Sometimes it’s hard to allow ourselves to relax. We rush through the academic year and deadlines, dealing with the inevitable crises of the spring and fall semesters, and call for duty, putting out the fires that students and colleagues sometimes set, torching a few things ourselves along the way, creating more work for ourselves from time to time. We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again — to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.
But where exactly to go and relax ourselves? Of course, with the word relaxation the first thing that comes to mind is definitely SPA(s), and Resorts. Look further into this article as it lures you and your already aching body into the combination of the rustic nature, relaxing aromas and tenure of self pampering… go on. Take a break….
1. Anandvan Resort
Get lost in the “ jungle of happiness” Anandvan Resort and its serenity. A 3 hours drive from Mumbai, this resort is located in Ahmadnagar. A beautiful get away from all the chaos and noise of the daily life, this place is an epitome of peace and solitude. The perfect place for a lazy afternoon. An oasis of comfort in the most rugged and spectacular mountain scenery where guest can enjoy luxurious private cottages & villas, relish natural food & experience an authentic reflection of Bhandardara’s energy, culture and history.
ONSITE: Indoor sports clubs, Tracks and Trails, and Evening activities and Entertainment.
OFFSITE:Explore Bandardara, Bandardara sightseeing, Boating, Trekking, Fishing, and Bullock Cart Rides.
WHERE: Ghatghar Road, Village Shendi | Bhandardara, Ahmadnagar 422604, India
2. Kare Ayurvedic Retreat
Nestled at the top of the mystic Sahayadri ranges overlooks the calm water of the Mulshi Lake, against a backdrop of flowers and green surroundings it is an hour drive from Pune. Kare has extensive facilities for providing ayurveda treatments, special programmes for weight loss, detoxification, de-stress, Panchkarma (enema/basti), eye treatments, medicated oil massage, foot massage, herbal powder massage, oil bath, medical yoga, medicated steam, heat cure, Dhara treatments, unique age-reversal treatment, etc. backed by a team of professional doctors, therapists and the expertise of Iyengar medical yoga teachers, besides the ayurveda and yoga treatments, the resort also has gym facility.
The treatments offered by this centre are; joint pains, rheumatism, arthritis, diabetes, spondylitis, asthma, neurological disorders, skin disease, heart disease, migraine, partial paralysis, Abyangam, Shirodhara, Udvartanam, Pizhichil, marma theraphy, Chavittiuzhichil, Kizhi, Njavarakizhi, Shiro Basti, Kati basti, Netra Basti, Panchkarma, Netrabasti, alternative medicine, weight loss, age reversal guests go through Iyengar Yoga & discourses on Vedanta & Ayurveda.
WHERE: Natural Health Centre, Pune, Maharashtra.
3. Atmasantulana Village
A well known clinic running as an Ayurvedic community established by Balaji Tambe. It has a lovely integration of living, being and treatment. Balaji Tambe is well known for working with sound and healing too as well as other metaphysical approaches to healing. The clinic is well regarded and frequently attended by people from Germany and neighboring countries. Atmasantulana Village is a holistic center, Ayurvedic treatments, meditation, yoga and other programs for its resident offers. The Santulan spa, a redesigned Panchakarma is a very effective, comprehensive health program for rejuvenation, purification and treatment of diseases.
Participants will receive a special vegetarian undergo diet and various ayurvedic treatments , including oil massage and steam bath , intake of ayurvedic Kräuterghee , Virechan to clean the gastrointestinal tract and particularly oil – Basti ( enema) (Program for 15 Day course of treatment).
Near MTDC , Karla, Maharashtra
4. The Jungle Resort Amba
Is there a couch Potato at your place , staring incessantly at that idiot box. Well, then it’s time to explore this beautiful resort. The best part, they do not keep those idiot boxes or AC(s) in their rooms to encourage family time and outdoor activities. And Amba being a hillstation, it has a pleasant climate all around the year and thus giving the best of both worlds.The Jungle Resort Amba, is a 5 acre well developed, tree covered property with lawns and numerous trees. There is a seasonal stream flowing through the Western part of the resort. Scattered inside this lush green area are our rooms, Swimming Pool and other facilities with ample open spaces. They also arrange pick up services from Goa Airport and Pune Airport at an Additional cost. It’s a four hour scenic drive from both these airports.
Morning Jungle Safari / Bird Watching Tour, Night Jungle Safari , Pawankhind Safari, Evening Safari,
Plot No. 104, At & Post Amba
Taluka Shahuwadi – 415101
District Kolhapur (INDIA)
5. The Exotic Home Stay
Lack of sleep, can’t leave your beds in the morning, Monday blues? Then a must recommended place for you. A perfect nesting place for nature lovers, enjoy breath taking panoramic views along with ever blowing wind. Spectacular view from the bungalow of river surrounded by green hills.
Exotic Home Stay has nice cozy bungalow for you to rest and rejuvenate before you go back to your work with full of energy. You experience higher percentage of Oxygen in the atmosphere with clean and pollution free environment.
There are 4 bedrooms, common hall, kitchen and well maintained lawn.
eat, sleep, nature gazing, rejuvenating, sightseeing and breathing fresh clean air.
WHERE: EXOTIC HOME STAY NEXT TO PANCHGANI HEALTH RESORT, DAWOOD ESTATE, BHOSE GAON, PANCHGANI
Aren’t you all already packing your bags for the weekend getaway. Choose your destination and escape into the arms of nature, pamper, and experience a new you on your return (yes, return you must. You will need those Gandhis to pay the resort bills)