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5 best Ayurveda retreats in India.
In this fast paced world, one finds oneself unable to devote considerable time and care towards the body’s betterment. This inevitably takes a toll on the body and mind, leaving a person perpetually drained of energy and exhausted of mind. India being the birthplace of Yoga as well as Ayurveda has numerous destinations where you can immerse in soul satiating Ayurveda practices.
Devote time towards your spiritual betterment and let the soothing effects of the retreat do wonders to your life. Ayurveda retreats in Kerala, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, and Goa are the best Ayurveda Retreats, which will ensure that all accumulated toxins and stress are eliminated.
So what's a better way to rejuvenate yourself than to get a relaxing soothing ayurveda spa?
1. Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand.
As the name suggests, the experience too replicates a blissful journey amid the towering and guarding Himalayas. Ananda focuses on an interesting and fruitful blend of Ayurveda and Aromatherapy with contemporary spa technology for complete wellness of the human body. Ananda stands tall around Maharaja’s palace estate with the views of the Ganges on one side and the mountain peaks on the other pleasing the tourist’s eyes, mind and spirit upon waking up every morning. Yoga pavilions, landscaped gardens, terraces facing a clear sky, spas equipped with hydrotherapy services, a golf course on its Himalayan axle and Rejuvenation Cuisine are some of the many distinguishing features of the resort you can indulge in. European and Thai treatments are employed in the spa boutiques here at Ananda.
These signature all-inclusive packages are programmes which are tailor made for individual health goals. Ananda’s wellness programmes follow a holistic approach towards achieving the best results in a safe, nurturing atmosphere expertly guided by our team of expert ayurvedic doctors, skilled therapists, nutritionists, yogis and spa cuisine chefs. Years of research by our ayurvedic, yogic and international wellness experts have enabled a unique integrated focus on the core physical and mental aspects which have the most impact.
How to reach : There are frequent flights from Delhi International Airport to Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, by Air. Daily trains operate from Delhi. The train journey takes 4.5 hours from Delhi to Haridwar followed by a 90 minute drive to Ananda in the Himalayas.
2. Munkudil Ayurveda And Yoga Retreat.
Munkudil is a luxury Ayurveda Yoga retreat in the midst of thick forest, mountains and rivers. It is located in the Thattekad Salim Ali bird sanctuary, on the banks of the Kuttampuzhayar river in the heart of Kerala, surrounded by rich flora and fauna. The land is totally chemical-free, and the architecture is more than 75 percent made of natural materials. It is made with ultimate health concepts in mind. Using health laws from nature. Blending human art and art of nature. The complete process consists of three steps: Poorvakarma, Pradhan Karma, and Paschatkarma.
This method helps to dislodge the accumulated doshas / poisonous substance from various parts of the body, thus helping to bring them to the koshta. Here the cleansed body is slowly brought back to normal physiological condition and final balancing of dosha is done by specific dietary regimen and different medicines. With the positive, natural surroundings, and help of ancient Indian health care systems in place, it offers every guest better holistic involvement, and experience.
How to reach : Munnar is 24.2 miles from Munkudil Ayurveda Yoga Retreat. The nearest airport is Kochi International, 28.6 miles from the resort, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
3. Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, Kerala.
Located at Chowara beach, Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort is the world’s first Ayurvedic resort, besides being one of the best tourism spots in Kerala. Sprawling over 15 acres, it has been providing traditional authentic Ayurvedic treatment for the past 30 years and has earned the nickname “The Ayurveda People.” The various Ayurvedic treatments provided here cater to a wide range of chronic and lifestyle medical disorders like migraine, spondylitis, paralysis, cholesterol etc.
Some of the treatments offered here include Pizhichil, Snehapanam, Kativasthidhara and Urovasthi, besides many others. Besides, various body care programs intended to achieve ideal health and longevity include Rejuvenation Therapy (Rasayana Chikilsa), Body Purification Therapy (Shodhana Chikilsa), Beauty Care Program etc. The special Ayurveda treatments and packages offered are: Rejuvenation therapy, Panchakarma / Detoxification / Body purification, Slimming, Stress management, Anti ageing, Beauty care and various Clinical treatments for cure.
How to reach - The resort is a 30 min drive from the Trivandrum Air-port is the nearest airport. And the nearest train station is Thiruvananthapuram railway station.