Head To These Ayurvedic Retreats For A Relaxing Getaway

OT recommends rejuvenating getaways that will melt your stress away
Head to these ayurvedic retreats in India. Credit DepositPhotos
Head to these ayurvedic retreats in India. Credit DepositPhotos

As we wrap up the festive season, and winter slowly creeps in, the time to relax and rejuvenate away from the hustle and bustle of city life is nigh. The pandemic has forced a greater sense of self-care and introspection when it comes to our health, and a wellness trip might be just what you need to unwind. Many traditional Indian health practices find their roots in Ayurveda and we have compiled a list of Ayurvedic retreats that will melt your stress away. 

Atmantan, Maharashtra

At this 42-acre hillside resort near Mumbai, the focus is on striking a balance between the needs of the body, mind and soul. Using modalities like acupuncture, herbal medicine, homoeopathy medicine, pranic healing etc. to address the underlying cause of the ailments, a team of proficient doctors and wellness practitioners offer packages such as ayurvedic panchakarma, radiance ritual, restorative physiotherapy and more. 

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Ananda In The Himalayas, Uttarakhand

One of the most well-known and loved wellness retreats in the world, this former residence of the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal is surrounded by forests as it rests on the foothills of the Himalayas. Situated near Rishikesh, Ananda in the Himalayas is a multi-award winning, destination spa and wellness retreat, with signature wellness programs such as Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, Panchakarma, Holistic Detox, Dhyana Meditation, and Stress Management.

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Amal Tamara, Kerala

A holistic wellness Ayurvedic centre, located in the backwaters of Alleppey, Amal Tamara offers privacy, tranquillity and authentic programs away from the hustle and bustle of big cities. Here, every programme is carefully designed to suit individual needs from promoting positive lifestyle changes to exhaustive and customised dietary alterations, there is much to experience at this retreat. They also offer immersive experiences such as a kathakali dance, a backwater cruise, a village tour as well as a customized food menu.

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Vana, Uttarakhand

At this wellness retreat, nestled between the city of Dehradun and the hill station of Mussoorie, consistent endeavours bring together the traditions of wellness, medicine and Indian wisdom with creative thought, deep commitment and personalised support. Ayurveda, Sowa Rigpa and Yoga are at the centre of all practices, while focussing on sustainability, having been designed to ensure that all guests practice an energy-efficient means of habitation while on retreat. 

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Fazlani Natures Nest, Maharashtra 

Located between Mumbai and Pune, this retreat overlooks the azure waters of Andra Lake and is surrounded by dense green lands. One can choose from a menu - detox and revitalising retreat, lifestyle disorder management retreats, immune resilience retreat, natural relaxation retreats and optimal weight management retreat are offered to all visitors. Guests can also experience forest bathing at the resort. The resort also offers bespoke wellness retreats which use a combination of alternate medicine approaches.

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