After landing in Kochi airport, a 30-45 min drive will take you to a charming and picturesque village called Illithode, sharing the boundaries between teak forest and the river Periyar. Even though Ayush Prana is accredited as a hospital by the Government of India, you will find the peacefulness and spirit of an ashram, and the quality and beauty of a resort, but the standard of an international Ayurvedic hospital. The entire atmosphere will surprise you with the familiar touch, friendliness of the staff and beauty of the place.
Ayush Prana is situated in a remote area of a small village, with almost no traffic, in a silent place, with beautiful environment on the banks of river Periyar, overlooking the forest that pervades on to one side of the center, The presence of the river and trees in the hospital area makes the temperature cooler than outside, and the temperature variation is minimal from the coldest weather till the hottest.
Ayush Prana is located in an abundance of Indian herbal flora with a lot of herbs and trees like: Herb of grace/Indian pennywort (Brahmi), Indian borage/ Indian Rock foil (Panikkoorkka), Aloe vera, Holy basil (tulasi), Asian pigeonwings (Shankupushpam), Henna plant, Long pepper (Thippali), Betel (Betel), Indian pennywort (Kodakan), Asparagus(Chadavary), Spreading Hogweed / Punarnava (Thazhuthama), Desmodium (Orila), Neem (Aryavep), Pomegranate (Mathalanarakam), Kuning Bamboo (Ornamental Bamboo), Lucky Bamboo, Passion fruit, Black pepper, Myxopyrum Chathuramulla, Nutmeg plant, Sandal Wood, Jack tree, Mango Tree, Teak, Mahogany, Wild Jack or Jungle Jack, Bell fruit plant, Ashoka tree, Palm Tree (Toddy), Pappaya tree, Bamboo, Fig Tree, Bilimbi tree, Mullatha, golden shower tree, Coconut Tree, Areca palm, Rambutan, Lime tree, Vayana.
Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate, a long shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of backwaters, lush hill stations and exotic wildlife, waterfalls, sprawling plantations and paddy fields. Kerala is India’s most advanced society, with hundred percent literacy and world-class health care systems and also the lowest infant mortality and highest life expectancy.
A famous historical landmark near to our place is St. Thomas international shrine which attracts thousands of devotees each year.