From getting stuck in unrelenting traffic to walking on puddled roads, monsoons in the city can become hectic and unwanted. Adding to its list of woes, skin and hair problems are also rampant, owing to the humidity. At such a time, there is an intense desire to escape the concrete jungles and be in communion with Nature’s bountiful beauty. Hence, the rainy season is the perfect time to rejuvenate our body, mind and soul and head to some of the best spa destinations in India.
1) Sereno Spa at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, Goa:
The arrival of monsoons in Goa marks the ideal time for a laid-back wellness break, with the best of spa and ayurvedic treatments available. The Park Hyatt Resort and Spa is a melange of beautiful tropical landscapes and contemporary luxuries. Its award-winning Sereno spa offers many holistic therapies and treatments such as the nourishing and cooling Pitta Shamak or the Samudra detoxifying steam/sauna with an exfoliating body massage. Couples can opt for the ‘Romance at the Park’ package which includes fine dining, a rose petal bath, couples’ spa treatment and late check-out.
2) Vythiri Spa Resort, Wayanad, Kerala:
A green paradise nestled among the Western Ghats, Wayanad is fondly referred to as the ‘Eden’ of Kerala. Its lush green paddy fields are a visual delight. Besides conducting adventurous activities such as trekking and boating, the hill station is dotted with many ayurvedic spa facilities, making it a cocoon of peace and tranquility. The Vythiri Spa Resort is one such luxury retreat that can heal body and soul through its array of ayurvedic and aroma therapy treatments. The Vythiri Special Massage is the perfect solution to relieve stress and fatigue, while letting the gentle thrum of rainfall and luxuriant surroundings uplift your senses.
3) Oberoi Spa at Wildflower Hall, Shimla:
Shimla is enigmatic with its green slopes and spellbinding climate. During the monsoons, the entire hill station livens up with petrichor. The fog enveloping this place provides a mystical ambience to it. Surrounded by dense cedar and pine woods, the Oberoi Spa pampers its guests with its soothing rituals and treatments. Let the pure mountain air energise you as you enjoy the Classic Hungarian Body Wrap or any of its other luxurious therapies in your private spa pavilion or suite. It’s a must to soak in their outdoor whirlpool which is perched on the edge of the cliff, overlooking the majestic Himalayas.
4) Devi Spa by L’Occitane at Devi Garh Palace, Udaipur:
The ‘Venice of the East’ located in the desert kingdom of Rajasthan; Udaipur is vibrant with a rich heritage seen in its array of palace turned hotels. The rains replenish its many lakes and makes all the surroundings come alive. The Devi Spa is set within an 18th century palace turned hotel with platinum yoga, meditation and fitness facilities. Guests are encouraged to pluck fresh flowers and herbs they would like mixed with natural L’Occitane products to create recipes prepared for their treatments. It offers a combination of Swedish, Hawaiian, Balinese, Shiatsu & Ayurveda therapies. The outdoor spa cabanas offer an enchanting view of the surroundings; you can experience the beautiful panaroma of sunset while getting pampered with a basil infused Sweet Lime Relaxing Massage.