Making a rejuvenating holiday plan is really an exciting idea and if it includes the spa treatments, it brings a complete fresh of mind. Favorably, when we talk about physical fitness through natural ways, spa is one of the most enticing options for us.
India being the most suitable destination for spa tourism attracts many tourists at different destinations in India for the best spa therapy. As people are leaning towards the natural and the Ayurvedic way of treatments, the spa industry in India has seen a remarkable growth in this respect. Most spas in India have now evolved in the form of a complete skin treatments and massages by including different therapies like Reflexology, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and meditation.
Well Kerala being the base of all kinds of Ayurvedic treatments and remedies, there are many other refreshing destinations that can bring spas enticing resort in India. Let us explore the top 5 spa destinations in India.
1. Wildflower Hall Spa, Shimla
Also known as Oberoi Spa by the Banyan, this resort brings the holistic self-healing therapies practiced in Ayurveda, the ancient knowledge of Oriental therapies, with the rejuvenating qualities of water. The scenic location of the Spa pavilion brings a healthy dose of yoga, meditation, gym, steam, sauna, Jacuzzi and beauty parlor.
The other recreational facilities at Wildflower Hall may include Gym and fitness center, heated swimming pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, yoga and meditation, beauty parlor, steam and sauna, seasonal games and sports such as river rafting, mountain biking, horse riding, trekking, archery, ice skating, golf at Naldhera golf course, tennis, card room, billiards room, library with music and DVDs, and sightseeing tours and brief excursions. It is voted twice as ‘India’s Best Spa Resort’ in the World Travel Awards.
2. Kaya Kalp- the Royal Spa, Agra
Kaya Kalp, in Sanskrit means rejuvenation of mind, body and soul; the Kaya Kalp Resort is the ideal resort for complete rejuvenation. It was opened in March 2008 and was declared as the ‘World’s Best City Spa” by the UK’s Tatler Magazine within six months of its opening. The resort brings the majestic aura of ancient customs and rituals and recaptures the spiritual and medicinal legacies that have been handed down through the centuries.
3. Ananda in the Himalayas Spa, Rishikesh
Surrounded by the graceful Sal forest and the meandering Ganges, the Ananda in the Himalayas is a perfect example of pure ecstasy. This is a spacious destination spa built on the Maharaja Palace Estate and offers therapeutic treatments based on traditional Indian practices of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation. An enticing spa boutique, stocking everything from music to organic food is also available here. A minimum three day stay can fulfill your every desire.
4. Taj Lake Palace Jiva Spa, Udaipur
The Jiva Spa in Udaipur is rooted in the India’s ancient approach to wellness. It results in a deep understanding of mind, body and spirit. The healing therapies are carefully created to bring the ancient wellness heritage of India, the fabled lifestyle and culture of Indian Royalty and the healing therapies that embrace Indian spirituality. By using exclusive natural products in a fresh and harmonious setting the spa experiences are offered by the trained experts.
5. Quan Spa, Mumbai
The philosophy of ‘health through water’ can be easily achieved at the Quan Spa in Mumbai. The resort won Asia Spa’s “New Spa of the Year” Award in 2006, and was one of Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot Spas for 2007. An enigmatic water wall installation will let you a soothing and rejuvenating experience like water. It’s an ideal place to completely indulge yourself as you can find four different types of treatments like rejuvenating, detoxifying, enhancing, and Indian style massages.