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iXiGOers May 02 2013

Which are the popular spas in South India?

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Spa therapies and treatments are a natural way of revitalization of body and mind. Even though the concept of spa has been existing for centuries, the popularity of these in India has gained momentum recently. Here are a few popular spas in South India, especially known for their Ayurvedic therapies.




1. Sereno Spa, Goa


Set in the lush beachfront of Goa, with stunning outdoors and breathtaking sea views, Sereno Spa is a real delight for the senses. The spa has been awarded ‘World’s Number One Spa’ and ‘Best Spa in the Asian and Indian Subcontinent’ by the readers of Conde Nast Traveller in 2006. Keeping up with the award title, it is a unique health and wellness retreat which offers rejuvenation treatments through a blend of unique therapies. You visit here will surely be a transformational experience, given the amalgamation of traditions and philosophies of the old world with the contemporary spa techniques of aromatherapy and energy healing. The spa treatments start from INR 1500 and goes upto INR 9000. Browse through the different Goa tour packages as some of them also include spa and massage.


Tip: Try their Synchronised Abhyanga, the ‘Four Hands Massage’, specially designed to invigorate the body. Also, the traditional Marma Facial (includes crown Chakra massage) is perfect for mature skin types.


Address: Arossim Beach, Cansaulim, South Goa, India

Telephone: +91-832-2721544

Official Website:http://goa.park.hyatt.com/hyatt/pure/spas/


2. Kenko Reflexology and Fish Spa, Bengaluru


Founded by Dr. Jimi Tan in 1991, Kenko is a Singapore based chain of Foot Reflexology and Wellness Spas. One of the leading spas in Bengaluru, it is known for its quality of service and hospitality. It is well-connected to places to visit in Banaglore. A leader in the foot reflexology service establishment, Kenko is strongly backed by effective and proprietary massage techniques and therapies. The services offered here include reflexology, acupressure, massage, treatments, facials, pedicure and manicure. Their new fish spa is something to lookout for. This concept has introduced a totally new and refreshing spa treatment to their establishment. The treatments starts as low as INR 300 and goes upto INR 4500.


Address: Garuda Mall, 5th floor, Magrath Road, Bengaluru - 560025, Karnataka, India

Telephone: +91-80-41148734/41220249

Official Website: http://kenko.co.in/


3. The Windflower Resort & Spa, Pondicherry


Housed within Windflower resort, the spa offers a wide range of award-winning treatments and therapies to refresh and relax your senses. These are inspired by the Ayurvedic and Balinese schools of therapeutic massage. Experience the sense of renewal, indulge in refreshing treatments, surrender to full-body massages by trained professionals, inhale the sweet fragrances of the natural products used, in short, come here and treat your senses.


Address: Manavely Revenue Village, Maraimalai Adigal Street, Chinnaveeram Pattinam, Ariyankuppam Post, Pondicherry - 605007

Phone : +91-413-2603200/99529-65866

Official Website:http://www.thewindflower.com/


4. Jiva Spa, Taj Malabar, Cochin


Nestled on a peaceful island, Jiva Spa is a perfect blend of ancient Indian wisdom and contemporary therapies. The spa overlooks a shimmering pool which appear to merge into the azure ocean. Choose from the best of Indian therapies ranging from Aromatherapy massages to treatments to scrubs and wraps. The spa boasts of its well trained staff who use only the most exclusive natural products. The relaxing and rejuvenating treatments include Ayurveda programs, traditional Indian massages, body scrubs and wraps, Ashtanga yoga and meditation.


