Harivihar Ayurveda Heritage home


Your Gateway to Calicut’s Coastal Charms

Cradled between the historic streets of Calicut and the azure waters of its coastline, Harivihar Homestay offers an exquisite blend of royalness, culture, and natural beauty. With its strategic location, this charming retreat becomes more than a place to stay; it becomes your gateway to the coastal charms of Calicut, Kerala. Add to this the … Continue reading "Your Gateway to Calicut’s Coastal Charms" [apss_share]

3 Life-Changing Benefits of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the oldest natural health treatment system in the world. Ayurvedic practitioners believe that the human body is a dynamic system composed of different parts that work together to achieve and maintain health throughout your life. The term “Ayurveda” means “Vijñanam Graha,” which refers to knowledge about how the essential elements influence, influence, and … Continue reading "3 Life-Changing Benefits of Ayurveda" [apss_share]


History of Ayurveda: The root of Ayurveda has both historical and mythological connections. The Indians have practiced Ayurveda since the 2nd Century BC. Its origin can be traced back to Vaisheshika, an ancient school of Hindu philosophical teachings, and the Nyaya, the school of logic. Vaisheshika spoke about inferences and perceptions. This school of thought … Continue reading "Ayurveda" [apss_share]

Harivihar Wellness Retreat

Introduction The concept of hospitality has evolved over the years, and travelers now seek immersive and authentic experiences. In the pursuit of immersive travel experiences, Harivihar Wellness Retreat stands as a shining example. Located in the scenic city of Calicut, Kerala, this exceptional homestay offers a perfect blend of cultural immersion, personalized hospitality, comfort, and … Continue reading "Harivihar Wellness Retreat" [apss_share]

The Ultimate Path to Immersing Yourself in Local Culture

Introduction When traveling to a new destination, many seek an authentic cultural experience that goes beyond mere sightseeing. In this pursuit, homestays emerge as the ultimate gateway to immersing oneself in the local culture. Homestays provide a unique opportunity to connect with local communities, traditions, and ways of life. As we delve into the enriching … Continue reading "The Ultimate Path to Immersing Yourself in Local Culture" [apss_share]

Ayurvedic Skincare: Natural Solutions for a Radiant Complexion

Ayurveda is an ancient system of healing from India that has been used for over 5,000 years. Ayurveda accentuates the use of natural remedies to promote health and wellness. One area where Ayurveda has much to offer is in the realm of skincare. Ayurvedic skincare is a holistic approach to beauty that supports healthy, radiant … Continue reading "Ayurvedic Skincare: Natural Solutions for a Radiant Complexion" [apss_share]

Heritage Homestays in Kerala: Embracing Tradition and Hospitality

Introduction Kerala, the enchanting land known as “God’s Own Country,” offers a unique travel experience through its heritage homestays. These charming abodes, steeped in history and cultural significance, provide an immersive glimpse into Kerala’s rich heritage and warm Hospitality. Harivihar stands out as a jewel among these fantastic homestays, showcasing the essence of Kerala’s traditional … Continue reading "Heritage Homestays in Kerala: Embracing Tradition and Hospitality" [apss_share]

The Science of Digestion: Ayurvedic Tips for Optimal Gut Health

Digestion is a complex process critical to our overall health and well-being. A healthy digestive system ensures that we receive the nutrients we need from our food and eliminates waste products from our bodies. Ayurveda, an ancient Indian medicinal system, has long recognized the importance of digestion in maintaining optimal health. In this article, we … Continue reading "The Science of Digestion: Ayurvedic Tips for Optimal Gut Health" [apss_share]

Homestays vs Hotels

Which is Right for You? Exploring the Unique Charm of Harivihar Heritage Homestead Introduction When planning your next trip, choosing suitable accommodation is one of the most important decisions. Homestay and hotels are two popular options catering to different travel preferences and needs. In this article, we will delve into the debate of homestays vs. … Continue reading "Homestays vs Hotels" [apss_share]

Ayurvedic Herbs for Stress Relief and Relaxation

Stress and anxiety are customary in today’s fast-paced world and can significantly impact our physical and mental health. While there are many conventional treatments for stress and anxiety, many people prefer to turn to natural remedies, such as Ayurvedic herbs. Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medicinal system that uses herbs, diet, treatments, therapies, and lifestyle … Continue reading "Ayurvedic Herbs for Stress Relief and Relaxation" [apss_share]

Ayurveda and Obesity Management: A Holistic Approach

Obesity is a growing epidemic worldwide and a significant risk factor for chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. The present-day way of life, characterized by an excess of food and a sedentary lifestyle revolving around technology, has given rise to a range of ailments known as Lifestyle Disorders or … Continue reading "Ayurveda and Obesity Management: A Holistic Approach" [apss_share]

