Last Updated: July 7, 2018 Abhishek Gurung
To find the best hotels with spas in the Himalayas, drive up the foothills of the North Indian mountains that offer some ideal destinations to spend a holiday relaxing yourself. Here, in the land adorned with Himalayas, a wellness experience in some of India’s famous luxury spa destinations is what you can expect. Without a doubt, you can completely surrender yourself in a relaxing spa resorts and de-stressing treatments that offer rejuvenation for both body and soul. In fact, if you are on a business or a family trip and even on a honeymoon, you can escape from the mundane style of exploration and melt away as you get pampered in some of the best spa resort getaways in the Himalayas. You can continue reading, if you want to know what’s best in our list of 10 best spa destinations to visit during your holidays in the Himalayas. So, here we go.
Ananda in the Himalayas in Narendranagar, Uttarakhand
Often tourist searching for a wellness holiday look for luxury spa resorts and Ananda in the Himalayas is a definite mention in the list of the 10 best. This luxurious resort is located on the foothills of the Himalayas around 20 km drive above the holy city of Rishikesh in Narendranagar. Its pristine location along with natural setting are in fact an inviting factor built on a Maharaja’s palace estate. And it is here you will find God, hypothetically speaking because the spa facilities you will get will completely take you to altogether in an another world. Ananda offers a traditional healing spa methods that is designed to completely cleanse and relax your body in and out and the resort also specialises in anti-aging and weight loss programs. For a complete de-stress and relaxation, Ananda also provides a number of packages that will offer a taste of everything from delicious cuisine to spa treatments and activities around Ananda resort.
How to Reach?
The closest airport to Ananda in the Himalayas is Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun and Haridwar is the most convenient railway station. By road, you get buses from Delhi and taxis are easily available to get to Ananda in the Himalayas, Palace Estate in Narendranagar.
The Himalayan Spa Resort in Manali, Himachal Pradesh
This premier luxury resort located in the Kullu Valley of Manali, The Himalayan Spa Resort is what we can agree and call it a ‘Castle in the Sky.’ This is probably one of the best spa destinations in the Himalayas completely built in a Victorian Gothic Revival architectural style, it is equipped with antiques and vintage collectables of furniture and chandeliers. This masterpiece resort will make your spa vacation in India memorable as it offers a number of luxurious rooms inside the castle with fireplace and an unrivalled vistas overlooking the valleys. It also a number of cottages surrounded by orchard garden and a large swimming pool. For those looking for a replenishing and a healthy spa vacation the spa in the Himalayan offers a wide range of skin treatments and massages designed to completely detoxify your body.
How to Reach?
Kullu’s Bhuntar airport is the closest airport and Chandigarh is the convenient railroad available. However, there are Himachal State Transport government buses that run regular, they provide luxury volvo buses to Manali from Delhi.
JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort and Spa in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
An ideal hideaway destination for luxury seekers, JW Marriott offers a Walnut Grove Resort and Spa that is set on huge five acres land in Mussoorie. Surrounded by lush garden of fruit and walnut trees, this place offers a certain spiritual rejuvenating charm of modernity with nature. A stay in this luxury health spa resort won’t be less than heaven, it offers only the best well-appointed rooms, 105 and counting. For ultra-luxurious guests, there are 10 suites with a dead-drop-gorgeous view of the mountains and of course The L’occitane Spa. Find bliss by taking a spa facility, they offer the best signature treatments. And while you pamper yourself in the spa, your kids will be entertained in the kids centre where activities like bowling alley, gaming and pool tables are available.
How to Reach?
The closest airport and railway station to Mussoorie, JW Marriott is located in Dehradun, Jolly Grant Airport and Dehradun Railway Station. Taxi and bus services are found from Dehradun to Mussoorie but you can always check in with your hotel for pick up.
