We are advocators of self-pampering. If your kinda pampering involves yoga and some therapeutic spa treatments, we’ve got you covered with these mind-blowing wellness centres acing the game in India. By Shubhanjana Das

1. Ananda in The Himalayas, Rishikesh:

The city made famous by The Beatles themselves, Rishikesh is big on wellness and self-care. Ananda in The Himalayas reflects that beautifully with awe-striking ambience and the incantatory vibe of the place. It is situated right at the Himalayan foothills and overlooks breathtaking views of the towering mountains. They offer healing programmes like Vedanta, spa, yoga and meditation and Ayurveda besides reflexology, reiki and crystal healing. You may have a hard time leaving this place. 

2. Shreyas Yoga Retreat, Bengaluru:

Hailed as one of the best wellness centres in the country, Shreyas Yoga Retreat lives true to its title by accommodating its guests with the best hospitality. Along with authentic Ashtanga and hatha yoga, healing therapies are also customised for each guest to help them revive their mind, body, and soul. The spa here is hard to resist with its massages, scrubs, and therapies, all of which claim to be organic and sans any chemicals. What say, Bengaluru peeps? 

3. Atmantan Wellness Resort, Maharashtra:

Just four hours from the madness that is Mumbai is the Atmantan Wellness Resort, nestled in the Sahyadri Mountains, overlooking the Mulshi Lake. If the view and the ambience of the place don’t already mark the beginning of your wellness journey here, an integrative combination of Ayurveda, naturopathy, yoga, meditation, functional fitness and nutrition surely will. The staff at Atmantan are dedicated to providing each and every guest with a distinguished, holistic experience that lasts longer than their stay here. They also offer weight control, cleansing, healthy living, and restorative psychotherapy packages.  

4. Vivanta by Taj Bekal, Kerala:

If your heart leaps in joy at the very mention of a spa, then you have a trip to Kerala to undertake for here is situated the Jiva Grande Spa at Vivanta by Taj Bekal. Awarded for being one of the top organic spas in the country, Jiva Grande is spread over a sprawling 165,000 square feet. This haven offers customised experiences, which include Ayurveda programmes, Indian aromatherapy, scrubs and wraps, and beauty rituals. Just when you thought that this is as good as it gets, the satvik dining lounge, courtyards, along with serene relaxation spaces to indulge in some reading from the wellness library, goes ahead and drops the mic.  

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