10 Ayurveda Yoga and Spa Luxury Resorts in India

The practice of healing various ailments with mineral rich water dates back to the ancient times. History cites many examples of people travelling to hot or cold springs with the hope of curing various diseases.

According to some experts, the word Spa is derived from a city of Belgium named Spa, where a natural spring was discovered and the term itself denotes a ”fountain’.

The modern times Spa is related not only to the physical well being but also mental and spiritual. The spa industry which according to recent reviews is growing at a steep rate focuses mainly on the wellness factor.

What is a Spa?

Spa is a location dedicated to offering different professional services aimed at the well being of an individual through the rejuvenation of the body, mind and spirit.

Ayurvedic Spa

Though a spa can be categorised into a number of types, this article is focused mainly on an Ayurvedic Spa.

An Ayurvedic Spa is one where the services offered are based mainly on ancient Indian medical practices.

India hosts a number of such Spas, where you can calm down your senses and treat and refuel them for the days ahead.

The list presents top ten ayurvedic Spas of India.

10. Ananda in the Himalayas

The Ananda or happiness is located in between the cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar over an area of 2400 sqft , at the foothills of Himalayas.

This Spa has a wide range of therapies and treatments from spa ,detox to de stress and anti ageing. The treatments are conducted in 24 separate rooms with the help of qualified therapists to ensure the total satisfaction of the visitors.

Also, you have a temperature controlled lap pool and various other fitness activities.

Ananda in the Himalayas

9. Wildflower Hall – Shimla

The resort is located near Shimla. It offers you with various types of massages like ayurvedic,Balinese, Hungarian and so on. The list also includes detox body wraps, massage for men, manicure and pedicure etc. Their special attraction is a unique therapy which has the four stepsviz. The Indian head massage, a herbal poultice massage, an exfoliating bath and a hot water bath.

Wildflower Hall Shimla

8. Kalakari Kovilakom: Kerala

To experience the ultimate spa treatment, this is a must visit. Walking barefoot, with no loud music or alcohol or non-veg food allowed, herbal preparations of food served along with herbal bath and body massage and soft chanting of hymns ,this is the correct destination for re-awakening one’s soul.

Kalari Kovilakom

Suggested Indian Luxury Trains for Kerala

1. Maharajas Express – One of the Leading Luxury Train

2. Golden Chariot Train 

7. Spa Essencia: The Terraces

Located in Uttaranchal Kanatal, Spa Essencia is one of the best Spas in the world. Equipped with a unisex Jacuzzi, separate sauna and steam facilities along with a gym, this spa has a package of a series of treatments like hydrotherapy baths with mineral salts, scrub treatment, Aroma therapy and body wraps.

Spa Esencia Kanatal

6. Spa Niramaya – Surya Samudra

Situated in Kovalam, spa Niramaya is built on a cliff overlooking a beach. Decorated with traditional cottages and a placid pool with underwater sculptures, this spa specializes in yoga, Thai and western relaxation techniques, meditation and reflexology. You can also get ur personal diet chart .

Spa Niraamaya – Surya Samudra

5. Moksh Himalaya Spa Resort

Situated in the Shivalik range of Himalayas, the spa follows the principles of rebirth and release in their treatments. The seven chakras of the human body are also treated for the rejuvenation of the body mind and soul.

Ayurveda coupled with Oriental massages and special rituals for pairs are included in hand, foot and face care.

Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort

4. ESPA Spa -The Leela

The Leela hotel in Udaipur is the only tented luxury spa of India. Overlooking Lake Pichola it is decorated in Rajasthani style. The USP of the Spa is its Amethyst crystals and Anthracite glass that ornaments its stone therapy rooms. Also you will be offered the special hot stone massage.

ESPA Spa – The Leela

Suggested Luxury Trains with tour packages for Udaipur:

1. Palace on Wheels – Famous Luxury Train for Rajasthan

2. Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train

3. Maharajas Express provides

3. The Zuri Kumarakom Resort and Spa

The Maya Spa of Zuri has won a number of awards for it’s A class services and treatments. Being one of the best , it houses numerous treatments from hydrotherapy to stone massage to yoga and meditation and face and body treatments. Additional facility – relaxing on a hammock in the backwaters .

Zuri Kumarakom Resort & Spa

Suggested Tour Packages for Kumarakom

The Southern Sojourn – Maharajas Express

2. Khyber Resort and Spa Gulmarg

Surrounded by the breath taking beauty of nature, the Khyber Spa is combined with a ski resort which presents a delightful menu of Spas and treatments used in the Provencal region of France known for its Spas.

Choose a double bed suite and emerge yourself into the invigorating Hawaiian, Lomi Lomi, Shiatsu and Balinese treatments.

Khyber Resort and Spa Gulmarg

1. The Jiva Spa- Kerala

Unveiling the ancient secrets of Ayurveda, the Jiva spa treats your ailments using Indian creams, lotions, herbs and and calms down your tired nerves. Built on an area of 27000 ft by Taj Bekal, this Spa has a special spa boat where you can enjoy the royal grandeur of the kings and take your massage to a different level.

The menu also includes a bridal package where the needs of your mind and body will be answered.

Jiva Spa- Kerala

Spa treatments and massages are much in vogue due to the rise of complications in our daily life. Apart from medical science people have started to look for alternatives to cure their diseases and this cater only to the physical needs. The last few decades show a steep rise of interest in ancient traditional treatment methods, somewhat trying to discover their roots.

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