Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat

Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat

Behind Elephant Kraal Kodanadu, Ernakulam, Kochi (Cochin) 683544 India
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Elephant pass Ayurveda Yoga Retreat is one of the affordable and traditional Ayurveda resort located in Kochi, Kerala. The resort Offers Ayurveda treatments and yoga retreats over the past 10 years.
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Secured parking
Free internet
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Free breakfast
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24-hour security
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English, German, Hindi, Tamil
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Vacation04891949886 wrote a review Feb 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Before I left the UK I was looking around at short break retreats as I had planned to meet my sister in Kochi a week after I first arrived. I came across Elephant Pass on line and booked my stay with full board and yoga classes every day and with the bonus of two Ayurvedic massages a day. I arrived after a long taxi drive from Kochi to be greeted by Abilash the retreat manager , a cool drink and a blessing. I was shown to my room overlooking the garden and river and I have to say I felt immediately at home! And so it continued, every day was a pleasure to wake up to, the bird song and the distant noise of the river flowing past. Yoga was a challenge but with two excellent teachers , father Ramanand and daughter Shilpa alternating days the program was strict but accommodating of less experienced students. It was good to have the discipline to wake up early and stretch and focus the mind for an hour before relaxing over keralan style breakfast followed by a full on massage an hour later by Sachu , a young but experienced masseur . With 3 meals a day , yoga and morning and afternoon massages I felt so completely relaxed that I extended my stay for 2 more days!
All the staff are lovely and nothing is a problem. I will definitely go back next year and catch up with what are now a new family to me. Shout out to Thomas who served meals three times a day and the beautiful chef who knocked out the simple but delicious food. Bonus, if you ask she will give you a cooking lesson. For those wild swimmers out there, the Periyar river is a few metres away ,it’s clean and slow moving and wonderful to cool down in before sunset. There are several excursions you can do locally from forest walks to meeting working elephants but if you want to relax I couldn’t recommend this retreat enough. Enjoy!
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from ELEPHANT PASS RESORT, Owner at Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat
Responded 17 Feb 2024
Dear Guests, Really appreciate the valuable comments from you. We are more happy to know you had a relaxing environment here provided with the immemorable staff service. Looking Forward to meet you again. Cheers!! Abhilash Manager
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Lee E wrote a review Jan 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My girlfriend and I came here in January as part of our trip to Karela. The retreat, centred on yoga, clean (vegetarian) eating, and massage treatment was a great way to experience some authentic Indian ways of living. The surrounds to the resort are fabulous as they overlook the Periyar River. All of the staff were very accomodating while Thomas (waiter) and Vipin (masseur) particularly stood out with their attentive service. Vipin was excellently trained in the delivery of Ayurveda therapy through massage, which can be an awkward enough experience for those who are unfamiliar (me) with the process. Vipin's professionalism helped greatly.

In terms of minor details, depending on the package you have booked, you will spend your time around the resort (with the exception of a potentially afternoon trip daily). The food is provided according to a menu of the day, though dietary requirements of the guests are well adhered to. Our two night stay was ideal in terms of time spent here and for longer stays I would encourage you to be sure that you are very comfortable with the resort's ethos.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Manikhathan Stephen, Owner at Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat
Responded 24 Jan 2023
We would like to thank you for giving us a good review. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed the stay here. Our team is dedicated to give you the best service. We hope the trip you had from here to some sightseeing places has made you happy. We hope the review you have given us will truly help us to enhance the quality of the service we render to the guests in future.
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Doireann O wrote a review Jan 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Myself & my boyfriend came here for the 2night/3day retreat including yoga sessions and ayurveda treatments. We are complete beginners when it comes to yoga and didn't know much about ayurveda treatments. The yoga instructors made allowances for us as beginners and explained what to do well. The therapist giving me my treatments (massages) was really calm and friendly. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner here - the food was vegetarian and really varied. Thomas brought us our food everyday and was always friendly and helpful. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The AC worked well and we had a nice balcony to sit on. The wifi connection wasn't great. Bottles of water were provided when we asked for them.
The view from the grounds is beautiful! The river flows right beside it. We went on two excursions: one to a mini zoo & another to visit local temples.
