|Kerala’s cultural diversity, perfect beaches
and fabulous cuisine mixed with a pinch of Oriental mysticism
have long drawn tourists from around the world. With a mix of
tour packages that are on offer in the state, an ingredient
to the mix, Health tourism, has been professionally planned
and implemented in some of the top tourist destinations by Quality
|Medical tourism, or more broadly, health tourism,
refers to the increasing tendency among people living where
medical services are either very expensive or not available
to travel overseas in search of more affordable health options,
often packaged with tourist attractions. Health tourism covers
the whole spectrum of services that promote physical well being.
They range from traditional holiday packages bundled with everything
from spas to cosmetic treatments to cardiovascular surgery,
and from diagnostic services to rehabilitative herbal treatments.
In 2004 about 150,000 visitors to India fell into the above
|However Dental tourism differs from the generic
medical tourism model in several respects. For one the routine
and cosmetic dental procedures are of comparatively shorter
duration as compared to the medical ones - lasting anywhere
from a few minutes to couple of hours or so per session. Some
of the treatments require multiple sittings with a few days
gap in between. Thirdly there is practically no convalescence
period after the treatment. All the above factors help in making
a dental tourism package appear as if it’s just another
vacation with a few visits to the dental clinic in between.
|"With the Arabian
Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 m in the
east and networked by forty four rivers, Kerala enjoys unique
geographical features that have made it one of the most sought
after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate. A long
shoreline with serene beaches. Tranquil stretches of emerald
backwaters. Lush hill stations and exotic wildlife. Waterfalls.
Sprawling plantations and paddy fields. Ayurvedic health holidays.
Enchanting art forms. Magical festivals. Historic and cultural
monuments. An exotic cuisine... All of which offer you a unique
experience. And what's more, every one of these charming destinations
is only a two hour drive from the other. A singular advantage
no other destination offers...A hundred percent literate people.
World-class health care systems. India's lowest infant mortality
and highest life expectancy rates. The highest physical quality
of life in India. Peaceful and pristine, Kerala is also India's
cleanest State." from Keralatourism.org
|"Kerala is a very
easy place to simply sit back and enjoy. The name means "land
of coconuts," and the palms shade nearly the entire state
from the tropical sun; many call the beach at Kovalam the best
in India; visitors can spend a day riding small ferries through
the backwater lagoons or watching elephants cavort in the wildlife
sanctuaries; the spicy food may be the best vegetarian cuisine
on the planet....Kerala is a place to meander: Simply take a
bus from Trivandrum or Cochin out to almost any village and
spend a day wandering the dikes between the rice paddies and
rubber trees, seeing how half the world still lives...It's also
a place that works, and in poor, rural Asia, that alone would
make Kerala a paradise. The breeze rustling the palm fronds
is just a bonus."
|With such a surfeit of choices and variety of
destinations to choose from, an individual itinerary can be
easily tailored made for you, according to your interests, so
that they fit into your dental treatment schedule. By taking
care of your accommodation and travel in between the treatment
sessions, the overall experience is made as enjoyable, satisfying
and stress free as possible.
|Kerala has an extensive rail and road network
crisscrossing the state and is the only state in India with
three international airports. This makes getting to Kerala from
any part of the world almost as easy as traversing between the
scenic locales within it.
God’s own country, has a serene natural beauty, which
intoxicates and tranquilizes the traveler’s mind.
||The Capital of Kerala. Located at
the southwestern tip of India, bounded by the Arabian Sea on
the west. The wooded Highlands on the Western Ghats in the eastern
and northeastern borders give her, some of the most enchanting
picnic spots. The Kuthiramalika, Putthanmalika & Padmanabhapuram
Palaces, Sree Chithra Art Gallery, The Napier Museum, Zoo, Handicraft
Emporium, Shankumugham beach, Veli Tourist Village, Ponmudi
hill resort etc. attracts lot of tourists.
SREE PADMANABHA SWAMY TEMPLE
The imposing seven storied tower (Gopuram)
makes it the most impressive landmark in the city of Thiruvananthapuram.
There are innumerable pillars, intricate carvings and mural
paintings. The temple is an excellent example of the Dravidian
style of architecture. The presiding deity is Lord Vishnu
reclining on the Serpent Anantha.The city is named after
Anantha, the 1000 headed Serpent of Hindu Mythology.
Located, 16 kms south of Thiruvananthapuram,
this sandy stretch is arguably one of India's best beach
destinations. The ocean front, brightonish mile of holiday
resorts, golden sun-kissed beaches, a clutch of star hotels
and good restaurants, all make Kovalam, a great place for
a holidaying. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has
created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing.
Sun bathing is another leisure option
Kanyakumari also known as Cape Comorin, is
a place at the confluence of the Indian ocean,the Bay of
Bengal and the Arabian sea.It is located at the southern
tip of Indian sub-continent.This place is named after Kanyakumari,
the youthful form of the primeval energy, Shakti (Mother
Goddess). The Kanyakumari Temple and the famous Vivekanandha
Rock, are located here.