We are 2 weeks into 2023 and some of us are still on track when it comes to our fitness resolutions. Now, that calls for a pat on the back. Yay! It’s also that time of the year when we are quite hopeful and idealistic about our plans for the rest of the months. We want to move more, eat better, have epic experiences, and travel the world. So consider this as a nudge from us to you, to make your travel plans slightly skewed towards wellness experiences. While India being the land of Yoga and Ayurveda, is filled with many retreats across the country, here are some that we think will make for memorable travel experiences. Existing and aspiring wellness enthusiasts, here are some names to add to your travel bucket list. Check out these 7 wonderful wellness retreats in India.

1. Ananda In The Himalayas – Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Chances are high that you’ve already heard of this heavenly resort. Every year, they have guests checking in from all over the world and that’s for a reason. Ananda offers a luxury wellness experience like no other. As the name suggests, it’s nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas and boasts an impeccable ambiance and view. Their team of Ayurveda doctors and therapists curate special Ayurvedic wellness regimes for the guests. With their therapeutic massages, Yoga sessions, and holistic diets, they can help you cleanse, relax and revitalize your body.

Find out more about them here.

2. Atmantan Wellness Retreat, Mulshi, Maharashtra

 

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Just a short drive away from Pune and a long drive away from Mumbai, Atmantan is a paradise for wellness enthusiasts. Their certified experts in Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Functional Medicine, Pranic healing, Counselling, Yoga, and Acupuncture ensure the overall well-being of their guests. Spread across several acres, this premium wellness center overlooks the Mulshi lake. Imagine sitting on their sprawling lawn and basking in the morning sun while doing some yoga asanas with a view and enjoying the breeze.

Find out more about them here.

3. Six Senses Fort Barwara – Rajasthan

A stunning 14th-century fort has been preserved and converted into a luxury retreat by the Six Senses team. And they have left no stone unturned in making it a state-of-art wellness sanctuary. From decor to delicacies – this wellness resort offers an enticing platter of all things Rajasthani, to give its guests a taste of the location. They also use only their own signature range of indigenous essential oils, muds, clays, gels, and vegetable oils for different therapies. They also offer sauna, sound healing and much more.

Find out more about them here.

4. Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa – Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir

 

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Some of the world’s best wellness properties are based out of Switzerland and Austria with majestic winter views of snow-laced mountains. Khyber is as aesthetic as them, in terms of not just its location but also its interiors and architecture. Surrounded by the Affarwat Peaks, dense forests, and beautiful meadows, this world-class resort is straight out of a fairytale. Immerse in a healthy holiday here and get pampered with various restorative treatments at The Khyber Spa by L’Occitaine. While you can visit there any time of the year and have a great time, we’d highly recommend paying a visit during the snowfall season.

Find out more about there here.

5. Six Senses Vana – Dehradun, Uttarakhand

 

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The goodness of age-old Tibetan medicine in the lap of luxury? Sign us up! Here, you can experience the magical results of Rigpa – one of the oldest healing modalities in the world. You can also opt for Ayurvedic panchakarma, nourish your body with some lip-smacking good yet nurturing food for the soul, and much more. Don’t know about you, but Vana is definitely topping the charts when it comes to our travel bucket list.

Find out more about them here.

6. Kalari Kovilakom – Palakkad, Kerala

Kalari Kovilakom definitely deserves a place on your travel bucket list! It is a 200-year-old palace that has been transformed into a world-famous Ayurvedic hospital by CGH Earth. Prince Dharmavarman of the Vengunad kingdom had picked this place overlooking the Western Ghats of Palghat in North Kerala amidst freshwater springs and endless flora. Indulge your mind, body, and soul in some traditional Ayurvedic practices here for much-needed rejuvenation. Moreover, the place exudes an old-world charm that is bound to make for a majestic travel experience. In the evenings, one can enjoy Kathakali dance and Carnatic music presentations at the venue as the original residents of this palace were patrons of the arts and indulged in these cultural rituals.

Find out more about them here.

7. Little Cove Yoga Holiday Retreat, Cola, South Goa

Thankfully, this one’s a little easy on the pocket. So while the rest of our suggestions can definitely be added to everyone’s dream travel to-do list, Little Cove can be a place that you can perhaps tick off rather easily. And you should! During your next trip to South Goa, ditch the pubs, shacks, and party life and enjoy a tranquil yoga vacay by the beach. It’s situated amongst palm groves at the quiet and calm Cola beach near Agonda. You can opt for beachfront yoga lessons, wholesome cooking classes, Ayurvedic massages, and a lot more. You can expect everything to be authentic here as it’s owned and run by an Indian yogi with a Diploma in Naturopathy as well as Ashtanga Yoga.

Find out more about them here.

So which one made it to your travel bucket list? We hope you get to tick off each and every single one really soon!