If I was to suggest one thing: Having an itinerary of what our daily timetable was would've been really helpful and made the day more relaxing. We didn't know what time things were happening at so couldn't enjoy our down time as much.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Manikhathan Stephen, Owner at Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat
Responded 24 Jan 2023
We would like to express our gratitude to you for having given us a great review. We were committed to giving you the best service during your stay. We hope you had a great time here enjoying a fine stay with Ayurvedic treatment. However, you put forward some suggestions before us to make the stay even more comfortable and enjoyable.We consider this as an opportunity to rectify the situation and make it better for our guests in future.
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Sunshine55154280469 wrote a review Jan 2024
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Was good atmosphere and really felt a good peace of mind …..also the team was supportive and kind. The place was really silent and good specially for the people who like calm and quiet atmosphere. I would Recommend this place and kindly request management to keep some refreshments in stock always like some varieties in juices and bottled juice drinks.
Food was really good felt as homely food and really appreciate it.
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Date of stay: January 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from ELEPHANT PASS RESORT, Owner at Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat
Responded 22 Jan 2024
Dear Sir, Thank you for your comments and the experience felt.Would love to hear that you loved our property very much.We will definitely consider your suggestions.Please make a visit again and again. Abhilash Manager.
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ananda k wrote a review Dec 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort offers impeccable service and a delightful atmosphere. The panoramic view, especially overlooking the riverside, is truly captivating. The resort itself is well-maintained, and the lush greenery surrounding it adds to the overall appeal. A highly recommended destination for those seeking a combination of excellent service, scenic vistas, and a tranquil environment.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The resort offers impeccable service and a delightful atmosphere. The panoramic view, especially...
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Response from Manikhathan Stephen, Owner at Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat
Responded 13 Jan 2024
Dear Guests, It is very auspicious to know you really had a wonderful experience in our retreat.Please do visit again and we hope to give more service. Regards, Abhilash Manager
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Curious68336401575 wrote a review Nov 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I would like to recommend this resort to everybody, who is searching for a calm place. Retreat is located directly on the bank of Periyar river, so just to sit somewhere and observe the flow makes your mind fully relaxed. I spent here 3 weeks, had Ayurvedic treatment twice a day and Yoga class once a day, too. The staff is really amazing here, big thanks to therapist for their knowledge and treatments. I was enjoying delicious Ayurvedic food cooked by Smitha, my Aniyathi❤️, served by Thomas. Purushottaman chetta was every morning ready to prepare hot water for me. And Devi chechi, your smile and care did mean so much for me❤️ Abilesh, the manager was everytime ready to help. Special thanks to the owner and his wife, for taking me for a trip. I had an opportunity to let known Kerala traditions. And thank you Vipin, for your friendship and help, for recommending me this wonderful retreat, for your treatment skills and for sharing Ayurveda knowledge with me, also for showing me all the places, we visited. All of you really made my stay enjoyable.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Manikhathan Stephen, Owner at Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat
Responded 8 Dec 2023
hello, Pleasure in having you review. We are really grateful that you stayed as family with us and visited in all round sightseeing's nearby. We express our warmness in writing about our staff and the personalized service we offered. Pillai Abhilash Manager
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Connector40917584983 wrote a review Dec 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Elephant Pass Retreat is a nice quiet treasure with an awesome view at the river.
Yoga classes were for advanced groups .
Food was healthy and tasty, sometimes could need a little more variety.
The friendly helpful stuff members and the professional medical team provided a very healing and relaxing experience for me .
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Date of stay: November 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Manikhathan Stephen, Owner at Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat
Responded 30 Dec 2022
Thanks, We are immensely happy to have this review.
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Caroline wrote a review May 2024
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in for a week in April 2024 and had a wonderful stay. It is an idyllic location and set in a jungle setting on the edge of the river with mountain views. All the staff here were lovely and went out of my way to make me feel comfortable. The yoga and massage treatments were amazing and I felt completely relaxed and happy during my stay. I definitely hope to return one day.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Very quiet and relaxing place.
