Dr Franklin's Panchakarma Institute and Research Centre is situated at Chowara
, near Kovalam
. It provides ayurvedic treatments such as Pizhichil
. Special treatments for curing psoriasis, bronchial asthma, tropical eosinophilia and infertility are also available. An ayurvedic vegetarian restaurant is attached. Internet access, direct dial telephone, fax, mini-shopping facility, laundry and taxi service are the added features.
Dr Franklin's Panchakarma Institute and Research Centre is about 21 km from Thiruvananthapuram
, the capital city of Kerala
. Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station
(21 km) and Trivandrum International Airport
(17 km) are the nearest railhead and airport respectively.