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5 spa getaways in India made for relaxing with your BFF

Take a break with your bestie in tow

 

Is your work-life balance all wonky? Are you desperately in need of a breather? Well, there’s nothing a quick refreshing vacation can’t fix, especially when it’s a spa-cation with your friend. So block your calendar, pack your bags, and check-in to these luxe spa resorts across the country—Cosmo is here with all the deets.

Photo: Ananda in the Himalayas

Ananda in the Himalayas, Rishikesh

One of the first luxury spa resorts that started the trend in the country, Ananda has rejuvenating spa offerings that will surely take the edge off both you and your pal. They also give a more intense experience with Ananda Active, which includes treks in the surrounding valleys, hydrotherapy jets and soothing massages all packed into two weeks.

Photo: Atmantan

Atmantan Wellness Centre, Mulshi

If you live in Mumbai, then look no further than Atmantan Wellness Centre to escape the hectic city life with your friend. Spread over 42 acres in the Sahyadri mountain range, it overlooks the Mulshi lake. Pick from an exhaustive list of treatments that include Ayurvedic and western massages, aromatherapy, purifying body polishes and even Pranic healing. Take it one step ahead by unwinding at the traditional Turkish hammam (sauna). Their food too, is based on the healing power of plants, herbs, and spices. Leave your favourite tipples behind at home though, for the resort is alcohol-free.

Photo: Taj Bekal

Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Bekal

A view of the stunning Kappil beach is relaxing enough but coupled with the state-of-the-art facilities at Taj Bekal, get ready to take your rejuvenating holiday to the next level. Book a villa for you and your best friend—their unique design has been inspired by traditional houseboats. The expansive Jiva Spa is where you’d want to spend most of your time though, with its experiences ranging from Abhisheka, where warm basil-infused water is poured over your body to Sushupti, a ritual where a scalp massage is followed by herbal and honey wrap and finished with a rose petal milk bath.

Photo: Kaya Kalp Spa

ITC Mughal, a luxury collection resort and spa, Agra

Opened in March 2008, Kaya Kalp, The Royal Spa at the ITC Mughal Hotel, is one of the most opulent and largest spas in Asia. Spanning 99,000 square feet, the interiors feature Mughal landscaping and architecture. Chat with your bestie while you both get a relaxing massage at the spa’s luxury hammam. The spa also has the first luxury hammam (Turkish sauna) in India.

Photo: Ananta Pushkar

Ananta Spa & Resort, Pushkar

Enter the serene premises of Ananta Spa & Resort and prepare to leave all your stress behind—it’s lush setting against the backdrop of the striking Aravalli hills will calm you down instantly. Relax, unwind and rejuvenate at their spa and choose from the various spa therapies and Ayurvedic baths that they offer. When you’re done with your spa session, head to the swimming pool and then unwind in the property’s sprawling lawns. Whatever you do, a relaxing vacay is guaranteed!