Journey Towards Wellness: Personalized Ayurvedic Treatments at Harivihar

In the heart of Bilathikulam, Calicut, nestled amidst lush greenery and tranquil surroundings, stands the regal heritage homestay, Harivihar. Beyond its vibrant exteriors and elegant heritage architecture, Harivihar opens its doors to a world of wellness, offering personalized Ayurvedic treatments that take you on a journey toward holistic healing and rejuvenation. With a rich history … Continue reading "Journey Towards Wellness: Personalized Ayurvedic Treatments at Harivihar" [apss_share]

Ayurveda and the Treatment of Arthritis

Arthritis is a chronic condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by joint inflammation, pain, and stiffness. There are different types of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. While conventional medicine provides various treatments for arthritis, Ayurveda offers a natural and holistic approach to treating this condition. Ayurveda is an … Continue reading "Ayurveda and the Treatment of Arthritis" [apss_share]

Ayurveda and Chronic Pain Management

Chronic pain is a debilitating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life and limit their ability to perform daily activities. While conventional medicine provides various treatments for chronic pain, Ayurveda offers a natural and holistic approach to managing this condition. Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system … Continue reading "Ayurveda and Chronic Pain Management" [apss_share]

8 important Asanas in Ayurveda

Asanas are an integral part of Ayurvedic science. These are yogic postures of the body – a steady and comfortable position. They are performed to improve flexibility, strength, and balance. Each asana has its own structural effect. We will look into 8 important asanas today that can be used to improve strength and stamina. Tadasana … Continue reading "8 important Asanas in Ayurveda" [apss_share]

15 Benefits of Ayurvedic Massages

Ayurvedic massage is also known as “abhyanga”. It has been used in integrative medicine principles in India for more than 3000 years ago. Today we will try to understand the 15 essential benefits of this holistic massage treatment, which basically focuses on balancing out doshas within our body. Relaxation and stress relief: Ayurvedic massages are … Continue reading "15 Benefits of Ayurvedic Massages" [apss_share]

Why one should visit an Ayurvedic retreat

Ayurvedic retreats have been gaining popularity among health-conscious individuals looking for natural ways to heal and rejuvenate. This ancient form of medicine, originating from India, is based on the concept of balancing the mind, body, and soul to achieve optimal health. Here are some reasons why one should consider visiting an Ayurvedic retreat: Promotes holistic … Continue reading "Why one should visit an Ayurvedic retreat" [apss_share]

7 Dhatus in Ayurveda: A guide to the Human Tissues

Understanding our bodies is a lifelong journey. Ayurveda, the world’s oldest holistic health system, can be a helpful guide in this process. Ayurveda teaches that the body is made up of seven dhatus, or tissues, that need to be in balance for optimal health. Each dhatu represents a stage of transformation from one form of … Continue reading "7 Dhatus in Ayurveda: A guide to the Human Tissues" [apss_share]

Weekly Getaway to Kozhikode and Wayanad

Kozhikode, located on the southwestern coast of India, is a city that offers a perfect blend of peace, tranquility, and adventure. With its rich cultural heritage, spectacular natural landscapes, and plentiful recreational opportunities, this city, also known as Calicut, is an ideal destination for those seeking a change of pace from the daily grind. For … Continue reading "Weekly Getaway to Kozhikode and Wayanad" [apss_share]

Five Best Massages in Ayurveda

Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems, has been practiced in India for thousands of years. It is an ancient science that focuses on balancing the mind, body, and spirit and is based on the belief that wellness and health rely on a delicate balance between the three. One of the best ways … Continue reading "Five Best Massages in Ayurveda" [apss_share]

Meditation and Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a traditional and ancient health care system dating back to the Vedic age of India. Primarily attributed to Dhanvantari, as medical science, Ayurveda uses extensive natural healing practices that work on ailments and enhance the overall wellness of the human mind and body. It doesn’t only focus on the physiological elements of the … Continue reading "Meditation and Ayurveda" [apss_share]

Herbs and Ayurveda

The Indian traditional healthcare system, Ayurveda, emphasizes encouraging physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. The holistic strategy combines dietary changes, exercise, and lifestyle adjustments, where Ayurvedic herbs and spices play an essential role. Generally, plants with savory or fragrant traits used for flavoring or garnishing food, medicinal purposes, or fragrances are referred to as herbs. This … Continue reading "Herbs and Ayurveda" [apss_share]

