Karunakarala Ayurveda Spa & Resort is an absolute “Wellness Haven” for anyone looking to get “away from it all”. It’s the ideal wellness vacation to heal yourself and reconnect with yourself. Surrounded by lush greenery, Karunakarala Ayurvedic Resort is located in the heart of the Negombo, western coastal area of Sri Lanka. It’s the epitome of wellness & healing where you can focus both on healing your mind and body through ayurvedic treatments. It’s the ideal resort for anyone looking for tranquillity and nature.
Located in Negombo, to reach the resort you can take a ride in the car. It’s a 40-minute car ride to the resort and while you reach the resort, the view will be one of those filled with culture. This car ride won’t be one of those long car rides but will definitely be a spectacular 40-minute ride where you can observe the Sri Lankan culture and people. The first impression of the road to the resort is absolutely stunning. As you follow the bends of the roads and the bends of the river banks, the resort will be situated encircled by the “Ma Oya”. And it truly is a mesmerizing sight for your eyes.
The Resort & Accommodation
The Resort has been tastefully combined the architectures of modern cottage feel and the modern, sleek tasteful spa. Cottages are made out of neem wood, which is said to have healing powers and we learnt that neem is considered a part of Ayurvedic Medicine as well. The tasteful and mesmerizing views the resort has to offer were enjoyable through the cottages. The large windows were placed perfectly well making sure not to cover the spectacular view of the “Ma Oya” & nature. The entire resort has a calm aura upon arrival, making your entire stay at the resort comfortable and at ease.
After the delightful ayurvedic healthy dinner, the late night meditation began. And this was one of the highlights of our journey because the late night meditation not only did calm us down and make us feel more connected with the earth’s energy, the meditation session was focused and healing. The nature surrounding the resort is the ideal environment to carry out your meditation sessions, especially if you’re a beginner.
We were welcomed with a herbal juice and hot towels to relax, immediately making us seek for even more relaxation and in turn making us excited for our Ayurvedic treatment experience.
The Next Morning
The morning after our meditation session, an energizing yoga session was how we began our day. The wellness programmes are integral to guests staying at Karunakarala Resort and they have a range of Wellness programmes to offer from Energizing yoga sessions to detoxification treatments like Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatments.
Our morning group yoga session was energetic and rejuvenating and the yoga guru was amazing with his guidance and the session was amazing for the beginners of yoga. After indulging ourselves in a delightful, Sri Lankan breakfast by the ma oya, the consultation with the Ayurveda Doctor commenced. I must say that the food at the resort during our short stay was one of the most delicious meals I have had. The meals were perfectly balanced, healthy and delightful to satisfy your taste buds.
At Karunakarala you will have the opportunity to participate in cookery demonstrations with the Chef and visit the local markets to pick out the fresh vegetables for your meal. And let’s not forget about the trains that do their rounds up and down the railway tracks. The mixture of different cultures and habits of people were quite amusing as we carefully observed.
After the Consultation
After the consultation with the Ayurvedic Doctor to identify our personal doshas (body type) and after a delightful cup of herbal tea our Ayurvedic treatments began. The herbal tea was for us to prepare for our Ayurvedic treatments. What’s more attractive about Karunakarala is the fact that the Doctors identify your ayurvedic body type or your doshas and your treatments are carried out according to that assessment. After a therapeutic Ayurveda massage of 60 minutes (you get 3 sessions per day when you book with Ayurva Traveller), our stay at the resort concluded with the most breathtaking boat ride in the ma oya. Not only did the boat ride relax us and the lush greenery surrounding the resort was an absolute marvel and a miracle. The cold breeze from the river was relaxing and soothing our body.
Karunakarala Resort is very popular for its Ayurvedic Treatments, wellness programmes and leisure activities which are integral for the guests staying at the resort. With Ayurva Traveller’s journey of 14 nights Ayurveda Panchakarma, you will get experience a range of activities and wellness programmes. After an initial consultation with the well experienced Ayurvedic Doctors, your ayurvedic treatments sessions will begin and there begins the process of healing.
Highlight of our Journey
The highlight of the journey was definitely the boat ride down the river. It added a level of relaxation to the vacation and enjoying the beauty of Sri Lanka was definitely a moment to remember by.
Overall our short getaway to this pristine nature resort was rejuvenating and refreshing. It’s always good to get away from your normal life and activities and embark on a journey where you can reinvent yourself and lead a wellness-centered life.