The 20 best Spas in India for 2017


Twenty most exceptional places in India to relax, rejuvenate, re-align and re-energise, to lose weight and feel fresh.


Ananda In the Himalayas, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

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An expansive spa spread across 25000 sq. ft. with its 24 treatment rooms, state of the art gymnasium, outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool and luxurious hydrotherapy facilities is the centre of attention at Ananda. The spa featuring more than 80 body and beauty experiences integrates traditional Indian wellness practices of Ayurveda and Yoga with the best of international wellness experiences at the best destination spa in India. The personalized therapy and activities program are designed to meet individual needs and health goals – de-stress, detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-ageing, weight & inch loss, while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition and active fitness. A team of qualified nutritionists, Western & Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists, Yoga and Fitness experts all gently guide towards a better lifestyle at this Himalayan spa and wellness retreat.


The Roseate Aheli Spa, Delhi

The Roseate Aheli Spa, Delhi

One of the best boutique hotels in Delhi, The Roseate (formerly Dusit Devarana) is set in leafy surrounds on the southern outskirts of Delhi. IIn these fast-paced times, it is always reasonable to want an ‘escape’. The need to ‘get away’, even if it is for a few hours, is a plausible need in this urban scenario. New Delhi and Gurgaon, rulers of the urbane, allow very little time for luxury, something that doesn’t get addressed even when you escape to a hotel for a weekend sojourn. What you really need is to take some time out, and rejuvenate your senses at one of the best luxury spas in Delhi and Gurgaon. At The Roseate, you can find this solace right within its hotel premises. A world class facility augmented by the best amenities with only natural and pure products being used, nestled in the serene surroundings of water bodies; Aheli Spa is a luxury. Aheli Spa has stunning outdoor treatment areas as well as four indoor treatment suites equipped with private verandahs for every comfort that you can imagine. With a wide range of top-notch services available, you can lay back and relax while our trained therapists work their magic on you. When it is about heading to a classy luxury spa in New Delhi or Gurgaon, there is none better than the Aheli Spa to melt away the stress of today’s hectic modern life.


Park Hyatt Resort and Spa, Goa


Revel in a unique and luxurious spa experience at Sereno Spa at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa. Here, ancient Ayurvedic and yogic healing traditions are infused with the revitalizing allure of the Arabian Sea. This award-winning Spa is a renowned health and wellness oasis that offers holistic treatments through a blend of customized therapies. Your visit promises to be a transformational experience, integrating mystical traditions and philosophies of old world India with the contemporary spa principles of aromatherapy and energy healing. Sereno Spa is a real delight for the senses. Located on a quiet south Goa beach and occupying 36,000 square feet, the stunning outdoor spa pavilions have breathtaking sea views. A delicious range of Ayurvedic-inspired massage, skin, and body treatments is on offer.


ESPA at The Leela Palace Udaipur, Rajasthan

ESPA at The Leela Palace Udaipur, Rajasthan

The Leela Palace has India’s only luxury tented spa. It sits amid gardens overlooking Lake Pichola, and has elaborate treatment rooms with crystal chandeliers and a private swimming pool. Both Ayurvedic and modern western spa treatments are offered, along with customized wellbeing programs. The products used in the treatments are made with organic plant extracts and oils from around the world. Yoga and meditation sessions, traditional temple rituals, and healthy spa cuisine are also offered to guests.


Vivanta by Taj Bekal, Kerala

Jiva Spa at Bekal, Kerala

Jiva Grande at Vivanta Bekal is spread across 165,000 square feet and is possibly India’s finest spa. The spa will focus on long term wellness programmes of 2 – 4 weeks of Yoga, Ayurveda and Spiritual Retreats and for the first time in India, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy luxurious modern comfort while practising authentic and traditional wellness programmes. The Jiva Spa Menu features signature experiences, Ayurveda programmes, Indian therapies, Indian aromatherapy, scrubs and wraps, and beauty rituals. The Alepa and Abhisheka pavilions dedicated to our signature experiences of body anointment and purifying bathing ceremonies are amongst the unique Jiva experiences offered here. Also on offer are Ritualistic Fire Ceremonies (Homams) for guests’ AYUS and AROGYA (life longevity and health) with chanting by the Resident Priest. The Ayurveda sanctuary at Jiva Grande is the high point of this wellness retreat. Designed in traditional style as an Ayurveda Physician’s (Vaidya’s) house, built by the backwaters with its satvik dining lounge, courtyards, landscaped relaxation spaces and meditation nooks, a full-fledged wellness library and water bodies, this tranquil pocket of wellness offers authentic, holistic and comprehensive Ayurveda programmes, by qualified and experienced Ayurveda physicians.


