Luxury means different things to different people. For those desiring luxury wellness and spa travel, our interactive list of Ultra Luxury wellness retreats India is a godsend in narrowing down the choices and eliminating the expansive options down to the best ten. India was once called ‘sone ki chidiya’ (golden bird); it was the home to Kohinoor - one of the world’s most expensive diamonds. India hence is no stranger to luxury and opulence – be it the material riches or spiritual riches.
The Indian Kings and Queens were known to lead a lavish lifestyle much before the lifestyle became a buzzword. These royal beings were tastemakers in their own right with a discerning eye for rare arts, crafts including savoring exotic meals – and basically, everything luxury. These royalties were famed for their quintessential spa and beauty regimens such as bathing in milk, honey and fragrant rose petals to applying a mixture of elusive herbs (ubtans) to brighten their skin and to achieve that enviable glow (Psst: some of these rare treatments can be experienced in the authentic form at these ultra-luxury resorts). A few of these treatments would set the tone for future beauty and wellness rituals and become a cult favourite in the wellness sphere (Priyanka Chopra Jonas is a huge fan of Indian ubtans.) The Indian sages on the other hand were no less when it came to spiritual riches. They remained fit by doing yoga and meditating for days at a stretch to attain priceless gems of spiritual wisdom.
Cut to the present, these Ultra Luxury wellness retreats in India will make you feel like blue blood through their state-of-the-art amenities, accommodation, food and more. These Luxury wellness resorts in India also promise spiritual luxury in terms of the programs and holistic wellness sessions they organize. Located in different (but scenic nonetheless) parts of beauty that is India, these retreats present an authentic slice of culture of the location they are in. They also present the different vignettes of Indian weather (from the crisp mountain air of Garhwal Himalayas in Rishikesh to the Kerala monsoons famed for turning everything glow with the verdant green with its downpour) thereby adding to your comprehensive luxury experience. The Indian weather varies throughout the year and from region to region. Therefore, it is advisable to plan your wellness travel from August to February, when the temperatures across India are relatively cooler and the climate, in general, is on the pleasant side.
All of these luxury wellness retreats have won prestigious awards and strive to create a splendid guest experience. Guests form the heart and intention of every activity they do, and every decision they take. Are you ready to tickle your physical and spiritual senses with luxury? Our interactive list of Ultra Luxury wellness retreats India has been classified on the basis of various parameters such as guest reviews, pricing, popularity index, amenities and more so that you can easily select that dream luxury wellness retreat on the parameters that are most important to you.
Welcome to Sitaram Beach Retreat - an authentic Ayurvedic clinic by the beach.
Located on the shores of the Arabian Sea, Sitaram Beach Retreat is a destination to holistic healing experience.
At Sitaram, our purpose is to show you the path to connect to yourself and experience a break through transformation at physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. We want to make people realise that health is a necessary choice which needs a conscious effort to achieve and maintain.
While at Sitaram, explore 97 years of legacy and tradition. The ambience and experience will take you to divine healing. From the treatments to the food we serve, quality, customisation and value is what differentiates us.
Ayurveda & Panchakarma
In sanskrit, health is termed as “Swastha”. “Swa” means “my purest self” and “stha” means “connected”. According to this definition, disease is a condition of being disconnected with your own self.
Our rapidly evolving lifestyle makes us highly disconnected with our own self due to the increasing presence of smart phones, television, social media, processed/junk food and stress in our lives. Technology prompts us to invest most of our energy to connect with the outside world and least with our own self. The more we are disconnected with ourselves, the more severe the disease.
The understanding of Doshas(imbalance), Nadi (pulse) and Prakriti (nature of the person) of the individual helps to formulate customised treatments for healing. The Panchakarma and Ayurveda treatments are suggested based on the classical Ayurveda treatises. We have a dedicated team of Ayurvedic physicians with over 40 years of experience taking care of the over all well being of our guests.
Niraamaya Retreats is a selection of exquisite private serene spaces, nestled in nature and crafted with care in some of the most stunning hideaways across India. Our retreats will take you on a journey to experience the true essence of distinctive hospitality and bespoke wellness. The multi-award-winning Niraamaya Spa at our retreats deliver a range of wellness therapies including traditional Ayurveda, and yoga that replenish the mind, body, and spirit. We unlock the destination’s true cultural identity and introduce you to their magnificent heritage and inspiring culinary feasts. Thoughtfully designed with the lowest density of rooms per acre, the lowest density of guests per acre, and the lowest density of staff per acre, all our retreats offer a sense of unmatched luxury and comfort through space and privacy bringing forth our unflinching commitment to wellness.