Wildflower Hall in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
One of the best luxury spa resorts, the Oberoi chain owns, Wildflower Hall is located in Shimla and it is an antidote for the luxury seeking friends. Here, you can dive into the best facilities they offer like massage therapies and speciality baths and for those who believe in authentic healing, the resort also provides yoga classes and ayurvedic treatments. It even has an indoor heated swimming pool with beautiful chandeliers hung above and a fully functioning fitness facility making Wildflower Hall one of the best hotels for spa breaks. Wildflower Hall guarantees a satisfactory stay, and thus, you can expect to find only the best rooms equipped with posh amenities.
How to Reach?
The closest airport to Shimla is located in Chandigarh and the Kalka in Haryana is the convenient place to connect with Kalka–Shimla Railway. However, you can get private and government buses from northern places like Delhi, Chandigarh. Taxis are also available from Shimla and may take around 40 minutes to reach Wildflower Hall Resort.
Hotel Eagles Nest in Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh
A perfect holiday destination to breathe in fresh air surrounded by the primal beauty of nature, Hotel Eagles Nest certainly retains its charm. This hotel is located above Mcleodganj, one of the beloved hill station in Himachal Pradesh and is set in a two square kilometres land. It is a 150-year-old, two-storied cottage and is equipped with seven rooms and suites. They have various other suites like Tibet Suite, Mughal Suite, Craven Cottage Suite, Blue Room to name some but the best bargain here is probably the Dhauladhar suite which offers an unobstructed view of the Himalayan range. Besides, for a rather secluded affair, this cottage also has one Moonlight suite set away from the hotel amid dense forest, now here’s an ideal getaway for the romantics.
How to Reach?
The closest airport is Gaggal Airport or Kangra Airport and it is about 20 km away to Mcleodganj and if you travel by train, Pathankot Railway Station is 90 km away. However, roadways are convenient, with a number of buses that run from the northern cities, Delhi, Chandigarh. Deluxe buses are also available from Himachal Bhawan in Delhi.
Note: Hotel Eagles Nest property has a trail leading to the Great Himalayan National Park.
Moksha Spa in Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh
The Moksha Himalayan Spa Resort is one of the well recognized holiday resorts that offer a serene ambience and luxurious stay. Located in the Parwanoo town of Himachal, you can reach your destination in just five hour from the capital city of Delhi. This place certainly aids like an escape from the cluster city life into the luxurious weekend holiday in the mountains. The guests are given pampering session from a wide range of spa facilities in their therapy rooms with treatments like Ayurvedic and Balinese; also oriental methods like Shiatsu and European are offered. Moksha provide guests with a number of yoga and meditation pavilions, outdoor heated pool with jacuzzi as well as a gymnasium and clubs. Here, you can delve into their ultra-luxury rooms with around 62 Moksha suites and Royal and Presidential suites. The resort also organizes small trips to explore nearby places and experience a ride on a toy train.
How to Reach?
Although Kalka is the nearest railway station, New Delhi is a comfortable choice since it connects with major cities. The closest airport is also in Delhi with plenty of prepaid taxi services to Moksha Spa in Parwanoo.
Vishranti: A Doon Valley Resort and Spa in Dehradun, Uttarakhand
A high-end spa destination located amid the quiet environ of Sal forest on the west of Dehradun, Vishranti Resort is one of the prime resorts to spend a luxury spa vacation. This resort is located on a 23 acre land surrounded by nothing but nature and it offers a luxury getaway. The guest cottages here are beautifully designed in a colonial countryside style, the sloping roofs and wide verandas are perhaps their key attraction. In fact, this resort offers a posh accommodation, you can choose from the four room options – Aram, Khamoshi, Sukoon and Chain (they all mean relaxation in Hindi language). Vishranti: A Doon Valley Resort also offers stress-free retreats, they provide stunning spa treatments, swimming pool and jacuzzi as well as a gymnasium. In addition, this resort also provides the VIP guests with fun outdoor activities, sightseeing tours and also cycling around the vicinity of the resort.
