COVID-19 pandemic has been a tough time for all of us. It has made us realise the significance of boosting immunity and living a healthy lifestyle. All we need right now is to rejuvenate ourselves with a soothing experience. In order to regain freshness and fully rejuvenate your senses, yoga may prove to be an excellent experience in achieving relaxation. What can be better than visiting some of the best Yoga & Wellness retreats in India where you can meditate, practice yoga and have a relaxing spa experience in the lap of nature! Here’s a list of yoga retreats in India for those who are searching for peace of mind and want to stay healthy.
Soukya holistic health centre, Bengaluru
Away from the bustling city Soukya holistic health centre near Bengaluru is a centre for ayurvedic treatments and yogic meditation. It hosts specific programmes for wellness and medical concerns. There are group sessions for yoga that you can join voluntarily. The holistic health centre is spread at an area of 30-acre land and they also have ayurveda, homeopathy and naturopathy options available. The naturopathy therapies include 5 major elements: mud packs, baths and immersions, breathing exercises and fasting therapy (abstaining from some food, drink or both for a period of time). Soukya health centre is operational right now so immerse yourself into the medical & wellness programs.
Quirky fact: They offer acupressure and acupuncture treatments to the guests who want to heal from a specific illness.
How to reach
The nearest airport is Kempegowda International Airport which is approximately 37 km away from the Soukya holistic health centre. From there you can hire a cab that will take you directly to the retreat. For train travellers Bengaluru city junction (SBC) is closest to Soukya holistic health centre. Here is a list of trains between New Delhi and Bengaluru. After reaching the station you can take a cab in order to reach the centre that is approximately 36 km from Bengaluru city junction.
NAAD Wellness, Haryana
It is a unique place located near the national capital that nurtures the wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy. It is a perfect place for the ones who are looking for a relaxing and refreshing stay. NAAD wellness provides a plethora of therapies and services like thai spa, yoga pavilion, personalised consultation with a doctor, salt cave and many other such holistic experiences. It is rooted on the ancient principles of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy to give you a wholesome and enriching experience. NAAD wellness is following the health and safety protocols laid by the MHA for the safety of the guests.
Quirky fact: It is the best place to detox your mind and body. Each day is carefully planned with a full program of therapies, activities and your own personalized vegetarian meals to help you rediscover your true self.
How to reach
The closest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport which is located at a distance of 65 km from NAAD wellness. After that hire a taxi or cab that can take you to the wellness centre. For train enthusiasts the nearest railway station is Sonipat (SNP) railway station that is 34 km from NAAD wellness. Here is a list of trains that run between New Delhi to Sonipat. You can take a taxi from the station to reach this place directly.
The IBNII, Coorg
The IBNII is a beautiful resort located in Coorg that offers a blissful experience to your mind, body and soul. Coorg itself is a very charming place and if a resort is set up in the middle of all that beauty, then you don’t need to think twice! The highlight of this place is the countless wellness activities like nature walk, art, fishing, baking, cooking sessions with chefs, gardening, chess, swimming and cycling. Along with this it also has yoga, meditation and pranayama sessions along with wellness consultation. Discover the personalised crafted packages now.
Quirky fact: One of the striking features of this retreat is the ‘Manja Spa’ which is a traditional technique. Manja is known as Turmeric in a local vernacular language and they promise to deliver a magical experience.
How to reach
The closest airport is Mangalore International Airport that is located at a distance of 190 km from the IBNII. From the airport, you can take a cab directly to take you to reach the IBNII, Coorg. The nearest railway station is Kannur (CAN) railway station which is 131 km from the IBNII Coorg. Here is a list of trains between New Delhi to Kannur. After reaching Kannur you can hire a cab to take you directly to IBNII Coorg.
Located at the Om beach in Gokarna, SwaSwara wellness retreat offers a serene atmosphere that let you hear your inner voice and allow your inner nature to grow. SwaSwara provides you ayurvedic massages to detoxify your body, yoga & meditation, art yoga, healthy food and nurturing experience. If you wish to explore more then they also have nature walks along the beach and guided tours of the temples and markets in Gokarna. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the SwaSwara retreat is not accepting bookings. For the physical and mental well being CGH Earth wellness has compiled a list of steps you can follow to keep yourself healthy during the unprecedented health crisis. Do check out the CGH Earth wellness practices.
Quirky fact: The retreat programme includes diet analysis and advisory with a resident Ayurvedic doctor and meditative art sessions on Sundays. For more information check out their official website CGH Earth experience hotels.
How to reach
The nearest airport is Goa Airport (Dabolim Airport) that is around 159 km away from SwaSwara. From the airport you can hire a cab that will take you directly to SwaSwara. If you want to travel by train then Kumta (KT) railway station is the nearest for SwaSwara (approx 36 km). Here is a list of trains between New Delhi and Kumta. After that you can reach SwaSwara via taxi. Guests can also visit Om Beach (450 m), Kudle Beach (750 m) and Shiva Cave during the stay at the retreat.
Nestled in the lap of nature with blue waters of Mulshi lake and mighty Sahyadris at the backdrop, Atmantan is not a regular wellness retreat. One can indulge in a rejuvenating journey with relaxing spas, gourmet food, yoga, spa therapies, mediation centre and a lot more. If you want to restore balance in body, mind and spirit then you have to come here to experience the absolute best. As per the hygiene and safety protocols, Atmantan would be accepting the bookings from July 16. For now you can have a look at the online wellness services especially curated for the optimal well-being of humans.
Quirky fact: Atmantan host practitioners like Ayurveda doctors, pranic healers (no-touch healing therapy in which a healer cleanses the chakras of a body through fresh prana) yoga teachers and massage therapists.
How to reach
Nearest located railway station and airport is Pune (PUNE) that is located 44km from Atmantan resort. Here is a list of trains between New Delhi to Pune. After reaching Pune you can hire a taxi that would take you to Atmantan.
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