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

Delhi

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.

Mumbai

Antara Spa International treatments.

Palms Spa Renowned Colaba spa.

Uttarakhand

Haveli Hari Ganga In Haridwar, overlooking the Ganges.

Kolkata

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

Karnataka

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

Goa

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

Kerala

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).

Sikkim

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