It’s incredible India, really. A country blessed with enormous diversity and great attractions. When the students of second semester Master of Tourism Management (MTM) from the School of Tourism Studies in MG University at Kottayam decided on a 15-day national tour, from January 27, the expectations were indeed high; but sights and sounds along the way exceeded all those expectations. Hyderabad, Puri, Kolkata, Agra, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Goa-a virtual round-the-country tour had us all in great excitement. (more…)
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Jaypee Palace Hotel, Agra, and Jaypee Residency Manor Mussoorie have been bestowed with the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award 2012. This is a testimonial to the high standards maintained at all Jaypee properties across India and is decided on the basis of exceptional traveller ratings in a year. Expressing her happiness at this winning moment, Manju Sharma, director, Jaypee Hotels said, “We are very happy with this honour being bestowed upon us. The Jaypee Palace Hotel Convention Centre and Jaypee Residency Manor have set a distinguished position in the category of best quality hotels and we promise to keep the momentum alive while maintaining consistent high standards of service”.
The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has proposed the construction of identical prototypes of cave numbers 1, 2, 16 and 17 of the Ajanta and Ellora Caves at a visitors’ centre that will soon come up near the UNESCO world heritage site.
According to recent reports, the prototypes, which will be made using simulated stone face plaster, will be almost identical to the original caves, with replicas of carved columns, beams and sculptures. The prototypes which are scheduled to be completed by April 2013, are made in order to help tourists view the interiors of the caves at length without causing much damage to the original paintings. These particular caves were selected because they house the most intricate carvings and elaborate paintings. The visitors’ centre will have three to four exhibition
halls and mini-theatres where films on history and archaeology will be screened for tourists.
IN 1819, A BRITISH OFFICER FROM THE MADRAS PRESIDENCY, JOHN SMITH, REDISCOVERED THE AJANTA CAVES AFTER HE FOUND THE ENTRANCE TO ONE OF THE CAVE TEMPLES
Shreyas Yoga Retreat, Bangalore
Location – It is located at Nelamangala, Banglore.
Vision : Restoring health through Indian tradition of Yoga
- Balinise Massage – concentrates primarily on the connective tissue of the muscles
- Thai Massage - A blend of yoga, acupressure and reflexology to relax and open the body’s natural energy flow
- Swedish Massage – to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.
- Aroma Therapy Massage – essential oils are used in this massage, which works as a stimulant as well as relaxant
Relais & Ch’teaux Guide 2011, a top luxury hotels guide, mentioned about Shreyas Holistic programme
Rejuvenate mind, body and spirit at Shreyas yoga retreat. It is a wellness center and spiritual retreat located in the suburbs of Banglore.Come to Shreyas for a revitalizing Yoga retreat. The warm climate,the slow pace of life and the tranquil natural environment make it the perfect yoga destination. If you are new to yoga, then a yoga retreat will give you a comprehensive introduction to this ancient practice. If you are already an experienced practitioner you will be able to deepen your practice in a peaceful and beautiful setting. Yoga practices are based on traditional Hatha Yoga – a combination of Asanas (postures) and Pranayama (breathing techniques) and relaxation, that has given benefit to millions of practitioners over thousands of years. The concentration and awareness that yoga exercises require, helps to train the mind to bring more awareness into daily life.
Shreyas Retreat, Santoshima Farm, Gollahalli Gate, Nelamangala, Banglore
Location : In the foothills of Himalaya, Uttaranchal, close to the mythological temples Haridwar and Rishikesh, surrounded by the Sal forests.
Vision : Blending art and culture with Ayurveda,Contemporary and holistic methods in the treatment process
Ananda Spa Highlight : It was the residence of erstwhile Maharaja and won Conde Nast’s Best Destination Spa award in 2010
The enchanting beauty of landscape hold your breath for one second. Experience intimate comfort and rustic elegance in the Spa’s Guest rooms, Suites and Villas. Create lasting memories at Ananda Spa, where the services are exceptional, the facilities are world-class, and the views are simply stunning. Retreat into a room that’s been designed to reflect Spa’s striking natural surroundings. Ananda’s food concept is based on Ayurveda concept. Nutritional Therapy uses foods and nutrients in an holistic way to assist the body’s natural healing process. Your body is your best doctor.
The experience at Ananda Spa is for both mind and body. The 24,000 square foot spa offers 79 body and beauty treatments, blending the traditional Indian systems of Ayurveda with the more contemporary Western style. The spa experience rests on the multiple pillars of physical, mental and emotional well being.
The Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar, Tehri – Garhwal, Uttaranchal – 249175
SOUKYA Holistic Health & Ayurveda Treatment Centre, Bangalore
Location : This luxury wellness spa is 30 acre organic therapy centre located at Whitefield, Bangalore. 50 kms from the International Airport (with Airport transfer available) and 21 kms from Bangalore City Centre. The informal and tranquil atmosphere provides not only the ideal location to totally unwind but also will create the ideal environment to focus on improving your health.
Vision : To restore the natural balance of your mind, body and spirit by combining modern medical advancements, ancient medical techniques and complementary & alternative therapies used worldwide.
Highlight : First Holistic healing centre in the world which focus on alternative health treatments. Leech therapy is practiced here to take out the toxin from the body.
Owned by : Owned and managed by world renowned holistic health practitioner Dr. Issac Mathai M.D.(Hom), M.R.C.H.(Lond) and his wife, Suja Issac M.Sc., M.Phil. (Foods & Nutrition)
Celebrity Guest : Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, stayed 4 days 83,000-a-night Presidential Suite and availed the wellness programme.
The Centre provide different Systems of Medicine such as Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Naturopathy and a wide range of Complementary Therapies such as Yoga, Acupuncture, Reflexology, Acupressure, etc in a single facility. SOUKYA Foundation runs 6 free and 2 charity homeopathic clinics that offer free treatment to those who cannot afford the treatment.
SOUKYA – Dr Mathai’s International Holistic Health Centre
Soukya Road, Samethanahalli, Whitefield, Bangalore – 560 067. INDIA
Email : info[at]soukya.com
Website : www.soukya.com
Tel : +91 80 2801 7000 – 08
Mob : +91 98453 74400
Fax : +91.80.28017009
Wellness Retreats in India
Many of the world’s greatest rejuvenation or wellness retreats are located in India in breathtaking picturesque locations, and these retreats all cater to the world traveler at affordable prices. Wellness retreats in India promises exclusive world class facilities and standards for discerning travelers who wish to have a luxury vacation while experiencing the very best in all terms – spiritual relaxation and rejuvenation of the mind,soul and body . Ayurveda and Yoga plays central role in Wellness retreats in India. Unique Experience at a wellness retreat in India helps to self discover and realize oneself. It offers so much to pamper the body and free the spirit ,could be a welcoming and profound personal experience.
India’s wellness retreats offer many life enhancing or life style changing therapies it’s hard to choose which is more tempting – you may stimulate the senses with a sensual massage, indulge in weight management program and in the Antioxidant treatment to burn the calories ,imagine the soothing effect of Aromatherapy – massaging body with herbal essences, clear unwanted toxins or waste from your body thus cleanse body, heal the spirit and relieve life’s stresses ,try natural anti aging programs, gentle guidance on nutrition and revive and rejuvenate with a relaxing facial.
Indian wellness retreats are truly a luxury wellness getaway for you! You will be surrounded by luxury still in the lap of nature. Wellness retreats India are life style changers – You will be left feeling physically cleansed and healthy, emotionally calm, vitality renewed and a fresh understanding and desire to live.