Travel and Ayurveda Treatment in India
DONE BY: Nina Redpath | Fieldston '17
LENGTH: 1 month
LOCATION: Somatheeram Ayurveda Center in Kerela, India
DESCRIPTION: Travelled around India mostly as a tourist, but did a week long Ayurveda treatment at Somatheeram in Kerala, India.
TOP TIPS: India was a very cool place and the Ayurveda treatment was an experience I will definitely never forget. However, coming out of Nepal, and leaving a group of people I had spent all of my time with for 3 months, I was not a mental state where I was able to enjoy it as much as I should have. It was also hard transitioning from homestays and tents (on the trek) to staying in hotels, but it did make my transition home easier.
As far as traveling around India goes, you can't go wrong. There are tons of cool places to go. I started in Rajasthan and then went to Kerala. I enjoyed seeing these two areas of India because they are completely different in climate, culture and even language. I gained a lot from the Ayurveda treatment because it is something I was interested in and had studied a bit in Nepal before arriving in India. I learned a lot about my body and how to keep myself in good health.