India and South Asia Wellness Holiday Ideas

From Himalayan mountain hideaways specialising in natural therapies to yoga workshops at exclusive Goan beach retreats, these wellness holiday ideas for India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan are designed to unwind the body and stimulate the mind. Each is crafted by destination experts from a trusted local travel company.

Highlights

  • Sampling traditional Ayurvedic practises in Uttarakhand or Kerala
  • Studying yoga in its purest form in the Himalayan foothills
  • Practising holistic yoga on the pristine shores of North Goa
  • Enhancing wellbeing at some of South Asia’s finest spas
  • Benefitting from full consultations and tailored treatments

Spiritual Bhutan

  • When to go: March – December
  • Duration: 10 nights

Indulge in morning meditation sessions surrounded by the heavenly Himalayas, learn about Lamaism from student monks and visit a range of magnificent monasteries on this spiritually minded journey through the world’s most tranquil mountain kingdom. Crossing from central to western Bhutan via the prayer flags of Pele La pass – taking in iconic sights like the Tiger’s Nest temple complex along the way – this unique trip combines complete peace and quiet with a spirit of adventure.

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Sri Lanka’s Ayurveda Trail

  • When to go: November – April
  • Duration: 21 nights

Discover the time-honoured secrets of Ayurvedic healing on this relaxed three-week journey through Sri Lanka. Combining the island nation’s cultural heritage with a fortnight-long wellness retreat on the sublime south-west coast, this is a unique opportunity to discover ruined kingdoms and ancient healing techniques, palm-fringed sands and glorious Buddhist temples. After completing a tailor-made treatment programme – one that encompasses relaxation, rejuvenation and detoxification – you’ll leave feeling totally refreshed; the balance between mind and body restored.

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Wellness Nepal

  • When to go: February – May, September – November
  • Duration: 8 nights

With clean mountain air, awe-inspiring landscapes and time-honoured Himalayan healing practices, Nepal is as wonderful a wellness destination as can be imagined. Beginning in the verdant Kathmandu Valley before continuing to lakeside Pokhara, this eight-night programme, which takes in yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic healing experiences, not to mention heavenly Himalayan locations, promises to cleanse the body and stimulate the mind.

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Wellness South India: Goan Yoga Retreat

  • When to go: November – April
  • Duration: 7 nights

Sandwiched between the palm-fringed shores of the Arabian Sea and the peaceful waters of the Mandrem River, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect location for a spiritually minded wellness retreat. This week-long escape to a relatively undiscovered, completely relaxed corner of Goa will introduce you not only to elemental yoga therapy, but to ancient practices like meditation and chanting – all set in a serene tropical environment tailor-made to relaxation and rejuvenation.

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Wellness North India: Himalayan Hideaway

  • When to go: October – March
  • Duration: 7 nights

Head into the heavenly Himalayan foothills above Rishikesh, the world’s yoga capital, on this week-long wellness retreat. Based at what’s arguably India’s premier spa destination, there’s the opportunity to indulge in more than 80 tailor-made treatments: from ancient Ayurvedic therapies to contemporary western practices. Benefitting from the expertise of leading physicians and nutritionists, by the end of the week you’ll feel completely rejuvenated and reenergised.

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