About Us

AyurUniverse is a technology-enabled one-stop wellness platform offering 3,000 health solutions where Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation and Indian Wellness programs are practiced from 300+ breath-taking exotic locations across India, exotic Bali, sunny Sri Lanka and picturesque Nepal.
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 them to search, evaluate and book a wellness package to tailor-make needs from exotic locations with jaw-dropping prices. This recognition reflects our commitment to positioning India as a leader in holistic health care for the world.

What do we do?

Based in the Silicon Valley of India in Bangalore, we offer a range of Ailment prevention, Wellness and Yoga Training programs with partners across India, Nepal and South-East Asia.
AyurUniverse started the journey in 2016 with a vision 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 and at no extra booking cost.

Who are we?

Being a technology-enabled organization, we are proud to be bringing on the change amongst the mindset of people towards Ayurvedic and Yogic online travel experience. We are a tech-savvy team of wizards, dedicated 24/7 sales support, offering only verified places along with other team members who are highly passionate about Yoga & Ayurveda.

What drives us?

India has offered Yoga and now we are offering the hidden gems of Ayurveda to the global citizens.Our motivating factor is to bring together Wellness enthusiasts and locations in one platform in an easy and meaningful way.
We are extremely passionate about the fact that India is a treasure trove of all ancient art of knowledge & wisdom. A wide variety of research and data are published regularly and AyurUniverse aims to bring all relevant information to the forefront with the help of technology. We are proud to showcase our rich heritage and knowledge so that it doesn’t get lost in our rapidly changing cosmopolitan lifestyle.

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

Operations Head

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.


Srikanth Kumarasamy

Operations Head

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.


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.


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.


Deepti Panuganti

Marketing Head

Deepti has around a decade and a half of experience in the Education, FMCG and Retail industries. She has worked in sales and marketing, operations with P&L responsibility, product development and HR in her career so far. As a marketer, she was instrumental in creating successful and innovative BTL marketing programs, database marketing programs, print ads and strategic partnerships in the early part of her career. Later, she handled digital marketing,social media strategy and strategic alliances in the education industry. She is direct, straight forward and transparent in her relationships both at work and in her personal life. She is rooted in the Indian values ingrained in her during her childhood years.She is passionate about Yoga, Meditation and Spirituality. She is a travel enthusiast and has travelled widely across various parts of the country and internationally.She holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University and a PGDM from IIM Calcutta.


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 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.

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.

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.


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


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

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