Spa Hotels & Yoga Retreats
What you can experience:
Ayurvedic Treatments, Thai Massages, Swedish Massages, Aroma Therapy, Hydro Therapy, Yoga, Herbal Healing, Yoga And Meditation, Ayurvedic Therapy & more relaxing refreshing treatments and massages.
Spa Hotels & Yoga Retreats in India
- Ananda in the Himalayas , Rishikesh
- SwaSwara, Karnataka
- Royal Jiva Spa Boat on Lake Pichola
- The Oberoi Vilas
- Wildflower Hall
Enjoy, Relax and Rejuvenate yourself in luxury spas of India
Yoga retreats, spa hotels and hotels with spas are becoming evermore popular, springing up all over the world. India is home to a wonderful collection for luxury hotels, resorts and retreats that serves spa and yoga. They are sprinkled all over the subcontinent – in the hills, on the beach, in cities and they vary in style, comfort and price. Some offer traditional Indian spa therapies and others offer Ayurvedic treatments. Ayurveda is a Vedic science of India and is also known as ‘the Science of Life’.
Ananda spa resorts
Ayurvedic treatments in luxurious surroundings
Ananda in the Himalayas, ranked top 10 spa hotels of the world, this wonderful resort offers peaceful solitude whilst surrounded by luxury. The 21, 000 sq. ft. spa and facilities here are sublime, having 20 treatment rooms for just 75 bedrooms. They excel at Ayurvedic treatments, Thai and Swedish massages, aromatherapy and hydro-therapy, to name a few. The yoga pavilion has inspiring views across the valley below. The heated swimming pool is also a perfect place to relax and enjoy climate that is ideal almost year round. Holidays in Ananda are comfortable, luxurious and relaxing.
Ananda is easily accessible by road, rail and air. A 45 minute flight from Delhi to Jolly Grant airport, a 4 hour train journey from Delhi to Hardiwar or a 35 minute drive from Rishikesh. Optional transfer by private helicopter to the heli-pad landing at Ananda.
Modern, luxurious, clean and comfortable spa hotel in India
Lying within 26-acres of rolling hills and gardens in Karnatka India, SwaSwara’s 24 villas inspired by homesteads, tradition and craft are nestled within the area. Gardens are adorned by flowers, shrubs and spices that give each other company on a carpet of green lawns, lined with serene coconut palms. Beyond the lawns is a vegetable garden bursting with the greens of the season and paddy fields that nourish those who stay. Yoga is a way of life, where experts teach the basics of yoga and learn the power and synergies of chanting and meditation symbolizing the power of human expression and passion. Ayurvedic massages and therapies at SwaSwara are designed to refresh the body, soothe away frazzled city nerves and improve blood circulation. Holistic food is an intricate part of wellness and guests, along with the culinary team, gather vegetables from the grounds and cook them in the interactive kitchen. Artisan workshops are also arranged for guests that wish to rediscover the joys of art. We recommend a holiday of seven or more nights to experience all of these elements and more.
SwaSwara is a 3-1/2 hour drive from Goa.
Royal Jiva Spa Boat
One of India’s luxury spa boats floating on India’s Lake Pichola
Soak your senses on board the Royal Jiva Spa Boat on the tranquil waters of Lake Pichola. This unique spa experience recreates the splendour of the Lake Palace, the royal traditions of the House of Mewar and the rejuvenating experiences of the Jiva Spa. The design of the boat fuses historical and regal references with contemporary design, featuring a spacious air-conditioned double spa suite, a relaxation lounge, steam bath and shower. The suite opens up onto a large sky deck, which offers a soaking pool, traditional lounging bed and dining area with views out to the Aravali Mountains. The Jive Spa menu offers guests tailor-made spa experiences to suit their mood. After treatments, guests recline on the private deck and enjoy drinks and freshly prepared meals. At sunset, champagne is served and dining under the stars as a finale with frangrant floral blessing.
Royal Jiva Spa Boat is located in Udaipur in conjunction with guests staying at the Taj Lake Palace hotel. Udaipur is easily accessed by air from Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur.
The Oberoi Vilas
A collection of incredibly luxurious hotels in India
The Oberoi Vilas properties in India are a collection of incredibly luxurious hotels dotted around Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. Oberoi Spas privde a serene and truly unforgettable experience of pure pampering and relaxation using holistic therapies and massages that combine the very best of Eastern and Western practices. The spa recipes feature only the finest natural ingredients, often local to the resort. The extraordinary levels of comfort and service that guests expect from Oberoi reach a peak in the Oberoi Spas. One of our favourite spas is at Wildflower Hall. With spectacular views of the Himalayas through lush green cedar and pine forests, the Spa Pavilions offer stressed out guests a peaceful haven in which to revitalize themselves both inside and out.
Oberoi Spas are found at Amarvilas in Agra, Rajvilas in Jaipur, Vanyavilas in Ranthambore National Park, Udaivilas in Udaipur and The Cecil Hotel and Wildflower Hall in Shimla.
Excellent yoga and meditation in charming hotels and smaller resorts of India
Around Rajasthan and Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu there are several other charming hotels in India where small spas are attached. They offer either traditional Indian or Ayurvedic treatments. Amongst the many around, we suggest: Devi Garh, Manaltheeram, Neemrana Fort Palace, Surya Samudra in Kovalam and Shalimar Spice Garden, close to Thekkady. For those interested in a comprehensive yoga retreat in Kerala, Paradise lies just 3 hours from Cochin, towards Thekkady. They offer excellent yoga and meditation classes as well as having superb views of the Western Ghats from its ridge top location.