From solo practitioners to opulent spas, there are choices nationwide. Be cautious of dodgy one-on-one massages by private (often unqualified) operators – seek recommendations and trust your instincts.

Where to Go


Lodhi Spa A luxury-defining spa.

Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh

Jiva Spa Massages, scrubs and wraps in beautiful surroundings in Gwalior.

Bagh Villas Boutique safari camp in Kanha Tiger Reserve offering top-grade massages.


Antara Spa International treatments.

Palms Spa Renowned Colaba spa.


Haveli Hari Ganga In Haridwar, overlooking the Ganges.


Vedic Village Touted to have the finest medical spa in the country; near Kolkata.


Emerge Spa Indulgent Asian-influenced treatments near Mysuru (Mysore).


Humming Bird Spa For all kinds of pampering; in Palolem.


Taj Bekal Resort & Spa Secluded luxury spa in Bekal.

Jiva Spa Ayurvedic massage plus yoga and meditation at a luxe Taj-hotel spa in Kovalam.

Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra Top-end ayurvedic spa and retreat near Kovalam.

Andaman Islands

Barefoot at Havelock For ayurvedic and other spa treatments; on Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep).


Mhenla Spa Experience a Sikkimese dottho (stone-heated wooden bath) with a tub of tongba (a millet-based alcoholic drink) as refreshment; in Pelling.