Unwind, relax and put your feet up. Doing everything in true blue northeastern style, these five spa resorts will give you the utmost pampering this winter in the lap of nature. Book your next spa vacation right here.
Khem Janai (Ri Kynjai, Meghalaya): Located in the midst of the idyllic slopes of Meghalaya with the natural thatched facade of Ry Kynjai, Khem Janai takes you back to the age-old roots of herbal remedies. The therapeutic massage techniques that they use stem from the ancient tribes of the region. As you take a dip into their Khasi Bath, one of their special facilities, you’ll come out feeling rejuvenated and revitalised. Not to forget is the Khem Tynrai, which translates to the traditional Khasi curative massages that destress your mind, body and soul. Khem Jah Thait gives you the most relaxing massage – unique to the region – tones the muscles to gear you up for the rest of your stay.
Where: Ry Kynjai Resort, Umniuh Khwan, Ri Bhoi District, Meghalaya
Silk Route Spa and Resort (Kamrup, Assam): On the road to Sualkuchi, the Manchester of Assam with its brilliant weaves and fabrics, lies the Silk Route Spa and Resort – overlooking the mighty Brahmaputra. Winter is the ideal time to seek your RnR, you’ll witness flocks of migratory birds and scenic landscapes. Go along with your girlfriends, the special one or go solo – the resort is equipped to cater to every need.
Where: Kamrup, Bongshar, Assam
Mayfair Spa Resort and Casino (Gangtok): Flanked by the lush Himalayan forests, the Mayfair Spa Resort is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious places for a spa retreat. With its commendable service and ambience, the resort is spread over a massive 48 acres and boasts of several facilities. With accolades from the State Government and well-known lifestyle magazines, it pampers you to the hilt with its world-class treatments and packages. Indulge yourself with their signature treatments such as the Cloud 9 to make you feel like you’re floating around or the Zero Gravity Bed where you feel like you’re riding the waves of an ocean. Its perfect for a weekend getaway with friends, family or your significant other. Taking a dip in the pool, lounging around as the sun dips low into the horizon or taking a stroll around the place adds to the experience.
Where: Lower Samdur Block, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim
Resort Borgos (Kaziranga): Hidden in the forests of Kaziranga is the Resort Borgos, with ambience and service as its two sterling features. Frequented by tourists from all over the globe, the resort has customised packages for everybody. Known for its excellent service and amicable staff, it provides an incredible spa experience to those weary after sightseeing and exploring its periphery. Soak in the pool, get a good steam to rejuvenate your body or simply indulge in their varied therapies – each option comes with excellent service and gives you the care and pampering you deserve.
Where: No.2 Sildubi, Kaziranga National Park, Kohora, Assam
Retusaa (IORA, Kaziranga): Rooted with holistic beliefs, Retusaa The Spa at IORA is the place you visit for complete relaxation and rejuvenation of your mind, body and soul. An amalgamation of techniques and practices, the spa provides therapies that aim at improving mental, emotional and skin conditions. Its facilities include wraps, scrubs, massages, reflexology and steams. Each of these therapies helps in cell regeneration, flushing out toxins and providing relief and much needed respite.
Where: Bogorijuri, Kohora, Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga, Assam