Top 4 Wellness Experiences in India

Vue India
5 min readOct 10, 2019


“Ayurveda is the most sacred science of life, beneficial to humans both in this world and the world beyond.”

-Charaka, Indian Scientist & Philosopher, 3rd Century BCE

There is no other place in the world that embraces the aspects of holistic health within its culture as well as India. Owing to its rich tradition and 5000-years-old history of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Meditation, India’s health retreats are sought-after worldwide for authentic wellness experiences.

But, in this country, such tours aren’t just about slowing down and living a quiet Ashram life constituting of relaxation & meditation.

Whether you want to break away from the monotony of city life, rejuvenate your mind & body, pamper yourself with a one-of-a-kind, spiritual experience, or mingle with the local communities and experience the culture first-hand while enjoying the bliss of mindfulness, a Wellness Tour in India is the perfect solution.

To assist you, here’s our list of the best 5 wellness experiences in India.

1. A Detox Retreat At Ananda In The Himalayas

The first-ever wellness & health retreat in India, Ananda is one of the country’s top luxury spa resorts.

Surrounded by forests of Sal trees, Ananda retreat is a Maharaja’s palace estate located in the foothills of the Himalayan range. The massive structure overlooks the holy town of Rishikesh and river Ganges. Yoga pavilions, private terraces, landscaped gardens, in-cottage swimming pools, a golf course, special rejuvenation cuisine, and spas equipped with aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, & Ayurveda- Ananda exceeds all your expectations in terms of service and facilities.

In addition to a wide range of complimentary activities, it also engages its guests in unique Himalayan excursions, like hiking along the hilly trails, devotional temple tours, the revered Ganga Arti, a visit to the Mindrolling Monastery in Dehradun, and the exquisite Beatles Ashram. Plus, there is an exceptional culinary experience where the master chefs of Ananda teach the guests to cook exotic dishes based on Ayurvedic principles.

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2. Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort in Kerala

Somatheeram is a cozy resort set on the Kovalam beachfront, an hour away from Trivandrum International Airport. Established in 1985, this Ayurveda & Wellness resort enjoys the distinction of being the first of its kind in the world.

Booking an Ayurveda rejuvenation package in Kerala’s Somatheeram Ayurveda Village offers dual benefits.

1. You get Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala
2. You get to explore Kerala’s local culture, watch folk performances, go on a houseboat tour in Kerala’s backwaters, tour popular sightseeing spots,

With a basic rustic design, Somatheeran has been built on eco-friendly constraints, constituting of wooden cottages outlined by Palm trees, flower beds, and lush greenery. But, the most significant feature of Somatheeran is an impressive range of traditional Ayurvedic treatments, including Rejuvenation therapy, Panchakarma, stress management, detoxification, and weight management, etc. Food in Somatheeran is a personalized affair, with unique cuisines prepared for each guest catering to their doshas.

3. RAAS Devigarh in Udaipur

RAAS Devigarh, an 18th-century heritage palace nestled in the slopes of the Aravalli hills, is not only one of the most atmospheric meditation & wellness retreats in India, but it is also an acclaimed one, primarily because of its partnership with boutique British spa brand Ila.

The landscaped gardens, minimalistic interiors, and ornate architecture showcase the old-world charm of Devigarh palace. From practicing yoga on top of the battlements to receiving utmost pampering and care in the world-class spa, RAAS Devigarh offers an experience that’s particularly designed to offer every guest a transformational healing experience. Its wellness holiday package also offers Blessing treatments, sound healing, various meditation techniques, and aromatherapy.

Plus, the Palace also arranges a unique cultural voyage for its guests, which includes a rural Rajasthan heritage walk, a tour to the sacred temples of Eklingji and Nagda, handicraft experience, etc.

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4. Niraamaya Retreat in Kerala

The beautiful beach resort of Niraamaya Retreat is a perfect vacation spot for people who want an equally spiritual, cultural, and historical holiday in India.

Perched on a rather dramatic cliff-edge, Niraamaya is dotted with cottages that reflect Kerala’s heritage, with spectacular views of the Arabian seas. With a distinctive perspective on Ayurvedic treatments, this wellness resort prefers to establish a safe space of aesthetics and harmony that helps the guests restore the natural balance of their mind and body, achieved through traditional Ayurvedic therapies, Pranayama, Yoga, meditation, long walks of the serene and secluded beaches, etc.

Niraamaya also offers a wide variety of activities to engage its guests, including:
• A special al fresco dinner, set up with a Chef and Butler
• A cooking class for traditional regional recipes
• Backwater cruise & beach picnic
• A private tour of the local fish market
• Sunset cruise
• Countryside village tour

Whenever You Find Yourself in India, an Ayurveda & Wellness Tour Is A Must

Not only does India offer some of the world’s oldest traditional Ayurveda centers in all corners of the country, but it also gives you a chance to explore much more than its spiritual side.

So, gear up to experience extreme bliss and plan your Wellness Holiday to India.

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