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Luxury retreats and ayurveda holidays in India

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Discover the best health Ayurveda retreats, Panchakarma Ayurveda holidays, and luxury wellness hotels in India with PureandCure's top-notch selections in luxury Ayurveda retreats and resorts. India offers a tapestry of wellness and health retreats that draw upon ancient healing practices such as Ayurveda to restore harmony and balance. Ayurveda is an ancient (holistic) natural healing system over 5000 years old, literally translated as 'science of life.' From the foothills of the Himalayas to the coastal 'gardens' of Kerala, 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, personalized programs, and yoga, these retreats offer an authentic and immersive experience in the heartland of healing. Discover our selection of luxury and fine Ayurveda retreats in North India, South India (Kerala), and around Mumbai and Bangalore.
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Nikki's Nest
3.5
Nikki's Nest, India
A charming Ayurveda resort that provides a cozy escape for yoga and meditation, passionately operated by eco-conscious enthusiasts, nestled in a tropical paradise beside the Indian Ocean.
5 Reviews
Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Resort
4
Soma Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village, India
Soma Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village truly lives up to its name. Picture authentic Ayurveda, a sandy beach with palm trees and cosy cottages.
30 Reviews
Somatheeram Ayurveda Beach Resort
4
Somatheeram Ayurveda Village, India
With over 30 years of experience and the distinction of being one of the pioneer Ayurveda resorts globally, Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort stands out as a haven for those seeking authentic and traditional Ayurvedic experiences.
8 Reviews
Six Senses Vana
5
Six Senses Vana, India
Six Senses Vana is an international ashram, luxury wellbeing retreat and a world-class blissful sanctuary. A spiritual spot in which to reconnect with your deepest self through a fully customised programme.
2 Reviews
Atmantan Wellness Resort
5
Atmantan Wellness Centre, India
At Atmantan Wellness Resort, traditional Eastern medicine with a state-of the art spa,ultra-modern fitness facilities, and Western medical knowledge. The overarching goal is not just to experience a sense of well-being but to genuinely own it.
18 Reviews
Ayursoma Ayurveda Royal Retreat
5
Ayursoma Ayurveda Royal Retreat, India
Celebrate the essence of Ayurveda in a luxurious five-star beachfront resort, inspired by the opulence of ancient Indian palaces.
6 Reviews
Ananda in the Himalayas
5
Ananda in the Himalayas, India
Ananda in the Himalayas redefines the wellness experience, standing out as one of the premier destination spas globally. With a commitment to excellence, this retreat promises nothing but the finest in wellness and rejuvenation.
24 Reviews
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The best ayurvedahotels, luxury yoga retreats and Panchakarma holidays to India

India offers a tapestry of wellness and health retreats that draw upon ancient healing practices such as Ayurveda to restore harmony and balance. Ayurveda is an ancient (holistic) natural healing system over 5000 years old, literally translated as 'science of life.' From the foothills of the Himalayas to the coastal 'gardens' of Kerala, 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, personalized programs, and yoga, these retreats offer an authentic and immersive experience in the heartland of healing. Discover our selection of luxury and fine Ayurveda retreats in North India, South India (Kerala), and around Mumbai and Bangalore. 

India has plenty to offer in health and wellbeing holidays

  • Specialised ayurveda hotels and ayurveda retreats in the North of India, Dehradun
  • Specialised ayurveda hotels and ayurveda retreats in the South of India, Kerala
  • Specialised ayurveda hotels and ayurveda retreats in Pune
  • Specialised ayurveda hotels and ayurveda retreats in Rishikesh
  • Specialised ayurveda hotels and ayurveda retreats around Bangalore
  • Panchakarma retreats
  • Luxury wellness retreats with a spa
  • Destination Spas in India
  • Luxury yoga retreats
  • Health spa's (like Ananda In The Himalayas or Atmantan)
  • Mindfulness retreats
  • Detox retreats
  • Meditation retreats
  • Adults-only hotels

Type of Ayurveda programs

There are various types of Ayurveda programs, depending on health needs and goals. There are Ayurveda light programs for a week (Rasayana), intensive panchakarma (purification of body and mind) programs for a minimum of 2 weeks or medical Ayurveda programs (for the treatment of specific conditions or complaints). Medical Ayurveda require a longer stay. We also recommend repeat treatments and therapies. 

