First time I came to Indus Valley Ayurvedic Centre was in 2011, this is my 4th visit here since then, but after a gap of three years and I am not at all disappointed for my revisit , though there are hundreds of choices for Ayurvedic treatment in India. And this is my 3rd Panchkarma treatment.
Why do I keep coming back to this particular centre.
. Great caring staff,
. Front office, always ready to help with the smallest request to the most nagging ones.
. The Doctors( Bellaku and Amala), they have kept record of my medical history as if in a Hospital, that help them line up the therapies nicely for me. Checking on me everyday.
. The Therapists, which is the most amazing link to my great experience . The general Abyanga was done by two therapists, its a synchronised massage by two therapists, but there were therapies which has five or more therapists working on my body. Amazing. I call it touch of healing.
. The restaurant team, the kitchen guys.
. Overall staff who are maintaining gardens, always greeting you with Namaste.
. The Yoga instructors.
Apart from the general wellness and rejuvenation therapies during my Panchkarma( which included, purgation through Ghee, medicated oils, which you drink, and off course enema or bastis of both Oil and herbal conceptions ), I was also getting specific treatment for my knee and lowerback, which were called Janu Basti and Katti Basti respectively.
After long day of treatment and yoga, I would take nice stroll around the campus which was very relaxing before.
Is it value for money? DEFINITELY. Will I come back here again? Yes ,DEFINITELY, .
I had visited many such places where traditional way of healing and therapy is provided. But this was really a wonderful place to be. The staff and the therapists are fabulous in consultation and treatment. Every product used is natural and the tradition kept along with it is really a plus point. The prayer before starting a therapy just takes you to that world where you feel you are relaxed. The food for people undergoing therapy is also so pure and natural. I definitely recommend to each and everyone to visit. Definitely people who travel a lot is much needed. People travelling through this part of world don't miss such a place to recharge yourself.
One thing I want to clear that, all you people this is not a restaurant or hotel haha...
I had spent two days in IVAC last week while attending a conference that was held at Mysuru and was in for a surprise when i visited the center. It was not a luxurious star hotel with a multi-cuisine restaurant but was much more than that. Located in calm natural surroundings with the architecture dating back to 1900s with all the antique paraphrenalia it was an exceptional place to stay away from the din of the city. Two things that impressed me the most is the genuine courtesy extended by each and every employee of IVAC starting from the security at the gate to the elegant lady in charge of the resort. The simple food served in the restaurant was simplistic, healthy and tasty to say the least. the Ayurvedic treatments offered there were out of the world and truly scientific and professional. The whole place is a wee bit expensive for an average Indian traveler but its worth every penny.
I was slighty dubious about the center, and India in general. However Mysore , Ivac and the Indus Valley Foundation made my experience. Its incredible to know that the payment from my treatments goes directly to empowering other women, That the treatment oil is recycled and turned into biofuel and that this incredible space is creating something
The previous reviews do not do this space justice.
Whilst being both child friendly completely focused on clientele, the main attraction is the fact that there are no already amazing accommodation is being optimised. Gentle forgiving and Just.
We would certainly go back in a heartbeat. The vegetarian food was a curveball. But in conjunction with the treatments and grounds it became more than the sum of its parts, and we left feeling revitalised and rejuvenated. Thoroughly recommend.