Luxury wellness holidays and retreats in India
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Best months to visit
The best time to visit India is between late October and March, when it's cool, dry, and sunny, before high temperatures and the monsoon rains arrive. During peak winter months of December and January it can actually be chilly in northern India.
India is synonymous with spiritual travelling and the pursuit of mental wellbeing. Experience its spiritual culture in the mystical foothills of the Himalayas, just a short flight from the lively capital, Delhi. From the pilgrimage site of Haridwar, to Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world, to the spectacular forested hills of Ananda, the country’s top luxury health retreat and spa, the area is ideal for relaxation and meditation. With Health Travel, discover all the practises India has to offer, and embrace the tranquillity and mental wellbeing they foster. Experience the powdery-white beaches of the south, for bohemian style yoga retreats in Goa, or venture to Rajasthan for medieval fortresses and the pink city of Jaipur, staying at Amanbagh for luxury Ayurvedic retreats; a traditional Hindu system of medicine which balances body and mind, using herbal treatments, yogic breathing and a dosha specific diet.
Top places to visit in India for health & wellness
Rishikesh - the world capital of yoga
Train with master yogis as your guru in the homeland of spirituality. Rishikesh is not only a bustling town bursting with character, with the sacred Ganges flowing through, it is also the world capital of yoga, with travellers from all over coming for this traditional practice. Outside of the wellness hub is a wealth of nature to reconnect and find inner peace - a place to deepen your awareness and search the soul.
The Pink City of Jaipur
The gateway to Rajasthan, Jaipur is known as the Pink City of India due the stone colour used in most of its architecture. This majestic city is flooded with things to explore, from colourful bazars, to palaces such as the Amber Palace and City Palace, and even an observatory which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ladakh: a corner of Tibet in India
Ladakh, meaning land of high passes, is a Buddhist ex-kingdom set among the unforgettable backdrop of spectacular mountains. Discover a little corner of Tibetan culture in India as you explore gompas (Buddhist monasteries) filled with prayer flags and golden Buddhas in this unique destination whose people thrive on self-sufficiency.
Here's 3 experiences to inspire you
Multi-day walk across rural India – starting in Ladakh
What better way to appreciate the vastness and magnificent diversity of India’s revered landscapes than on foot? Starting in Ladakh, venture through the spellbinding Himalayas with an experienced Health Travel guide. Breathe in the dizzying sights, stopping on your way to experience the warmth of Indian hospitality, its colourful culture and its dazzling variety of wildlife.
Experience an Aarti Ceremony on the banks of the Ganges
The Ganga Aarti is an uplifting, spiritual ritual which uses fire as an offering, performed at dusk each evening in the three holy cities of Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Varanasi. Observe the magnificent ceremony, during which smalls lamps called diya are lit and floated along the river with flowers, and immerse yourself in an atmosphere of prayer, chanting and incense for un unforgettable spiritual experience.
Learn the philosophy of yoga in an ashram
An oasis of serenity and calm, ashrams are designed to help you disconnect from the stresses of modern life and evolve your spirituality. Learn about the philosophy of yoga under the guide of master yogis and spiritual teachers who will help you reflect and grow, bringing you back to what’s truly important in life.