Offering breathtaking views of the serene backwaters of Kerala, The Zuri Kumarakom, Kerala Resort & Spa is situated on the shores of the Vembanad Lake, the longest backwater lake in Kerala. The fresh sea breeze, miles of serene backwaters and swaying coconut palms all welcome you to an unforgettable experience of luxury and peace. The dreamy state of Kerala, the southern tip of the Indian peninsula is often referred to as ‘God’s Own Country’ due to its pristine natural beauty.
At the Zuri Kumarakom, experience everything from the colourful local culture, the mouth-watering local cuisine and the rich repository of flora and fauna found here, while surrounded by luxury. The Maya Spa, Zuri’s very own spa chain gives you the chance to pamper yourself with a wide variety of spa treatments that will leave you glowing both inside and outside.
The plush interiors, impeccable service, world-class amenities and the finest restaurants make the Zuri Kumarakom one of the best resort and spa hotels in Kerala. A testament to this is the many awards that the hotel has won over the years. The hotel has been awarded the ‘Best Resort Spa Hotel’ in 2007 and 2008, the coveted ‘World Travel Award’ for being India’s leading resort in 2010 and the 2011 Traveller’s Choice Awards from TripAdvisor.
Come and experience the magic of Kerala at its very best, only at The Zuri Kumarakom, Kerala Resort & Spa.
KAIRALI Ayurvedic Group was founded in 1989, and its founders have been sharing this knowledge throughout the world ever since. Their knowledge of authentic Ayurveda has been handed down through four generations by a family of doctors; a family lineage that maintains traditional practices to achieve beneficial solutions for modern living, peace, wellbeing and longevity. Kairali Group's first wellness center was launched in New Delhi in the form of an Ayurvedic day spa. Since then Kairali's Ayurvedic spas and health retreats have spread throughout and across three continents; driven by the increasing demand for our exquisite Ayurvedic treatments and consultancy.
The culmination of our customers growing desire to benefit from Kairali's Ayurvedic treatments has led to three further Ayurvedic health retreats scheduled for 2013, in addition to our 25 treatment centres in and 9 abroad. This number includes both day wellness centers and residential Ayurvedic health retreats, and is expanding steadily.
Kairali The Ayurvedic Healing Village is a wellness center where authentic Ayurvedic Treatments are offered alongwith Yoga & Meditation. The demand for Kairali's treatments prompted Managing Directors Mr. K.V. Ramesh and Mrs. Gita Ramesh to create Kairali The Ayurvedic Healing Village now our signature Ayurvedic health retreat and award-winning hotel and spa. A stay at Kairali's The Ayurvedic Healing Village ensures long-term benefits for our discerning clients, as Kairali's Ayurvedic treatments cleanse, heal and educate. The high quality of treatments paired with an exemplary business ethos makes The Ayurvedic Healing Village one of the leading Ayurvedic health retreats in Asia, and among the best wellness centers in the world.
Kairali The Ayurvedic Healing Village - Kerala
Kairali's The Ayurvedic Healing Village is located in Palakkad, Kerala, deep in the heart of the birthplace of Ayurveda; the ideal place for an Ayurvedic health retreat based on authentic Vedic knowledge. The name Palakkad, derived from Pala (denoting the sweet-scented Alstonia Scholaris tree) and Kadu (meaning forest), speaks for itself. The town of Palakkad is surrounded by the richest fauna and flora in Kerala, just kilometres away from the majestic mountain range between Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
The rooms, villas and suites at Kumarakom Lake Resort are a perfect blend of Kerala's traditional architectural charm with luxurious, modern comforts. Each is a careful reconstruction of manas, the 16th century traditional homesteads of Kerala, with many such manas having been transplanted from their original locations and reassembled painstakingly by hand, plank by plank, tile by tile, to create the luxurious abodes at Kumarakom Lake Resort. The traditionally styled, luxuriously modern, open-roofed bathrooms set in small, aesthetically designed courtyards are a common feature to the villas and suites.
