10 Signature Spa and Ayurveda Resorts in India
Go Natural! Go the Ayurveda way!
The sedentary lifestyle of cities take a toll on the general health and well being leaving people prone to life threatening diseases and chronic illnesses. So here Ayurveda comes to their rescue!
Ayurveda - an ancient art of healing is gaining popularity now-a-days due to increasing keenness among people to adopt a healthy lifestyle. It is a Hindu medicinal art that dates back to thousands of years. It uses herbs and other natural medicines to treat illnesses and to promote general well-being. People from India as well as abroad come to visit many specialized centres and resorts In India to experience an Ayurvedic detox here.
If you are planning to collaborate health, luxury and vacation, today’s trend is to choose Ayurvedic resorts or wellness spa. Gone are the days when people roam around the destination to enjoy different activities. Niche luxury destinations have provided a better space where you can enjoy a holiday filled with luxury, Ayurveda treatment and wellness programs.
1. Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, Kerala
Tucked up on a hillock at the beach side in Kerala, this Ayurveda Resort boasts of an ever tranquil environment away from the city commotion. The lush green surroundings also add to the tranquillity and beauty of the place. Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort was set up as the first Ayurveda resort in the world and it is thus considered as the pioneer in this field; this is the reason why it qualifies undisputed to be our top pick.
‘Regular characteristic massages carrying long term benefits’ is a factor that makes this resort stand apart from the rest. There are peculiarly planned out routines, diet charts that people are made to follow to help them completely recover from the wear and tear their body has suffered. Also there are specialized treatments for chronic illnesses which are tailored carefully to suit individual cases. Yoga classes and backwater cruises are included in Ayurveda tour packages.
Suggested Tour : 7 Days - Kerala Ayurveda Tour
2. Wildflower Hall, Shimla
Amidst a landform filled with cedar trees and pines, Wildflower Hall is an important resort in Shimla. The interior of the resort is filled with original masterpiece artworks, wood paneling and homely decor. This colonial grandeur decor adds more life to the place. The resort has a cavalry bar, open terrace restaurant, premier garden and others. The array of luxury and pampering is unlimited.
When it comes to the subject of Ayurveda, this place is a holistic destination. You can enjoy specialty bath sessions, yoga therapy, outdoor whirlpool therapy, signature massages and others. Perched at an altitude of 8000ft above mean sea level in the Himalayan range, the view from this resort and the exotic value are guaranteed.
Suggested Tour : 15 Days - Golden Triangle with Himachal Tour
3. Ananda - In the Himalayas, Rishikesh
Placed in between the mighty Himalayan mountains in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, Ananda Resort stands true to its name as it offers an ecstatic experience and a blissful stay. What is interesting to note that it beautifully combines age old ayurveda therapies with newly developed aromatherapy treatments. (Best of both, we can say!) Customised packages are planned for the guests who never fail to appreciate the ‘Ananda hospitality’. Weather and lifestyle in the Himalayan region is the reason why the treatments at Ananda have been made out and planned in a completely different manner, for example lesser oil is used.
One of the star attractions here is the special suite for couples known as the Kama Suite which is customized for a gratifying experience for both the partners. On the top of everything location is definitely jewel of the crown! Paradisical scenery where guests can enjoy the view of Himalayas on one side and river Ganga on the other is something which makes Ananda Ayurveda tour packages outstanding.
Read More : Top 10 Things To Do In Rishikesh
Suggested Tour : 12 Days - Yoga Tour with Haridwar & Rishikesh
4. The Leela Palace, Udaipur
Since we are talking about a healing centre located in Udaipur, we can think of it to be one extending the incomparable regal hospitality of Rajasthan to its guests. The Leela, Udaipur is situated on the picturesque lake Pichola which in itself is a one of the most well known tourist attractions in the city of lakes. Royal architecture and opulent ornamentation of the suites adds to the grandeur of the place.
‘Private spa tents at luxurious locations’ is one of the best features of the Leela in Udaipur. There are many sumptuous spa treatments like ESPA facials, hot stone massages etc to choose from. Hence boasting of an epicurean menu of holistic massages, specialty massages, Ayurvedic wraps and royal spa treatments, the Leela ayurveda tour is a hit among ayurveda inspired travel packages.