Kaya Kalp the Royal Spa, Agra

Kaya Kalp the Royal Spa, Agra

Located on the sweeping plains of Northern India, in Uttar Pradesh, Agra guards the mythic tributary of the Ganges, the Yamuna River. Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa offers a majestic Mughal mix—a sensuous blend of Persian and Indian treatments. The Royal Spa opened in March 2008 at the ITC Mughal hotel. Measuring 99,000 opulent square feet, it’s one of the largest spas in Asia. Unsurprisingly, the spa quickly won a string of awards. True to its royal name, the design incorporates elements of Mughal landscaping and architecture. The lavish interiors are decorated with stone latticework, mother-of-pearl inlays, marble floors, and ornate mirror-work. The spa also has the first luxury hamam (Turkish sauna) in India. Experience the chakra-balancing gemstone treatments, Shirodhara or an Ayruvedic ritual for improving intuition via a delicate rain of oil across the forehead. Essences of pomegranate, lime and ginger comprise The Royal Spa signature oil.


Wildflower Hall Spa, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Wildflower Hall Spa

Set amid cedar forests, with fresh air and a view of snowcapped mountains, the Spa Pavilion at the Oberoi’s Wildflower Hall Resort is a haven of tranquility. Consistently ranked among the best spas in India and the world, it uses plant and flower essences in its aromatherapy and Ayurveda based treatments. It offers exclusive massage, yoga and Ayurvedic treatments at bespoke locations around the hotel and grounds. Its open-air whirlpool affords magnificent views across the Greater Himalayas, while our indoor pool – lit and adorned by overhead crystal chandeliers – is temperature controlled throughout the year.


The Oberoi Raj Vilas


The Oberoi Rajvilas Spa is located in 18th century haveli mansion, restored to ancient splendour with authentic, pink Jaipuri lime plaster walls and decorated with vegetable dye frescoes, white marble and red sandstone floor tiles. It now houses four new spa suites and six treatment rooms along with a beauty salon. The relaxation area overlooks the beautiful landscaped gardens and offers the ultimate pampering experience to world-weary guests. The Spa overlooks over the Resort’s main swimming pool, which is heated in winter. It is a major feature of the hotel, framed by two pink sandstone torches, and two exquisite domed Chattris which reflect themselves in the Jaipur blue-tiled waters, providing one with a very elegant way of keeping fit. Treatments include the very best in Ayurvedic and Western beauty therapies. We offer yoga and meditation every morning in the Shiva temple.


The Oberoi Amarvilas


Many Enjoy the luxury of your own private view of the greatest monument to love. The Oberoi Amarvilas is located 600 meters from the Taj Mahal, all our rooms, suites, lobby, bar and lounge offer breathtaking views of the monument. Built in a style inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture, the resort is a splendid display of terraced lawns, fountains, reflection pools and pavilions with rich interiors that take you back to an era of Emperors and Princes. An interlude at The Oberoi Amarvilas is truly unforgettable.


The Oberoi Vanya Vilas

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Many guests come to Vanyavilâs simply to relax. The Oberoi Spa and Fitness Tent are the ideal places to do just that. The Spa is set over the lake, past turquoise and lapis blue tiled pools, in a fountained courtyard. Here you will find steam rooms, showers and private therapy suites.Guests can choose from a long ‘menu’ of spa treatments, massages, facials, manicure and pedicure. For example, the stimulating Indian Spice Wrap and a delicious Orange Wrap. All the massage and aromatherapy treatments are aimed at relieving stress and promoting a deep sense of relaxation and wellbeing. Perfect after an exciting day’s tiger spotting in the Reserve.



Kumarakom Lake Resort

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The Kumarakom Lake Resort, nestling on the banks of Vembanad in more than 25 acres of lush greenery. Where the mystique of the past and the richness of the timeless heritage lives on to this day. In the over 50 Villas, carefully reassembled using Tachu Shastra, the ancient rules and rites of carpentry. Dotted with cozy nooks, outdoor eatery, meditation center, swimming pool, health club, Ayurmana – the Ayurveda Centre…A far cry indeed from the din of city life and the sprawl of the urban jungle is intended to clean the skin and to burn localized fat accumulations. This massage adds glaze to the skin and improves complexion.


The Oberoi Wild Flower Hall

. The Oberoi Wild Flower Hall

A world class Spa opened recently at Wildflower Hall, bringing the resort right into the top league of luxury destinations. The Oberoi Spa by Banyan Tree offers holistic treatments based on Ayurvedic, Asian and Western therapies to relax, rejuvenate and inspire. With tranquil views through lush green cedar and pine forests, the Spa Pavilions offer stressed out guests a peaceful haven in which to revitalise themselves both inside and out. Therapies offered by trained therapists include an Aromatic Massage, Balinese Massage, Head and Shoulder Massage, Hawaiian Massage, Thai Massage and a Wild Lavender Scrub.


Taj Exotica Goa


Stylish, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa spreads idyllically along a pristine beach and the serene lagoon. The award-winning resort, now re-launched, seamlessly extends the magic of the island’s blessed natural beauty in its design even as it offers the finest contemporary luxuries and services. Jiva Grande Spa, an authentic Indian spa, offers a range of signature wellness experiences. A choice of gourmet cuisine, water sports, and recreation make for a complete and exclusive destination.


