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FAQ

1. What makes Ayurveda Sanctuary unique and different from spas and resorts around the world?

1. We are situated in the Medical Facility in a quiet place with neighborhood far from the pressures of the modern world and the amenities make for a basic but comfortable environment.
2. Established by a team of qualified and internationally trained Ayurvedic professionals to spread their healing touch and professional services.
3. We are a residential Ayurvedic medical facility that is the one of its kind in the world.
4. We are a model for holistic living, and not just a healing centre.
5. Doctors from Ayurvedic medicine do the consultations and monitor the treatments, which are done by well-trained therapists.
Consultants from any speciality of Ayurveda may be called in as required, and treatments done in consultation with them.

2. Is Ayurveda Sanctuary like a Spa?

The Ayurveda Sanctuary is quite different to a Spa or resort, but a Traditional Healing Centre, a retreat - an Ayurveda Ashram and Clinic, dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for healing and learning. A Spa provides you well being with an indulgent external environment to help relax and feel good. The facilities of the Ayurveda Sanctuary are combined with extensive Ayurveda medicinal features to provide a comprehensive system of healing aimed at the total well being of the individual. The Ayurveda Sanctuary aims at healing the body, mind and spirit with authentic herbal medicine, different kinds of medicinal massages, yoga and other therapies with the objective of lasting well being and treating specific illnesses.

3. Is Ayurveda Sanctuary like a hospital?

The Ayurveda Sanctuary is a ideal place for personalized wellness holidays - with all the facilities that go into a comfortable and enjoyable healthy vacations. It provides the correct environment to engage in the healing that comes from within. The focal point is the Ayurvedic specialized health centre with all the facilities of a Hospital, that is required to provide authentic ayurveda treatment. The Ayurveda centre has qualified and internationally experienced Ayurvedic doctors, therapists and other staff. The Ayurveda Sanctuary also provides facilities of a well equipped Ayurvedic Hospital.

4. What Wellness Packages are available?

We have several Wellness Packages like Stress Relief, Weekend Detox & Stress Management, 3 days Serious Detox, 5 days Detox Retreat, Panchakarma (Detoxification), Rasayana (Rejuvenation Treatment), Stress Management, Weight Reduction, Arthritis & Spondylitis, Chronic Skin Diseases, Lifestyle Disease Management, Sinusitis & Migraine and Yoga & Meditation. Though they are packages they are customized for each person.

5. What Medical Ayurvedic Programmes are available?

We design Medical Ayurvedic Programmes for any condition. The person would have to go through a detailed Ayurvedic Health Evaluation with our doctor which would last for about 1 hour and only then would the treatment programme be designed. Initially we let you know what we can do and how long it would take.

6. Are there non-residential packages?

No. However, there may be non-residential follow-up treatments for those who have previously taken a residential programme here.

7. What kind of treatments will I receive

You can choose whichever Wellness Package you like and the treatments mentioned will be given to you according to the treatment hours in a day. Treatments will be all customized even if it is a set Package.

If however you want to address a medical Ayurvedic issue when you have initially opted for a Wellness Package, this can be done after an Ayurvedic Health Evaluation with the doctor. Changes in the treatment programme will then be made.

If you are here on a Medical Ayurvedic Programme then the treatment programme will be designed after the Ayurvedic Health Evaluation with the doctor. The treatment programme will integrate different Therapies based on the person's needs.

8. What is the best time to visit?

Option 1: Climatically best time to visit here is October to February
Option 2: If you are not too touristy, March to September is better because from April tourist season ends.

9. Do I need a passort and Visa for travel to India? Where do I get these?

Yes, you need a passport and tourist visa for entry into India before your flight. Depending on your country of origin, passports can take up to 16 weeks to process, so apply early if you need a passport.It's wise to apply for your visa early. A visa can usually be had within a week's time from your nearest India High Commission/Embassy/consulate.If you need to extend your visa you need to make an application to the government and we can help you do this.

10. Is travel insurance necessary?

We strongly recommend that you protect yourself with travel insurance for airfare and programme costs. You can ask your travel agent, or check out an insurer such as TravelGuard for low cost insurance.

11. What about immunizations?

Make an appointment with your doctor or clinic to confirm that you are up to date on any needed immunizations. Explain that you are traveling to South India. Some immunizations and prophylactics commonly prescribed for travel to Northern India, such as preventative malaria medicine, are NOT recommended for travel to South India.

12. Do I need to change any money to Indian Rupees?

We would recommend that you change some of your money into Indian Rupees. Most of the shops accept Indian Rupees and it is better to take some travelling money as Indian Rupees.

13. How do I make a payment?

You may transfer the advance reservation amount by Bank Transfers or through PAYPAL; the balance amount may be paid in cash in Indian Rupees or US Dollars or by Visa/Master Cards at the Sanctuary upon arrival.

14. Will I be met at the airport?

If you have opted for transfers at the time of Booking at the Ayurveda Sanctuary, you will be met at the Airport/Bus/Rail Station (as per the travel details provided by you), regardless of what time you arrive. Our representatives will help your transfer to the Ayurveda Sanctuary.

