India, while pleasing budget travelers, has its arms spread for luxury travelers too and it is a known fact. The hospitality and tourism sector of the country doesn’t lag in any aspect and it is their endeavor to make the guests comfortable and satisfied. Also, the options aren’t at all limited and this gives space to competitive rates and a plethora of facilities.
And with this going on, guests can make the most of their penny. For those looking for something more than overnight stays and room services there are luxury spa & resorts in India that doesn’t disappoint. Let alone accommodation, these luxury spa resorts have dedicated spas, restaurants, fitness centers, conference rooms, banquet halls and what not. And most of all, the locations are chosen brilliantly, for the convenience.
Here, in this article, I present you top 15 luxury spa resorts of India that has to be in the list of travelers looking for something more than just a vacation.
Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand
A popular name in the spa resort industry of India, Ananda in the Himalayas is a blend of nature, Yoga and luxury. The Ananda Spa is spread over 24000 square foot and works on the principles of Ayurveda, Oriental and European Systems of holistic health. There are about 80 body and beauty treatments you can choose from. Whether rejuvenation, fitness or treatments you can make the most of your experience here.
The blend of modern technologies and age-old therapies make revival an unforgettable affair. The staff consists of qualified nutritionists, experienced therapists and Ayurvedic & Western physicians. When done with the therapies you can relax in the temperature-controlled pool or workout in the in-house gymnasium.
The Lalit Resort & Spa Kerala
Established on the lap of Arabian Sea with River Nombili meandering on its three sides, The Lalit Resort & Spa lets you savor the best taste of God’s Own Country, Kerala. This spa destination is the best choice you can make, especially if you are longing for sheer tranquility, nature’s magic, privacy, unparalleled luxury and lots of such good stuff.
Rejuve, the spa of Lalit is spread over 20,000 square foot and provides Ayurvedic therapies in traditional way. The herbal garden in the shape of a human is one of its unique features. There are thirteen treatment rooms where beauty therapies, detox and weight management programs and rejuvenation are performed using nature’s ingredients.
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Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa Pune
Over the years, Hilton Shilim Estate Retreat & Spa in Pune has won some of the most precious titles such as Best Destination Spa, Best Scenic Environment, Luxury Wellness Spa and One of the Top Five New Luxury Resorts in India, among many others. Shillim Spa gives access to among the most comprehensive and largest spa facilities in Asia.
In the 70 acres of area, the spa consists of 17 treatments rooms, relaxation center, meditation cave, salon and Yoga pavilion. The villa-accommodation and delicious culinary delights further adds on the beautiful moments. The therapies are customized as per the requirements of the individual, so that a balance is formed between mind, body and soul.
Carnoustie Beach Resort & Ayurveda Spa Kerala
Kerala, The God’s Own Country is made even better by the Carnoustie Beach Resort & Ayurveda Spa. The Balinese-inspired décor is yet another of million reasons to visit it. Carnoustie’s wellness center, Aryavaidyasala offers naturopathy and Ayurvedic therapies with Yoga sessions and other modern spa therapies.
Other than this, the resort also offers special programs by Dr. Ali who combines some of the best modern medicines with evidence-based approaches complementing it in order to heal and eradicate health-related problems.
Wild Flower Hall Shimla
Peeking through the cedars Wild Flower Hall is an easy-to-spot property in Shimla. And to relax every single nerve of yours there is in-house spa, for which the Wild Flower is renowned. Living amid the wilderness, that too with 5-star facilities, is a rare affair and this resort masters in the field.
The spa isn’t confined to walls here, but can also be arranged at bespoke locations across the hotel. Therapies offered here include massage therapies, skin & nail care, signature indigenous rituals, special therapies for gentlemen, Ayurvedic therapies and specialty baths. Other than spa, you can splash in indoor-pool or burn some calories in the in-house gymnasium.
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Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur
This stunning white edifice is situated in the middle of glistening lake with Aravalis and City Palace in the backdrop. The décor inside and out complements the old-world charm but with contemporary touch. The Jiva Spa is crafted with ancient approach to wellness that further leads to renewal of balance between mind, body and soul. Scrubs & wraps, beauty therapies, Indian therapies, signature treatments and Indian aromatherapies are offered here.
In fact, the Jiva has been extended to broader locale, like the luxury Jiva Spa Boat that is anchored in Lake Pichola. You can spend as much as two to four hours in this one-of-its kind spa. Programs to choose from are Relaxing Spa Experience, Energizing Spam Escape, Royal Spa Sojourn and Romantic Spa Escape.
