If you’re struggling to remember the last time you truly relaxed then you’re definitely in need of a spa-cation. Indulgent wellness treatments are the perfect remedy for a weary mind, body and soul. Here are 5 spa-cation destinations in India to choose from where you can be preened and pampered in the lap of luxury!
The mere mention of Kerala conjures up images of a soothing lush green landscape with swaying palms. To be found in various corners of God’s Own Country are several renowned Ayurvedic health spas and retreats where you can sign up for anything from a weekend wellness package to a weeklong weight loss program. Deeply rooted in naturopathy and holistic healing, expect traditional Kairali therapies like Abhyangam and Sirodhara.
The birthplace of yoga, Rishikesh is a blissful retreat in the foothills of the Himalayas. With serene views of the mighty Ganges River and the surrounding mountains, Rishikesh presents many options for a spa-cation. From the luxurious to the rustic, spend your time doing yoga and meditation to calm those frayed nerves. Follow an Ayurvedic nutrition regime during the time spent at the spa, which means being vegetarian and giving up certain foods and alcohol.
That Himachal Pradesh is blessed with nature’s bounty is no secret. Tucked away in its mountains and valleys are some luxurious health spas where hedonistic experiences await your arrival. Prepare to spoilt with an array of treatments that range from the traditional like Panchakarma to westernized like aromatherapy. Himachal Pradesh is an ideal destination to detox and deepen your mind, body and soul!
Known for its sun, sand and surf, Goa has all the elements for a perfect spa-cation. Here, it’s not about checking in to a health retreat but more about letting nature work its magic to bring a balance and harmony to your inner being. Relax and rejuvenate on any of the beaches spanning from the North to South where you can also enjoy a cheap and cheerful massage in the sun with a refreshing fruity cocktail within arm’s reach!
In your City!
You don’t need to go far and wide for a spa-cation. You can enjoy one in your own city if you want. Some cities with great spas are Delhi and Bangalore.
The capital city along with its neighbors Gurgaon and Noida are home to several spas, big and small, across its localities. With a multitude of spa chains, enjoy beauty treatments, cosmetic procedures and wellness therapies all in the same day. For something for more extensive, sign up for a package spread across a few weeks.
In and around the ‘garden city’ of Bangalore, you can find a host of wellness retreats. From inner engineering centres that take you on a journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment to day spas where you can avail beauty and body treatments from top to toe, there is something for all kinds of spa-cationers here to help you refresh and revive.
Author: Devika Khosla
With the inability to sit still, she’s always going ‘somewhere’. Foodie, spa junkie, animal lover and traveler. That’s Devika’s story.