About Us

Founded by Vijay Kumar Karai in 2016, AyurUniverse is the only one-stop wellness platform offering 3000 healthy solutions where Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation and Indian Wellness programs are practiced from 300+ breath-taking exotic locations across India and abroad.

Accredited by the Ministry of Tourism & Govt. of India we are the official “Inbound Tour Operator” disrupting the health & wellness travel space by offering customers a platform that allows to search, evaluate and book a wellness package to tailor-make needs from exotic locations with jaw dropping prices.

At AyurUniverse, we offer a range of Ailment prevention, Wellness and Training programs within the hidden gems of India, Exotic Bali, Sunny Sri Lanka and picturesque Nepal.

This website features a search engine which allows you to evaluate and book a wellness package from our listings page in exotic locations with incredible jaw dropping prices. We have an informative Blog section that offers extensive information on these traditional practices and treatments - providing visitors with required knowledge and the scientific logic of Ayurveda.

From a seven-day yoga program in the pristine surroundings of the Himalayas to a rejuvenating 21-day detox program in the backwaters of Kerala, there is something for everyone at AyurUniverse. Our aim is to make these traditional practices easily accessible to wellness enthusiasts from across the globe. Our comprehensive listings of stunning locations offer best-in-class flexibility in choosing a wellness program. Now book them online based on location, price, rating, facilities at no extra booking cost.

You must experience AyurUniverse to believe it!!


Our Team

We take pride in our team!!

Our team is the heart of AyurUniverse and a huge part of what makes us unique. We pride ourselves on having the best professionals and providing you with the tools required to achieve the highest quality of professionalism.


Vijay Kumar Karai

Founder & CEO

AyurUniverse was founded by Vijay Kumar Karai. Vijay brings over 18 years of corporate experience in Sales, Marketing and Operations working for brands like Coca-Cola and Pepsi and 4 years as CEO of various start-ups. It was during his time as CEO and co-investor of an Ayurvedic spa in Mysore, India, that he realized the potential for an online wellness portal. Vijay holds an MBA from University of Southern California, USA and Bachelor of Science from Hyderabad, India. He is a proud husband and father of two boys and quite naturally an avid wellness enthusiast, scuba diver, amateur squash player and a keen reader. He also helps his sons run an NGO "Thread India" that helps and motivates underprivileged children to follow their dream career.


Srikanth Kumarasamy

Head of Operations & Partner Development

Srikanth has close to three decades of experience and most of it comes from the IT industry, working for MNCs like R&R Donnelly, Samsung and Microsoft. He was part of the start-up teams in India for these Indian subsidiaries. Srikanth is a fitness enthusiast. He's an ultra-marathoner and a yoga practitioner. He holds a B.Tech (Hons.) in Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. He's also a Professional Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation


Dr. Harish Vivekanand

Sales Head

Dr. Harish is a medical professional with 17 years of work experience in the Medical industry from various facets. He has been a practicing Dentist for last 8 years along with clinical administration. He is adept at developing often complex client engagement proposals. Proficient in various business operations, conflict resolution, implementation and creating B2B campaigns. Harish specializes in developing effective client engagement policies nurturing productive client relationships.


Dr. Ashwini V Konnur

In-house Ayurveda Consultant

Dr. Ashwini V Konnur is a dedicated Ayurveda doctor who has 12 years of experience in Ayurveda, therapeutic and pregnancy yoga. She has been involved in training rural women for home remedies and personal hygiene. Having started her career in FRLHT - IAIM as a Senior Research Fellow and has done intense literary research and worked on subjects like diabetes, development of research projects and laying guidelines for research articles. She has been part of teaching faculty in training students of Panchakarma therapist course. In 2013 Ashwini was invited as an Ayurvedic Consultant to educate women about general healthcare, pre and post-natal yoga in China. She has written number of articles relating to Ayurveda and yoga for Amruth (a bi-monthly magazine), local magazines, outlook.com and blogs for ayuruniverse.com and been aired live on TV.


Piyush Sharma

CTO

Piyush drives our Technology team to deliver excellence across the organization. He has more than 24 years of technical and business leadership experience working with leading organizations such as Intel, Infosys, iGate, Birlasoft, Zigy.com. An Intel Star Manager awardee, he has driven IT projects on software & firmware product development, eCommerce etc spanning various domains of industry like semiconductors, Healthcare, Banking. He also spearheaded entrepreneurial ventures. An ardent music lover and a flutist by hobby, he runs a non-profit organization supporting budding artists.


