The names Somatheeram and Manaltheeram was given to resort by Mr.Baby Mathew, founder and director of Somatheeram Ayurveda Group, awarded by many international, national and Kerala state awards as the pioneering and the leading ayurveda resort. In 2018, resort have received NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Health Care Providers), the highest recognition of the Indian government in the hospitals and health care sector. Somatheeram, the first ayurveda project started in 1988 and Manaltheeram in 1990. Both resorts are offering the same ayurveda treatment programmes and services. The only difference is the location. Somatheeram is situated on the top of the cliff and have beautiful view on the bay. Manaltheeram is almost touching the Chowara beach.