Location and Climate

Location – Cochin

Punarnava Ayurveda hospital is located 22 kms from Cochin international airport. Cochin is situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the state of Kerala, A coastline that stretches for 600kms, virgin beaches, lush greenery, a highly literate people, and a treasure trove of rich and varied art forms all make up the fascinating land of Kerala. Enclosed by the Arabian Sea, the Lakshadweep Sea, and the towering Western Ghats, this paradise on earth has something to offer to everybody. Located at the southernmost tip of India, Kerala has become one of the most sought after travel destination hailed as 'God's Own Country'. Cochin (Queen of the Arabian Sea) is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.

Cochin is proud of its world class port and international airport that link it to many major cities worldwide. Cochin has emerged as the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala and is perhaps the second most important city on the west coast of India (after Mumbai/Bombay).

This lovely seaside city is flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. Its proximity to the equator, the sea and the mountains provide a rich experience of a moderate equatorial climate.

Cochin is rated in the top three tourist destinations by the World Travel & Tourism Council and featured in National Geographic Traveler's '50 greatest places of a lifetime'.

Connectivity

Kochi being an important port city is strategically located, well connected by aerial routes, railways and bus. Travelers who want to avail the aerial route can alight at Cochin International Airport at Nedumbessary. If rail journeys fascinate you then you can enquire at Ernakulam Town and Ernakulam Junction. Mangla Lakshadweep and Netravati Expresses from Mumbai, Trivandrum Rajdhani from Delhi, Ernakulam and Kanyakumari Expresses from Bangalore, Trivandrum Mail from Chennai and Howrah- Trivandrum Express from Kolkata are some of the major trains plying to Kochi.

Places of Interest Feast your eyes on the wonderful architecture in Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. A visit to these places should figure prominently in your itinerary. It is an eclectic blend of the Arab, British, Portuguese and Dutch legacy. To get a taste of the Portuguese architecture, you can

head towards The Santa Cruz Basilica. This five hundred year old church survived the Dutch invasion. These followers of John Calvin, the traders of Holland were probably, enamoured by the beautiful stained glass embellishments.

The St. Francis Church, another specimen from the Portuguese era, boasts of having being the burial site of the famous Vasco da Gama. The 'Doop Book',that is a storehouse of records of married and baptized individuals, is a top draw.

The Chinese fishing nets, a remnant from the rule of the majestic Kublai Khan, is another major tourist attraction. After a day of wander lust, you can unwind at the Fort Kochi Beach, which also houses a pretty lighthouse.

The Pardesi Synagogue, a relic of the Jews also claims huge footfalls. This glorious specimen of Jew architecture is four hundred years old and is adorned with etched brass pillars and floor art. There are a couple of copper discs that have the etchings of the benefits awarded by King Bhaskara Ravi Varman. It also showcases a forty-five feet clock that boasts of Arabic, Latin, Malayalam and Hebrew.

The Jew Street, the Dutch Cemetery and the Princess Street are some of other coveted tourist hot spots.

Ernakulam, situated at a stone's throw distance, from Kochi, exudes generation next verve and enthusiasm with a plethora of theatres, dining joints and shopping havens. Broadway is a shopper's paradise, fragrant with an old world charisma. Amble down the seventy-five feet Marine Drive or lean back to feast your eyes on the Ernakulam -Vypeen boat sail at a distance.

The lush Bolgatty Island, Vypeen Island and The Willingdon Island are coveted tourist destinations. They are the ideal romantic getaways for the honeymooners.

The history freaks can troop to The Museum of Kerala History in

Edappally

Attractions

The shopping fanatics can go on no holds barred shopping sprees to Broadway and M. G Road in Ernakulam and Mattancherry and Jew Street in Fort Kochi. You can collect old world charm exuding mementoes, intricately carved rose-wood chairs and tables, metal art and a host of other artifacts.

The spices of Kochi are also coveted collector's item.


View Punarnava Ayurveda Hospital Pvt Ltd in a larger map

Kerala

Kerala at a glance itself is inviting and alluring, tickling our knowledge buds to know more.

The state of Kerala has the highest percentage of literacy in India. The capital of Kerala is Thiruvananthapuram. A very progressive state Kerala is very well connected by all modern transport facilities and is therefore easily accessible. A communist government is at the helm of affairs in the state. Kerala may be divided into fourteen Districts which fall under Kerala's three prominent historical regions namely, Travancore (Southern Kerala), Kochi (Central Kerala), and Malabar (Northern Kerala).Malayalam is the official language of Kerala.

Kerala is not just a visual treat but is also home to a rich and diverse flora and fauna thus becoming an ideal getaway for nature lovers. There are 10,035 species of plants, 102 species of mammals, 476 species of birds, 202 species of freshwater fishes, 165 species of reptiles and 89 species of amphibians.

Art includes colorful and beautiful dance forms, like Kathakali, Mohiniattam and Kalaripayattu, one of the oldest martial art forms in the world. Festivals are an integral part of the life of the people .The most popular Festival is Onam, which heralds the beginning of the Malayalam New Year. The distinctive flavors and the mouthwatering cuisine is a gourmet's delight.

Ranked among the most exotic locations of the world this tropical paradise is truly God's own country!

Kerala is close to the equator, so the climate is pleasant all year round. The year can be divided roughly into three seasons:

Summer: March to May

From March, the temperatures rise steadily and peak in May with an average temperature of 30°C. During these months, precipitation declines and in May it rarely rains at all.

Monsoon: June to October

Humidity is high with temperatures of about 29°C. According to traditional teachings, this period is highly recommended for Ayurvedic treatment as the climatic conditions enhance treatment and intensify its effect.

Winter: November to Februar

Because of their temperate climate, these months are regarded as the high season. Low humidity and little rain are coupled with pleasant temperatures of about 24°C.

  JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Maximum Temperature (C) { 28 30 34 35 36 32 32 31 33 32 25 22
Minimum Temperature (C) { 18 20 28 28 28 26 24 26 23 22 18 16
Average Rain Day { 1 1 3 7 10 17 14 9 8 12 9 4
Sunny Days { 10
to
12
10
to
15
20
to
25
20
to
30
20
to
31
05
to
10
02
to
10
05
to
10
10
to
15
10
to
15
10
to
20
10
to
15