About Us

AyurUniverse is India's largest, most trusted wellness portal that aggregates and promotes traditional Indian wellness systems like Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, Siddha, Kalari, Marma Chikitsa to customers worldwide. A first-of-its kind portal provides access to over 2,500 wellness packages from 300 wellness centers that offer a range of Ailment Management, Wellness and Training programs in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Man's desires to be free of disease; to age well and live longer; and to enable our minds, bodies, and spirits to fulfil their potential are as old as civilization itself. This is where Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation play an important role. These traditional Indian systems have for centuries, imparted holistic well being to millions of people. At AyurUniverse, we want to make these traditional wellness practices easily accessible to wellness enthusiasts from across the globe.

Our comprehensive listing of centers offer best-in-class flexibility in choosing a wellness program(s) of one’s choice and book them online based on location, price, rating, facilities, etc at no extra booking cost. The website also features an informative Blog section that offers extensive information on these traditional practices and treatments - providing visitors with all the knowledge they may need to understand how Ayurveda works. We also offer tips and expert advice on holistic living, from our team of in-house Ayurvedic doctors and Yoga experts.

We also offer unbiased customer reviews and ratings that allow you to compare and select what suits you best. Our efforts to showcase Indian wellness to the global market have been recognized by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and we are now accredited as an official “Inbound Tour Operator”.

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 Team

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.

Venkat Rao

Co-founder & CTO

Venkat brings with him over 16 years' of experience in the internet technology domain. He has been part of the evolution from desktop application to websites to mobile technology. After cutting his teeth in technology with industry leaders like Rediff, Venkat took up various leadership positions at Epoch, Zoomin, Zivame and Ohana-Media. Venkat is a major movie buff who accidently took up technology and enjoys every bit of it.

Shyam Sunder

Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Shyam brings with him over 17 years of experience in the areas of Sales & Marketing, Product Management and Call Centre Operations, with companies such as Bharti Airtel, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. In his previous role, Shyam was part of the senior leadership team, for the Asia Pacific region, based out of Singapore. He is now breathing, eating and sleeping digital marketing, apart from managing the sales centre operations. And of course he is a firm believer of holistic wellness thru Yoga and Ayurveda.

Srikanth Kumarasamy

General Manager - Operations

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.

Shalu Pillai

Manager - Content

As manager for content, Shalu aims to provide readers a wealth of information on Ayurveda, understanding how it works as well as. Shalu was previously travel editor for one of Middle East's leading travel and tourism publication and long-time resident of Dubai, UAE. Her work, many travels and long-time association in the industry has given her much insight to the way we travel. A Spa fanatic, she now looks forward to discovering Indian wellness - the holistic way.

Paavani JL

Assistant Manager, Marketing

Paavani is the Assistant Manager for Marketing and also plays an active part in the Customer engagement process. It was her passion towards traveling that saw her study and work in the travel and tourism domain. Paavani holds a master’s degree in Travel and Tourism.

Vishnu Murthy

Assistant Manager, Marketing

Vishnu is a firm believer that determination and hard work is the mantra for success & strives to prove this in his role. He currently holds a Master’s degree in MBA, Tourism and Travel management from Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies.

Shiv Mitra Sharma

Sales Manager - Rishikesh

Shiv oversees the sales and marketing operations in spiritual city, Rishikesh and Dharamsala. His is also responsible for generating the leads and convert them into business.

Aditya Chandok

Technical Consultant

Aditya brings over 10 years of experience in the internet technology domain having worked with various technology companied including Rediff, Epoch, Zoomin, Zivame and Ohana-Media. Aditya has a passion for gaming and enjoys it every chance he gets.

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


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