Aparajita Singh

Marketing Consultant and Growth Strategist

Aparajita is our Marketing Consultant and Growth Strategist. She has experience of working for early age start-ups since last 8 years with brands like Zomato, Grofers, and Junglee Games. She has worked extensively on taking technology products through a complete life cycle from concept to market. She also dabbled successfully as an entrepreneur. An ambivert by nature, she loves rock music, art, and traveling. She studied marketing from IBA Bangalore followed by Digital Growth from IIM Bangalore. Kudos to Aparajita for having extensively participated and represented her state in national level of Badminton championship. She is a foodie, strong believer in Indian spices, alternative medicine and top of priority is healthy lifestyle.


Ruby Chakraborty

Head Content Marketing

Keeping her wedding vows and moving across the world due to her husband’s job Ruby has been on a world tour having lived in Australia, UK and South Africa for past 16 years. This experience of being part of different cultures across the world has enriched Ruby to be a much broader and bigger person today. Experienced in Marketing and Public Relations with a demonstrated history of working with corporates P&G, Levers, IT Security industry in Europe, Automobile, Tourism, not for profit industry over 18 years across various geographies. Ruby is skilled in Management, Brand building, product launches, Digital Marketing, and Social Media. She has a strong professional background with Master’s in mass communication focused in PR & Marketing from University of Delhi. An avid lover of Yoga and keen interest in AI, VR and data science Ruby has worked on STEM PR projects in UK. She is very conscious of what to put into body (source of fresh produce) and loves reading, listening to music, travelling cooking and baking for her family.

Our Consultants

Dr P.S. Muralidhar

Consultant Doctor

Dr Muralidhar is the founder and chief consulting physician at Supreme Ayurcare. Qualified in Ayurveda as well as allopathy with BSAM (University of Mysore) and BAMS (Integrated ) Bangalore university degrees, Dr Muralidhar has been independently practicing both systems of medicine since 1974. He boasts of a decade experience as lecturer in anatomy at the prestigious JSS Ayurveda College, Mysore. He has also served as Senior Consulting Physician for five years at ISO-certified Indus Valley Ayurvedic Center, Mysore. He has been personally treating guests from all parts of the world, especially from Europe, USA, Japan, and other countries. Among his guests are celebrities like Nicole Beutler(Austrian actress), business tycoons like Sonia Jones (USA), Nikita (Russia), the great Yoga Teacher Sri Pattabhi Jois and also eminent political personalities both in and outside India. He has also been involved in building a spa from scratch to ISO level and continues to give lectures on Ayurveda in India and abroad.


Dr Ashwini Kothnur, BAMS, YIC, CFN

In-house Ayurvedic Consultant

Dr Ashwini has been practicing Ayurveda for 8 years in India and China and is a believer in holistic management. Apart from Ayurveda she also specializes in Yoga and Ayurvedic diet. Her expertise lies in post-natal weight-management, arthritis, diabetes, thyroid management by guiding patients to lead a healthy life style.

Our Advisors

S N Ladhani

Director

Mr Ladhani is an accomplished businessman who understands the potential of new and innovative business ideas and the company has funded and launched several new businesses in India. Among those are Air Deccan, India's first low cost airline and several projects in Bangalore and Pune together with The Embassy Group. The company is also one of the largest, independent Coca-Cola bottlers in India since 1993. The company has funded AyurUniverse and Mr Ladhani acts as a mentor and guide for AyurUniverse.The Ladhani Group is also in the process of setting up a 'one-of-its-kind' spiritual village which consists of an ashram, a high-end wellness spa and a residential complex, near the holy city of Rishikesh in India.


Dr Mahadevan Seetharaman

Dr. Mahadevan Seetharaman was managing director and is currently board member of the I-AIM Healthcare Center, an NABH accredited Ayurveda Hospital in Bangalore. He is a Pharmacy Gold Medalist from BITS Pilani where he also obtained his Bachelors in Chemical Engineering. He received his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Minnesota. During his post-doctoral research years at the Cleveland Clinic, he developed an interest in entrepreneurship and worked on a Masters in Science & Technology Entrepreneurship at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.Dr Mahadevan who now shuffles his time between India and the United States continues to advocate the many benefits of Ayurveda and the other Indian wellness systems both in India and globally.


Sudhir Kamath

15+ years of experience in general management and consulting. CEO of Suntera Energy, a privately held oil and gas exploration company. Previously, Project manager with McKinsey & Co. BE- Comp Science, IIM A. Investor in startups including INI Farms, Shiksha Finance, IndiaQuotient, Vienova Education and Swas Healthcare