Kottakal

This small town is home to the famed Kottakal Arya Vaidyashala, one of the pioneer institutions of Ayurveda, the 5000-year-old traditional system of health and medicine in Kerala. One of the best Ayurvedic centres in the state, the Arya Vaidya shala also runs an Ayurvedic research centre, nursing home and hospital.