Devi Garh Resort

Devi Garh Resort spa
Devi Garh, away from the stress of the city, is a perfect place to optimize your well-being. We soothe your body, stimulate your mind and strengthen your spirit. Combined with the gymnasium, steam, sauna, jacuzzi, and beauty parlour, we offer something more profound: complete Ayurvedic therapies. Ayurveda is a traditional Indian form of Holistic medicine, which has been handed down over the centuries by ancient physicians. This gentle science, using natural remedies has evolved a system of complete healthcare. Our therapists use medicated oils and herbal pastes for different therapies- ranging from relaxing massages to complex treatments.


  1. ITC Mughal, Agra

ITC Mughal, Agra


ITC Mughal brings to the city of Agra, Kaya Kalp – the Royal Spa, recreating in today’s context, the opulence and luxurious lifestyle of the Mughal Dynasty. Spread over a vast expanse of more than ninety-nine thousand square feet, this is the largest spa in India and offers therapy based on ancient customs, to create meaningful experiences for the soul. This magnificent oasis of tranquility, follows Mughal tradition in its extensive use of greenery and water, both important elements in gardens laid out by the Mughal Dynasty.


Mayfair Spa Resort & Spa

Mayfair Spa Resort & SpaPerfect havens of peace and serenity that look to pamper you with a wide offering of holistic and rejuvenating therapies and treatments in exquisite and thoughtfully laid out settings. At each spa, our expert therapists leave no stone unturned to make sure that you have an indulgent and overall excellent spa experience. We offer body massages, facials, salon services, bridal packages and foot reflexology amongst a host of other services. Our spas are beautifully styled with state of the art steam, sauna and Jacuzzi facilities. Calming sensations instantaneously take you over as you enter the tranquil environs of the award-winning Spa at Mayfair Spa Resort & Casino, Gangtok. There are twelve therapy rooms at the impressive Spa where you are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting from an exhaustive array of available facials, spa treatments, body massages and salon services. You can opt for a detoxifying Aromatic Seaweed Body Wrap or the intensive cutting edge cellulite reducing massage treatment. It offers signature treatments like Cloud 9 on cocoon like dry floatation beds. There are indulgent special packages for couples and the Spa makes for a perfect yoga retreat destination in Sikkim. It is also one of the only spas in India where you can pamper yourself with massages on the “Zero Gravity Bed” which mimics the motion of sea waves on a beach.


Emerge – The Wellness Spa

Emerge - The Wellness SpaThe Windflower Resorts & Spa, spread over 25 acres of a lush green coffee estate, is surrounded by one of the world’s 34 biodiversity hotspots. The resort features a nature blessed plantation trail (blooming with stunning exotic colors), a lake for those who want to try their hand at some fishing, a rough jeep drive to a semi private waterfall, of course Emerge – the wellness Spa featuring an array of Ayurvedic healing and rejuvenating therapies. The resort also features an outdoor infinity pool along with a list of engaging activities for all ages. The spa offers treatments that take their ways from the Rishi’s Ayurveda, married with the highest regard and care for the quality of ingredients and experience that makes you emerge anew. Treat yourself with the therapies performed by professional therapists and experience the tingling gratitude of your body.


Leonia Holistic Destination

Leonia Holistic Destination spaLeo juventa – the first of its kind in the entire world aims to provide wholesome wellness and pure well-being from head to toe. It redefines rejuvenation and enriches wellness beyond the pampering sessions. It offers you world’s best scientific methodologies to ensure complete indulgence and well-being. Step into its Medi spa to enjoy a private health and wellness consultation. Moreover, discussing your health with an expert will determine what activities or treatments would benefit you the most. Spread out amidst ecofriendly and tranquil environment, the five-floored multi-level Medi spa, offers techniques that are drawn from a scientific amalgamation of ancient Indian, Oriental, Egyptian and modern contemporary medicine with the latest healthcare technologies under the aegis of highly qualified doctors, experts and professional staff who have researched the field of integrated medicine. Services and packages offered range from a few hours to many days, from a random, hurried packed-between-jobs visit to a planned annual vacation.


The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa

The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa8,825 feet above sea level in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas, stands a world-class resort that captures the beauty of its pristine setting. With majestic views of the Affarwat Peaks, The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa is spread over 7 acres of a sylvan coniferous forest. A world away from the ordinary, this 85-room resort is a haven of luxury, designed to pamper you in every way – with plush interiors, fine cuisine and restorative treatments at The Khyber Spa by L’Occitaine. You can also ski on some of Asia’s finest slopes in winter, trek and picnic through unspoilt forests and flower bedecked meadows in spring or tee off on the world’s highest golf course. The Khyber is paradise in every season of the year.  THE KHYBER SPA by L’OCCITANE, offers one of India’s most luxurious and holistic well-being experiences.


R The Spa at Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi

R The Spa at Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi

Purposefully designed to reduce the stress associated with travel, R-The Spa offers all the benefits of a full-service spa in the convenience of the Radisson Blu. Find extravagant renewal in treatment rooms, private suites, a hydrotherapy lounge and a beauty salon, all housed within three levels of the 20,000-square-foot facility, which has been accredited by the National Accreditation Bureau for Health. With refreshing options that include Asian and European therapies, Vichy showers and hamam tables, our spa offers an expansive array of services perfect for special occasions.