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Top 10 Indian Spas for a Relaxing Vacation

India’s spa industry has done some phenomenal work in the recent years.

Kerala with its ayurvedic roots has emerged as a hot destination for spa tourism obviously. There are also some wonderfully refreshing destination spas in the mountains.

Today most Indian Spa resorts have now evolved to include different therapies like reflexology, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, and meditation.

Here are the top 10 Spa Resorts you can head to enjoy the sensation of lying back and enjoying being pampered!



Wildflower Hall Spa, ShimlaWildflower Hall Spa, Shimla

The Spa Pavilion at the Oberoi’s Wildflower Hall Resort is set amongst cedar forests, with fresh air and a view of snow capped mountains.

A haven of tranquility, this place has been twice voted as ‘India’s Best Spa Resort’ in the World Travel Awards. The Spa uses plant and flower essences in its aromatherapy and Ayurveda based treatments.

What’s Best: The Himalayan Retreat Spa Program. It includes a body scrub, Indian head massage, full body massage, and Himalayan cedar bath.




Ananda In the Himalayas Spa, Rishikesh
Ananda In the Himalayas Spa, Rishikesh

Another award winning spa, the Ananda In the Himalayas is set against the soothing background of the Himalayas. This destination spa is built on a Maharaja’s palace estate.

This Spa resort offers therapeutic treatments based on traditional Indian Ayurveda, yoga and meditation. There’s also a spa boutique, stocking everything from music to organic food.

What’s Best: The five night Stress Management Package. It will leave you relaxed and energized.




Maya Spa, KumarakomMaya Spa, Kumarakom

Maya Spa is the winner of the ‘Best Resort Spa’ at the 2007 AsiaSpa Awards. Located amidst Kerala’s backwaters, it’s the largest spa in South India.

It’s got has two wings – one for Ayurvedic treatments, and the other for Oriental and Western style treatments. That includes massage, skin treatments, reflexology and Shiatsu.

What’s Best: The Cloud 9 Massage. You’ll receive a relaxing head massage while floating on an enveloping water bed.




Taj Lake Palace Jiva Spa, UdaipurTaj Lake Palace Jiva Spa, Udaipur

As if the alluring lake setting of the  isn’t enough, The Jiva spa at the Taj Lake Palace is at a whole new level.

Its Royal Spa Boat is what really makes this spa unique though. It will take you gliding across Lake Pichola as you soak in the spa bath on the deck

What’s Best: The Romantic Spa Escapade and Romantic Spa Indulgence Packages on the Royal Spa Boat.




Sereno Spa, GoaSereno Spa, Goa

Conde Nast Traveller in 2006 voted this one the ‘World’s Number One Spa’ and ‘Best Spa in the Asian and Indian Subcontinent’. Sereno Spa is a real delight.

Located on a quiet Goa beach, this 36,000 square feet spa has stunning outdoor spa pavilions that offer breathtaking sea views.

What’s Best: The Synchronised Abhyanga ‘Four Hands Massage’




Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa, AgraKaya Kalp - The Royal Spa, Agra

Voted the ‘World’s Best City Spa’ by the Tatler Magazine, the Kaya Kalp Spa is one of a kind, and it was only launched in 2008!

Spread over 99,000 square feet, this Spa offers unsurpassed opulence. It could well be the biggest spa in Asia! The jaw dropping grandeur of this spa will take your breath away.

What’s Best: Passage to India Spa Journey




Taj Malabar Jiva Spa, CochinTaj Malabar Jiva Spa, Cochin

Rated as one of their Top 10 favorite hotel spas in Asia for 2008 by Conde Nast Traveller, the Jiva Spa at the Taj Malabar Hotel is located on a peaceful island.

The spa looks out over a shimmering swimming pool that appears to merge into the ocean. Perfect for relaxation!

What’s Best: The signature Jivaniya energizing treatment




Amatrra Spa, New DelhiAmatrra Spa, New Delhi

Amatrra Spa is the only metropolitan standalone lifestyle spa in India. Forbes called it as one of the ‘10 Best Spas in India’ in 2006.

The spa is unique in its treatments that are based on the ancient study of ‘Astroveda’, an ancient combination of Ayurveda and Astrology.

What’s Best: Fully Inclusive Packages




Quan Spa, MumbaiQuan Spa, Mumbai

The Quan Spa won Asia Spa’s ‘New Spa of the Year’ Award in 2006 and was one of Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot Spas for 2007.

The Spa has four different types of treatments on offer -rejuvenating, detoxifying, enhancing, and Indian style massages. The great thing here is that you don’t have to be a hotel guest to visit this spa.

What’s Best: The hotel’s Spa and accommodation packages


Amarvilas Spa, AgraAmarvilas Spa, Agra

Want to relax in a bath full of flowers with the Taj Mahal outside? Couples will find it impossible not to feel romantic!

The Oberoi Amarvilas Spa has treatments that blend classic Ayurvedic techniques with traditional Thai massage. They use exotic herbal oils and creams used by ancient Indian royalty. This Spa claims that it befits the self-indulgence of royalty, and it’s not wrong.

What’s Best: The three hour Noor-e-Taj Program

!!! Take the first flight and recharge your life !!!

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