India, the home of diversified cultural and natural extremities has always been a pioneer in the health sector and has been listed amongst the top 15 wellness destinations in Asia. It is the home of the two prominent, safest and most prevailing wellness traditions i.e. Ayurveda and Yoga.
There are many destinations in India that are quite popular amongst people not only in India but also attract foreign visitors who are seeking mental healing. In India apart from the prominent cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai etc known for their health services there are two other major destinations that are not only known for the physical healing but heals one’s soul as well and they are Rishikesh and Kerala.
Rishikesh: Heaven for Yogic Healings
Beautiful mornings amidst the lush green mountain ranges, sun peeking through the long trees, gurgling water of river Ganges and sound of chirping birds adding to the charm; just a thought of such a view is enough to soothe a mind.
Rishikesh is not just a tourist destination but is an attraction to all the people around the world and draws the attention of the yoga enthusiasts seeking solace. The spiritual vibe of the city is charged with the energies of the sages and saints who have been living here since ages.
The energy of the city itself is known to heal a broken soul. Having a backdrop of pristine sky and serenity the yoga schools here offers a great way to explore the tradition of one of the most ancient wellness techniques.
Over the years the city has established itself as the Yoga capital of the world. Students from Europe, Australia, US and China come to learn various asanas and kriyas to lead a way to the healthier life. The sacred city is brimming with yoga schools and it is not surprising as it is considered that performing meditation at this place and a dip in the holy Ganga takes you one step closer to attain salvation.
Yoga which is said to be the union of the self to the divine has gained world-wide recognition. It is making more and more people to visit this city to experience the long-lasting and effective cure provided by yoga to the modern day ailments.
The numerous yoga schools situated here teaches traditional pure yoga to the new age mix yoga and other healing techniques like music healing, aroma therapy, reiki, chroma healing and a lot more.
Understanding the need of yoga in providing peace and maintaining well being in day to day life various disciplines of yoga and their variants like Kundalini Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Bharat Yoga, Deep Yoga, Shintoh Yoga and Somatics Yoga are being used to treat any ailment and even being taught so that one can never go out of their healthy self by practicing it.
Rishikesh the destination which was made famous around the world by the famous band of 60’s ‘The Beatles’ who wrote a song “Happy Rishikesh” as an ode to the city by being mesmerized. Yoga gaining popularity everywhere has also got some prominent names from around the world to come to this city and experience the yogic healings and art.
Seeing the popularity an International Yoga Festival is also now being organized here getting crowd from more than 50 countries. Anyone who is willing to learn yoga can come to the divine land and can be taught by the prominent yogis in any of these ashrams and experience a new way of tranquility in their life.
Kerala- Heal And Revive at God’s Own Country
Kerala commonly known as ‘God’s Own Country’ is an abode to one of the most ancient medicinal and healing practices- Ayurveda. Kerala persists in the top of the list of the travelers is a forerunner in the Ayurveda tourism and is also one of the most popular wellness destinations.
The tourism of the state is can be said to be dynamic and innovative with various tourism attributes like cultural, spiritual, natural, wellness offering unique experiences to the travelers from around the world.
The picturesque landscape and vibrant culture is an add on for the tourists to explore while the seek healing for their body and soul. The backwaters are one of the popular wellness resorts. Having many wellness retreats with therapists trained in the traditional therapies helps everyone to rejuvenate and even treat many ailments.
The destination owes its therapeutic potential to its serene surroundings. The wellness centers here offers highly effective and rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatments. Massages and many other treatments are being done with medicinal herbs and oils that can help to cure skin, heart, digestive, neurological and several other disorders.
A holiday in Kerala would be incomplete without trying out these relaxing therapies which will let you return to your homeland, absolutely rejuvenated.
A stay in a wellness resort in Kerala often includes wholesome food, spa treatments, exercise, and activities that enhance spiritual and creative development. The resorts at Kumarakom, Trivandrum Alleppey offers a combination of Ayurveda, Mantra, Yoga and Naturotherapy.
These top Kerala Ayurvedic resorts are all well managed and have an excellent range of properly administered Ayurvedic treatments. A trip during the monsoon season (from June to September) is a good idea for your pocket as well. The weather is perfect for Ayurveda at that time, too!
5 Prominent Resorts For Rejuvenation
- Mekosha Ayurveda Spa Suited Retreat, Trivandrum
- Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, Marari beach
- Kalari Kovilakom
- Athreya Ayurvedic Center, Kottayam
- Soma Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village, Kowalam, Chowara