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Response from ELEPHANT PASS RESORT, Owner at Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat
Responded 3 weeks ago
Good evening, Very pleasant to hear a few of your experience. We are grateful that you have spend a wonderful holiday here.Please share and recommend to some of your friends and family members also. Warm Regards, Resort manager Vinod Raj
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Elan R wrote a review Nov 2023
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I would like to warmly recommend this resort. First the staff is absolutely amazing. Accommodating any request and always with a wide smile. Special thanks to Vipin (really sorry about India losing the cricket finals 😰) that was kind, energetic and was not only a professional in Ayurvedic treatment including a vast knowhow about the flora around the incredible jungle but also is keen in learning other cultures and traditions and was a wonderful companion to talk to. Thomas was always kind and sympathetic and many thanks to the chef that patiently explained and cooked with me some wonderful local dishes. The settings is gorgeous amid the vast Periyar river. The Auverdic food was exquisite (Adipoli!), plentiful and unique. Warm hugs to the entire staff and to Abi the manager and Devi that every morning made sure to pick some flowers and decorate my balcony. The whole team surprised me on my birthday with cake, candles and singing. Last, do make sure to wear the Mundu, you will get into the atmosphere immediately and with the warmth of the staff you will definitely feel like a maharajah. 🩷🩷🩷
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Manikhathan Stephen, Owner at Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat
Responded 20 Nov 2023
Good Morning sir, Greetings from Elephant Pass Ayurveda and Yoga retreat!!! We are really grateful for your gratitude showered.It was like a family friend when you visited here.We look forward in future with your family to visit again. Hope your health is alright and please take rest sir. Regards, Abhilash
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Asad Khan wrote a review May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is nestled in lush green farmlands right next to a river - sunrises & sunsets are especially amazing. Staff was also very courteous and cooked us homemade meals which were delicious. Visited this place with a bunch of my friends and we all totally recommend it for anyone looking for a peaceful getaway.
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Date of stay: May 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Stephen Mathew, Owner at Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear sir, Thanks for your healthy review towards our Elephant pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat. And we the team Elephant pass will always be Thankful to you. Please do visit again..!!! Wish you a HAPPY & HEALTHY LIFE..!! - Team Elephant Pass
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Miscara asked a question Dec 2018
Hove, United Kingdom102 contributions28 helpful votes
Hi there, what are the prices for packages for ayurveda and yoga for a week?
Answer from Stephen M
Kochi (Cochin), India
Please give me your email id,I will send all the package details. Our e-mail id - contact@elephantpass.in
Answer from Stephen M
Kochi (Cochin), India
Hello madam, We have availability on the selected dates.please send the email id.We will send package details. our mail id: contact@elephantpass.in Phone:9544940344 Thank You
Answer from Stephenpass
Kochi (Cochin), India1 contribution
Dear Madam, Thanks for your query. Kindly let us know your location and address. We will pick ou up from there. For any queries, Please feel free to contact us on the following contact details; Email: contact@elephantpass.in Mob: +919400490344
draruna asked a question Sept 2016
ahamadabad13 contributions5 helpful votes
just want to know the distance of athirapally fall from resort
Answer from Stephenpass
Kochi (Cochin), India1 contribution
Dear Madam, Three different roots are there to reach Athirappally water falls from Resort. Through Jungle 28 Kms. Second one is 45Kms and Third one is 80 Kms
Answer from GaneshGiri
Wakayama, Japan3 contributions2 helpful votes
Yes, Air Condition installed.
Caroline wrote a tip May 2024
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very quiet and relaxing place."
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Lithium1 wrote a tip May 2024
51 contributions35 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"No tops just avoid"
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Curiosity37330038166 wrote a tip Apr 2024
16 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Let them know if you`d for instance like a chai in the evening or some fruit before breakfast, or coffee that is a bit stronger! "
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JR wrote a tip Feb 2024
Vadodara, India14 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go there for a relaxed stay. Don't have great expectation of a hotel.ita more a retreat into nature"
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Go63282767200 wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I recommande at the new visitors to come and spend some time at Elephant Pass and soak up the nature, healing and food. The service‘s perfec"
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RM 127 - RM 207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictKochi (Cochin)Ernakulam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Birthplace of Sri Adi Shankara (7.7 km), Adi Shancharachaya Temple (7.4 km), and Shri Krishna Temple (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lakshmi Bhavan Vegetarian Restaurant, DJ Cafe, and Dewland Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Keerthisthambham (12.5 km).
Does Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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