Ayurvedic and Yoga Retreats in South India / by Suzana Jamil

Wildflower Hall, Shimla


If you want first class pampering with your ayuverdic treatment then the Wildflower Hall is the place for you. Located up in the Himalayas and surrounded by nature, this place is perfect for a rejuvenating retreat featuring spas and also yoga.  The hotel itself is a colonial mansion located at a height of 2500 meters. Each room ensured to be decorated in the finest luxury will guarantee an unforgettable getaway.

 

Elephant Pass Ayurveda Retreat, Cochin


Elephant Pass ayurveda retreat has been receiving very good reviews on Tripadvisor by a lot of its customers. Located in Cochin, it offers one of the best ayurvedic healthcare and yoga regime as you can get. Located next to the Periyar river, guests can enjoy the peaceful scene while watching the elephants bath in the river. Their ayurvedic treatments are world class as a lot of their customers can testify.

 

Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort Kerala


Priding itself as one of the first ayurveda resort in the world, the Somatheeram in Kovalam is located right next to a pristine beach. Priced at a more reasonable side, the ayurvedic treatment and services should not be overlooked as their rejuvenating ayurvedic regiments have been in established for decades. Somatheeram have indeed made a name of themselves as one of the best place for ayurvedic therapies in India.

 

Soukya, Bangalore


Founded by Dr. Mathai and even recognized by HRH Prince Charles himself, the Soukya prides itself as being one of the world’s first holistic health center. What that means is that not only Soukya offers ayurveda, panchakarma and yoga treatments, it also gives you the options for other treatments such as homeopathy, naturopathy while combining the knowledge with modern medical advancements. Located in a 30 acre of organic and Eco friendly farm in Bangalore, Soukya have some of the most well trained therapists and qualifies doctors around.

 

Ananda in the Himalayas


Located in the town of Narendranagar, Uttararanchal, Ananda in the Himalayas is basically one large spa hotel offering you various ayurvedic, yoga and healthy lifestyle regiment to suit your own requirements. The area of the spa itself covers 24,000 square foot and offers over 80 different types of body and beauty treatments. A perfect place to distress and detox as food intake guidelines would be carefully observed by trained nutritionists. As the place is set up as a one stop ayurvedic health center, surrounded by pristine forests, the experience here will surely take your breath away.

 

Vana Malsi Estate


Vana, meaning forest, is located on a 21 acre estate in Dehradun, Uttarakand. What makes Vana unique is the contemporary design of its buildings and amenities that is luxurious but clean and polished at the same time. At Vana they will tailor to your therapeutic needs based on the information you give before your arrival.  Treatments includes ayurveda, wellness cuisine, yoga and meditation surrounded by fruits orchard and herb gardens. A tranquil setting in the mountains, outstanding accommodation with great personalized wellness services is what makes Vana one of the best places for ayurveda in India.