Run by third-generation ayurvedic practitioner Dr Subhash, this delightful, appointment-only waterside treatment centre specialises in personalised therapies of one to three weeks and also offers yoga (₹200). It’s on Vypeen Island, 3km north of the Fort Cochin ferry jetty.

Ayurdara provides no-fuss accommodation with vegetarian ayurvedic meals just north at 120-year-old heritage home Albin's Glory.