Dr Franklin's Panchakarma Institute
Dr. Franklin’s Panchakarma Institute is situated within walking distance of Chowara Beach, but offers two unique benefits: (1) its pricing is considerably lower than the beach resorts in the same area, and (2) it has a decent fitness centre (gym). Many people come to Dr Franklin’s for a long duration stay (typically three weeks) in order to undergo panchakarma (detoxification) or physical rehabilitation following an injury or accident. With respect to food, two things are particularly memorable about this resort: the fresh juices and the soups. In addition, for those who looking very high-quality accommodations at “economy” rates, Dr. Franklin’s now offers beautiful large villas with king beds and 5-star quality amenities. Very special rates are available for Ayurooms’ guests during the low season (April to September).
- Nearest airport: Trivandrum (TRV)
- Distance from airport: 40 minutes by car
- Minimum price: USD $100 per person per day (all inclusive)
- Maximum price: USD $165 per person per day (all inclusive)
- Best time of year: November to February
- Cheapest time of year: April to September
- Alcohol available: No
- Smoking rooms: No
- Non-veg food available: No
Getting to Dr Franklin's
The easiest way to reach Dr. Franklin's Panchakarma Institute is to fly to Trivandrum, i.e. Thiruvananthapuram (TRV). From there, the drive is roughly 40 minutes, give or take 10 minutes depending on the time of day. From TRV airport, you can hire an Uber, Ola or private taxi. However, if you book Dr. Franklin's through Ayurooms, three things will happen: (1) we will get you the best deal, (2) we will include your pickup and drop-off at no extra charge, and (3) you will get the best service from us and from the resort. In short, we work for you, so you get the best panchakarma experience.