The Best Ayurveda And Yoga Wellness Retreats In India

Nestled amidst vibrant landscapes and cultural heritage, India offers a tapestry of wellness retreats that draw upon ancient healing practices to restore harmony and balance. From the foothills of the Himalayas to the coastal havens of Kerala, these Ayurvedic wellness and yoga retreats provide a sanctuary for holistic well-being.  

India's reputation as the birthplace of Ayurveda and yoga makes it an unparalleled destination for those seeking a deeper connection to mind, body, and soul. With a blend of traditional Ayurvedic treatments, personalised programmes, and yoga, these retreats offer an authentic and immersive experience in the heartland of healing. 

Whether you seek tranquility in the lush greenery of Kerala or spiritual enlightenment in the sacred city of Rishikesh, Healing Holiday’s has many options. Get ready to embark on a voyage of self-discovery with 11 of the best of India's Ayurvedic wellness and yoga retreats. read more...

SIX SENSES VANA

Six Senses Vana is an international ashram, a wellness retreat, and a world-class sanctuary – all healing and nourishing. 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. Ayurveda healing is also offered alongside traditional Chinese medicine and Tibetan healing. There are on-site nutritionists, visiting monks and experts, Sufi singing sessions and lectures, steam rooms, saunas, indoor and outdoor pools, infrared cabins, and a well-equipped gym.

KALARI RASAYANA

Surrounded by coconut palms, lush flowers, and idyllic villages in the heart of Kerala's beautiful backwaters is the wellness retreat of Kalari Rasayana. After a consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor or Vaidya at the retreat, a customised programme will be designed to address your specific health objectives. These programmes are meticulously crafted and will include a tailored Ayurvedic diet, morning yoga, meditation sessions, and daily massages in one of the retreat's 12 serene treatment rooms. During leisure time between treatments, you can retreat to your spacious cottage, unwind amidst the tranquility of the gardens, or venture out to explore the breathtaking natural landscapes. 

KALARI KOVILAKOM

Located in the foothills of the Annamalai mountain range, Kalari Kovilakom is set in an ancient palace that has been beautifully converted into a luxurious wellness retreat. People come to Kalari Kovilakom year after year to transform their physical, mental, and spiritual health through traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Following a consultation with one of the retreat's Ayurvedic doctors or Vaidyas, a personalised programme will be prescribed to help you achieve your specific health and wellness goals. 

NEELESHWAR HERMITAGE

If you are looking to reconnect with nature and bask in its restorative benefits, Neeleshwar Hermitage is the perfect place to do so. Built using local materials and techniques, it is an eco-friendly retreat where rainwater is harvested, solar energy is used, and natural waste recycled, so eco-conscious travelers can rest assured. Ayurveda is the focus here, with plenty of different Ayurvedic treatments on offer. However, fitness, detox, and more are all available. Beyond wellness, Neeleshwar also provides the opportunity to learn more about India and the local area by offering Keralan cookery classes and cultural talks. 

SHREYAS RETREAT

Shreyas Retreat is a spiritual wellness ashram with a touch of luxury. With three styles of cottages to choose from (Garden Tent Cottage, Poolside Cottage, or 3 Bedroom Cottage), you will feel at one with nature as you hear the sound of birds and the rustle of the coconut trees or watch the stars as you shower. The goal is rejuvenation and relaxation. The atmosphere is decidedly laid-back, where it’s your time to heal your body and mind, with an array of classes and a personalised daily schedule.  

SOMATHEERAM AYURVEDIC HEALTH RESORT

Nestled in the serene coastal region of Kerala lies the tranquil sanctuary of Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort. This idyllic wellness center is renowned for its expertise in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing system. Surrounded by tropical gardens, the resort's setting harmoniously blends with the natural healing practices you'll encounter during your stay, enhancing the overall experience of the retreat. The Ayurveda here is some of the best in India, something you will quickly realise as you sit down for a consultation with the resident doctor. However, yoga and meditation are also strong points that you are strongly encouraged to partake in. This is a place where you are encouraged to slow down and enjoy the peace and harmony of life itself.  

ANANDA IN THE HIMALAYAS

Ananda in the Himalayas is one of India's most prestigious spas. Sitting in the foothills of the Himalayas, this tranquil resort holds legendary status. The serene ambiance emanates positivity, creating an ideal sanctuary for those seeking a wellness retreat and holistic healing experiences. Ayurveda is the specialty here, although Ananda in the Himalayas is also famed for its yoga, Vedanta, and detox offerings too; you can expect your mind, body, and spirit to all feel nurtured by the extensive range of treatments and activities on offer here. Everything at Ananda in the Himalayas has been designed to encourage your wellness; the restaurant serves Ayurvedic cuisine to ensure you’re well-nourished, the accommodation, with its understated luxury, promises a restful night’s sleep, and everything else blends perfectly. 

SWASWARA

SwaSwara is a holistic healing centre situated in Karnataka, India, amongst lush forests close to the Arabian Sea and Om Beach. SwaSwara not only focuses on external procedures and treatments but also greatly emphasises the cuisine offered, aiming to feed the soul from deep within. Following the principles of Ayurveda, Naturopathy, and Yoga, the meals are prepared to strike a harmonious balance between freshness and simplicity.  

