Amrita Ayurveda Medical College, an important part of Mata Amrutanandamayi's noble aspiration, is located at Vallikavu in Kollam District
. It is a 250 bedded ayurvedic hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialized treatment methods in the field of traditional ayurveda
. Experienced doctors carry out treatments such as panchakarma therapy, a procedure to remove toxic materials from the body, and other special ayurvedic treatments. The hospital aims to provide excellent value-based education, while moulding the character of the younger generation through a synthesis of science and spirituality.
In addition, the hospital has education programs in ayurveda. For sudents there is a well equipped library with a large collection of books, medical manuscripts, audio and video archives with multimedia facilities. It also has a well-equipped pharmacy for making ayurvedic medicines and 5 acres of medicinal gardens.
Trivandrum International Airport, 66 km away, is the nearest airport. Kollam railway station is 35 km south of Vallikavu.