Uttarakhand is a land of hills, rivers and Himalayas where natural beauty is at its peak.
But it is also home to some of the finest wellness resorts in India.
Here are few….
Ananda in the Himalayas– This award winning luxury spa resort needs no introduction. Located on a 100 acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate, Ananda is surrounded by graceful Sal forests and overlooks the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges river valley.
Ananda, one of the best luxury ayurvedic retreats in India, integrates traditional Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta with international wellness experiences, fitness and healthy organic cuisine to restore balance and harmonize energy.
AyuVAID Kalmatia– The resort which was earlier known as Kalmatia SangamAnanda, is an Ayurveda therapeutic destination perched on a lush hilltop in Almora, Kumaon, spread across 14 acres of greenery dotted by tastefully decorated, stone cottages and facilities that offer you disease reversal and revitalization opportunities in privacy and comfort in pristine natural settings overlooking the spectacular Himalayan mountain ranges. Pure Ayurveda, uniquely personalized to suit your health needs and delicious, healthy, vegetarian cuisine complemented with dinacharya (daily health routine) and with Ayurveda therapy, including Panchakarma modules, that detoxifies, de-stresses, reverses disease and restores well-being are a special part of the resort.
Vana Malsi Estate– Bringing together ayurveda, sowa rigpa, yoga, natural therapies, spa, fitness and aqua, the retreat provides many paths to start the journey towards greater personal wellbeing. The 21 acre retreat is located at the Mussorie road, Dehradun and is one of a kind. Upon arrival, a doctor designs a personalized retreat for each guest which includes therapies according to your body type. Apart from this there are a vast range of other therapies you can indulge in. Apart from this there are classical music performances, nutritionl cuisine lessons, morning and evening yoga, meditation, and outdoor activities like hiking.
Shakti 360 Leti– Located at the Bageshwar district of Uttrakhand, they offer a complete Himalayan holiday experience. The best season to visit this place is from early October to end of April. It uses solar energy as its major source of electricity, and also uses grey water reuse system to reduce water consumption. The resort works with the small communities of the region, and the village houses are leased and not purchased, ensuring steady income for the local owners. The food consumed at the resort comes from the gardens of the locals. The houses have been renovated using local textiles. They offer outdoor activities like trekking, picnicking and village walks.
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