In Sanskrit, kaya means the body in its physical and sublime state, and kalp means transformation.
Kayakalp aims to turn the clock around by arresting the ageing process. It aims to arrest the degeneration of the body by detoxifying, immunizing, rejuvenating and regeneration the body cells and tissues through a holistic transformation of body, mind and soul.
The healthcare unit – dubbed the Himalayan Research Institute for Yoga and Naturopathy – has several offerings including Yoga, Pranayam, Meditation, Naturopathy, Panchkarma, Acupressure, Magneto Therapy, Chromotherapy and Diet therapy. It also has a gymnasium.
Kayakalp offers state-of-the-art, modern and luxurious facilities in the lap of natural beauty, where the rejuvenation treatment is traditional and natural. It provides holistic and drugless therapies under one roof.
It features a well designed meditation centre for learning the art and practising it. Kayakalp helps banish chronic ailments related to the digestive system, joint pains, arthritis, rheumatism, paralysis, allergy, skin diseases, asthma, migraine and depression by utilising the holistic treatment that is available there. Eight kinds of special herbal Ayurvedic massages are available at the facility. These help in proper circulation of blood throughout the body and toxins are filtered out.
The Vivekanand Medical Research Trust operates Kayakalp at Palampur, which is located in the scenic Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh.
Situated on the Pathankot-Manali highway, 40 km. from Kangra airport (and about 100 km. from Pathankot railway station), Kayakalp is an 86-bed health retreat set amidst 52 acres of beautiful and lush green landscape.
Photos (c) Ravinder Sood.