Are you tired of the constant buzzing of your phone? Does going through those innumerable opening and closing tab sessions of your browser make you feel drained? According to a recent article published, 61% of population have admitted being addicted to the internet and devices, 67% people found themselves checking their phone constantly for notifications and high social media use can increase loneliness, jealousy and fear. This is just the right time to switch off your devices, unplug from the internet and indulge in some rejuvenating therapies, yoga and meditation sessions. Wellness is not just a need of the body but is also mandatory for the soul and mind. What we have for you here is a low-down of 5 retreats across India where you can disconnect from the world to reconnect with yourself.
Shreyas has been even recognized as one of the finest Yoga Retreats in the world. However, its beauty lies in providing access to Yoga to everyone at all levels of experience, from novice to experts. Guests come here to find some downtime from the chaotic mundane lifestyle of the city. From age-old Ayurvedic treatments to modern age therapies, from naturopathy to a wide range of massages, the ‘Anaha’ spa at this retreat is designed to offer one the best wellness experience possible. The bespoke meal plans at this property is entirely vegan and comprises of freshly procured vegetables from the in-house organic garden.
Hilton is a much lauded spa-retreat sprawling over 320 acres of sylvan setting of the Shillim Estate neighboring the Sahyadri range that perfectly complements their yoga, meditation, and personalized spa treatments. They offer 18 spa villas, 15 pool villas, a spa restaurant, tea house, organic garden and spa pool. Talking about their spa segment covering 70 acres of the estate, Hilton Shillim offers their guests a chance to soak in one of the 17 treatment rooms with private gardens and al-fresco showers, a meditation cave or the relaxation center, and even a salon and yoga pavilion. Their extensive spa boasts of over 150 treatments while 7 food and beverages options are available in various cuisines. They even encourage activities like pottery and cooking classes, mountain biking, horse riding and more.
Kairali is a haven of quietude, beauty and transformation nestled at the foothills of the Nilgiri and Annamalai ranges (Western Ghats). If you want to soak in the age old traditions of Kerala Ayurveda, this is an apt retreat for you. Guests are assigned one of the 30 villas according to their Zodiac signs, to enjoy an environment designed according to the Indian version of Feng Shui; including Red Oxide flooring, a rare Valambari conch-shell and a gentle stream flowing around every villa. One can also indulge in activities like cooking classes. The Ayurvedic experts here use ancient procedure of traditional Ayurveda to facilitate the guest to know their real self.
Kurumba is a rare aromatic arena having 15 self-sufficing cottages set amidst a spice haven where nutmeg, cloves and pepper abound. Indulge in Ayurshala, the 5000 year old system of healing that is used here. One can even partake in series of authentic therapies which helps to strengthens tissues, stimulates blood circulation, encourage weight loss, removes cellulite, reduces pain and a lot more. The in-house yoga instructor teaches appropriate asanas and pranayama techniques to promote good health. Meditation sessions amidst the forest helps one to connect with their inner source in the most serene and calm envorinment.
This beautiful eco-retreat is set amidst tropical gardens with swimming pool and a coconut grove in Goa- yes, you heard us right. They even have island waterfalls and many lotus ponds surrounded by paddy fields. Experience stylish eco-living in luxurious tented eco-lodges or one of the enchanting boutique suites in Bapouge House, furnished throughout in khadi silk, natural cotton, colourful saris, bamboo and hemp. They aim to ease you with comfort and luxury while your focus lies on relaxation and tranquility of the mind, body and soul. The yoga teachers here will take you to altogether in a different journey of self-exploration. Each teacher here brings a different element and style to their teaching, while complementing each other. They even give personal lessons to the guests who are new to yoga.
So, where are you heading to for some much needed #DigitalDetox break?