Disconnect And Detoxify At These Luxury Wellness Retreats In India

The steady rise in wellness retreats in our country over the past few years is an indicator that we all need a getaway to detoxify and realign every few months. With lifestyle choices that trigger stress, anxiety, and unhealthy eating patterns, people are opting for vacations at wellness retreats as opposed to traditional getaways. These luxury properties offer us a chance to rejuvenate our mind, body and soul by disconnecting and indulging in therapeutic massages, relaxing yoga and soulful meditation. It helps that these are nestled in idyllic settings and serve up breathtaking views. 

Backed with healthy and nutritious food for a holistic experience, these are the luxury wellness retreats that should be on your radar if an all-over cleanse is in order.

Atmantan Wellness Resort

Located in the midst of lush greens and rejuvenating scenes of Mulshi, Pune, Atmantan is perfect for people who want to embrace a relaxed and organic way of living. There are healers, therapists, instructors and practitioners who provide you with the best spa therapies from traditional Ayurveda and oriental acupressure to aromatherapy massages. You can also sweat it out at their fitness facility which includes a gym, an expansive yoga studio and a pilates and dance studio. Supplement this with exceptional spa cuisine that brings fresh and healthy food from the farm to your plate. If you live in Mumbai, you are a short trip away from one of the best wellness retreats in the country.

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Image Courtesy: Atmantan

Address: Atmantan Wellness Centre, Mulshi, Pune- 412108, Maharashtra, India
Contact: +91 20 6676 6666
Website: Atmantan

Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa

An expansive property in the lap of nature, Hilton Shillim offers breathtaking views of the ghaats. The hotel offers several wellness packages that help you align your inner core to the outer environment. They offer personalised holistic wellness programmes that are designed to correct your lifestyle, increase your metabolism, de-stress and detoxify. This includes a private villa with an outdoor pool for relaxation, healthy meals catering to your dietary restrictions, private consultation with the wellness professionals, yoga and meditation sessions for serenity, de-stressing activities such as trekking, nature trails and pottery. You can also make use of their hydrothermal pavilion, yoga pavilion, pool and relaxation center or opt for rejuvenating massages that integrate Ayurveda as well as ancient philosophic, spiritual and artistic wisdom of South Asia, with modern international techniques.

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Image Courtesy: Hilton Shillim

Address: Village Shilimb, Pawana Nagar, Taluka Maval, Pune, 410406, India
Contact: +91 2114 712468
Website: Hilton Shillim

Ananda Spa

A lot has been said about this luxury destination spa resort that is situated at the Himalayan foothills. Located on a 1000-acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate, the resort is ensconced by Sal forests and overlooks the town of Rishikesh and the Ganges river. It also helps that this luxury destination is Oprah Winfrey-approved. Ananda offers a wide range of wellness programmes that focus on body and mind detox, enhancing fitness, improving digestion, stress management, immunity enhancement and improving strength and flexibility. These are done in the way of their relaxing spa treatments that integrate traditional Ayurveda and Vedanta with international wellness experiences, traditional Hatha yoga practiced under the guidance of experts, personalised fitness training and a balanced healthy and organic cuisine to restore balance and harmonise energy.

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Address: The Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar Tehri-Garhwal, Uttarakhand, 249175, India
Contact: +91 11 61210000
Website: Ananda Spa

Dune Eco Village And Resort

The Dune Eco Village & Dune Healing Centre is spread across 35 acres of nature that lies between Puducherry and Auroville, right by the beach. The wellness resort emphasises on well-being, organic living, nature and the purity of mind and soul. The Dune Healing Centre offers Ayurvedic therapies and treatments from around the world, with a range of ancient healing methods and the latest alternative systems of medicine. Deepak Chopra, the world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, has been associated with the wellness retreat for three years. Here, you can also participate in yoga, meditation, western massages as well as hot water therapies like Watsu (Water Shiatsu) and Woga (Water Yoga). They have two restaurants on the property that serve healthy gourmet food prepared using organically farmed vegetables. You can also enjoy activities such as cricket, badminton and pottery in your downtime. 