Ayurveda and Food

Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit word Arya, which means “noble,” and Veda, which means “knowledge.” The word Ayurveda simply means “the science of life.” It is an ancient system of medicine originating in India and has been practiced for over 5,000 years. Ayurvedic teachings promote wellness and good health by integrating food, exercise, therapies, … Continue reading "Ayurveda and Food" [apss_share]

Yoga and Ayurveda

When it comes to healing, nothing works in silos. It’s always teamwork where therapies and treatments meet and are followed rigorously to revive the strength and rejuvenate the lifestyle. While some medical practices focus on medicine more than anything else, specific natural healing processes prioritize every part of the treatment. One such natural healing medical … Continue reading "Yoga and Ayurveda" [apss_share]

Ayurveda and Vata Dosha

Ayurveda is an ancient healing methodology primarily attributed to Dhanvantari- the physician to the gods in Hindu mythology. It is believed that Dhanvantri first received it from Brahma- the creator. As a conventional health care system, Ayurveda uses comprehensive natural healing practices. The treatments work on disorders and improve the all-around wellness of the human … Continue reading "Ayurveda and Vata Dosha" [apss_share]

Ayurveda and the Three Doshas

Every country has its traditional system of medicine that is a part of its glorious history, and people have passed it from generation to generation. This conventional system connects people to their ancestors and is the window to the lifestyle and knowledge of history. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Traditional Korean medicine (TKM), Kampo, Unani, etc., … Continue reading "Ayurveda and the Three Doshas" [apss_share]

Kizhi – A Special Panchkarma Therapy

As a medical treatment, Ayurveda includes a combination of therapies, special diets, massages, herbal medicines, and yoga. The treatments are usually long and demand lifestyle changes for better results. It’s always good to have Ayurvedic treatment under the supervision of experts, especially in a relaxing environment. Harivihar offers many exclusive Ayurvedic packages as per individual … Continue reading "Kizhi – A Special Panchkarma Therapy" [apss_share]

Why Ayurveda is Best Medical Treatment

Ayurveda comes from the Sanskrit root words – “Ayur,” meaning ‘longevity’ and “Veda,” meaning ‘science.’ Thus, Ayurveda means “the science of life.” It is an ancient system of holistic and natural medicine. Unlike modern allopathic medicines, Ayurveda focuses on treating the root cause of the disease and prepares the body to protect itself in the … Continue reading "Why Ayurveda is Best Medical Treatment" [apss_share]

Ayurveda and Panchakarma

Ayurveda – the science of life! Unlike the common healthcare disciplines, Ayurveda believes in the direct relationship between Universe and the human body, mind, and spirit. Health and life are not separate but are intertwined. The environment around us is connected with our body, and a balance exists between both. Ayurveda represents the knowledge of … Continue reading "Ayurveda and Panchakarma" [apss_share]

Best Seasons for Ayurvedic Treatment

If one goes by the most believed and followed traveling fact- travelers should visit the southern part of India between October to May. But, we don’t agree as every month here has its own charm and complements the beauty around in its unique way. South India, with its rich diversity, preserved wildlife spaces, majestic mountains, … Continue reading "Best Seasons for Ayurvedic Treatment" [apss_share]

Post CoVid Syndrome

Integrated Ayurveda-Yoga Care for Post CoVid Syndrome CDC defines Post-COVID Syndrome as a complex condition of wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people experience more than four weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Even people who did not have symptoms when they were infected can have post-COVID … Continue reading "Post CoVid Syndrome" [apss_share]

Living with CoVid –the Ayurveda way

CoVid 19 pandemic the deadliest disease of the century is wreaking havoc throughout the globe. Whilst it has receded in Europe, the stint with death and damage is storming America and Asia. No specific medication or vaccination has not yet evolved. Prevention and mitigation by breaking the chain of transmission is the only available effective … Continue reading "Living with CoVid –the Ayurveda way" [apss_share]

Harivihar Integrated Chronic Pain Management Program

Harivihar is a royal 170 year old heritage homestead located in Calicut, the northern city of Kerala . Harivihar has its core focus on Ayurveda and yoga wellness therapies.The unique feature of Harivihar is the seamless integration of modern medicine with traditional systems of medicine like Ayurveda and Marma. The Ayurveda Centre at Harivihar Heritage … Continue reading "Harivihar Integrated Chronic Pain Management Program" [apss_share]

Kerala Ayurveda Treatments

Ayurveda is the health science which guides a person towards a healthy lifestyle and a better holistic close to nature means of curing an ailment that happens due to unhealthy lifestyle, external causes or due to a seasonal or age related variation or a heredity factor or any other causes Science of Ayurveda defines its … Continue reading "Kerala Ayurveda Treatments" [apss_share]

Harivihar -Tuk Tuk sightseeing trip of Calicut.