Shreyas Yoga Retreat is dedicated to promoting the authentic spiritual tradition of Yoga in a holistic manner and is recognized as one of the finest Yoga retreats in the world. What makes Shreyas Yoga Retreat unique is that whilst Yoga is taught in traditional ashram style (daily yoga, meditation sessions, chanting classes, a strict vegetarian, no alcohol policy and community service), our guests live in a luxurious environment normally associated with a star hotel. Shreyas enable guests to integrate the manifold facets and benefits of yoga into their daily lives without the austerity and rigor usually associated with ashrams.
Situated just one hour drive from the Bangalore International Airport, Shreyas Yoga Retreat is a sprawling oasis of green. With only 12 different accommodations spread over 25 acres of landscaped greenery, water bodies and organic gardens our guests are able to commune with nature and benefit from its healing power. Shreyas is a seamless blend of the modern and the timeless, luxury and simplicity, indulgence and enlightenment.
We wish to give our guests a private, tranquil haven to pamper, nourish, detoxify, recharge and heal themselves; and if they have the desire, to provide a road map to guide them down a spiritual path of self-discovery. Every aspect of our resort yoga retreat is dedicated to this purpose.
Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort Kerala is an award winning retreat on the shores of the Arabian sea.
The resort is Featured in Forbes, “5 Top Wellness Retreats for Ultimate Renewal 2017”.
At the Aryavaidyasala (Ayurveda Spa), the resort offers you authentic ayurveda treatment , naturopathy, marma ,pranic healing and yoga classes. A complete treatment for your mind, body and soul under expert guidance. For leisure activities you have a beach, world famous backwaters, swimming pool, cycling, village walk and 25 acres of landscape gardens providing you the solace of nature and environment.
We offer spacious exquisitely designed villas, exhibiting a classic fusion of traditional and modern décor. Savour the delicacies of continental, south Indian and pan India cuisines at Ida, and Chimera a specialty seafood restaurant.
Our Wellness Experts
At Carnoustie, a detailed personal consultation for guests is conducted by our Senior Medical experts. After a complete diagnosis of the guest’s condition, our Medical experts offer short and long-term treatments that will help the guest to age gracefully, improve organ health and boost the immune system. The resort has fairly large qualified team of experts to ensure that each guest is given personalized attention.
Ayurveda Treatment Centre and Hospital
An expansive feeling of oneness with the environment, an all pervading sense of openness that envelopes your body and spirit, a gentle throwback to a quieter pace of life where Nature is an ever tangible presence. At Kalari Rasayana, the journey to healing is filled with many discoveries. Located in the heart of Paravoor village in Southern Kerala, this NABH accredited hospital is nestled in verdant nature, surrounded by thick coconut groves and floating mini-islands.
Healing in the lap of Nature
One moment the vibrant garden is bathed in golden sunlight; tiny butterflies feed on bright little yellow blossoms popping out shyly between the grasses and the birds are chirping away in happy abandon and the next moment, the sky darkens, the backwaters right in front is a sea of million pearls as rain drops fall in fierce rhythm and all is still except the sound of water falling on water and the distant echo of an approaching train. Welcome to Kalari Rasayana where one can experience the quiet unfolding of Nature’s play in all its hues and moods and bask in the peaceful rhythm of everyday life.
Located in the heart of the backwater area of the erstwhile Venad kingdom in Kerala, the place is a veritable abode of peace with the rolling expanse of the Paravur backwaters being the dominant presence. Gazing at its gentle waves, watching the fishermen going about their daily rounds on their boats, hearing the distant roar of the sea beyond the horizon, tracking the trains moving to and fro across the bridge over the backwaters and observing the Kingfishers, the Cormorants, the Mynahs and other birds that habitually visit this place, absorbing the warmth emanating from the staff members and the happy ambience of an open space, all these and more can by themselves calm the nerves fraught by the vagaries of an urban lifestyle. But beyond this, central to the whole experience, is Ayurveda itself, practiced at its authentic and traditional best. In fact, the Ayurvedic treatments are offered here by a team passionately devoted to the cause of the natural way of life, as espoused in the ancient texts. The Ayurvedic therapy as prescribed by the Vaidyas (doctor) includes various treatments suited to individual conditions along with their accompanying detox processes such as ghee intake and massages, besides internal and external medicines. This in combination with Yoga, Meditation and cultural programmes enable the transition to health and vitality. Further, with food being a core factor in Ayurvedic treatment, the kitchen at Kalari Rasayana is managed by a chef fiercely dedicated to the preparation of health-inducing food for the guests using natural and organically grown ingredients . He, along with his team, make sure that the food is high on both taste and medicinal value with no compromise on quality and hygiene. Each meal is in fact tailor-made under the direction of the Vaidyas to suit each guest’s health condition and body type and served with love and care while unobtrusively conforming to the discipline of traditional rituals.
