If your idea of a dream vacation is to be pampered from head-to-toe in some of the planet’s finest luxurious settings, head straight to India. From the foothills of its crown jewels – the Himalayas, to the backwaters of Kerala and in between, India has seen an exceptional surge in the spa industry. Constantly evolving, India’s topmost spas don’t fail to impress.
These ten spas should top your wish list on your next India Luxury Tour –
- Wildflower Hall Spa, Shimla
Cedar forests and the white-peaked Himalayas serve witness as you sublime in this tranquil sanctuary. Having been voted twice as ‘India’s Best Spa Resort’ the Oberoi Wildflower Hill wows visitors with spectacular treatments using purifying plant and flower essences.
- Ananda in the Himalayas Spa, Rishikesh
This accolade-winning Spa is set in a lavish Maharaja’s Palace, serenaded by Himalayan splendour. Besides offering traditional Indian treatments based on yoga, ayurveda and meditation, it goes one-up with an alluring Spa Boutique.
- Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa, Agra
There’s something about this Spa alright. Merely within six months of its inauguration, it was declared as the ‘World’s Best City Spa’ by UK’s Tattler Magazine. The opulent interiors leave guests awestruck, and rightly so – it is perhaps Asia’s largest Spa. Though slightly pricey, the treatments offered are in one word – spectacular.
- Maya Spa, Kumarakom
Romancing the Vemband Lake is Southern India’s largest and most sought-after Maya Spa. One wing is wholly dedicated to Ayurveda while another offer Oriental and Western treatments like Shiatsu and reflexology. They boast a private island on the lagoon offering special treatments. Try the Cloud 9 – drift on a waterbed while enjoying a relaxing head massage.
- Taj Lake Palace Jiva Spa, Udaipur
The best way to romance your partner is to enjoy a couple spa-cation (Spa Vacation), and there’s no better place for that than here. Taking the spa escapade to another pedestal, the Taj sure knows how to surprise guests. An exquisite interior, rejuvenating suites and a Royal Spa Boat sailing on the pristine Pichola Lake promise a surreal experience.
- Sereno Spa, Goa
Highly acclaimed by Conde Nast Traveller, Goa’s Sereno Spa wins hearts due to its picture-perfect beach landscape and beautiful outdoor pavilions where masseuses play a hand in relieving stress harmoniously with the lashing waves. It proffers something for everyone, based on Ayurveda.
- Taj Malabar Jiva Spa, Cochin
Overlooking a glistening pool that seems to unite with the ocean, the Taj Malabar Jiva Spa is located on an untouched island. Ayurvedic massages, yoga and meditation coupled with their signature treatments play a huge role in energising and relaxing.
- Amatrra Spa, New Delhi
Self-proclaimed as the sole Indian metropolitan standalone lifestyle Spa, it is renowned for its house favourite ‘Astroveda’ treatments – a culmination of Astronomy and Ayurveda. Its aromatic baths are worth soaking into. Sensuous and rejuvenating, spa connoisseurs love this one.
- Quan Spa, Mumbai
The best part about this Spa is that you don’t have to be a guest at the JW Marriot, Juhu to indulge yourself in its magical treatments. With a lavish couple room and four varieties of treatments and the sea as a spectator, guests keep revisiting. No wonder it has won countless awards.
- Amarvilas Spa, Agra
Soak yourself in a floral bath, with the Taj Mahal in the backdrop at the Oberoi Amarvilas. Dip into a royal bath after a three hour Noor-e-Taj treatment that rejuvenates you with a body scrub, wrap and massage. Experience a confluence of Thai techniques with traditional Ayurveda as you drift into a romantic stupor.
Luxury India Tour Packages are fast catching up with the Spa-cation trend, so book yours now and be pampered in spectacular destination spa resorts across India. #triptoindia