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Looking For a Place to Detox Body And Mind? Know The Wellness Retreats in India

A treasure trove of natural and man-made wonders, Indian soil offers many ways to soothe the tiring nerves and calm the restless mind.


Updated:March 22, 2017, 6:44 PM IST
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Looking For a Place to Detox Body And Mind? Know The Wellness Retreats in India
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A treasure trove of natural and man-made wonders, Indian soil offers many ways to soothe the tiring nerves and calm the restless mind. The fertile soil with its vivid flora are a perfect home for eco-friendly resorts with abundant herbs, spices and natural products.

Indian wellness retreats have been a major attraction for tourists for the natural healing therapies. Here are few destinations in India where you can enjoy an Ayurvedic massage and yoga and meditation training:

1. Rishikesh

If you are Yoga and Meditation enthusiast then what can be a better place than the sides of Ganges. The solace and peace at the Ganges makes it a perfect destinations for people seeking a retreat from the mess of the city.

So this happened years ago(the incident that I am about to relate,not this picture!🙊) It was months after my rock-climbing accident(almost 17 years back),I was still on a wheelchair, I had just read the 'Autobiography of a Yogi' by Paramahansa Yogananada and was very inspired by it, I also did a course in Pranic healing at this time and so was very interested in Spirituality,Mysticism and Energy work. On this particular day though I was feeling a bit low, I was at my house in Dehradun(on the foothills of the Himalayas) and my parents were with me.They were concerned about me as they could see I was feeling a bit depressed because of being stuck in the wheelchair for so long. As we were finishing breakfast we heard a voice outside our gate and as we looked out, we saw a Sadhu covered in ash sitting outside our gate. My father who is a very pragmatic man, said he would ask the guy to leave and went out to speak to him, he came back after a while though and asked me to see this guy as "there was something about him".. I went out on my wheelchair and the Sadhu started to say things about me that had been on my mind(almost like mind-reading), I told myself that that was probably what these guys did, and it was probably all generalisations about a Young girl in my condition. He then told me, that he would give me something that would give me a lot of peace and healing power. He asked me to pluck a flower from the ground, he then chanted something and as I opened my hand I saw that the flower had become a 'Rudraksha bead' in my hand!!! He then again asked me to pluck a flower,again he chanted something and as I opened my hand the flower had become a Tabeez( an amulet) in my hand. He then said that I should keep these touching my skin and it would give me a lot of healing power.He then left without saying anything else. Im not sure if he did have powers or not, but I did heal quickly after this incident and had a lot of energy and belief in myself. I'm not sure if this was a miracle or if it was just some tricks, but it did give me a lot of faith and hope and sometimes those are enough for one to connect with their own miraculous infinite powers. Om Namah Shivaya🙏

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2. Kerala

A paradise of wellness tourism in India, Kerala has been known for its ayurveda. With its abundant medicinal plants, herbal oil and natural powders, the 'God's own country' is the perfect destination for people who are looking for a wellness retreat.

3. Bangalore

Yoga based treatments and meditation coupled with herbal spa and body massages provides you the best experience in Bangalore. The place offers many resorts with peaceful environment, wellness regimes and beauty treatments.

4. Goa

Goa is not just the place for parties and beach, it is also a treat for people looking for holistic wellness. With its Ayurvedic treatments, natural therapies, yoga and meditation classes Goa offers you the much needed break to detoxify your body and mind.

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