Welcome to Elephant pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat

Enjoy perfect ambience for your body and mind, be close to nature, and enjoy the pleasure of breathing fresh natural air, which will help in keeping you calm and peaceful. Rejuvenate by regaining energy and by refreshing you mind. The location is most ideal for a break with a river flowing close by and lush greenery all around. You can experience the rich tradition of Ayurveda, Science of Yoga & Life in a calm and beautiful environment.

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Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine is a system of Hindu traditional medicine of Vedic tradition native to the Indian subcontinent, and a form of alternative medicine. Some of the oldest known Ayurvedic texts include the Suśrutha Samhitā, Charaka Samhitā. These Sanskrit texts are among the foundational and formally compiled works of Ayurveda.

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Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline, that aims to transform body and mind. The origin of Yoga has been speculated to date back to pre-vedic Indian traditions, but most likely developed around the sixth and fifth centuries BCE, in the same ascetic circles as the early sramana movements"

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Kodanad is a rural riverside village of Ernakulam district, Kerala, southern India. Kodanad is situated on the south bank of Periyar river, about 42 kilometers east of Kochi. The nearest air port is Cochin International Airport which is about 20 km (12 mi) by road. The village is a major tourist destination because it houses an Elephant training center.


Elephant pass ayurveda and yoga retreat is a privately owned ayurvedic retreat mainly concentrating traditional ayurveda & yoga treatments.We value our relationships and understands our customers is the best way to give you the best.The packages in ayurveda are specially designed to suit your health and body conditions.

What our clients says

Very peaceful place, i like the calmness, the river view was awesome, warm hospitality, splendid massage, overall its rejuvenating, not to forget the food was superb, rooms are very clean, a very good place for healing and relaxation.

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we had a real great experience with ayurveda treatment the very professionnal team is realy outstanding congratulations! a real difficulty is with the lack of quality of electricite toilets and AC due to the oldness of the accomodations and the lack of room for treatment a big bravo to Vinod Suresh and all the cleaning and cooking team the river is a paradise the cook is haven just call them to come

Antonio GermanCanada

In the month of September first week my family and me stayed in Elephant pass Ayurveda& Yoga Retreat Kodanad/Kochi for a week period. The experience which we gained was very fantastic. The location in front of the retreat was amazing and mesmerizing. The salient feature of river Periyar is wonderful, the treatment and care which was given by the team in total was praiseable…The vacation truly enjoyed with my family. I will definitely will visit this location again with my family.

Ranjith B“Experience”

If you want something relaxing with excellent food and locally run (and not too far from the airport), this is a good find. The ayerveda treatments were great for me. It’s not a five star hotel so know you have to like the local feel and maybe go see some elephants at the sanctuary near by. Great escape for a few days and lovely hospitality!

joliemcarey“Tranquility Found”


If you want to go somewhere that is extremely beautiful with a huge amount of peace and tranquility thrown in then go here.My daughter and i were looking for a yoga retreat with treatments and I found the Elephant Pass. Situated by the river in amongst the trees you could not ask for a better place to go to totally unwind. The treatments are amazing and when finished you can relax and just listen to the birdsong and watch the river, it reall is heaven.

Rachel LHatherleigh, United Kingdom

I was looking for a break from my busy life and I found this beautiful place situated deep in the jungle, sandwiched between an elephant taming center and river Periyar. A place of tranquility and serenity, you can forget the rest of the world in its ambiance. My family enjoyed the stay there, excellent food and service, also the Ayurveda massage is a good chance to get rejuvenated. looking forward to go there in October.

LalYardley“A peaceful place”

Set in the idyllic Kerala jungle, Elephant Pass is the perfect place to relax, unwind and care for yourself in nature. The Ayurvendic treatments are individually catered for you and medication is available if you have illnesses. As the majority of the food is grown at the retreat, you can actually see what you are eating.

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Shakira BMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

The Ayurvedic massage treatment is fair. However, they do need to get their power supply sorted and the lack of a good hot shower at the end of such treatments is a bit of a downer. This is almost, but not quite balanced by the lovely staff

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oldakwasiBeaworthy, United Kingdom

We just came back from Kerala spending fIve weeks at this awesome place.Massages, food, medical care and Overall service was excellent.Room maintenance as well as bathroom-cleanliness was impecable.Teamwork was evident and perfect at all times. Yoga-teachers for beginners as well as for advanced guests equally recommenended and very expierienced.

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RegulaCanton of Zurich, Switzerland

A little pocket of paradise..
If you are searching for a place to experience the unbelievable therapies of Ayurvedic treatments and some authentic yoga retreat time the elephant pass Ayurvedic and yoga retreat centre Just outside Kochi on the backwater rivers is certainly a place to consider.
Set in peaceful, tranquil surroundings you can certainly take a step back from the rest of the world and recollect your soul, mind and physical being here.

Samantha C“Retreat bliss”

“Excellent Recharge”

Relaxing and peaceful location right on the river. Excellent vegetarian food that is all sourced locally. Clean and nice sized rooms. Friendly, helpful and accommodating staff. Amazing treatments and yoga. What more can one ask for? I will definitely be back.

SlapazBerlin, Germany

“Relaxing Visit”

My family and I stayed for five nights, and it was Avery enjoyable and relaxing experience. The resort is on the Periyar river bank next to forest in a calm and serene environment. The massage treatments were good. The yoga instructor (Sheba) was a very pleasant lady that did a good job on introducing us to yoga. The outstanding staff are the real stars of this resort. Jijo, Bobby, Arun and the rest made sure that all our needs were met. This includes arranging trips to the tourist spots and the preparation and serving of tasty home cooked meals. I will definitely recommend this resort to anyone who wants a rejuvenating break. I certainly plan to return soon

Rubini KLubbock, Texas

All the words synonymous with calm originate from this place. When u reach this place u will be greeted by an amazing view of the lake. Rooms are nice and spacious. The manager and the staff are just so up to the mark attending to your every small call. The staff out there, Vinish, Bobby, Arun will make u feel so much relaxed. Normally people come here for some treatment. However since we were there for just relaxation, these guys customised massages for us after a very brief meeting with the local doctor Dr. Mathew. U will feel so rejuvenated after every massage session. Do not miss this place if u r in the kadanad area.

Madant“Calm and Serene ”