We listed some of the most common types of Ayurveda programs 

  • Panchakarma: A traditional Ayurvedic detoxification program that includes a series of therapies, such as massage, herbal remedies, and cleansing techniques to remove toxins from the body. 
  • Ayurvedic diet and nutrition: Ayurveda offers guidelines on diet and nutrition, including specific foods and spices that are believed to balance the doshas.
  • Herbal remedies: Ayurvedic practitioners use a variety of herbal remedies to address specific health concerns.
  • Yoga and meditation: Yoga and meditation are integral parts of Ayurveda, and many Ayurvedic programs incorporate these practices to promote mental wellbeing.
  • Ayurvedic lifestyle counseling: Ayurvedic practitioners offer lifestyle counseling to help individuals make positive changes in their daily habits and routines, such as sleep patterns, exercise, and stress management.
  • Ayurvedic massage and bodywork: Ayurveda includes various massage and bodywork therapies, such as Abhyanga, Shirodhara, and Pinda Sweda. 

Typical Ayurveda treatments

Ayurveda offers a wide range of treatments that are tailored to an individual's specific health needs and imbalances. In Ayurveda treatments, the therapists use a lot of warm oils with herbs that are rubbed pretty much all over the body. The herbs are absorbed into the skin through the oil. The specific treatments recommended will vary based on an individual's unique health needs and imbalances, and should be customized by an experienced Ayurvedic doctor.

Which Dosha type are you: Vata, Pitta or Kahpa?

In Ayurveda, the doshas are three fundamental life energies that govern all biological processes within the human body and mind. According to the Ayurvedic philosophy, from birth, we all have a unique balance of the three Dosha types. This balance is reflected in a person’s body shape, immune system, character traits and behaviour. The three doshas are: Vata, Pitta and Kahpa. Every one of us is different and has a different balance of these three energies. If everything was perfect, all three energies are equally balanced. If one of the three doshas is dominant, physical or mental issues will develop. An Ayurveda program is designed to rebalance the three doshas. 

  • Vata: The Vata dosha is associated with movement and is responsible for all movement within the body, including the movement of nerve impulses, blood flow, and digestion. Vata represents impulsiveness. Vatas could be identified by a slight body shape, mobility and a restless mind. People with a predominant Vata dosha tend to be creative, energetic, and quick-thinking, but they may also experience anxiety, dry skin, and digestive issues when the dosha is imbalanced. Vatas are susceptible to experiencing anxiety and stress.
  • Pitta: The Pitta dosha is associated with transformation, fire and is responsible for metabolic processes within the body, including digestion, absorption, and assimilation. People with a predominant Pitta dosha tend to be ambitious, focused, demanding, determined, critical and detail-oriented, but they may also experience irritability, inflammation, and digestive issues when the dosha is imbalanced.
  • Kapha: The Kapha dosha is associated with stability, structure and is responsible for the body's physical structure, stability, and immunity. People with a predominant Kapha dosha tend to be calm, grounded, respectful, empathic and nurturing, but they may also experience lethargy, weight gain, emotional eating and respiratory issues when the dosha is imbalanced.

It's important to note that everyone has a unique combination of all three doshas, known as their Prakriti or natural constitution. The balance of these doshas can be influenced by various factors such as diet, lifestyle, stress, and environmental factors. An Ayurvedic doctor can help to identify an individual's Prakriti and recommend dietary and lifestyle changes to help balance the doshas and promote overall health and wellbeing.  

Need advice from the experts 

With various locations across India, PureandCure.com offers tailored retreat options around ayurveda, yoga, panchakarma, detox and inner balance. If you need advice where to find your perfect Ayurveda resort, the PureandCure Wellbeing experts are here to help!