About Somatheeram Group


Somatheeram Ayurveda Group is regarded as the trailblazer of Ayurveda tourism and the premier provider of authentic experiences of this ancient form of medicine in India . The group's first resort, the Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort in Chowara in the south of the Indian state of Kerala, was established back in 1985 and was the first successful realisation of a medical wellness concept in the sphere of Ayurveda. In addition to Somatheeram, the group's portfolio includes the sister resort Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village (also in Chowara) and the Soma Kerala Palace (an idyllic resort on a picturesque island on the Vembanad Lake near Kochi, consisting of a blend of architectural treasures from over 250 years of Keralan history rebuilt on the site since the year 2000). Other locations are the quietly situated Soma Kuttanad Resort and Soma Houseboats, both of which are in the beautiful Backwaters region of Alappuzha, and the Soma Palmshore Hotel, the only hotel with a private beach in the prominent tourist destination of Kovalam. Soma Birds Lagoon is situated at Thattekad Birds Sanctuary which is the biggest tropical bird Sanctuary in India with more than 300 bird species.

Fact File

Established : 1985
Location : Trivandrum, Kerala, India (9 km south of Kovalam Beach)
Accommodation : Standard Rooms, Cottages and Kerala Houses (A.C. and non A.C.)
Climate : Tropical
Temperature : 20-32º C
Nearest International Airport : Trivandrum (21 kms)

Somatheeram is :

  • World’s First Ayurveda Resort
  • Winner of many national and international awards for excellence in Ayurvedic Treatments
  • Classified Heritage Ayurveda Resort and Green Leaf Classified Ayurveda Hospital
  • An eco friendly venture owned and managed by Mr. Baby Mathew

The Ayurvedic Hospital and Research Centre at Somatheeram has:

  • 20 well- experienced Ayurvedic doctors
  • 90 Therapists with special training in administering Ayurvedic treatment
  • 24 massage rooms, five treatment rooms
  • Facilities available for dhara oil dip and herbal steam & bath
  • Medicine Manufacturing Unit, Herbal Garden and an Ayurveda Academy