Six Senses Vana

Six Senses Vana

India, Indian Subcontinent

Set on the gentle slopes of a lychee and mango plantation, the dense Sal forest to its west, the hills of Mussoorie to its’ north, Six Senses Vana is an international ashram, a wellness retreat, a world-class sanctuary – all healing and nourishing. Designed by Spanish architectural company Esteva i Esteva, it’s designed is both dramatic and serene; sculptured sleek stone and sheer glass, modernist polished buildings with pale wooden floors, and all surrounded by a large courtyard shaded by a grove of mango trees. Bedrooms are soothing and calm - the colour scheme is muted, with wall-to-ceiling windows overlooking the trees and hills.

So who would Six Senses Vana suit? The answer is every one that is besieged by the challenges of living in the modern world. For Six Senses Vana is a haven to escape to, to discover, to be still in, and to heal. There are no pre-determined programmes at Six Senses Vana; your schedule will be custom-made for you, following your in-depth consultation with one of the doctors, where you will list your goals for your stay – de-stress, detox, weight loss or maybe some natural healing. The doctors will devise a programme which will nourish you inside and out. Quiet reflection time is an important part of the healing process at Six Senses Vana.

Food is artistically displayed and delicious and served to you based on your body type and the objectives of your retreat. All, of course, are locally sourced, seasonal, fresh and organic. The menu is not about absence or deprivation at Six Senses Vana, but sensible eating that offers a feast for the senses as well as being healing to the body.

Ayurveda healing is offered alongside traditional Chinese medicine and Tibetan healing – Sowa Rigpa. There are on-site nutritionists, visiting monks and experts, Sufi singing sessions and lectures. There are steam rooms, saunas, indoor and outdoor pools, infrared cabins and a well-equipped gym. In the extensive grounds, there are also tennis courts, a herb garden and lots of spots for Yoga and meditation.

The treatment menu is vast. There is stretching like you have never known before - limb by limb, muscle by muscle, every knot kneaded until you spring back to life. The fragrant Ayurvedic oils of the heavenly four-handed abhyanga massage, (which finishes with your hair being wrapped in a saffron turban to keep your head warm), the Ku Nye massage performed by two therapists who whisper Sanskrit mantras as they press hot pods into your energy channels. There are many other massages on offer; all performed by magical hands, all from different ancient practices, all working seamlessly together, to make you whole again. All massages are listed for a purpose, all are expertly performed, and are part of your journey to improvement. Six Senses Vana quite simply is exquisite, it’s a life-changing, profound experience, somewhere to connect with your inner stillness.

   Nearest Airport: Dehradun Airport
   Transfer Time: Approx. 60 minutes

   Sample Weekly Group Activities 

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Including transfers, accommodation, full board and a 5 night stay

Recommended for

Detox | Yoga | Ayurveda | Emotional Healing

Room Types

Nature and ecology are forever present in how the seasons and Six Senses Vana's supply chain influence their menus, which match the Eat With Six Senses guiding principles of natural ingredients, local and sustainable, and less is more.

You’ll find nutritional information on all menus to help you make informed choices. Six Senses Vanaare not prescriptive unless it is essential for a particular retreat objective. Their cuisine wholeheartedly embraces the joy of food and might just be one of the highlights of your retreat!

Expect beautifully presented, delicate, pure, uncomplicated flavors and fragrant yet not overly spiced curries, savory and naturally sweet dishes. Six Senses Vana include allergy-friendly, vegetarian, and vegan options as well as mindfully sourced meat, fish, and poultry. The plentiful buffet lunches and à la carte dinners ensure you never go hungry and still shift a surprising amount of weight.

Six Senses Vana's cuisine is also a vital contributor to the preservation and revival of our culture and traditions. Food has always been seen as an offering to the divine and they consider the food that they create as an offering to their Vanavasis.

Another bridge between the traditional medicine systems and cuisine is Six Senses Vana's apothecary. Prescribed by their doctors and based on principles of Ayurveda, Sowa Rigpa, and naturopathy their apothecary creates decoctions, infusions, herb mixtures, and topical applications that are grown in, not flown in, and indigenous and intentional.


Salana’s contemporary wellness cuisine draws inspiration from life. Its focus on nutrition, creativity, nature, and low food miles reflects Six Senses Vana’s core philosophy. Menus change with the seasons, and at lunch and dinner each day. Whether you eat indoors, outdoors on our terrace, or while enjoying each other's company around a long table, their cuisine is a retreat highlight. 


Anayu is derived from the Sanskrit words “ana” and “ayu” meaning “nourishment/food” and “life”. It brings together Indian-inspired recipes and Ayurvedic principles. Anayu’s menu is crafted to serve each of the three body types – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Six Senses Vana believe that food is a gift and eating it is a reverent experience. 