Located in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, surrounded by graceful Sal forests, overlooking the peaceful Ganga as it meanders into the distance. Ananda is the spiritual pathway to the ultimate, discovered through the union of body, mind and soul.It is not just a retreat that will leave you breathless with the enchantment of its surroundings, but assists in redefining lifestyles to include the well-known traditionaln wellness regimes of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with best of International Wellness Experiences. By Ashok Khanna
Ananda, Founder And Managing Director
Born into an eminent family of hoteliers, hotels were in my blood. My formative years were spent with the Oberoi Group of hotels where I learned about classic luxury and an unyielding commitment to detail. As then economy opened up to the world and competition started to grow across all industries, stress levels began to rise dramatically and people started to lose sight of lifeâ€™s balance. I envisioned that in the years to come people would need a different kind of hotel, not just one which could proudly upholdâ€™s heritage of luxury and service, but one which could also provide an escape from life in order to assist people on a journey to personal health, wellness and rejuvenation. That is when, in the year 1989, the seed for Ananda was planted.
I traveled the length and breadth of searching for the location that would embody the soul of Ananda, a location that would bring Ananda to life. I finally found this in the foothills of the Himalayas, the birthplace of Yoga, where people have visited for centuries to be healed and to find rest and rejuvenation. There was a lot of work to be done before Ananda would come into being. In a â€œspaâ€ meant different things to different people. However, I wanted Ananda to mean one thing, and one thing only- holistic wellness for the mind body and soul.
I stuck to ancientn virtues, where holistic living was a way of life: back when people understood the balance of nature, the ways of the universe and how the elements affected not just physical health, but also mental wellbeing. It was always clear to me, that if people achieved harmony within, they would be at peace. This is the very philosophy which brought Ananda â€“ In the Himalayas into being, believing that each individual is unique. Many elements would need to come together seamlessly to make this a success. Together with my wife Neelam, we began to study the wealth of ancient sciences and health practices in to piece together the pillars of Ananda which are â€“ Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta (a philosophy of life). Another vital aspect is the cuisine â€“ Our ancesters believed that the way and what we eat largely contributes to a healthy life, and is an important part of wellness. We adapted the concept of traditional ayurvedic food (food for your body type) so that the same could be accomplished with International cuisines as well. All this, combined with the wellness traditions of other parts of Asia and the west, is our recipe for Anandaâ€™s holistic wellness.
The last and most important element essential to Anandaâ€™s being are its people. Each and every member of the staff needed to understand, imbibe and live by the Ananda philosophy and we were lucky to find them. They are the single most important reason for Anandaâ€™s success.
Ananda opened its doors in 2001 and has since received numerous awards and worldwide recognition. It remains at the forefront of innovation in health and wellness and strives to constantly improve. Ananda has accomplished exactly as Neelam and I had envisioned by changing lifestyles and assisting guests on a path to personal wellbeing. It has done so for both of us and it will continue do the same for anyone who walks through its doors.
Vana is a wellness retreat in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. A search for equilibrium, learning and the inner journey are at the heart of Vana. We are a refuge for all beings, and are beyond conventional definitions. Vana means forest, and those that take abode within it are Vanavasis.
Vana almost seems a contradiction – a forest touching it on one side, and nestled between the city of Dehradun and the hill station of Mussoorie. Over the years, the outside world has crept nearer to our 20 acre Retreat, and yet just inside its boundaries, one enters a different world.
The Retreat’s neutral coloured walls are seen amidst its trees and orchards, with pebbled paths and stone walls cutting through, and bamboo groves gently swaying. Vana’s spaces are sometimes vast but always humble, seeking to evoke a sense of wellbeing. Held together by its skilful team, the experiences at Vana reflect its sincere intentions and generosity. Trees, plants, birds, monkeys, butterflies and insects all coexist in peace at Vana.
Vana tries to stay in tune with seasonal and daily rhythms. This deepens awareness, discovery and wellbeing as a whole. Small details bring one to the present moment. Surrendering to the experience brings freedom and unexpected outcomes.
