Vivanta by Taj - 5*, Bekal (Kerala)

Address: Vivanta by Taj – Bekal, Kappil Beach, Udma West (P.O.), Paalakunnu, Kasaragod District, Kerala – 671319


Taj- Bekal, Located amidst the windy backwaters by the river Kappil, offering a selection of activities from fishing to boating and spread across 165,000 sq. feet. It is 7 km from Bekal Fort and 30 km from the waterfalls at Ratnakars Farm. Mangalore Airport is 80 km away.the Jiva Grande Spa at Vivanta Bekal is a refuge for the mind, body and spirit.

Take some time off from your busy schedule to make the most of the wellness retreat programme offering Yoga, Ayurveda, spiritual retreats and Indian rejuvenation therapies. This paradise gives you the opportunity to treat yourself to authentic and some of the best therapeutic experiences helping you reach a state of absolute bliss and tranquillity. The spa will focus on long term wellness programmes of 2 - 4 weeks of Yoga, Ayurveda and Spiritual Retreats and for the first time in India, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy luxurious modern comfort while practicing authentic and traditional wellness programmes.

The philosophy of Jiva or “Inner force” is inherently rooted in India’s ancient approach to wellness. Inspired by ancient Indian healing wisdom, Jiva believes that a spa unfolds a holistic path of life that opens out channels to nurture ones’ life force. Jiva Spas embrace a deep understanding of mind, body and spirit their individual needs and interdependency.


Ayurveda at Vivanta by Taj

The Jiva Spa menu at Vivanta Bekal features signature experiences, Ayurveda programmes, Indian therapies, Indian aromatherapy, scrubs and wraps, and beauty rituals. The Alepa and Abhisheka pavilions dedicated to signature experiences of body anointment and purifying bathing ceremonies are amongst the unique Jiva experiences offered here. Also on offer are Ritualistic Fire Ceremonies (Homams) for guests' AYUS and AROGYA (life longevity and health) with chanting by the Resident Priest.

The Ayurveda sanctuary at Jiva Grande is the high point of this wellness retreat. Designed in traditional style as an Ayurveda Physician's (Vaidya's) house, built by the backwaters with its satvik dining lounge, courtyards, landscaped relaxation spaces and meditation nooks, a full fledged wellness library and water bodies, this tranquil pocket of wellness offers authentic, holistic and comprehensive Ayurveda programmes, by qualified and experienced Ayurveda physicians.


Yoga at Vivanta by Taj

In this increasingly fast-paced life, yoga opens out a calm channel to harmonize mind, body and soul. Jiva Spas offer guests a Jiva Yoga program to learn authentic yoga from trained and experienced yoga practitioners. Jiva Yoga offers a choice of yoga classes ranging from elementary techniques and relaxing practices to advanced asanas or body postures, breathing and meditation techniques. Jiva Yoga demonstrates the importance of practicing asanas with awareness and correct breathing to focus the mind and channelize energy. As asanas involve stretching and holding the body in certain postures, they exercise muscles as well as regulate the functioning of glands and hormones. Jiva Yoga embraces both inner and outer realities. It guides the seeker on an inner journey to rediscover harmony within and ascend a higher level of consciousness. The practice of Jiva Yoga enhances physical strength, flexibility, mental clarity and balance peace and wellness. Jiva Yoga imparted at a Jiva Spa Yoga Retreat covers body postures, breathing techniques, yoga theory, the relaxation technique of Yoga Nidra, evening meditation and chanting sessions. Cleansing techniques (shatkarma) of neti (nasal cleansing), kunjal (stomach wash) and lagoo shankhaprakshalana (a cleansing practise) are also taught.

Jiva Spa Yoga Retreats are held at different levels to meet the needs of beginners as well as guests with previous knowledge and experience of yoga. Each Yoga Retreat offers a choice of yoga classes ranging from elementary techniques and relaxing practices to advanced asanas or body postures as well as breathing, meditation and cleansing techniques. Through the practice of postures and techniques taught at the Yoga Retreat, the nerves, the energy pathways called nadis, and energy centers of the body are exercised, activated and purified. The body becomes strong and supple, whilst the mind is filled with bliss and joy.


Accommodation

Enjoy 71 stylish villas and rooms with Kettuvallam house boat motifs woven in Balinese design and laterite lined exteriors spread over landscaped gardens which embrace the backwaters and kiss the Kappil beach shore. Relax in leisure over 26 acres that reflects Kerala culture with Balinese influences. Your living spaces open into private delight zones with rain showers, soak tubs and large plunge pools in villas overlooking the lush landscape, the backwaters, the beach and the sea beyond.

Superior Charm Room With Balcony: Seek style. Find it in plenty. These spacious 330 sq ft rooms are fully loaded keeping in mind leisure as well as corporate travellers. Be charmed by the large 125 sq ft terrace that offer a panoramic view of the beautiful backwaters and Balinese style landscaped gardens. Amazing Chitra Pothi art tells a story on the walls. And the stylish bathrooms beckon with walk in showers.

Superior Charm Room With Sit Out: Head here if you fancy a day bed in a private courtyard. These spacious 330 sq ft rooms are fully loaded keeping in mind leisure as well as corporate travellers. Be charmed by the large 228 sq ft private courtyard that offers a panoramic view of the beautiful backwaters and Balinese style landscaped gardens. Amazing Chitra Pothi art adorns the walls. And the stylish bathrooms beckon with walk in showers.

Deluxe Delight Room With Courtyard: Enjoy a 611 sq ft private courtyard with outdoor showers, a large tub, day bed and a stylish fountain leading to these spacious 470 sq ft rooms. Deluxe Delight Rooms with courtyard are fully loaded keeping in mind leisure as well as corporate travellers. Ah!

Deluxe Delight Room With Plunge Pool: Plunge with pleasure in to a private pool. Enjoy a 405 sq ft private courtyard with outdoor showers, a large tub, day bed and a stylish fountain leading to these spacious 470 sq ft rooms. See how Chitra Pothi art brings the walls alive with tales.

Premium Indulgence Room With Plunge Pool: Add even more space for pleasure. Plunge in to a private pool. Enjoy a 611 sq ft private courtyard with outdoor showers, a large tub, day bed and a stylish fountain leading to these spacious 470 sq ft rooms. Premium Indulgence Rooms with plunge pool are fully loaded keeping in mind leisure as well as corporate travellers. Take a big dip.


Fact sheet

In-Room Facilities

International direct dial facility Mini-bar
Tea/coffee maker 24-hour room service
television with satellite programmes Soak in the view
Wall-mounted makeup mirror, hair drier and scale Electronic safe

Services & Activities

Wifi services for resident guests (terms and conditions apply) Pool and fitness centre
Pillow Pick Menu menu with choice of pillows 24-hour in room dining
Non-smoking rooms available Housekeeping service twice daily - morning cleaning and evening turndown
Rollaway beds and cribs available on request