If you are trying to find a means to rejuvenate your mind, soul and body, these five-weekend escapes from Delhi offer an ideal option. After a long, tough week on the job, there is nothing quite as tempting as the guarantee of relaxing for a couple of days. With their picture perfect setting and an extensive variety of treatments pampering you, these resorts near Delhi guarantee to restore your senses. Using a combination of yoga, Ayurveda, and treatments that are internationally accepted, they approach wellness in various manners. Just decide the one which resonates with you, and you will return a joyful soul. If you’re coming from another city, take any Mumbai, Chennai or Hyderabad to Delhi flights and enjoy sheer bliss.
Ananda in the Himalayas – Spread across an area of over 24,000 square feet, this spa is nestled in the Himalayan foothills near Haridwar and Rishikesh along the Ganga river. There are a variety of European, Asian and Ayurvedic spa therapies on offer for detoxification, destressing, anti-ageing and weight reduction. In addition, they offer courses in healing treatments, meditation sessions and Satyananda Yoga with reflexology, reiki, crystals, and chakradhar. If you want to spend few days at this spa resort, just take any Mumbai, Chennai or Hyderabad to Delhi flights and take a cab from there.
Vana – Encompassed by sal forests, gardens, and fruit orchards, this resort recreates Eden on the outskirts of Dehradun. It has 66 rooms, 16 suites and 4 villas and sprawls over 21 acres. Guests can select packages based on Ayurveda, Tibetan natural healing, yoga, fitness, and aqua treatments. The estate houses a Tibetan healing center, an ayurvedic centre, a yoga studio and temple, a health spa, a private watsu pool, two common indoor and outdoor heated pools, and two tennis courts. Additionally, there are guest suites with therapy rooms and their own meditation. The two in-house eateries, Anaya, and Salina offer delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian food.
Kaya Kalp by ITC Mughal – This opulent 99,000 square feet spa is considered the biggest in India and hauls its guests right back to the Mughal age. There are Persian-designed hammams, and channels of rainwater showers, and fountains. Besides a variety of Ayurvedic treatments, the health spa’s star bundles contain ‘A Taj Mahal Love Story’ for couples, including a gemstone massage, pearl facial, foot massage and therapeutic bathing; the ‘Exotic Pomegranate’ treatment with natural fruits and conventional oils; and ‘Passage to India’, a blend of ayurvedic therapies like Abhyanga and Shirodhara with an exfoliating scrub.
Wildflower Hall Spa – The Wildflower Hall resort’s health spa makes the most of its scenic and clean setting. It offers ayurvedic, Asian and western treatments, aromatherapy, yoga, and meditation in suites and private health spa pavilions, with breathtaking views of snowcapped summits and cedar woods. Highlights include relaxing speciality bathrooms; Himalayan, Tibetan and Ayurvedic therapies and massages and a Hungarian thermal mud wrap inspired by the five natural elements.
One of the interesting things to do in Delhi is going to luxury spa retreats, and if you’re looking for something a notch above the common, then these places would be the best bet.