Itinery 1 After breakfast from Harivihar, get into a tuk tuk (3 wheeler) of one of our friendly drivers for a 4-5 hour memorable sightseeing trip of Calicut. From Harivihar, the tuk tuk shall first drive you to the Feroke Commonwealth tile factory. The common wealth tile factory was initially set up by the Basel … Continue reading "Harivihar -Tuk Tuk sightseeing trip of Calicut." [apss_share]

Ayurveda Treatment for Obesity

The modern day lifestyle of abundance of food coupled with sedentary screen glued automated routine has resulted in a sequence of diseases termed as Lifestyle Disorders or Non Communicable Diseases of which obesity stands out as one of the most evident one. Obesity is termed as Sthoulya and Atisthoulya in Ayurveda and is a category … Continue reading "Ayurveda Treatment for Obesity" [apss_share]

5 Ayurveda treatments in Kerala you an do in your holidays

Harivihar Heritage Homestead is one of the leading centers providing authentic Ayurveda treatments in a Kerala traditional ambience of a royal heritage homestead nestled in the heart of the city, yet away from the hustle and bustle of a happening Kozhikode (Calicut). Ayurveda at Harivihar Heritage Homestead – One of the best Ayurvedic resorts in … Continue reading "5 Ayurveda treatments in Kerala you an do in your holidays" [apss_share]

Ayurveda Treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis

AYURVEDA TREATMENT IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS Ayurveda is an ancient yet trustable healing science, especially in chronic disease conditions. The basic treatment principle of Ayurveda is to address the root cause of the disease and either try to eliminate the cause or to adopt healthy lifestyle changes to reduce the morbidity of the condition. Arthritis is … Continue reading "Ayurveda Treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis" [apss_share]

Zamorins of Calicut and the Revathy Pattathanam

Zamorin (Samoothiri;, Portuguese: Samorim, Dutch: Samorijn) of Calicut is the hereditary royal title used by the Hindu rulers of the medieval Kingdom of Calicut on Malabar Coast. The Zamorins ruled for almost six centuries, between 12th and 18th century AD based at the city of Calicut, the one of most important trading centres in South … Continue reading "Zamorins of Calicut and the Revathy Pattathanam" [apss_share]


Thiruvathirakali is a group dance performed by the ladies on the auspicious day of Thiruvathira,the birth day of Lord Shiva, in the Malayalam month of Dhanu(December-January). The purpose of the dance is to attain everlasting marital bliss and for the longevity of the spouse.The dance celebrates female energy (shakthi) which brought back to life Kamadeva … Continue reading "Thiruvathirakali" [apss_share]

Kappad beach

Kappad finds mention in history and geography texts as the gateway to the Malabar Coast. Here, on 27th May 1498, 170 men led by the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama (1460-1524) sailed in and stepped into Kerala to create a new chapter in history; the story of a long and momentous socio-political relationship between India … Continue reading "Kappad beach" [apss_share]

Pulluvan pattu at Harivihar

Pulluvan pattu is a mystical artform once prevelant in many parts of Kerala.Pulluvan pattu is basically a form of snake worship done either in temples or houses.The Pulluvan and his spouse the Pulluvathi,perform this song to the accompaniment of the Pulluvan veena and kudam.The songs are meant as an appeasement to the snake gods. Legends … Continue reading "Pulluvan pattu at Harivihar" [apss_share]

Beypore- Dhow making tradition and neighboring environs

Beypore- Dhow making tradition and neighbouring environs Beypore ,the small little hamlet situated at the mouth of the Chaliyar river close to Calicut, was once a prominent port.Once upon a time , a few centuries ago,Beypore was an important sea faring center for trade ,attracting Arabs and Chinese and subsequently the Portugese.Beypore has a tradition … Continue reading "Beypore- Dhow making tradition and neighboring environs" [apss_share]

Calicut Temple festivals-Theyyams and Thiras

Theyyams and Thiras are ritual dance performances performed in a kaavu(grove) or temple premises of Malabar area of North Kerala.While in theyyam ,the performer is deemed as God himself,in thira the performer is deemed as being possessed by God. This more than 800 year old ritualistic festival is held usually between the months of December … Continue reading "Calicut Temple festivals-Theyyams and Thiras" [apss_share]

The artist next door-Madanan

Bilathikulam,the residential suburb where Harivihar homestead is located has been blessed with the presence of many artists and scholars at various times. Great sculptors like Artist Nambooothiri, writers like M.T.Vasudevan Nair etc used to live here.One of the same genre is Madanan, our artist next door. The diminutive fifty five year old Madanan is currently … Continue reading "The artist next door-Madanan" [apss_share]