How to Reach?
Dehradun has an airport, Jolly Grant Airport and a well connected railway station. However, roadways are also convenient with many buses plying from northern cities like Delhi. You can check out Uttarakhand State Transport government bus services.
The Terraces Spa Resort in Kanatal, Uttarakhand
The Terraces Spa Resort in Kanatal is one of the many places where most of the spa seekers prefer to spend their holiday. Located near Mussoorie, it is an ideal place to spend your holidays in The Terraces set amid enchanting emerald forests filled with pine and deodar trees along with beautiful rhododendrons and apple trees. This resort, Terraces is built over a five acre land and it is equipped with 20 rooms and a suite with a view of the spectacular mountain ranges. It also offers a wellness facility that will pamper your body, mind and soul. Spa Esencia in The Terraces has a unisex jacuzzi and i also provides a plethora of Traditional massages and body therapies, including hydrotherapy baths. The resort also has a fitness center, sauna, steam room and couples treatment room.
How to Reach?
Jolly Grant Airport is the closest airport to Kanatal, The Terraces Spa Resort and there are two nearest railway station Dehradun and Rishikesh. You can get plenty of taxis from these places to your halting place at The Terraces Spa Resort in Kanatal.
Aalia in Haridwar, Uttarakhand
Aalia in Haridwar is a popular wellness resort among vacationers and perhaps this is the only luxurious spa resort to be built near the banks of the Ganges. Here, you can get a luxe treatment as the suites have ultra spacious rooms with huge private terraces. There are also villas for those travelling in huge packs like families or friends. One of the best things Aalia offers is the mesmerizing infinity pool giving a spectacular look of the Ganges and also luxury spa and steam room. There are various spa therapy options and daily yoga and meditation classes. If you want to have a little adventure, the resort also provides jeeps jungle safaris to Corbett National Park.
How to Reach?
The closest airport is located in Dehradun, Jolly Grant Airport but Delhi is also another nearby option. Haridwar has a railway station that connects from northern cities like Delhi. Bus and taxi options are plenty from all northern cities of India.
ManuAllaya Resort Spa in Manali, Himachal Pradesh
A contemporary spa resort nestled amid charming mountain destination of Himachal in Manali, Manuallaya is a popular luxury resort, perfect for nature and leisure travellers. Perhaps, its location itself is a crowd pulling factor as it offers a captivating sight of the river Beas and neighbouring snowy mountains. ManuAllaya provides guests with lavish room facilities with all necessary things one may require. Also, the TVA spa in this resort offers a wide range of therapies that including deep intense Ayurvedic massages, ManuAllaya also provides spa packages. There is also an indoor swimming pool and a separate room for children equipped with a play area filled with fun and entertaining games.
How to Reach?
The closest airport is located in Bhuntar and Chandigarh is the convenient railroad available. You can also find Himachal State Transport government buses that run on a regular basis providing luxury volvo buses from Delhi.
Every once awhile, we all crave for a luxury getaway, and the lush scenic mountain destinations on the Himalayan foothills cannot be any better. Here, the beautiful backdrop accompanies the grand and luxe resorts offering best spa breaks for couples. And if you want to escape to such health & fitness spa resorts but are on a challenging mode on how-to-plan, we can help you there. We at Tour My India offer best tour packages deal for all kinds of budget holidays. If you plan on cutting short on the trip, we can also tailor your itinerary and to know more you can call us at +91-9212777223 or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published: 18 Dec, 2017
Abhishek Gurung is a writer whose passion for food and travel is an unending affair. He likes going on treks and camping in the woods, loves exploring forts and architecture, he is a cycle enthusiast who likes to contribute something to the environment, travel photography and videography is another interest as he sees life in a cinematic point of view. He likes the idea of living in offbeat destination where the mode of communication is to interact with each other. Coming from Nagaland, he has visited some beautiful valleys and remote villages and appreciates nature as it is and as it should be.