Sometimes vacations aren’t all about the thrill of an adventure, or the exhilaration. Vacations, sometimes, should be enjoyed the way they are meant to be- in the midst of peace and tranquillity, surrounded by an expanse of serenity, with nothing to give you company except nature, and you not having a care in the world! And what better way to treat yourself to some ‘me’ time, than to go on a ‘staycation’!
These luxury spas across India, in exotic locations, will give you the privilege of spoiling and indulging yourself in some sinfully good body massages. All your needs are taken care of as your body relaxes and rejuvenates. Try these out-of-the-world spas on your next vacation and good times will be guaranteed, as you will heal in mind, body, and soul!
1. Jiva Spa at Vivanta by Taj in Bekal, Kerala
Located in the midst of the backwaters of Bekal in God’s own country, this award-winning spa is known for its signature spa experiences. Their most famed ‘Abhishek’ and ‘Alepa’ spa treatments are world reknowned for they are drawn from age-old massage practices. Plus, there is a private courtyard for you to indulge in for some post-treatment bliss!
2. Wildflower Hall at Oberoi Hotel in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Because luxury hotels in the plains are just too mainstream- this one in the Oberoi is located nearly 8,000 ft. above sea level! You can choose from a range of treatments in the Wildflower Hall Spa, from the Eastern and Western ranges. Or you could just hit the outdoor whirlpool and witness a fantastic view of the lower Himalayas!
3. Sereno Spa at Park Hyatt in Goa, Maharashtra
Who says going to Goa should necessarily involve beaches and booze in any shape or form? Inspired by Ayurveda, the Sereno spa is here to cater to all your wellness qualms and demands. Spread over a massive area of 36,000 ft., the spa boasts of outdoor plunge pools, steam rooms, and a great view of the white sands of Goa!
4. Khyber Spa by L’Occitane at The Khyber Resorts in Gulmarg, Kashmir
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Wellness doesn’t get better than this! In case you haven’t been lost in the valleys of Kashmir- take a tour and visit the undulating bliss that is The Khyber Spa in Gulmarg, Kashmir. Nature is at its pristine and untouched best, amidst which you relax and rejuvenate with custom-made treatments exclusively for you!
5. Kaya Kalp- The Royal Spa at ITC Mughal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh
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Relaxing like the royals isn’t everyone’s cup of tea- but if it is, this spa is the place to be. Amidst luxuriant green gardens and Mughal-era style architecture is the spa, it is the ideal place to rejuvenate. Apart from royal relaxations treatments and therapies, the royal Mughal hamam is the one experience you can only experience, and not elucidate.