Ayurveda Resorts in India
Ayurveda Resorts – 5 Best wellness retreats in India
Ayurveda is no more just the ‘science of life’, but it has emerged as the ‘slice of life’ for many who believe in the positive growth of health, mind and soul by Ayurveda. With the advent of rejuvenation centers and Ayurvedic resorts all over the country, the tradition is witnessing its peak to let people experience their healthiest side. Interestingly, people are willing to try out Ayurveda holidays more than indulging in an otherwise traditional hills or beachside vacation.
Enlisted below are top five popular Ayurvedic holiday destinations for tourists who want to escape from the mundane, hectic everyday life. These resorts located at the outskirts of the cityscape over sprawling and pristine forests lure tourists into their peaceful and quiet edifices.
Let’s discover those 5 spots:
1. Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort – Kovalam Beach, Kerala
Famous for : Being world’s first Ayurvedic resort
Being recognized as the world’s first Ayurvedic resort and the gateway destination of Ayurvedic haven in Kerala, Somatheeram Ayurvedic Resort is located on a hillock near the exotic Kovalam Beach. The resort is spread across a wide spread of lush greenery and is a favorite spot for all in search for an Ayurvedic haven away from the cacophony of city life. The resort was established in 1985 and it has been encouraging the culture of Ayurveda and meditation among the travel enthusiasts.
Acute health conditions of paralysis, fluctuating blood pressure levels, arthritis, high cholesterol and respiratory problems are treated by a team of yoga experts and doctors with a series of corresponding healing exercises and diet regime. The extreme serenity of the place by the sea is topped up by the goodness of traditional Ayurvedic therapies to help people unwind.
2. Devaaya – The Ayurveda and Nature Cure Centre – Divar Island, Goa
Famous for : ‘Panchakarma’ treatments and the science of ‘Vaastu Shastra’
If you thought Goa is all about partying and nightlife, you are probably not aware of the serene side of the place. As much as it is a party destination, Goa is a place that has carved an identity that appreciates art, culture and holistic living as one of the popular tourist spot for Ayurveda in the country. The peace of the spa center is retained by the Mandovi River flowing alongside the Divar Island while the coconut palms swinging to the breeze.
The Ayurvedic paradise brings together the essential elements of ‘Panchakarma’ treatments with yoga meditation, music, lifestyle correction, diet planning and medicines for tourists. The design and construction of the place is based on ‘Vaastru Shastra’ that doubles up the harmony of the rejuvenation process.
3. Ananda in the Himalayas – Uttarakhand
Famous for : Contemporary spa technology
The experience of the place holds true to its name – Ananda, meaning happiness and bliss amid the beauty of the Himalayas. Ananda brings in an interesting and fruitful blend of Ayurveda and Aromatherapy with contemporary spa technology for an overall wellness of the body and soul. This luxury resort combines a unique blend of traditional Himalayan Ayurveda with Western spa technology, offering world class health and wellness programmes. Their most popular course is the Panchakarma– a five stage purification process to cleanse and heal body, mind and soul.
While the picturesque views of the Ganges on one side and the mountain peaks on the other soothes the eyes, mind and spirit of the travelers, the location of the resort around the Maharaja’s palace estate located 260 kms north of New Delhi adds to its royal exquisiteness.
4. The Leela ESPA Spa – Udaipur
Famous for : The royal “haveli” style architecture
The Leela’s ESPA Spa stands tall and majestic at the royal city of lakes and palaces, Udaipur as one of the hottest spots for Ayurvedic retreat. The ‘haveli’ style architecture of spas, the royal and opulent tents and the lush garden spreads contribute lavishly to the development of a relaxed mind and soul of the human body. Climate, culture and hospitality of Rajasthan make it one of the most visited tourist destinations in India.
From hot stone massages, facials, yoga and meditations, there are private yoga studios too for the visitors. The best element of the place is that it has a wide option of Ayurvedic resorts available for travelers of every budget and requirements ranging from 5-star treatments to a more relaxed and affordable one.
5. Kairali Ayurvedic Health Village – Palakkad, Kerala
Famous for : Number of centers spread globally
The small and tranquil town of Palakkad is the destination to one of the biggest names in the Ayurvedic industry. Kairali Ayurvedic Health Village has over 25 centres in India and 20 more across the globe. Kairali is famous for offering some of the most authentic and reliable Ayurvedic treatments in the world. The impressive and experienced panel of experts consults and examines each case focusing on treating the root of a problem.
There is an option of getting free consultation and treatment to women at the Rasa Ayurveda in the health village. Interestingly, all the remedies and treatments done here at Kairali are derived from herbal plants, an age old tradition that dates back to the era our grandparents lived.