Wellness Holidays are increasing in popularity as more and more people are becoming aware of the importance of staying fit and healthy. People no longer want to sit on a beach sunning themselves for ten hours a day; they want to return home with lasting benefits long after the tan has faded. Travellers want to stay active on holidays and use the time to boost health and well-being. Holistic and Wellness Holidays are not just about yoga. Go hiking in the mountains, try out white water rafting, try out a wildlife safari, go on a nature trail. They are all about breathing in new life, seeking out new skills and having fun in beautiful locations that are all about reviving and inspiring! For travellers across the globe search in search for destinations that enhance their general wellbeing, India is one of the hot favorites for wellness, relaxation, therapy and health. l.R.V.RAO, Asst. Director, India Tourism, Dubai, tells us about two of the best Spas in India…
The luxury spas in India combine ancient therapies with innovative techniques. The long history of beauty and rituals practiced by Indian women has ensured that India is rightfully considered the land of rejuvenation and wellbeing. Even today the burgeoning wellness industry in India relies on numerous beauty traditions and rituals detailed in various mythological and historical texts. Spa menus across the country today take inspiration from age-old rituals to provide exotic and royal treatments.
A traveller is spoilt for choice as they can indulge in pampering themselves while
enjoying the breathtaking views of the Himalayas, or enjoying an Ayurvedic massage on the wooden houseboats in Kerala, or even in sandy deserts with special spa tents in Rajasthan.
With stress levels rising day by day, along with rising disposable incomes, and awareness levels increasing about wellness, India has become a hotspot for spa lovers.
Seeking Ayurveda and other alternative therapies, many tourists plan spa holidays across various places in India. Some of the must visit places to recharge and rejuvenate are:
Kairali Healing Village
Experience Ayurveda in the land of its origin, South India, at Kairali – The Ayurvedic Healing Village! There couldn’t be a better getaway for mind, body, and spirit. With messages that heal, food that detoxifies and an ambiance that soothes you, Kairali Health Resort is a naturalist’s treasure trove.
The Ayurvedic treatment here is all about getting back to nature. The resort is a healing center for the treatment of various kinds of problems. At the same time, it is a sanctuary of bliss where you can just be by yourself and rejuvenate. Every activity here leads to healthy and encouraging vibes. It is set amongst 50 acres of lush land in the Palakkad district of Kerala, with cottages integrated well into the natural setting and a stream running past each cottage. Like a haven amidst the wilderness, this health resort has pollution free surroundings with soothing waterfalls and fountains. Designed to be the first of its kind in the world, this
resort combines the healthy integration of healing, Ayurveda and fitness programs that restore vigour and zest back into your life.
Relax on the hammocks, read by the poolside, watch the gurgling stream, and sip tea on an old rocking chair amidst nature! “l here could not be a better getaway for the rejuvenation of the mind, body and spirit.