patient. Sirodhara is a cold massage. Dhara uses oils as well as some concoctions. Sirodhara is carried out, by using a pot having a yarn wick fitted into the hole. This pot would be hanged over the wooden vessel in which the patient is lying. The medications would be poured into the pot and the liquid would be gradually trickled onto the head. The herbal oils, medicated milk, medicated butter milk etc., form the portions of medications and it would be carried out for about 40 minutes in a day for a period of 7 to 21 days. This treatment is very effective for people suffering with insomnia, loss of memory, head aches, mental tension and certain skin diseases.

Vasthi :

Otherwise known as “medical enema” vasthi is a therapeutic procedure in which certain herbal oils, herbal extracts etc., are applied through the rectum daily for a period of 5 to 25 days. This treatment is effective for arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, numbness, gastric complaints, rheumatism and chronic constipation.

Sirovasthi :

Certain lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a cap fitted on the head and held or 15 to 60 minutes per day according to the patients conditions for a period of 7 days. This treatment is highly effective for facial paralysis, dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, severe head aches and other diseases of the head.

Udvarthanam :

This treatment is otherwise known as power massage. This is found very effective in obesity hemiplegia, paralysis, skin diseases, impaired circulation etc. and similar kapha predominant diseases. In this procedure certain special herbal powders are applied by 2 therapist in a peculiar way on the body for about 30 to 40 minute daily for a period of 14 to 28 days.

Abhayangam :

This is a special type of oil massage in which strokes are given according to the circulatory channels for 45 minutes per day for 14 days. This treatment is very useful for obesity, loss of skin texture, sleeplessness, fatigue, other vata predominant diseases etc.

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