Read More : Top Tourist Attractions in Udaipur
Suggested Tour : 9 Days - Taj Mahal Tour With Udaipur
5. Devaaya Ayurveda and Nature Cure Centre, Goa
Widely known for its sun bathed beaches and recreation experiences, there is also something different and fulfilling that Goa has to offer: Devaaya Ayurveda and Nature Cure Centre. It is a resort which has emerged as one of the leading ayurveda healing centres in the whole country. Situated on an island over the rapturous Mandovi river, Devaaya gives its guests the gift of peaceful surroundings during their stay. Tall palm trees swaying on the edges peering over clear waters gives the much needed pleasure to the visitors.
Adding to the uniqueness of Devaaya is the way it has been designed, constructed and ornamented- that’s according to Vaastu Shastra. (Vaastu Shastra is the science of good architecture that thrusts on ushering in positive energy by using symmetry and other traditional Hindu and Buddhist healing construction techniques). All the treatments given at Devaaya Ayurveda tour, be it yoga sessions, meditation or healing massages, are fashioned on the lines of therapeutic Ayurvedic cleansing of the whole system.
Read More : Top 10 Things to Do in Goa
Suggested Tour : 11 Days - Goa with Kerala Tours
6. The Himalayan, Manali
Located 2000 m above sea level on the Himalayan range of Manali, this Victorian Gothic styled resort is famous for a classy vacation. Trapped in the medieval décor, this place is a haven for Ayurvedic treatment. This spa is famous for its collection of Himalayan Ayurveda treatments. Overlooking the orchid, the session are both a treat to physique and eyes. Moving aside the classic luxury amenities and cascade of services that pamper you, this spa gives more importance to the rejuvenating Ayurveda treatments.
The management has moved out of the book to provide modern styled Ayurvedic massages and other treatments. This is one of the best place to enjoy mud bath, spa tub treatment, body scrubs, facial treatment, Ayurvedic body wrap, aromatherapy, manicures and pedicures, couples massages and many others. You can also enjoy Turkish treatments here. The spa holds five massage rooms and thus, you need not wait for your turn.
Suggested Tour : 8 Days - Himachal Hill Station Tour
7. Kairali - The Ayurvedic Health Resort, Kerala
Nestled among the beautiful western ghats, Kairali Ayurvedic Health Village is one of the most famous Ayurvedic wellness centres in South India. Built upon the premise of using pure Ayurveda treatments for healing and wellness, it thrusts upon using Ayurveda as part and parcel of our life. Not only this but various treatments are given for serious illnesses which have given effective and permanent positive results in the past. The village has the best of international coaches to provide yoga training during the Ayurveda tour.
One of the unique features of Kairali health village is that different styles of meditation are taught over here in a tranquil and reposeful environment which helps you to relax as well as to empower yourself.
Suggested Tour : 7 Days - Rejuvenating Ayurveda Tour Kerala
8. Aalia, Haridwar
Located in Haridwar, this resort is unique for its elegance. Beyond luxury, you can enjoy spirituality here. Aalia provides authentic Ayurvedic massages and treatments to the visitors. Situated near the banks of the holy River of Ganges, this spa provides detoxing treatments, beginners’ Yoga, Ayurveda treatment, weight loss therapies, diabetes management and others.
This resort is the best for anyone who loves to enjoy rejuvenation and detoxing without worrying about spoiling your vacation. Aalia has a dedicated treatment packages that provide international wellness therapies and traditional Ayurveda treatment coupled with Yoga. There are specific signature packages for selective ailments too. Iconic elements inside the spa are Ayurveda treatment, mud therapy, hydrotherapy, diet therapy, pain relief, weight loss therapies, meditation and others.
9. The Terraces, Kanatal
Located in the offbeat exotic Kanatal, this resort is found amidst rhododendron and deodar forests on an altitude of 2,600m. The resort holds every cliché luxury elements like luxury suites, sublime dining area, terrace café, bonfire, friendly staff and others. The wellness center of the spa is famous for its collection of classic treatments of Ayurveda, Thai massage, Hydrotherapy bath, aroma oil therapy, wraps and others.
Specialty features of The Terraces are dry body therapy, couples’ massages, sauna, steam therapy, Jacuzzi included spa therapy, chocolate massages, gym facilities, yoga, meditation and many others. The Terrace has included luxury and specialty in every form of treatment in its wellness center.
There are numerous Ayurveda resort and spa in India. The trick in choosing the right accommodation is choosing the right time and destination. Winter and late monsoon are the right time to visit India for Ayurveda treatment. During this season, the medicinal herbs will be at bloom due to recent rainfall and pleasant climate. This allows accessibility to rare medicinal herbs. Top Ayurveda destinations in India are Kerala, Rishikesh, Rajasthan, Goa and others.
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