Where we are in India

There are many cultures in India; we want to show you our India in a small corner of Northern Kerala. In this land isolated from the rest of India by the mountainous barrier of the Western Ghats to the east and the north and open to the rest of the world by its long coastline on the south and the west a unique culture has developed that is rich and diverse. From its many traditional and classical dances forms such as ‘Mohiniyattam’ through to the religious rituals such as Teyyam, Kerala has unique culture her own. Ayurveda, the ancient medical science was born and nourished here which spread to the rest of India and beyond and today, it is the place where the traditions remains strongest and most pure, from the many excellent practitioners. The tribal community of Wayanad even enriched of Ayurveda who continue to live by its principles. At Vedaguru we want to show a life in contact with nature, a natural world that can give us everything we need for a healthy. We believe in protecting the environment that sustains us and protect the aborigines.

We want you to have a direct experience of this wonderful culture and environment, to return home enriched and having learned something that you can transmit to others. At the same time, in a changing India it is important to support local people in their attempts to preserve their cultural heritage, their unique identity and ancient traditions.

If Kerala is ‘God’s Country’, Wayanad must be his garden of Eden. Part of a remote forest reserve that spills over into national parks in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Wayanad lies cocooned in the hills of the Western Ghats. Famed among Keralans for its jaw-dropping beauty, the landscape is a green medley of rice paddies, untouched forests, spice plantations and more rice paddies The word Wayanad is a combination of Vayal (paddy field) and Naad (land), making it ‘The Land of Paddy Fields’. There are many indigenous tribals in this area. It is set high on the majestic Western Ghats with altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100 m. [1]
Wayanad has the largest population of aborigine people in Kerala. The native Adivasis mainly consist of various sects like Paniyas, Kurumas, Adiyars, Kurichyas, Ooralis, Kattunaikkans etc..This is the land where tribes live in thatched roof, mud, bamboo and brick houses set in swampy valleys and plateaus.

Of particular mention are thier indegenous streams of holistic herbal medicine which is getting increasing attention in recent years. The adivasis also have a rich legacy of arts and crafts. This includes music, dances, ornementation and handicraft that draw inspiration from natural themes, motifs and materials.

Vedaguru organize retreats and training in these venues:

Tharavadu
Ayurvedic Village Ayurkendra