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Zuri White Sands Resort & Spa, Kerala
The Zuri White Sands Resort & Spa in Kerala makes sure that the guests get to experience the true beauty of Kerala. Zuri’s Maya Spa offers not just Ayurvedic but other therapies as well such as Swedish and Indonesian. The spa has been recognized as a bona-fide Ayurvedic center and spa by the Department of Tourism and State Government of Kerala.
Park Hyatt, Goa
Counted among the best 5-star luxury resort of Goa, Park Hyatt is nestled by the Arossim Beach and sprawls over 45 acres. The Sereno Spa works on holistic healing by keeping in mind the principles of Ayurveda and Yoga. This award-winning spa in its 36,000 sqft consists of sixteen spa suites with outdoor spa pavilions.
The wellness section has a gymnasium, meditation areas, steam and sauna room as well. You can consult in-house physicians in order to acquire personal goals. The physician following your pulse examination and analyzing the nature of your lifestyle and psychological aspects will be able to provide best of suggestions.
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Taj Malabar, Kochi
Overlooking the Cochin Harbor, upon the Willingdon Island is where the Taj Malabar is nestled. The resort flaunts an unmistakable blend of old and new. A part of the property was built in 1935 and thus has Victorian charm. The well-equipped Jiva Spa is one of its many specialties. The spa only makes use of pure Indian herbs, all-natural cream, aromatherapy oils and other such ingredients from nature, all of which is complemented by the signature therapies. To weave harmony in mind, body and soul, the spa also consists of Yoga and Meditation areas as well.
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Mayfair Resort & Spa, Gangtok
Mayfair Resort & Spa in Gangtok has been titled as The Best New Spa Resort by AsiaSpa India and Best Hotel for Ambience & Service by State Government. The resort also has an on-shore live gaming casino, the first of its kinds in India. The Mayfair Pevonia Spa has been awarded titles such as Best New Spa (2009).
The peaceful ambience of the spa is one of its best features like the therapies it offers, such as- Ultimate Body Therapies, Body Messages, Face Therapies, Salon facilities, Hands & Feet therapies and Anti – cellulite by endermologie.
ITC Grand Chola, Chennai
Named after the legendary South Indian Empire, ITC Grand Chola in Chennai has its décor inspired by the aesthetics of Cholas. Kaya Kalp Spa is equipped with high-end products and its experienced masseurs make the most of the products. Be it beauty treatment or therapies for diseases, you will find yourself indulging and wanting more of Kaya Kalp.
The spa works on the principles of ancient India’s medical and spiritual legacies. These legacies are complemented with modern technologies and products. Exotic Pomegranate, Passage to India, Beauty Elixirs, Ayurvedic Rituals are among the treatments and services offered in Kaya Kalp Spa, which is spread over an area of 2137 sq mt.
Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa Himalayas
Gulmarg, the Meadow of Flowers, looks nothing less than a paradise and Khyber is there to make your visit a remarkable one. Even as the snow-carpet melts and the flower blooms and the sun shines, the Khyber looks upon the changing colors of the different season, all of which are no less graceful than the other.
The Spa is powered by L’OCCITANE and its treatments are inspired by the best of East and West- like Swedish, Lomi Lomi, Hawaiian, Shiatsu and Balinese etc. A complimentary welcome ritual is adopted to greet the guests. These treatments are complemented by soothing music, sensorial textures and herbal tea. It is made sure that manual treatments are chosen over technology.
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In a city that never sleeps, Sofitel Mumbai traces the pace of modernity or glamour, still giving enough space to recreation and relaxation. So Spa works on Ayurvedic principles and respects the time of its guests. While the spa is harmonized with nature, the So Fit Gym has updated machineries installed.
To complement the lifestyle of the IT Hub Bangalore, Sheraton Bangalore offers a plethora of amenities. Spa, fitness center, club lounge and banquets are available here. There are ten treatment rooms in the spa and all the treatments are commenced by a foot-massage. The Shine Spa covers as much as 945 square meters. Before the therapy is started guests spend relaxing time in the steam bath, which is followed by signature foot ritual which lets the therapist connect with the guest and customize their therapy as per the requirement.
Hotel SwaSwara Gokarna
Working on holistic healing of an individual, SwaSwara is dedicated to making you a healthier person. To make this journey an easier affair favors are taken from the nature. The resort is located on the Om Beach and the accommodation consists of ethnic Konkani villas with private courtyard, poolside courtyard, Yoga deck etc.
The resort is not somewhere you can spend your holidays in but somewhere where your stay brings revival. There are various programs that are tailor-made by combing Ayurveda, Spa, and proper diet.
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