Here is a list of exotic spas in India
The Indian spa industry has grown in leaps and bounds. If you look at the age-old therapeutic treatments that have its strong roots in Ayurveda and the super-luxury ambience of the modern-day luxury spa resorts that have sprouted all over our vast country, what you get is a blend of the traditional and opulent luxury that you find only in India.
While there are a common Spas giving their world-class facilities, there are few, which is has impressed us with their mesmerising concept and location. Here is a list of exotic spas in India.
Spa in the Himalayas: Ananda
Ananda is an award-winning luxury destination spa resort in India situated at the Himalayan foothills in Northern India. Located on a 100 acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate, Ananda is surrounded by graceful Sal forests and overlooks the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges river valley. One of the best luxury wellness retreats in India, it integrates traditional Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta with international wellness experiences, fitness and healthy organic cuisine to restore balance and harmonize energy.An environment that helps in stress reduction and creates a feeling of inner peace is critical in the path towards rejuvenation.
Picture Credits: Ananda Spa
Kumarakom Lake Resort
The Kumarakom Lake Resort, nestling on the banks of Vembanad in more than 25 acres of lush greenery. Where the mystique of the past and the richness of the timeless heritage lives on to this day. In the over 50 Villas, carefully reassembled using TachuShastra, the ancient rules and rites of carpentry. Dotted with cozy nooks, outdoor eatery, meditation centre, swimming pool, health club,Ayurmana – the Ayurveda Centre. Kumarakom Lake Resort offers some of the Ayurvedic treatments for various lifestyle diseases. One of the most important therapy here is the Pizhichil, this procedure is also known as the Royal oil bath and is a highly rejuvenating treatment. The body is oleated with a continuous stream of warm medicated oil followed by a mild body massage. This treatment is recommended for nervous disorders, paralysis, and rheumatoid arthritis. It is recommended for a minimum period of 7 days for 60 minutes.
Picture Credits: Kumarakom Lake Resort
Spa inside Jungle: Vythiri Resort
Set along the slope of a forest clad hill of Wayanad, beside three branches of a sprightly mountain stream that forks as it flows through the 150 acre property, coming together and broadening at the end of the slope, Vythiri Resort is an exquisite jungle hideaway and a naturalist’s treasure trove. Allow yourself to be seduced by the promise of discovery, bliss and exaltation in the enchantment of a tropical rainforest, beneath an enormous interlaced canopy formed by majestic trees, stone paved paths fringed by tropical plants wind through leading to brick coloured cottages. One should experience the 90 minutes, buoyant and energised Marma Body, Mind and Spirit Massage here. This is an exotic and highly therapeutic, inspired massage using aromatic herbal Ayurveda oil, and stimulates the Marmas, the body’s vital pressure points. Beginning with the balancing of the head Marmas, the body’s points are massaged with the therapist’s feet and then by hand. The treatment concludes with a healing, herbal body scrub followed by a warm shower. Providing a complete re-balancing of the body, mind and spirit.
Picture Credits: Vythiri Resorts
Spa on Train: Deccan Odyseey
Deccan Odyseey is the only luxury train in India that traverses through all the major tourist destinations and is also a gateway to the little known cultural secrets of India. The country’s premier luxury train is known for its majestic journeys and exemplary service. Every voyager expects their traveling days to be relaxing and in Deccan Odyssey understands this need quite well. The health spa centreon-board gives the voyagers a chance to discover the refreshing side of your personality and appearance with pampering spa and massage therapies. From the treasure trove of ancient Indian science Ayurveda, the secrets of rejuvenations have been used so that the entire trip can be turned into a regenerating experience for the travellers.
Spa on Boat: Taj Lake Palace
Step aboard a royal craft for a journey to a time of unrivalled pampering at the Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur. The placid waters of Lake Pichola are a mirror to this spectacular vision in white as you learn the true meaning of relaxation at our exquisite Jiva Spa. And there is no better way of relaxing than with our exclusive Royal Jiva Spa Boat experience. Indulge in Indian Aroma Therapy with essential signature oils and that luxuriates in our bespoke range of all – natural energizing, relaxing or detoxifying blends at the Taj Lake Palace.