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Image Courtesy: Dune Eco Village And Resort

Address: Dune Eco Village and Spa 70, East Coast Road, Pudhukuppam, Keelputhupet, Via Puduchery university, Puducherry, 605014 - Tamil Nadu - India
Contact: +91 915 955 03 41, +91 948 781 03 00
Website: Dune Eco Village And Resort

Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra

Perched on a cliff with stunning views of the Arabian Sea, this Kovalam beach resort is flanked by secluded beaches, Keralite heritage cottages and coconut palms. Their award-winning spa is one of the best Ayurveda resorts in India and is guaranteed to rejuvenate your mind with its offering of international and traditional Ayurved therapies, yoga and meditation. Take a break from restoring massages and relaxing yoga to absorb the vibrant culture surrounding the resort. You can choose from guided Temple visits in Trivandrum and bathing elephants to just meandering through the Poovar backwaters and Mangroves.

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Image Courtesy: Niraamaya

Address: Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, KovalamPoovar - Vizhinjam Rd, Vizhinjam, Kovalam, Kerala 695521, India
Contact: +91 80 4510 4510, +91 80 4510 4520712
Website: Niraamaya

Vana Retreat

Located in the beautiful hill station of Mussorie, Vana is a refuge from everyday life and the stress and the troubles that come with it. Imbued with wisdom, wellness and learning, their retreat types include everything from simply resting your mind and body, to undergoing a long-term physical and spiritual transformation. Each retreat offered at Vana includes yoga, meditation, cuisine lessons and functional fitness, including private treatments, specialist consultations and private treatments. You can also indulge in group sessions, music, meditation while enjoying nature. The property is also eco-conscious and uses sustainable materials such as bamboo flooring, FSC certified wood and certified organic linen for bedding. The design and aesthetic of the resort with its neutral palette of colours and sustainable ethos also evokes a sense of harmony and wellbeing, allowing guests to rest and reflect.

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Address: Vana,Mussoorie Road, Dehradun - 248001, India
Contact: +91 135 3911111, +91 80060 00952
Website: Vana Retreat

The Beach House 

Goa in itself can be quite therapeutic thanks to its pristine beaches. Located at Sernabatim beach in Goa, The Beach House provides all the ingredients for natural rejuvenation. Combining ancient traditions such as Ayurveda, naturopathy and natural wellness with cutting-edge technology. A mix of medical and holistic therapies, they facilitate a complete body and mind overhaul. Boasting 15 beautifully designed rooms, The Beach House offers different kinds of yoga classes such as traditional Yogalini Tantra yoga and Ashtanga yoga along with physiotherapy, dance movement therapy and Tibetan singing bowl meditation. Pick from their wide offering of yoga retreats, signature retreats and activities including scenic tours of Goa.

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Address: The Beach House Goa, Sernabatim Beach, Goa 403708, India.
Contact: +91 7888098633
Website: The Beach House

Ashiyana Retreat

Nestled amidst the tropical flora and fauna at Mandrem Beach in North Goa, Ashiyana retreat has been designed to help you feel comfortable, connected and relaxed, coaxing you to disconnect and detoxify. Their spa and treatment centre has therapies such as Ayurveda and Panchakarma detox and naturopathy and juice detox. They also have holistic yoga programmes as well as a yoga teacher training course. One can sign up for their upcoming retreats, and if you reside in Goa, then just head to the retreat for drop-in yoga sessions. With Goa’s only natural swimming pool, the property offers serene luxury with a unique mix of informality and intimacy and beautiful spots for meditation and contemplation.

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Image Courtesy: Ashiyana Retreat

Address: Ashiyana Yoga Retreat Village, Junas Waddo, Mandrem, Goa, 403527 India
Website: Aashiyana Retreat

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