India, a country located in South Asia, bounded on the south by the Indian ocean, the Bengal Bay on the south-east and the Arabian sea to the south-west, is home to breathtaking scenes and some of the best luxurious hotels and spa resorts in the world. The richness of culture and religion in India, the amicable nature of its citizens makes it the one place you want to visit at least once in your lifetime. Given below are the top ten luxurious spa resorts in India.
JW Marriot Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort and Spa – Set on 5 acres of land in the awe-inspiring valleys of Mussoorie and lushing with walnut trees and a variety of fruits, the resort is endowed with 115 ultra luxurious rooms, each offering a fabulous view of the Himalayas. The extensive banquet space offers a lavish venue for weddings, meetings and events. The resort has been renamed as L’Occitane spa. The resort also houses a large entertainment center for kids fitted with gaming consoles and pool tables and an indoor pool.
The Terraces, Kanatal – The district of Garhwal hosts this beautiful resort. Praised for its tranquility, this bouquet resort rests on a 5-acre plot of land. Installed with state of the art Jacuzzi, steam rooms, sauna, a couple treatment room and fitness center, the resort’s spa specializes in massages that can be customized to client’s satisfaction. Also on offer are a wide range of skin treatments.
Aalia – Strategically situated on the banks of river Ganges in Haridwar, 10 kilometres from the hustle and bustle of the city, Aalia resort is the place to be. The resort enjoys close proximity to Rajaji National Park. The resort offers a daily meditation, yoga and Pranayam program. While there, you can also be part of the ritual of Ganga aarti on Aalia’s river bank.
Ananda – The Maharaja Palace Estate plays host to India’s world famous destination spa. Ananda resort offers a dazzling spa boutique, therapies deeply entrenched in traditional Indian practices such as cleansing, de-stressing, anti-aging and relaxation programs that allow one to experience holistic wellness. The resort is sufficiently stocked with locally grown organic vegetable, herbs and soul soothing music. There is no better place to immerse yourself than Resort Ananda.
Span Resort and Spa – Situated in a natural woodland along the banks of the Beas river, the resort is located between Kullu and Manali. For lovers of adventure, the Resort offers a wide variety of outdoor activities and a personalized tour to the ancient monasteries and temples. The spa has 4 treatment rooms including a couple’s room, a Jacuzzi, a gym and a swimming pool.
Other places to visit include Morksha spa, Khyber Himalayan resort, Gulmarg spa and Wildflower Hall in Shimla.