India's Top 7 Luxury Spas
1 Wild Flower Hall (Shimla)
Wild Flower Hall 'Asia's Leading Spa Resort' at the World Travel Awards, 2009 and for a good reason too. The mountain air of the Himalayas and an incredible view of snow-capped mountains make this a perfect spot for a relax-and-unwind holiday. Adding to the spa HOTEL'S charming ambiance are the surrounding pine and cedar woods.
The Wild Flower Hall's spa offers holistic treatments based on ayurveda, oriental and western traditions. Choose from one of their specialty baths to calm and renew you.
2 The Quan Spa JW MARRIOTT ( Mumbai)
The opulent Quan Spa got the Asia Spa's Awards' (Asia Spa Magazine's prestigious awards) New Spa of the Year in 2006 and was listed in Conde Nast Traveller's Hot Spas list in 2007 as well. The spa takes inspiration from its name Quan, which means 'source of pure water', and uses ingredients sourced from water bodies in all their treatments. You might want to try their couple's wedding ritual, which includes foot rituals, a massage and a specialised bath and body polish.
3 Sereno Spa, Park HYATT ( Goa )
The Sereno Spa at the Park Hyatt was voted 'World's Number One Spa' and 'Best Spa in the Asian and Indian Subcontinent' by the readers of Conde Nast Traveller in 2006. This spa is known for its herbal and ayurvedic therapies. The spa is located among gardens with beach views. Try their ayurvedic therapies like the Four Hands massage that will energize you or the Traditional Marma massage that includes a massage of the crown chakra.
4 Royal Spa ( Agra )
No trip to Agra is complete without a trip to the TAJ Mahal - and for those want pampering, a trip to the Kaya Kalp Resort's spa. This resort's Royal Spawas declared the 'World's Best City Spa' by UK's Tatler Magazine in 2008 . India's largest spa, its interiors are inspired by the opulence of the Mughal era. It is just the place to experience a hamam or a royal bath where you are lead to a private bathing area and given a Persian-style body scrub, soap and relaxing head massage.
5 Maya Spa ( Kumarakom, Kerala )
The Maya Spa was awarded the 'Best Resort Spa' at the Asia Spa Awards in 2007. It's the largest spa in southern India and is located next to the beautiful Vembanad Lake in Kumarakom, and so offers the weary the right combination of therapy and serenity. The Maya spa offers one-of-a-kind therapies including hydro-therapy and the solar-therapy. Try their hot stone spa therapy if you are looking out for something that will make you feel good.
6 Amatrra Spa, HOTEL Ashok ( Delhi )
Amatrra Spa at Hotel Ashok in Delhi, taps into the concept of astro-science to harmonise and balance your energy. It uses the knowledge to customise everything from its ambience to its health food menu. Try their colour-connected elevation therapy and herbal heat revival therapy to unlock your energy reserves.
7 Angsana Resort and Spa ( Bangalore )
The Angsana Resort and Spa is the perfect place to unwind after a tiring week in the city. The resort has rooms set in a tropical garden that allow you to soothe your nerves. Try their ginger-banana, orange cooler or jasmine body conditioning treatments to nourish and replenish your skin.
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