Take a break from the city’s chaos and relax at these wellness retreats located just a drive away from Delhi. By Tanvi Jain

A weekend without the household chores or pending bills, a weekend just for yourself. Sounds like a long lost dream. However, at these wellness retreats located a few hours away from Delhi, you can leave behind all your worries and enter a completely different world of Ayurveda and holistic healing. 

1. The Lalit Mangar

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Just an hour away from the capital, Lalit Mangar is situated in Mangar Bani valley—10-15 kms from Gurugram and Faridabad. It’s home to around six lakh trees and is spread across 677 acres of land. Rock climbing, cycling, well-planned picnics, hours of sunbathing are some of the exciting activities one can experience here. Apart from this you can also participate in rural activities or go for natural therapies at Rejuve-The Spa. There are two restaurants namely Alfresco and Dining Room and a bar as well. For your stay they have Garden View Suite starting at INR 10,500, Deluxe Terrace Suite at INR 11,000, Valley View Suite at INR 12,000 and The Lalit Legacy Suite at INR 75,000. Their in-house Yoga Guru will enlighten you with asanas for complete rejuvenation of the mind, body and soul. Thelalit.com 

2. The Hermitage Kanatal

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Located amidst alpine forests in Tehri-Garhwal district, The Hermitage Kanatal gives you a view of the Himalayas. There are activities for all age groups ranging from games, sports, bonfire, music, and more. It’s over 300 kms from Delhi and is easily accessible from Dehradun and Rishikesh as well. The services offered by the resort staff will give you an old-world charm feel coupled with all the modern equipment to bring to you an experience of a lifetime. There Superior Family Deluxe Room starts from around INR 10,800 per room per night including breakfast. kanatalhermitage.com 

3. The Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort

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This Ayurvedic health spa resort is located 5,000 feet above the sea level and is surrounded by the picturesque Shivalik Ranges. In order to reach this resort, you embark upon a breathtaking cable ride. It’s an ideal getaway from Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla and Kasauli. Their holistic spa treatments work on the concept of Releasing, Relaxing, Revitalising, Replenishing, and Rejuvenating. Their luxurious therapy rooms are dedicated to Ayurveda, Oriental systems like Shiastu and Balinese treatments and European systems of holistic health. Their extensive range of recreational facilities includes an outdoor all-weather pool, open-air jacuzzies, state-of-the-art fitness centre, activities like trekking, hiking and art and culture programmes. While their suites start at INR 18,000, their spa packages cost around INR 21,000. mokshaspa.com  

4. Binsar Forest Retreat

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It’s an eco-friendly homestay situated inside the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kumaon, at a height of 7,600 feet amidst dense forest. The place depends entirely on solar power for electricity and rainwater harvesting. Binsar used to be the hunting ground of the old Chand rulers of Almora and was later taken over the British. At the Binsar Forest Retreat, you can explore various trails like the Ghoralkot Walk, Mayolikhan Walk, and forest walks. Their rooms such as Trishul room, Chestnut room, Nanaghunti room, etc. come with a breathtaking view of the forest. binsarforestretreat.com 

5. Ganga Kinare

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Nestled on the banks of River Ganges, Ganga Kinare is a four-star hotel in Rishikesh overlooking the Rajaji National Park. It’s a four-storeyed resort that houses 38 river-facing rooms. They also have Lotus suite, family rooms, deluxe rooms and premium rooms for a luxurious stay. They have a wide variety of Ayurvedic Spa packages, which offer a complete blend of Ayurvedic treatments and western therapies not just to maintain your health but your beauty as well. Similarly, they also have a range of wellness spa packages that include massages to relieve your tensed muscles and tissues. Ayur Ganga Spa, Yoga, Rooftop meditation and hall, Gaming zone, private ghat, etc. are some of the facilities this retreat offers. gangakinare.com    

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