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Spas in India ~ Best Spa Retreats in India

September 06, 2011

India is increasingly being regarded as a top spa destination, with some of the globally recommended best spa retreats, now established in the country. This flourishing Spa industry, mushrooming throughout the country, caters to those seeking nothing but pure leisure and relaxation. Here’s a list of eight such bright names leading this segment of lifestyle and taking charge of redefining the age old theories of luxury.

Kayakalp Spa, Agra
It’s time to rewind and relive in the opulence of the medieval era at ITC Mughal Hotel’s Kayakalp Spa. Well placed in the heritage city of Agra, ITC’s Kayakalp looks back in history to recreate the luxuriant traditions of rejuvenation that were once accessed only by the emperors of the Mughal dynasty. Get a rich taste of Persian hospitality in an elaborate Hamam therapy and attain a dazzling complexion after treating your skin to an elixir of pearls and precious rubies.

Fall in love with luxury and romance yourself at the Kayakalp Spa, where there’s no end to indulgence.

Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand
Snuggled in the woods at the foothills of Himalayas, Ananda is a palatial resort and spa, deep rooted in medieval opulence and hospitality. Rejuvenate and unwind at this tranquil haven as you step closer to nature and indulge in some intriguing ayurvedic therapies. De-stress your mind and cleanse you spirit of doshas (toxins) allowing energy to infiltrate you during an intensive Abyanga therapy. Or treat yourself to a rich Himalayan honey and rose facial for lasting glow and beauty.

Experience pure bliss and more at Ananda in the Himalayas.

Somatheeram, Kerala
Sheltered in the dense green canopy of coconut groves, the Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort features a bunch of traditional bungalows overlooking the Chowara Beach at Thiruvananthpuram. With a whooping number of ayurvedic therapies on offer, Somatheeram Spa seems to have a treatment to almost every ailment on this planet, ranging from severe headaches and hypertension to skin disorders, obesity and spondilosis. Just pack your bags and leave the city behind.

Come to Somatheeram and treat your senses.

The Oberoi Udaivilas Spa, Udaipur
The Oberoi Udaivilas Spa is set against the spectacular Lake Pichola, close to the City Palace of Udaipur. Rich in the splendor of bygone era, the Udaivilas Spa offers a lavish menu featuring royal treatments and therapies along with signature ayurvedic rituals and Hungarian body wraps designed for holistic rejuvenation. You can opt for a Chakra Balancing session and tune your chakras to the rhythm of divine energy or pamper those tired muscles with a Balinese massage therapy.

Indulge in all this and more at the Udaivilas Spa, a regal retreat. Check rates and availbility here..

Kalari Kovilakom, Kerala
Ensconced in an erstwhile palace at the state of Kerala is the Kalari Kovilakom Spa that practices ancient Ayurveda and its long lost rarities. Staying true to this science, the spa bases all its treatments on freshly picked ingredients obtained from indigenous plants grown at the property. There’s peace to be regained, extra pounds to be lost and energy to be found through the therapies administered at Kovilakom. The star on the menu is the Rasayana Chikitsa Treatment known to work wonders in the process of anti aging.

Amatrra, The Ashok, New Delhi
The Amatrra Spa at Ashok Hotel is a cosmopolitan oasis amidst the concrete jungles of the capital city New Delhi. A serene space treasuring abundant energy within its walls, the Amatrra synchronizes astronomy with its treatments to achieve desirable results in each therapy. Apart from this, treatment rituals are largely based on a fusion of ayurvedic and oriental ways of wellness to target areas in need of attention. All you need to do is take a break to visit Amatrra and lay back to recharge your drained aura with the colors of positivity.

Taj Malabar Jiva Spa, Cochin
Perched on the brink of Willingdon Island, overlooking the harbor of Cochin, the Victorian complex of Taj Malabar is a therapeutic sight for the sore eyes. But what’s more comforting is the idea of spoiling yourself during a treatment at its in-house wellness boutique, the Jiva Spa, which brings together a set of natural therapies practiced in India for centuries. Beat the heat with a coconut body wrap or straighten up those stiff muscles with a warrior massage and do remember to go for a signature facial that’s complimented by a glass of fresh juice and a rejuvenating back rub.

Quan Spa JW Marriott, Mumbai
Descend into a new realm of comfort and discover a blissful pool of energy at the Quan Spa in JW Marriott, Mumbai. Defined by its cool blue interiors and oriental techniques of hydro-therapy, the Quan is a refreshing respite from routine. You can choose from a wide range of revitalizing facials, de-stressing body treatments and detoxifying baths to invigorate your senses and enliven their vitality. Or work out from head to toe during a holistic healing treatment.

Walk into Quan and take a dip in the aromatic waters to realize the idea of mental and physical well-being.

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