Dental Tourism in Kerala and India
Dental tourism, a sub sector of medical tourism, is a fast developing industry in India. Over the last 5 years, there has been a phenomenal increase in the number of foreigners seeking dental care in India. With the hefty amounts required to treat a dental ailment in a Western country, one can actually conduct a pleasure trip down to India, visit the great tourist destinations here, and get their ailments cured in between – that too spending only half as much as what they might back in Europe!
Dental treatment in India is inexpensive compared to the treatment costs in your home country. Nor does it lack the much needed skill, technology or modernity! Dental hygiene in India has improved by leaps and bounds to match European standards and so did the quality of dental equipment! Suffice it to say that the whole world now considers India as a potential dental tourism market! There is no reason why India can’t top the list of dental tourism destinations! If the recent influx of dental tourists is any indication, we are going to be at the top in no time!
With the world becoming a global village, it is no longer the prerogative of the rich and famous to travel abroad for better medical facilities. Middles class families worldwide are now looking beyond boundaries in search of cost effective medical treatments in specialized areas.
Along with the fact that India has taken huge strides in the field of medicine, providing high quality medical care at a fraction of its cost in the west has further accentuated the growth of a new age field “Medical Tourism.”A study by McKinsey and CII estimated that India’s medical tourism will have annual revenue to the tune of $2.3 billion and a sizeable portion of this would be propelled by a 30% annual growth rate in the field of dental tourism.
Trivandrum Dental Specialists’ Group is a leading dental clinic located in Kerala, a beautiful state at the southern tip of India. Every year hundreds of Westerners come to our clinic en route to their tourist destinations in South India. Our close proximity to great destinations like Kovalam, Varkala and Ponmudi makes us an ideal choice for dental tourists.
Voted as one of the “50 places to see before you die” by National Geographic, Kerala is blessed with picturesque landscapes, calm and serene backwaters and attractive hill stations.
Places to visit in Kerala
Kerala, without doubt, is one among the most beautiful of tourist places in India. It is also one of the most preferred locations for dental tourism in India. Home to plenty of tourist destinations, Kerala offers quality living conditions to its people.
Some of the must-see places in Kerala include:
- Hill stations in Munnar, Ponmudi, Idukki, Vagamon, Palakkad etc.
- Beaches in Kovalam, Varkala, Shanghumukham, Alappuzha, Bekal, Beypore, Cherai, Fort Kochi, Kappad, Kappil, Payyambalam, Somatheeram, Thangasseri etc
- Wild life sanctuaries in Peppara, Neyyar, Periyar, Idduki, Parambikulam etc
- Bird Sanctuary in Kadalundi, Thattekad, Kumarakom etc
- National park in Silent Valley and Eravikulam.
- Monuments and temples like Padmanabha Swami Temple in Trivandrum,Bekal Fort in Kasargod, Edakkal Caves in Wayanad, Napier Museum in Trivandrum, Guruvayoor temple in Thrissur etc
Trivandrum (officially known as Thiruvananthapuram), the capital city of Kerala state, is located on the west coast of India towards the extreme south of the mainland. Trivandrum is the most populous city in Kerala which is home to more than one million people. It is one of the ancient cities in India with a tradition dating back to 1000 BC. Though Malayalam is the official language of the state, English is widely used by the people here.
The city covers an area of 141.75 square kilometres and the district has a 78-kilometer coastline.
Trivandrum is known for its pleasant whether touching between 30 and 35 degree Celsius during summer and between 20 and 25 degree Celsius during winter. The city is bounded by Arabian sea to its west and Western Ghats to its east giving it rich tropical climate. Trivandrum receives heavy rainfall during the months of June, July, August and October. Winter sets in by December and stays till the end of February while March, April and May are the hottest months in Trivandrum.