  • Classical music performances
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Lectures
  • Cooking lessons
  • Hiking
  • Fitness classes
  • Tennis
  • Wellness centre
  • Yoga studios and pavilion
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Hot tub
  • Watsu pool
  • Steam room
  • Ice fountain
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis courts
  • Padel courts
  • Badminton courts
  • Meditation Cave
  • Bodhi Tree
  • Two restaurants
  • Tea and Juice Bar
  • Sketchbook meeting space
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Library
  • Boutique
  • Earth Lab
  • Alchemy Bar
  • Reflection Garden
  • Walking trails
  • Organic vegetable and herb gardens

Set on the gentle slopes of a lychee and mango plantation, the dense Sal forest to its west, the hills of Mussoorie to its’ north, Six Senses Vana is located in the Northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills.

Directions to Six Senses Vana:

Travelling by plane

  • Dehradun Airport - approx. 60 mins
Insider's Tips
  • "Travel light, you get super comfy organic kurta pyjamas daily, so that’s one thing less to worry about." - Frances Geoghegan, Owner & Founder
  • "There is a well stocked library at Six Senses Vana, no need to take books either." - Anna, Wellness Advisor
  • "Dine at the communal table at mealtimes. Most evening you are joined by one of the Six Senses Vana doctors or specialists, its fun and very informative." - Frances Geoghegan, Owner & Founder
  • "Take a meditative walk in the yoga orchard, and enjoy the magical bird song." - Klaudia Orr, Wellness Advisor
Healing Holidays Exclusive Offers

Although Healing Holidays offer a best price guarantee we often receive special offers with very limited booking windows from our partners. As these are sometimes not reflected on our website it is always worth checking with us to ensure that the cost you are being quoted is the very best available.

Programme Discount

  • Receive a 5% discount if you book a programme of 14 nights or more
  • Receive a 10% discount if you book a programme of 21 nights or more
    Valid for stays between 01 Oct 2023 – 30 Apr 2024 & 01 Sep – 30 Sep 2024. T&C's apply
  • Receive a 25% discount if you book a programme of 5 nights or more

    Valid for stays between 01 May 2024 – 31 Aug 2024. T&C's apply.

Free Room Upgrade

Enjoy a complimentary room upgrade
Subject to availability. T&C's apply. 


Please note: Programme prices listed are inclusive of any applicable special offers

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A Wellness Stay At Six Senses Vana
Six Senses Vana | India
5, 7, 14, 21 or 28 nights

This package is ideal for those who are not looking to pursue a specific health goal, but still want to improve their lifestyle and wellbeing.Available over various durations, this packcage includes a personalised meal plan, a wellness consultation and one private treatment per day.You will also ha…

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Six Senses Vana Yoga
Six Senses Vana | India
5, 7 or 14 nights

Whether you’re a complete novice or a seasoned yoga practitioner, the Yoga programme at Six Senses Vana can help you improve your yoga practice and your overall health and wellbeing.Available over 5, 7 or 14 nights, the programme includes private sessions, guided meditation, and breathwork, w…

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Six Senses Vana Detox
Six Senses Vana | India
5, 7 or 14 nights

Eliminate toxins, improve digestion, boost the immune system and clear your mind with the Detox programme at Six Senses Vana.Available over 5, 7 or 14 nights, their non-invasive yogic cleanse, which includes a curated meal plan helps your body detox in a safe, controlled manner, combined with low i…

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Six Senses Vana Tibetan Healing
Six Senses Vana | India
5, 7 or 14 nights

Tibetan Medicine, or Sowa Rigpa, is delivered by Tibetan therapists and doctors from the north of India. Six Senses Vana is one of the few places in the world where Sowa Rigpa is formally offered in its complete avatar.Available over 5, 7 or 14 nights, the Tibetan Healing programme at Six Senses Va…

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Six Senses Vana Better Sleep
Six Senses Vana | India
5, 7 or 14 nights

If getting to sleep or staying asleep are a struggle, or you wake up feeling tired then Six Senses Vana’s Sleep programme could be just the ticket.Available over 5, 7 or 14 nights, Six Senses Vana’s experts will track your sleep patterns and help you reset through treatments and therapi…

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Six Senses Vana Weight Management
Six Senses Vana | India
14, 17 or 21 nights

Gain control of your weight and relationship with food through healing and gradual weight loss with the Weight Management programme at Six Senses Vana.During this programme, which is available over 14, 17 or 21 nights, Six Senses Vana will treat the root causes of your weight issues through fitness…

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Six Senses Vana Ayurveda
Six Senses Vana | India
14 or 17 nights

Realign your energy and balance your body and mind, guided by recommendations from Six Senses Vana’s Ayurvedic doctors with their Ayurveda programme.Following a detailed consultation, you will be presented with a bespoke wellness plan that is specific to your dosha (Ayurvedic body and persona…

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Six Senses Vana Ayurveda Panchakarma
Six Senses Vana | India
21 nights

The Panchkarma is Six Senses Vana’s signature programme and is not for the faint hearted.This intensive detox programme available over 21 nights aims to help you achieve optimal physical and mental health by cleansing the body of harmful toxins. This is achieved through a strict Ayurvedic det…

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