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4 monsoon wellness getaways under Rs 75000

4 monsoon wellness getaways under Rs 75000

Monsoon is a time for rejuvenation. As the temperatures drop, bursts of greenery appear everywhere and water bodies brim over, it’s the perfect time to treat yourself and your partner to a getaway in the hills or by the sea to take advantage of the romantic weather.

A wellness getaway is the right way to go for complete revitalisation.

Rajeev Kale, President and Country Head, Leisure Travel, Thomas Cook India says, “India is coming of age in terms of alternative remedies like ayurveda, yoga and meditation. More people are indulging in wellness getaways to enjoy a variety of therapies and spa treatments.”

Here are a few retreats to choose from, which will cost you less than Rs 75,000.

KAIVALYADHAMA ASHRAM
The Kaivalyadhama Ashram is located in Lonavala, a hill station in Maharashtra. The ashram offers yoga sessions, naturopathy treatments and massages, ayurveda treatments, pranayam and meditation sessions, and talks on health and living.

You can also plan a walk along the nature trails surrounding the ashram. The ashram follows a weekly schedule which allows visitors to experience all the activities that are offered.

Duration of stay: 7 nights and 8 days
Getting there: It’s 92 away from Mumbai airport. The nearest station is Lonavala, 3 km away.
Best time to visit: June to March
Residential costs for a couple (Accommodation): Rs 15,400
Yoga and Ayurveda package: Rs 15,000
Pickup and drop from nearest airport: Rs 6,000
Total cost: Rs 36,400

ANANDA SPA RESORT
The Ananda spa resort is situated in the Ganges river valley, at the foothills of the Himalayas. The resort offers a complete wellness experience, from yoga and meditation sessions to spa treatments.

Tourists can choose from Swedish massages, reflexology, Ananda fusion, etc. and Ayurvedic treatments. A trek is also organised to the mountain top Kunjapuri Temple, which offers a view of the snow-capped Himalayas.

Duration of stay: 3 nights and 4 days
Getting there: Nearest airport and railway station are both in Dehradun, around 30 km away.
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Couples Connect package: Rs 66,000
Pick-up and drop for airport: Rs 5,000
Total cost: Rs 71,000

AMANVANA RESORT AND SPA
The Amanvana resort and spa is situated in Coorg, on the bank of the river Cauvery. The misty mountains surrounding it make for an ideal rejuvenating getaway destination.

The resort offers many activities, including couple’s massages, facials, body wraps, body scrubs and a variety of spa therapies. You can also participate in the eight-island river tour organised by the tour operator, Cox Kings.

The resort premises feature a lot of greenery, and are therefore the perfect place to soak up the beauty of monsoon. It is also a great destination for bird watching.

Duration of stay: 3 nights and 4 days
Getting there: The nearest airport is Mangalore, which is 135 km away.
Best time to visit: June to March
Package for a couple : Rs 62,410
Cost for wellness therapy (estimated): Rs 11,700
Total cost: Rs 74,110

WILDFLOWER RESORT AND SPA
The Wildflower Resort and Spa sits between the backwaters and the sea in Puducherry. The resort offers spa treatments, localised treatments, and facial and back massages.

It specialises in the Basti Ayurvedic spa treatment, which has been rated as the most effective of the Ayurvedic Panchakarma therapies. The package, offered by Thomas Cook India, also includes boat rides on the backwaters.

The resort also has a private beach, which offers stunning ocean views, especially in the monsoon.

Duration of stay: 3 nights and 4 days
Getting there: The nearest airport is Chennai, 155 km away.
Best time to visit: June to February
Couple’s package (includes one spa session): Rs 63,198
Additional spa treatments (estimated): Rs 10,000
Total cost: Rs 73,198