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A spot of SPA

Anamika Butalia     July 9, 2009

This monsoon, take advantage of the great spa deals that are on offer, both at destination spas across the country or at the best spas in your city.


An unbeatable experience in the foothills of the Himalayas.
The Ananda Ayurvedic Rejuvenation package includes purifying therapies, daily yoga and meditation, and a doshaspecific Ayurvedic diet for seven-day, 14-day and 21-day durations. Or the Ananda Himayalan Romance package in which couples can choose three- or five-day breaks that include special his and her’s scrubs and aromatherapy massages. The former’s prices range from Rs 2,975-19,730 per day, depending on your choice of room, while the latter’s is between Rs 1,695-5,230 (till October 15, 2009).
•Ananda in the Himalayas, The Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar, Tehri-Garhwal, Uttarakhand
•Tel.: 01378-227500


New Delhi Harnn offers traditional Chinese treatments using rice bran oil (known for its antioxidants and moisturising qualities). It also offers traditional Thai, Japanese and aromatherapy treatments. The Holistic Ritual package costs Rs 17,900 and the Wellness Ritual package Rs 16,800 (valid till September 2009).
•Harnn, F-33/34, First Floor, MGF Metropolitan Mall, Saket, New Delhi
•Tel.: 011-45682000-03

Kolkata It offers Royal Thai Spa Body Massage with Hot Herbal Compress, a traditional therapy based on Ayurveda, yoga and Buddhist mysticism. A 90-minute massage costs Rs 3,200.
•EyeCatchers #6 Wood Street, Park Street H.O., Kolkata
•Tel.: 033-22815555


} Usha Kiran palace
Gwalior The Taj Hotel property, Usha Kiran Palace, offers Mangal Snan, an auspicious royal bath once a privilege reserved for royalty. The massage is accompanied by music of the tamboura for its healing attributes. A three-hour treatment for a couple costs Rs 9,500.
•Usha Kiran Palace, Jayendraganj Lashkar, Gwalior (MP)
•Tel.: 0751-2444000

Oberoi Udaivilas
Rajasthan It has an individualised three-day monsoon yoga programme, assessed by their resident Ayurvedic doctor. The programme costs Rs 73,000+ taxes (valid till September 30, 2009).
•The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur (Rajasthan)
•Tel.: 0294-2433300


Bangalore This worldwide chain of spa resorts is now in Bangalore and is offering special monsoon packages ranging from Rs 8,999-15,999.
•Angsana, Northwest Country, Main Doddaballapur Road, Rajankunte, Bangalore
•Tel.: 080-28468892

Nadesar Palace

Varanasi At the Taj group’s Varanasi property, Jiva Spa presents the guest with abhisheka— an experience of the essence of India’s ancient ceremonial cleansing rituals—a gentle pouring of holy Ganges water and panchamruta followed by a signature massage and steam bath. Price—Rs 6,500 (2 hours).
•Nadesar Palace, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
•Tel.: 0542-2503001-19

Mumbai It offers The Ultimate Indulgence Rudra Spa annual packages. Him and her treatments are exclusively designed to include 40-hour-long massages, 12 body treatments, including hot stone therapy and body scrubs, back and foot messages, etc., at a price of Rs 75,000+taxes.
•Rudra, 1-3-5 Kemps Boulevard, Kwality House, Kemps Corner, Mumbai
•Tel.: 022-23872530/2531/2363

Kaya Kalp

Kolkata ITC Sonar boasts of a luxurious spa experience at their spa, Kaya Kalp. The spa uses the enriching quality of grapes to help make skin look fresher and younger. The long-lasting results of the spa’s wine therapy massage as well as a wine bath puts the spa on a must-visit list. Vino Therapy Massage costs Rs 4,500+taxes, the Wine Bath, Rs 6,000+taxes. Valid till September 30, 2009.
•ITC Sonar, JBS Haldane Avenue, Opposite Science City, Kolkata
•Tel.: 033-23454545

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