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Kanika Nevatia Jan 29 2014

Which are the best luxury spas in India?

Reema Bhalla Aug 04 2014
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Undoubtedly India is the best place in the entire world for ayurvedic treatments. Check out the best spas in India which offer not only the best of ayurveda but also combine it with the best spa therapies available across the world, of course in a very luxurious and opulent setting.

Ayurvedic Spa in Goa (courtesy- Wikipedia)

Ananda Spa, Rishikesh

The very beautiful Ananda Spa is set amidst the abundant serenity of Himalayas. Built on a Maharaja's palace estate, this destination spa is very spacious and is a very soothing experience to the senses. It offers therapeutic rituals based on ancient Indian practices of ayurveda, yoga and meditation. While there are great spa rituals available like body wraps and exfoliation, they even have packages for very specific problems like stress management, which would truly leave one rejuvenated. There's also a great spa boutique which stocks everything from music to organic food. A minimum stay of three nights is required.

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Taj Lake Palace Jiva Spa, Udaipur

Taj Lake Palace Jiva Spa is truly a luxurious experience in itself. Apart from the very majestic setting of a beautiful lake around it, there are also exquisite treatment suites with beautiful paintings adorning the walls. The Royal Spa Boat is what really makes this spa very unique. One can opt to relax in the luxurious spa bath on the deck or enjoy a relaxing massage while it glides across Pichola Lake.

Upper deck view from Jiva Spa boat (photo from official Facebook page)

Wildflower Hall Spa, Shimla

Wildflower Hall Spa is surrounded by beautiful cedar forests and snow-capped mountains and is regarded as one of the best spas in India to explore natural bliss. What is truly unique is how the spa uses plant and flower essences in its aromatherapy and ayurveda-based treatments. The luxurious Himalayan Retreat spa programme, which consists of a body scrub, Indian head massage, full body massage and Himalayan cedar bath, is a definite must try and their most popular treatment.

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Kaya Kalp--The Royal Spa, Agra

Kaya Kalp, though located in a city, still manages to offer a relaxing experience like no other. It is extremely opulent and very rightly called a royal spa as guests end up feeling like royalty after a spa treatment. Spread over 99,000 square feet, it is one of the biggest spas in India. If you want an excellent spa therapy, go for the Kaya Kalp signature treatment and for a more elaborate experience try the Passage to India Spa Journey and indulge in meditation and massages for overall wellness of mind and body.

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Maya Spa, Kerala

Maya Spa is located amidst the beautiful Kerala backwaters on the shores of Vembanad Lake and the setting itself is like no other. It is the largest spa in southern India and has two different wings--one dedicated to ayurvedic treatments and another one to Oriental and Western styles of treatments. One can select from various options like massage, skin treatments, reflexology, and Shiatsu. There is also an exclusive meditation and yoga pavilion on an island in the lagoon. The Cloud 9 Massage, where one can float on an enveloping waterbed and receive a head massage, is a great way to help relax the tensed up muscles.

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Amatrra Spa, Delhi

Located in one of the most bustling cities in India, Amatrra Spa is nevertheless a very tranquil experience. The treatments are based on "Astroveda"--a combination of ayurveda and astrology, which makes this spa completely unique in its approach towards wellness. They even have an in-house cafe that serves great wellness food, which is delicious as well as healthy.

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Amarvilas Spa, Agra

Amarvilas Spa is probably the only spa in India where one can soak in a bath full of flowers and enjoy the beautiful view of the Taj Mahal. It is one of the most romantic spas in India. The treatments here blend classic ayurvedic techniques with traditional Thai massage, and use specially created herbal oils and creams, which were once used by Indian royalty. The Noor-e-Taj programme, which lasts around three hours, comprises a body scrub, wrap, massage and a royal bath and is a must-try experience.

Photo from the official website

Sereno Spa, Goa

Sereno Spa is truly a serene experience for the senses. The beautiful spa located facing Arossim Beach in Goa has luxurious outdoor spa pavilions that offer a breathtaking sea view. Their most famous spa treatment is definitely the The Synchronized Abhyanga, which is a very relaxing experience for the entire body.

Gardens surrounding Sereno Spa (photo from the official website)

Taj Malabar Jiva Spa, Cochin

The Jiva Spa at the Taj Malabar Hotel is located on a peaceful island and overlooks a beautiful swimming pool that appears to merge in the ocean in front. Apart from various ayurveda programmes, massages and body scrubs, guests can also try Ashtanga yoga and meditation. The Narikela coconut, which is an in-house speciality, is a great exfoliation scrub, while their signature Jivaniya treatment is great for stress relief.

Photo from the official website

These are the 10 best spas in India that are a must visit for a relaxing and indulgent experience. To know about the best spas across the globe, check out the best spas in the world.

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