Time seems to stand still at Vana and yet goes by quickly. Between just being, resting, treatments, consultations, interacting with Vanavasis and team members, a multitude of daily sessions, music, learning and more, Life at Vana slowly takes over. Personal reflection, intuition, contemplation and practice further deepen the journey. With each aspect of life at the Retreat, from its cuisine and aromas to occasional prayers, performances and celebrations, Vana remains deeply connected to nature.
The Vana Calendar marks seasons, auspicious days, phases of the moon, festivals, and important days of prayer. These are then revered through music, prayer, cuisine and creative expression. It is Vana’s way of paying homage to wisdom, our traditions, to nature and those beings who have contributed to our life in a profound way. The Retreat has daily quiet hours, conducts various Pujas throughout the month and makes daily music offerings. These pay homage to our Gurus and deities and are done regardless of participation by Vanavasis, for the benefit of all beings.
Vana’s group activities form part of a Vanavasi’s daily routine. Along with private treatments and sessions, these are an integral part of the Retreat Program. Each day includes Yoga, at least one form of meditation, Raag therapy and music offerings. The week includes cuisine lessons, interactions with our team, treks, fitness sessions and more. Each Vanavasi must find their own pace, leaving enough time for positive effects to settle in.
Spending time alone and also with others are both encouraged at Vana, as is varying the degree of social interaction during your Retreat. It is normal to feel low at the start of your time here, as the body often purges its tiredness and fatigue, finding itself in a safe and comfortable environment, being cared for and nurtured by our team. Anxiety, frustration or irritation might also arise during longer retreats, providing lessons in impermanence and opportunities to develop one’s spiritual quest. However, challenging emotions are greatly compensated for by moments of genuine peace, gratitude, joy and contentment.
At the end of a retreat, most Vanavasis leave Vana with some sense of equilibrium and confidence, a warm heart and their energies balanced. One’s experience of Vana is also determined by how the mind chooses to perceive it and what one feels has been accomplished at the conclusion of one’s time here. Knowing fully well that it is only one step in a longer journey.
Somatheeram is located on the stunning Malabar beach in Kerala, India. Somatheeram has already been awarded 10 times as “Best Ayurvedic Centre” in Kerala. The team of doctors consists of renowned Ayurveda specialists and has been specializing in the treatment of Western diseases for more than 30 years. Not least because of this, over 98% of our guests are satisfied with their Ayurveda treatment at the Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort.
ATMANTAN IS WELLNESS
Wellness is an omnipotent word and it means many things to many people; to us Wellness simply is Atmantan, and Atmantan is one’s transformative and educational experience that is honed around the replenishment of their body, mind and soul. True wellness is more than the mere absence of disease, it is determined by the decisions and choices we make to live our lives with vitality and meaning.
INTEGRATED WELLNESS DESTINATION
Atmantan is an integrated wellness destination spa and is one of India’s most luxurious at that. Here we help you understand the relationship between sound nutrition and the functioning of the body. At this pristine destination, you coalesce your body, mind and soul and return as a renewed individual, heart whole and fancy free.
We recognize the body as the formal expression of one’s physiological development and the mind as one’s personal spiritual journey. Our wellness world spans nutrition, spa therapies and functional fitness programs to cosset and enhance you, while you indulge in luxury living.
BEING AT THE HELM OF THIS PROJECT, WE HAD A MISSION, THAT OF CREATING ATMANTAN
The beginning of the solution that you seek for yourself, the ultimate formula for living this beautiful life as a wholesome and healthy human being.
We care deeply about the weakening lifestyles of not only ourselves, but that of our family, friends and people around us… and we naturally decided to be part of the answer as we felt destined to provide the self-aware and receptive individual with one such unique way of achieving their desired healthy lifestyle and maintaining it for all times to come.
There is a sincere requirement and therein the opportunity to create Atmantan, the holy grail… a destination which helps individuals put themselves first, a place that takes us away from our hectic lives and helps us re-connect with ourselves, while placing our needs, wants and desires at top priority, such that we are eventually inspired to do this for every day of our lives. A place to make us fall in love with ourselves… After all, ‘you’ as your top priority is not entirely as selfish as it sounds, it is in fact, the very need of the hour!
We at Atmantan wish to transform you to the optimal way of life which enables you to better what you thought was your best.
They say life is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration…
If you are inspired, then let Atmantan be your perspiration.