Dr. Franklin's Panchakarma Institute & Ayurveda Centre

The origin of Dr. Franklin's Panchakarma Centre has been traced back up to 400 years were the forefathers of Dr. Franklin had been serving the natives with Ayurvedic medication. Dr. Franklin was born and brought up in this traditional Ayurvedic medical family. Academically qualified by completing degree and postgraduate degree in a similar field, Dr. Franklin had been recruited by the Kerala Government and worked up to the post of Chief District Medical Officer. After his voluntarily retirement he joined as Physiotherapist for Qatar football team and found that the Ayurveda is very effective for treating foreigners. Returning to India Dr. Franklin started an Ayurveda center at Hotel Neptune in 1980. Domestic and international tourists experienced the healing touch of Ayurveda and its preventive and rejuvenating effects.

The dream for an exclusive Ayurveda center has been accomplished by inaugurating "Dr. Franklin's Panchakarma Institute & Research Centre" in 1997 at Chowara. This centre is registered as 'Ribis Health Care Pvt Ltd' as per the Indian Company Act.

Dr. Sony Joseph BAMS, Senior Consultant: Dr.Sony Joseph who has more than 15Yrs of experience in the field of Ayurveda and Panchakarma procedure is directing the center from 2004. The Centre also is blessed with hard work of Dr. Soumya Franklin (daughter of Dr. Franklin) ( 7 years experience), Dr. Ajith Kumar, ( 12 years experience) Dr.Udayashanker ( 10 years experience), Dr.Jithin (2years experience) and Dr.Ravinarayanan (15Yrs of experience), 65 therapists, 4 Ayurveda nursing staff.

To ensure the quality of oils and herbal preparations using for treatments, own a medicine-manufacturing unit and a Pharmacy. We are using the medicines from well-reputed Ayurveda pharmacies.


We have 67 rooms in 3 categories in 2 wings: (Wi-Fi is available)

1. Kerala Cottage A/C

(One spacious double bedded independent cottage with Air-condition, on-suite spacious bathroom with bathtub, patio for each room, garden, television and telephone facilities)

Kerala Villa (new cottages)
∙ 15 in old wing with garden view

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2. Deluxe Room A/C

(One spacious double bedded room with tiled floor, on-suite spacious bathroom with bathtub, patio for each room, electric fan communal garden, television and telephone facilities)

Deluxe Rooms (A/C, can be non-AC)
∙ 16 in old wing with garden
∙ 24 in new wing (Pool view or garden view)

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3. Standard Room non-A/C

(One spacious double bedded room with tiled floor, en-suite bathroom, communal garden, television and telephone facilities)

Standard Rooms ( Non AC)
∙ 12 Nos in old wing

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General Rooms Information

  • Treatment room : 25
  • Ayurvedic vegetarian restaurant: Capacity for 110 pax
  • Massage and Basic Ayurveda courses, cooking classes.
  • Yoga and Meditation centre, Reiki, Pranic healing
  • Medical Laboratory
  • Ayurveda Pharmacy
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Dental consultations on request.
  • Translators are available on request.
  • Cultural program for group bookings Dance and Musical Instruments classes on demand.
  • Travel desk and Sight Seeing/back water Tours on demand.
  • Accept Major Credit Cards Master, Visa.
  • Complimentary pick up & drop from Airport/Railway station with minimum 7 days package.


The property has one completely vegetarian restaurant with a seating capacity for 110 guests. Since all the clients come for Ayurvedic treatments, the menu is based on Ayurvedic principles (Vata, Pitta & Kapha), and special foods are prepared based on Physicians recommendations. The Chef Mr.Sadananthan has experience of more than 15yrs and the food quality is excellent for treatment purpose.

The restaurant will not serve any alcohol and smoking is prohibited throughout the property.

Ayurveda Experience

On arrival at the Centre after check-in, you will be given a time for the first medical consultation with the Doctor. The doctor will give a small introduction to understand the basic principle of Ayurveda and will ask you questions to ascertain your Prakruthi (Type/Constitution) and Vikruthi (Imbalance). Based on the Pulse diagnosis and information collected the doctor will decide the best suitable Ayurveda treatment programme. He will also prescribe you some medication if needed and will give you a copy of treatment plan, diet and instruction which you will have to follow throughout the stay. You may also be advised to join the daily Yoga classes (7.00 am - 8.30 am) it would cost around 7€ for Yoga. For additional individual classes, it would cost around 15€ for Yoga, a short meditation session is included in daily Yoga sessions.

Based on your treatment chart you may get you first treatment the very first day or the next day.

General Information

  • Please bring the medical reports (if any) for consultation.
  • During your stay, here you will get herbal preparations and Ayurveda vegetarian diet to follow during the treatment period.
  • Generally, duration of treatment is 2.00 to 3.00 hrs/day. (Treatment will be everyday).
  • Per day treatment consists of One Massage Rejuvenation or General or Marma or Synchronised and other treatment procedures .
  • An Ayurvedic diet will be issued after the consultation (The diet contains varieties of Ayurvedic food).
  • The result varies from patient to patient, as per the body constitution, age of patient, duration of the disease, etc
  • We do not allow smoking and drinking alcohol, beer, food from outside within our premise.

The doctor will meet you every day for a checkup and to keep a track of your progress. On the last day, you will be given a final check and will be given instruction to be followed back home and medication if needed.

The treatments plans are always decided after the initial consultation with the doctor and can change based on the condition and progress of the patients during the treatments.

Health Care Programmers

We offer treatments for various problems like Arthritis, Asthma, Backache, Hepatitis, Diabetes, different skin diseases, Frozen Shoulders, Gastric disorders, Hemorrhoids, Infertility of both Men and Women, Burnouts, Sleeping Disorders, Special treatments for chemotherapy rehabilitation and Immune deficiency disorders, etc.

As treatments differ from persons to person we do not offer any predefined packages but the best suitable treatment programme will be prepared after the first detailed consultation by our medical team.

People undergoing treatment will get special herbal preparations, lifestyle recommendations, etc. Patients can enquire the possibility of treatment for their problems by email.

Way to wellness (minimum 14 DAYS)
This Ayurveda treatment programme intends to relax, rejuvenate and regain energy your mind and body. This programmes includes special Ayurveda massages like Rejuvenation massage, Marma massage, Synchronised Massage and treatments like Sirodhara, Pizhichil, Kizhi, Face pack, medicated steam bath, etc after the consultation.

  • 67 Rooms in 3 categories in 2 wings: (Wi-Fi is available)
  • Kerala Cottage non A/C
  • Deluxe Room AC
  • Deluxe room non AC
  • Kerala Cottage A/C
  • Swasa Kasa Chikilsa (For Lungs)
  • Rejuvenation Therapy ( Rasayana Chikilsa )
  • Body Purification Therapy (Shodhana Chikilsa)
  • You & Your Spine
  • Body, Mind & Soul
  • Body Immunization / Longevity Treatment
  • Slimming Programme
  • Beauty Care Programme
  • Panchakarma Chikilsa
  • Swasa Kasa Chikilsa (For Lungs)
  • Rejuvenation Therapy ( Rasayana Chikilsa )
  • Body Purification Therapy (Shodhana Chikilsa)
  • You & Your Spine
  • Body, Mind & Soul
  • Body Immunization / Longevity Treatment
  • Slimming Programme
  • Beauty Care Programme
  • Panchakarma Chikilsa

Dr. Franklin's Panchakarma Institute & Research Centre Chowara,
P.O. Thiruvananthapuram Kerala - 695501 South India

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