Frequently asked questions

Which airport is the closest to the ARYA Centres?

In case you wish to visit ARYA-Kovalam, you should take a flight to Trivandrum / Thiruvanathapuram. The nearest airport to ARYA –Gokarna is the airport in Goa-Dabolim.
Most of foreign visitors need a tourist visa. Please get the information about the formalities at the Indian consulate of your country of residence.

Which weather should I expect?

In south India is a pleasant weather in winter months (November – April), with night temperatures about 17 - 20°C and up to 30°C in the afternoon. A warm season precedes the heavy rains that usually start in July – September. The ARYA centre in Kovalam is open the whole year; the ARYA Centre in Gokarna is open from November 1 until March 31.

Do I need any vaccination?

No vaccinations additional to the routine vaccinations that are mandatory/ recommended in European countries (diphtheria, polio, tetanus, etc.) are recommended for the coastal area of Karnataka / Kerala.

What should I take with me?

In case you are regularly taking a medication, we advise to take enough with you for the time you plan to spend at the ARYA Centre. Most of medicines are available at (or can be ordered from) the local pharmacy.
We recommend taking casual thin cotton clothes and open shoes (flip-flop). A large choice of personal care products, mosquito repellents as well as clothes and dresses are available at the local stores. We advice the ladies to bring a swimsuit.
The towels as well as a simple dress after the treatments are provided.

How shall I assure to be picked up at my flight at the airport?

To make completely sure that a driver will wait for you, please contact us 2-3 days before your departure to reconfirm your arrival information (day, hour, airline, flight number, the airport of departure).

How shall I meet the driver at the airport?

The drivers are informed about your arrival and will wait for you at the exit of the airport building. You will recognize easily the driver holding a board with your name. The driver is in contact with ARYA staff also in case of delays. You can also call us directly. Kovalam: 0091-9947359808, Gokarna: 0091-9611062468 or 0091-9731631307.

Drive from the airport to ARYA Centre.

ARYA Kovalam: The ARYA Centre is in the Lighthouse Beach area of Kovalam, at about 20 minutes drive from the international Airport in Trivandrum.
ARYA Gokarna: The drive from the airport to Gokarna takes about 3 hours, depending on the time of day/ night and traffic. There is no drivable road going until the Kudle Beach. The ARYA Centre can be reached only by walking (5 minutes), the path can be uneven and not illuminated at night. ARYA staff meets the guests at the nearby parking lot, guide them to the ARYA Centre and help to carry the baggage.

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winter season 2017 - 2018

July 1 – 10, 2018: Dresden

August 30 - September 12, 2018: Munich
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September 13 - 28, 2018: Klagenfurt
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July 10 – 15, 2018: Prague
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