Tip: Try their signature Jivaniya energizing treatment (includes exfoliating herbal scrub, heat stimulating body wrap and massage) that relieves tension and improves blood circulation


Address: Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, Willingdon Island, Cochin - 682 009, Kerala, India

Telephone: +91-484-6643000

Official Website: http://www.tajhotels.com/Jivaspas/Cochin_Overview.html


5. Somatheeram, Kovalam



World’s first Ayurvedic resort, Somatheeram is situated in a tranquil part of Kovalam surrounded by breathtaking scenic beauty of lush swaying trees, golden sand and azure waters of the sea. It is a unique blend of tradition, local culture, yoga and ayurveda. The well trained staff helps you in fighting illness, regaining health, relaxation and rejuvenation through the Ayurvedic practices of therapies, herbal medicines, massages, diet control and exercises. Once you come here, you will feel your worries ebb away. Winner of a number of Awards, Somatheeram is also considered to be one of the best tourist spots in Kovalam. Tariff per night can be anywhere around INR 3500 to INR 22000.

Address: Chowara ,South of Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695501

471 226 8101

Telephone: +91-471-2268101 / 2266111

Official Website: http://somatheeram.in/index.php

6. Kalari Kovilakom, Kerala


A palace hotel encompassing a spa and wellness centre, Kalari Kovilakom, one of the best hotels in Kerala, is a blend of ancient Ayurveda and contemporary treatments. This beautiful hotel cum spa features majestic exteriors and elegant interiors. Built in 19th century, Kalari combines the healing power of India’s age old medicinal system, Ayurveda, in its purest form with the grace and extravagance of palace living. The original dwellings of the Lords and ladies has been restored with addition of modern amenities for a royal and comfortable stay. The 18 palatial suites offer a true luxury experience. The plethora of treatments and therapies here includes Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapy, Anti-ageing, beauty and skin treatments, weight reduction, anti-stress therapies and personalized yoga.


The simplicity of this place, using only the natural ingredients for treatments and food and the serene atmosphere all come together to purify, refresh and rejuvenate you from inside out.


Address: Kollengode, Palakkad ,Kerala,678506

Telephone:+91-4923-263737

Official Website: http://www.kalarikovilakom.com/index.htm


7. Oma Spa, the Serai Resorts, Chikmagalur



An exclusive spa of Serai Resorts, Oma means ‘Life giver’ in Sanskrit. Their signature therapies use only the purest botanical extracts that soothe, invigorate, relax and draw out tension from each muscle. Ancient eastern treatments and latest western ones are combined by trained staff to ease all your senses. Their wraps, massages, scrubs and facials will send you back feeling much more alive than before. Indulge your senses in services like a fresh ginger zinger, oats and almond cleanser, a vitamin-rich mud wrap and stone therapy. The Spa remains open from 8 am to 8 pm everyday.


Tip: Try their signature coffee cure therapy. Coffee, a well known anti-oxidant, is massaged into your back and feet and it is also used as a scrub to cleanse, tighten and rejuvenate your skin.


Address: The Serai Chikmagalur, Mugthihalli Post, K M Road, Chikmagalur 577 133, Karnataka

Telephone: +91-8262-224903/14

Official Website: http://www.theserai.in/chikmagalur#ad-image-0


8. Maya Spa, Kumarakom


Regarded as one of the finest and most holistic spas in India, Maya Spa is synonymous with wellness and rejuvenation. The spa offers a wide range of renowned spa treatments and specialized therapies like Swedish & Thai massages, Ayurveda, hydrotherapy, solar therapy, Sabai stone therapy along with the others that guarantees rejuvenation. The place also features a unique Body temple and Meditation island. Facilities like steam room, sauna, chilled shower and lounge etc add to your relaxing and refreshing experience here. Open from 8 am to 8 pm, this spa has won the title of ‘Best Resort Spa Hotel in India’ in the year 2007 and 2008. You can take a look at Kumarakom packages that include Ayurvedic massage and spa, for more fun filled trips in and around Kumarakom.


Tip: Try their Cloud 9 massage, which is a relaxing head massage while floating on a waterbed, helpful in relaxing tensed up muscles.


Address: V 235 to A 54, Karottukayal, Kumarakom, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Telephone: +91-481-2527272

Official Website: http://www.thezurihotels.com/kumarakom/maya-spa.html


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