Spa & Wellness in India
Apart from being a hub for cultural and heritage tourism, India has become the wellness tourism capital in Asia in recent years. Wellness tourism is on the rise and both the metro cities and exotic tourist destinations are coming up with spa and wellness packages. India, the birthplace is known for its unmatched hospitality.
Atithi Devo Bhava (guest is god) is the motto of Indian tourism and it resonates in the services enjoyed by travellers from around the world. This eco-friendly form of tourism is definitely on the rise in India.
Ayurvedic retreats, herbal spa and wellness centres have gained popularity as the Indian government puts more focus onto the alternative medicinal treatment methods that were once a primary part of the Indian society.
THE BIRTHPLACE OF AYURVEDA
Ancient India was a medicinal hub. Ayurveda, the most ancient form of medicinal practice, dates back 5,000 years. Ayur (life) and Veda (knowledge) constitutes the relation between the human body and mind to medicinal plants and their benefits.
Natives still use natural medicines and syrups to cure minor ailments and use herbs and balms to soothe their body and mind after a toiling day at work.
WELLNESS HUBS OF INDIA
There are many places in India that have introduced Ayurveda and Yoga to treat tourists of fatigue, stress, anxiety, depression, body aches and other ailments, along with serene accommodations amid beautiful sceneries.
Aptly named as God’s Own Country, Kerala is perfect if you want to unwind, relax and rejuvenate. The relaxing stay on Kerala backwater houseboats floating over the pristine canals watching the colour of the water change under sunlight throughout day and enjoying Ayurvedic massages with balms and oils made from natural medicinal plants will alleviate all the pent up stress and fatigue and transform you into a new avatar.
Many Ayurvedic retreats have been established along the beautiful beaches of Kerala. Some of the most famous Ayurvedic resorts in Kerala include Somatheeram in Kovalam, Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort in Mararikulam, and Kairali – The Ayurvedic Healing Village in Palakkad.
Where in South you hear the soothing bellow of the Arabian Sea on the foothills of the Western Ghats, Ayruvedic treatment in Rishikesh brings along the roaring rapids of River Ganges and the lush green foothills of the lower Himalayan ranges.
The International Yoga Capital, Rishikesh, opens its arms to welcome weary minds and nestles them into the hilltop Ayurveda and Yoga centres where you are taught meditation techniques, yoga sessions and you receive mind-numbing Ayurvedic massages that heal you from all kinds of aches, stress, and ailments.
Some of the most famous Yoga and Ayurveda resorts in Rishikesh include Veda5 Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat, Sattva Retreat, and Ananda in the Himalayas.
Experience a new kind of luxury amid an authentic Indian setting in the yoga retreats in India that will take you back to the ancient times and detox your soul.