A holiday should leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed, so what better way to refresh your body and mind then visiting one of these luxurious spa and wellness retreats in India.
The Shillim Spa at Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa
Nestled amidst the UNESCO World Heritage listed Western Ghats, and just a short drive from Mumbai, this spa retreat is spread over 70 acres. The Shillim Spa places the celebration of life at the center of its philosophy, with treatments that focus on strengthening and sustaining wellness and supporting both physical and mental health. With a unique blend of both Western and Asian therapies, step into one of the dedicated spa villas and choose from over 90 exquisite treatments. For the body, soak in a hydrotherapy tub or experience an invigorating chakra cleansing treatment. For the mind, leave behind your worries and enter another level of consciousness in the meditation cave.
The award winning Ananda Spa owes its tranquil atmosphere to the Himalayas that provide it with a verdant backdrop. Bringing together the Indian disciplines of both Yoga and Ayurveda, the spa weaves modern technology into ancient therapies. Whether you have a specific goal to achieve, like detoxification or weight-loss, or simply just want enter a state of deep relaxation, the holistic health specialists here will design a personalized program to meet your individual needs. And when you leave, you can take a little piece of heaven with you from their spa boutique that stocks the sounds, tastes and scents of Ananda.
Jiva Grande Spa at Vivanta by Taj, Bekal
Escape to the remote and unspoilt backwaters of Bekal and reignite your energy at the spectacular Jiva Grande Spa at Vivanta by Taj. This little piece of paradise offers both spiritual retreats and rejuvenation therapies that draw from authentic Ayurvedic principles that will make you feel simply blissful. Experience anointment and purifying bathing ceremonies or toast your longevity and health in a ritualistic fire ceremony. For those with a preference for modern modalities, you can also have all your anxieties scrubbed, rubbed and massaged away. Sit back and enjoy this tranquil space, fill your mind with rejuvenating thoughts from the wellness library or sooth your soul by Kappil beach.
Kaya Kalp at the ITC Mughal, Agra
Channel the decadence and romance of the Mughal era at Kaya Kalp, the Royal Spa in Agra. The surrounds mirror the delicate inlay and stone lattice work of the nearby Taj Mahal, and water features include rain water showers under the open skies that would leave even the ancient Mughal kings breathless. The spa menu has also been inspired from ancient practices, like the Royal Mughal Hamam that incorporates Ayurvedic techniques like Shirodhara and combines these with a Mung Bean Exfoliation that releases the body’s energy systems. This is the largest spa in India, spread over almost 100,000 square feet, its pure grandeur is guaranteed to leave you feeling like royalty.
The world’s first Ayurveda resort, Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort is located at Chowara Beach in Kerala. Ayurveda means the science of life with healing therapies created by the Vedas that have been practised in India for thousands of years to treat medical conditions ranging from stress to high blood pressure to paralysis. All treatments here are conducted under the supervision of qualified Ayurvedic therapists and doctors whos role is to enhance the well-being of your body and mind. Depending on your specific needs, you can undertake programs from 1 to 14 days, or join the Ayurveda Academy and learn how to do provide blissful treatments for others when you return home.