DHARANA WELLNESS AT SHILLIM

Just three hours from Mumbai, in the mountains of the Western Ghats, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is Dharana Wellness at Shillim, a one-of-a-kind eco-wellness retreat offering a soothing sanctuary for your body, mind, and spirit. Its unique wellness philosophy combines the most advanced Western diagnostics with traditional age-old Eastern Ayurvedic practice to help heal, prevent, and transform.  When not undergoing treatments, experience daily yoga, meditation, and fitness classes and enjoy the amenities, which include a pool and several restaurants. 

SOUKYA

Soukya is a very serious health sanctuary which offers the best in Ayurvedic healing - a cure-it-all bolthole founded by the esteemed Dr Isaac Mathai. Guests, including King Charles and Queen Camila come here to address serious health issues - depression, thyroid problems, migraines, diabetes - you name it, they can help fix it. It’s a fusion of the best ancient medical traditions with top-notch Ayurveda, with all the herbal concoctions and oils coming straight from their very own organic garden.

AMANBAGH

Amanbagh is nestled in the rugged outcrops of the Aravalli mountain range just 90 minutes outside of Jaipur. The resort's wellness immersions draw upon the ancient medical knowledge of Ayurveda and the wellness heritage of India. You will feel harmoniously balanced as you are pampered with Ayurvedic spa therapies, delicious cuisine to suit your specific dosha, expert yoga and meditation classes, and group activities. At Amanbagh, you can absorb a unique spiritual energy that will help you on your healing journey. 

Ayurvedic wellness and yoga retreats in India offer a transformative journey of self-discovery, rejuvenation, and holistic healing. Through ancient practices, personalised treatments, and serene surroundings, these retreats provide a sanctuary for the mind, body, and soul. Contact Healing Holidays today to embark on a transformative journey that nourishes your entire being, leaving you renewed and ready to embrace life with renewed vitality. 



Discover our selection of Indian spas below or contact our wellness experts, who will give you unbiased advice on how to tailor the right programme for your individual needs. Call our wellness advisors at 020 7843 3597 or enquire here.


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Set on the gentle slopes of a lychee and mango plantation, the dense Sal forest to the west and the hills of Mussoorie to the north,  Six Senses Vana is akin to a modern-day Maharaja’s palace, with incredible architecture and vast public spaces, triple-height ceilings, curvaceous sweeps …
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Surrounded by coconut palms, lush flowers and idyllic villages in the heart of Kerala's beautiful backwaters is the wellness retreat of Kalari Rasayana.Its beautiful setting aside, the reason why people come to Kalari Rasayana year after year is to transform their physical, mental and spiritual…
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Located well off the main Keralan tourist trail in the foothills of the Annamalai mountain range, Kalari Kovilakom is set in an ancient palace that has been beautifully converted into a luxurious 19 bedroom wellness retreat.Its breathtaking and tranquil setting aside, the reason why people come to …
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Peaceful, stylish and slightly bohemian, Neeleshwar Hermitage is an intimate resort that provides the perfect serene space for a wellness retreat. Containing just 18 thatched cottages, this is the place to come for those who are seeking some privacy and seclusion. Built using local materials and te…
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If you are looking to explore your spiritual side and improve your Yogi poses, then Shreyas retreat might just be your haven. A spiritual ashram with a touch of luxury.Situated an hour north-west of Bangalore in 25 acres of lush gardens lies this charming yoga retreat. This retreat was designed by …
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Located along the coastline in peaceful Kerala, you’ll find Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort, a serene wellness centre that specialises in the ancient Indian healing system of Ayurveda. Nestled within lush tropical gardens, the setting perfectly complements the natural type of healing that…
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Ananda in the Himalayas in India is considered one of the world’s top Spas. Why? - well keep reading to discover more.Surrounded by the mighty Sal forests and overlooking the Ganges River valley, Ananda in the Himalayas has a legendary reputation and is the ideal spot for a peaceful and luxur…
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A sanctuary for your wellness, SwaSwara is a holistic healing centre situated in Karnataka, India amongst lush forests close to the Arabian Sea and stunning Om Beach. A beautiful natural setting that is perfectly suited to the treatments, therapies, and activities offered here, Swaswara aims to enc…
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Located just three hours from the bustling metropolis of Mumbai in the serene mountains of the Western Ghats, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is Dharana At Shillim, a one-of-a-kind eco-wellness retreat offering a soothing sanctuary for body, mind and spirit.Its tranquil setting aside, what really draw…
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You may be aware of Soukya because of its royal connections (Camilla & Charles love it here) and its high profile VIP clients. We know it as a very serious health sanctuary offering the best in Ayurveda healing - a cure-it-all bolthole founded by the esteemed Dr Isaac Mathai. It is beautifully …
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Amanbagh emanates pure elegance in the rugged outcrops of the Aravalli mountain range. This rose-pink Rajasthani retreat, informed by the Mughal style, is a relaxing oasis just 90 minutes outside of Jaipur.The property rests in the open countryside, and each of its 40 suites and pavilions offer a p…
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