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Reema Bhalla Jul 22 2014

Suggest some popular wellness retreats in India.

Kanika Nevatia Jul 22 2014
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In the hustle bustle of your daily busy life you surely dream of vacationing at one of the peaceful wellness retreats in India where you can let go of all that stress and indulge in some soul searching. A break that is dedicated to you and just you. Here’s a list of some famous wellness retreats in India:

Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort, Parwanoo

Located in the picturesque hill station of Parwanoo the Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort is one of the best wellness destinations in India. Redefining relaxation and rejuvenation in a contemporary and heritage environment, the spa embraces the philosophy of “release” and “rebirth” to reach an experience of perfect peace. The spa experiences focus on the seven energy centres that enable a renewed sense of well-being in any human. The perfect place to relax with your partner, the spa provides a large variety of special services for couples such as couple deluxe suites with sunken bathtubs and couple treatment suites with jacuzzis. The aim of the spa is that you return home fresh and rejuvenated.

Telephone: +91-9815067032
Address: Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort,Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh

Photo of Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort (from Official Website)

Ananda - In the Himalayas, Rishikesh

Voted as the best spa all over the world Ananda Spa, keeps true to its name by providing as much happiness or “anand” possible to anyone who chooses to spend some time at the resort. Located in the beautiful city of Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, you will see peacocks dancing all around the resort and a glimpse of the Ganga River. The Ananda Detox programme includes stimulating and purifying dosha specific ayurvedic therapies, massages, meditation, yoga and special diets to help one detox, reduce stress and improve health under the guidance of their qualified ayurvedic doctors and therapists. There are also many other wellness retreat activities that one can participate in.

Telephone: +91-1378-227500
Address: Ananda In The Himalayas, The Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar,Tehri - Garhwal, Uttaranchal.

Photo of Ananda Spa (from Official Website)

Basunti Retreat, Kangra

Located along the banks of the river Beas in Kangra, the Basunti Retreat is a hidden gem which is among the most peacefuldetox destinations in the Himalayas. Set amidst sprawling orange, mango and papaya trees, Basunti’s heavenly accommodation options provide comfort combined with spectacular views. The retreat has its own open air, thatch-roofed area that is ideally designed for yoga, meditation, tai chi and other holistic activities. Regular yoga sessions are taught at the retreat by various renowned yoga teachers ensuring that you attain complete peace within. You can also bring out the artist in you and paint a few canvases or capture the scenery behind the lens.

Contact: info@basunti.com
Address: Village Khatiar, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

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SwaSwara, Karnataka

Head to this perfect wellness retreat in the unspoilt countryside near spiritual Om beach on the West coast of India and embrace the simple elements of nature. The detox programme at SwaSwara cleanses and detoxifies the body with naturopathy and Ayurveda, leaving you more at peace and rejuvenated. You can revitalize your mind and body with daily yoga and meditation sessions along with the Ayurvedic massage with herbal oils. Also, you can join an art class with the current artist in residence and enjoy complimentary nature walks and bird watching trips.

Telephone: +91-8386-257131
Address: Dhoni Bhail, Gokarna, Om Beach, Uttara Kannada, Gokarna, Karnataka

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The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa, Gulmarg

The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa located in India’s own little paradise Gulmarg is definitely the place to go to attain all that tranquility that you’ve been searching for here and there. Soak in the stunning views from your treatment room and indulge in Provencal inspired rituals while you enjoy the warmth of your private steam chamber, embarking on a journey of sensorial delights and pamper yourself with treatments that incorporate the best of the west and the east. Before the treatment, you are greeted with a welcome ritual, followed by an experience that takes you on a true olfactory journey. The spa or wellness retreat believes in a holistic rejuvenation approach taking care of each one of your senses.

Telephone: +91-1954-254666
Address: The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg

Photo of Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa (from Official Website)

Dharamkot Yoga Centre, Dharamshala

Operating under the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre in the hill station of Dharamshala the Dharamkot Yoga Centreshould surely be your choice out of the various wellness retreats in India if what you are looking for is true rejuvenation of your body and mind. The 5-day package offered by the retreat is one that takes care of all your needs including food, accommodation, yoga classes and required therapies. After 5 continuous days of the classes and therapies you are sure to feel like a new person altogether. Though it isn’t a very posh spa or retreat, the grounded approach adopted is just remarkable.

Contact: info@hiyogacentre.com
Address: Village Dharamkot, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Photo of Dharmkot Yoga Centre (from Official Website)

Kalari Kovilakom, Kerala

Built in 1890 by the Kollengode royals, today Kalari Kovilakom is known as the “Palace for Ayurveda”. It is located in a magnificent palatial setting surrounded by lush green nature in Kerala. Here, wellness programmes are customized by the doctors according to your needs and your ayurvedic body type and are often combined with yoga and other methods to provide deep healing from within. Kalari Kovilakom offers you an atmosphere that makes you conscious only of the potentials within, being slowly unlocked as your therapies progress. No wonder then, it is one of the most famous spas in Kerala.

Telephone: +91-4923-263737
Address: Kollengode, Palakkad, Kerala 678506

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Wildflower Hall Spa, Shimla

Located in the illustrious Wildflower Hall Resort in Shimla the Wildflower Hall Spa is where people from all over the globe flock to attain some rejuvenation and detox their systems. Owned by the Oberoi group of hotels, this spa boasts of an elaborate menu with massage therapies, body revitalization, skin therapies and a host of ayurvedic therapies on offer. Here you get to enjoy the grandeur of private spa pavilions and spa suites surrounded by breathtaking views of the Himalayas in Shimla. You can also unwind in the heated pool or the outdoor whirlpool and take the pampering to another level at this wellness retreat.

Telephone: +91-177-2648585
Address: Wildflower Hall, Mashobra, Chharabra, Shimla - 171 012, Himachal Pradesh

Photo of Wildflower Hall (from Official Website)

Ashiyana Tropical Retreat Centre, Goa

Located amidst abundant flora and fauna on the pristine Mandrem Beach in north Goa, Ashiyana Tropical Retreat Centre is another perfect wellness retreat aiming to relax and rejuvenate your body and mind. Special detox and rejuvenation programmes are held here throughout the season. The facilities include Turkish sauna, six treatment rooms offering individual therapies, day spa packages, and elixir programmes.

Telephone: +91-9850-401714
Address: Ashiyana Tropical Retreat Centre, Junas Waddo, Mandrem, Goa,

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Jindal Naturecure Institute, Bangalore

Located in an eco-friendly campus of 100 acres of lush greenery, Jindal Naturecure Institute is the ultimate destination for detoxification. It was started in 1978 by Dr Sitaram Jindal and is now run by his charitable trust, Sitaram Jindal Foundation. Programmes for relief, prevention and cure of specific diseases are provided through a non-invasive, drugfree therapy. Treatments include yoga, diet therapy, physiotherapy and acupuncture. Other facilities like aerobics, swimming pool, library, diet centre and more are also provided.

Telephone: +91-80-23717777
Address: National Highway 4, Jindal Nagar, Tumkur Road Bengaluru, Karnataka

At the end of these wellness programmes, your body and spirit will feel detoxified and rejuvenated thereby increasing vitality, confidence and health. So, head to one of these wellness retreats in India to enhance the quality of your physical, psychological and spiritual existence.
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