small town of Kottackal in
district is home to the famed Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Shala, one of the
pioneer institutions of Ayurveda, the traditional system of health and
medicine, in Kerala.
Founded in 1902 AD, by Vaidya Ratanam P.S.Warrier, the well known physician and social reformer, the institution has branches all over the Kerala as well as in Delhi and Madras.
One of the best Ayurvedic centres in the Kerala, the Arya Vaidya Shala runs an Ayurvedic research centre, a nursing home and a hospital. People from all over the world come here to undergo various Ayurvedic therapies of Kerala.
The chief physician can be consulted by appointment only, made atleast 10 days in advance. Accommodation options at the nursing home including family blocks, double rooms, single rooms and suits.