Top 3 Luxury Spa Resorts in India

Do you ever find yourself with a sore back after hours spent working at a desk? Even the most ergonomic chair can’t protect us from the stresses that come with our full-time jobs. Now, I want you to sit back for a moment. Close your eyes and allow your imagination to run wild for a brief interlude; imagine crickets singing as you lie in a boat that rocks gently upon a lake, the magic hands of an Ayurvedic masseuse kneading your pain away. Or travel to the top of the Himalayan Mountains and stretch your arms wide in a soothing yoga pose with a 365 – degree view of snow-capped mountains all around you. Does this sound like the perfect prescription for your backache and your stress? Then come along with us to these Indian spas that feature international wellness therapies to melt away pain and stress.

From the ancient mists of the Himalayas to the gentle shore of Taj Lake, we chose these spas as the perfect dream-scapes where you can luxuriate, reset and revitalize your health with the ancient secrets health.

Ananda Spa – The Himalyas, Garhwhal (Gadhwal) Uttarakhand

Ananda in the Himalayas – A destination spa

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Nestled protectively in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains of Northern India, Ananda Spa is the epitome of serenity and luxury, and is featured in some of the World’s Best Spa lists. It is a mystical 100-acre estate that was once a Maharaja’s Palace, and everything about Ananda is infused with a peaceful regal air that invites stillness and relaxation.

Shirodhara – An Ayurvedic Spa Treatment

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Ayurvedic physicians and masters of other international healing modalities work together to craft a personalized wellness plan for each guest. You can choose to focus your trip around your own wellness concerns.

Oriental Massages at the Ananda Spa

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For example, the spa’s detox package helps you release toxins through yoga, ancient ayurvedic treatments, and specialized meals based on your ayurvedic body type. You could also focus your trip around yoga, weight management, stress reduction and more!

Yoga at the Hawa Mahal, Ananda Spa Resort

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Trip Ideas: Want to include a visit to the Ananda Spa on your trip to India? It would make for a perfect addition to the Golden Triangle itinerary or the Mughal Magnificence itinerary.

The Oberoi Wildflower Hall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

An aerial view of the Oberoi Wildflower Hall, Shimla, India

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Rising through the clouds at 8,350 feet, the Oberoi Wildflower Hall, also in the Himalayas, is a veritable fairytale castle with rooms that echo with the healing powers of the ancients. Their spa offers signature Ayurvedic rituals as the focal point of rejuvenation. It is truly the spa that dreams are made of!

Early Morning Yoga with a view of the Mountains

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Trip Ideas: Adding a couple days at the Wildflower Hall would make for a perfect, relaxing end to your action-packed trip. Great itineraries you can pair this extension with: Golden Triangle Itinerary, Mughal Magnificence Itinerary.

Jiva Spa at the Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Lake Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan

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Jiva means “inner force, and after a few hours spent on Lake Pichola aboard the royal spa boat, you are sure to find your own inner force completely rejuvenated.

Couples Massage on the Royal Spa Boat – Taj Jiva Spa, Udaipur

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This spa experience is meant to leave you feeling like a member of the royal family of Udaipur, who built exquisite palaces right on top of the lake.

The Royal Spa Boat as it passes the Lake Palace

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Gentle aromatherapy invites relaxation as you choose a massage that suits you from the energizing Orja Dakaya massage to the tension-taming Vishram style to a detoxifying lymphatic drainage massage, it’s all up to you. Allow the tension to melt away as the waters of the pristine Pichola rock you to sleep.

If you’d like to experience this Royal Spa Boat on your next trip to India, take a look at this. With Udaipur already included as a destination, all you have to do is let us know that you want this regal experience!

A private jacuzi aboard the Royal Spa Boat at the Taj Lake Palace, Lake Pichola, Udaipur

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