Greaves India

Spa Holiday 

Whether you are dedicating your trip to wellness and relaxation, or just need a break from a packed schedule, India offers endless opportunities to experience new treatments and rejuvenating experiences from luxury spa treatments to fully immersive Ayurvedic retreats.

Take in incredible views from the plush surroundings of Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa in Gulmarg, Kashmir. Framed by the snow-capped peaks of the majestic mountain range, the resort comprises 80 rooms and 4 private cottages alongside an ayurvedic spa and indoor heated pool. Meanwhile, in the foothills of the Himalayas, Ananda offers peaceful solitude overlooking stunning views of the valley below. The resort is famed for Ayurvedic treatments but also offers Thai and Swedish massage, aromatherapy and hydrotherapy.

To experience the calming influences of life by the water visit Malabar Escapes, a collection of boutique properties peppered throughout the picturesque state of Kerala. A new addition to the company is Purity Spa, a colonial villa with just six rooms and its own Kama Ayurvedic Spa. Vivanta by Taj, Bekal, situated on the remote northern beaches of Kerala, boasts 26 acres of manicured lawns and tropical gardens linked by winding backwaters and houses, a brand new state of the art Ayurveda spa, offering the time-honoured Indian treatments and contemporary therapies side by side. Carnoustie Beach Resort is ideally located on Marari Beach just two hours from Cochin international airport. Each private villa is complete with its own private plunge pool. Here the in depth wellness programmes are created to help each guest achieve their goals, whether they be detox and weight loss or stress relief and rejuvenation.

After a long days search for the elusive Bengal tiger head to the luxury-tented spa at The Oberoi, Vanyavilas, Ranthambore. Restore the natural balance of your body with personalised holistic therapies based on the five elements of Ayurvedic principles, incorporating international influences.

Serious spa goers should venture to Vana, a new resort in Dehradun, in the foothills of the Himalayas. Offering Ayurveda treatments, yoga classes, Tibetan healing and aqua therapies, amongst others, staff at Vana tailor make your stay to suit your individual needs. Meanwhile, Kalari Kovilakom, a small rustic palace set outside a quiet keralan village, requires a minimum stay of 14 nights in order to create a fully restorative Ayurveda experience.

Many of India's best luxury hotels offer opportunities to dip a toe into the spa world, without compromising opportunities to enjoy iconic sightseeing and classic experiences. The Leela, Mumbai, situated just five minutes from the city's international airport, is set in 11 acres of lush gardens and offers 6,500 sq ft of spa space, whilst The Leela, Udaipur ESPA Spa has a superb location overlooking Lake Pichola and can even provide you, your own private Couple and Palace Suites with private swimming pools and walled gardens. The Hilton, Shillim Estate in Maharastra is easily accessed from both Mumbai and Pune and offers 320 acres of peace and quiet overlooking beautiful bamboo fields. The acclaimed on-site spa boasts a menu of over 150 different treatments.


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