15. How can I reach there?

1. The nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport (IXE), which is at a distance of 75 kms from the Sanctuary and is about 2 hours of pleasant drive through the greenery of the district.
2. Nearest Railway Station is Kabaka Puttur Station, which is about 15 kms from the Sanctuary.
3. Nearest Bus Station is Puttur, about 15 kms from the Sanctuary.

16. I would like to travel in India while I am there. What do you recommend?

1. Best recommend that you finish your India travel and finish your stay at the Ayurveda Sanctuary as you can go back all recharged with health.
2. If that is not possible, finish Ayurveda Sanctuary and take the rest of your India trip. Our travel desk could help you with arrangements.
3. You could take short trips whilst you are staying at the Ayurveda Sanctuary, but those on a Medical Ayurveda Programme travel is advised only when specific treatment protocols are complete otherwise it hampers the healing process. You will have to check this point with the doctor.

17. What kind of accommodation do you have?

We have total of 11 accommodation, including Independent Cottages with a/c, Standard a/c, and Standard non-a/c Rooms.

18. What amenities do your guest rooms have?

1. Twin double beds
2. Clock
3. Hot & Cold Water
4. Hot & cold water Flasks and Water Glasses
5. Writing Table with one Chair
6. Candle stand with candles
7. Air Conditioner
8. Yoga Mat
9. Hair Dryer

19. How early do we book?

Earlier the better in case of a longer stay. Perferably a minimum of one week in advance for a shorter stay.

20. What are the booking terms?

1. All Bookings are confirmed upon payment of 10% of the Package Amount as a Non-Refundable Advance.
2. Balance amount payable by Bank Transfers any time before arrival or immediately on arrival, before commencement of services.

21. How do I obtain a confirmation for my room reservation?

Once you have decided on your package and reservation is booked online and the advance payment is realized at our end , a confirmation will be e-mailed to you. If you book your reservation over the phone, please call (+91-9480500530) and a confirmation can be emailed to you.

22. How do I upgrade my package/room?

Please call (+91-9480500530).

23. How do I make changes to my package/room reservation?

If booked with the Ayurveda Sanctuary, please call (+91-9480500530) for information about changes, requests, restrictions and cancellations.

24. What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation of confirmed booking will be treated as follows:

1. No refund if cancellation is effected within 48 hours prior to check in date.
2. 50% refund will be issued if cancellation is effected between 3 and 7 days prior to the check in date.
3. 75% refund will be issued if cancellation is effected between 7 and 15 days prior to the check in date.
4. 90% refund will be issued for all cancellation effected beyond 16 days
5. No Show/Early Departure: No refund

25. How do I reserve 5 or more rooms?

For more information please contact (+91 - 94805 00530, +91 - 81518 96577) or email info@ayurvedasanctuary.net

26. Do you offer Internet services?

Yes, high-speed Internet access is available(at cost) when the reception is open (1 p.m to 3 p.m and 5 p.m to 7 p.m)

27. What is the minimum recommended period of stay?

1. For an experience : 2–5 days.
2. For a basic programme: 1 week minimum.
3. For Ayurvedic Package/Panchakarma : 2–4 weeks is recommended.

28. What sort of clothes should I pack for the Ayurveda Sanctuary?

Be comfortable. Bring appropriate attire for before and after treatments, yoga, relaxation etc. In India it is customary to take off your shoes before you enter a dwelling so we recommend that you bring slippers/flip flops. Warm clothing for the months of November to February.

29. What kind of electricity supply is there on the Ayurveda Sanctuary?

We have 240v supply with 3 pin plug sockets. Universal adapters are available at the Sanctuary shop.

30. What kind of food do you serve?

We serve only vegetarian food. It is based on Ayurvedic principles with low fat, low salt and low spice. We have fixed menus and guests on an Ayurvedic Programme will be put on a custom diet. Many of the fruits and vegetables come from nearby gardens and orchards.

31. Are smoking and alcohol allowed?

No, alcohol and smoking are not allowed within the grounds of the Ayurveda Sanctuary. Being a health facility, we presume guests would appreciate and abide by this policy.

32. What will I do with my time when I'm not receiving treatment?

The primary reason for receiving Ayurvedic treatments is to cleanse and rejuvenate your body/mind. It is a time when your energy and attention have an opportunity to turn inward. The mind quiets and the body relaxes. If you pay attention, you will notice many subtle changes that occur during the days of your treatments.In every day life, your attention mostly goes outward and is spent. Each day, in your free time, you might want to practice meditation, journaling, contemplation, or reading spiritual books. If you like to partake in other activities such as walking or yoga, we suggest you do so with less intensity than usual. Basically, your Ayurvedic retreat is a time for repose and restoration. If you like, we can provide you with a suggested schedule for you to follow during your stay which may also include short local site seeing trips.

The Ayurveda Sanctuary offers an array of authentic Ayurveda Wellness experiences in a lush green indigenous setting


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