Each year, millions of people across the globe withdraw from their tumultuous lifestyles for a week or two in an attempt to rest, rejuvenate, and recoup. These getaways range from family holidays to solo trips to secluded exotic retreats all over India.
As opposed to a vacation, which is quite simply time off from everyday routine, retreats are purposeful getaways that are aimed at rescuing you from an undesired or unpleasant situation and whisking you off to an exotic location to heal in that particular respect.
India being the land of yoga and meditation offers you the best of what mother nature beholds in its lap of glory, and we take you through the best picks for your next reposeful stay.
Ananda in the Himalayas
This spa resort in India situated at the Himalayan foothills in Northern India is an award-winning luxury destination. Located on a 100-acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate, Ananda provides one of the best luxury wellness retreats in India, it integrates traditional Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta with international wellness experiences, fitness and healthy organic cuisine to restore balance and harmonise energy.
Khyber Resort Hotel and Spa, Gulmarg
A world away from the ordinary, this 85 key resort is framed at every vantage point by nature at its most spectacular creation. The world’s highest ski lift, the Gulmarg Gondola, takes you to Kongdoori Mountain, which is only a short walk away. Meadows and forests that have enchanted travellers for centuries wait to be explored by trekking enthusiasts and undying romantics.
Dune Eco Village and Resort, Pondicherry
This lush retreat is not just a hotel, but a way of life. They have created and built this Eco Village in a way that really emphases on wellbeing, organic living, nature, purity of the mind, body and soul. Furthermore, it is an oasis of peace, a lost paradise where time slows down in this incredibly fast-paced world.
Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam
A beach resort, perched on a dramatic cliff-edge flanked by secluded beaches celebrates its natural surroundings. A Relais & Châteaux property, this Kerala Ayurveda resort is dotted with traditional Keralite heritage cottages that nestle in the shade of breezy coconut palms.
Nestled in the Aravalli Hills of the Udaipur area, an 18th-century palace, holds a commanding position over one of the three main passes into its valley. Their wellness journey is designed to offer a comprehensive and transformational healing experience. One which aims to gently guide you home to your true self.