Wellness India

Amanbagh, Rajasthan

Mughal-inspired Amanbagh is a Rajasthani retreat set among the Aravalli mountain range, 90 minutes from Jaipur with the Bengal tiger sanctuary of Sariska National Park is a short drive away. Each of the 40 suites and pavilions has a private courtyard or terrace.

Amanbagh’s holistic spa provides a range of therapies and treatments including massages, facials and scrubs using exclusively prepared skincare products. Retreat programmes, revolving around anti-aging and preventive medicine drawn from the ancient practice of Ayurveda. A resident Ayurvedic physician identifies each guest’s dosha (Ayurvedic type) and creates a personalized program based including purifying body treatments and a meal plan.

Reflecting the local culture, activities include yoga and meditation sessions which may take place in a 17th century temple in an abandoned city and hikes are through narrow gorges.

RAAS Devigarh, Rajasthan

Nestled in the Aravalli Hills of India’s Udaipur area lies the RAAS Devigarh, an 18th century palace which has been transformed into a five star luxury hotel in Rajasthan, offering 39 unique suites, complemented by spacious gardens and courtyards.

Its spa programme is led by British brand, ila which sources wild harvested ingredients which include local Rajasthani damascene rose otto oil, jasmine from Tamal Nadu, sandalwood from Mysore and tuberose.

Treatments embrace India’s healing arts, intuitively combining music with the likes of Marma massage techniques, subtle chakra cleansing and herbal poultices.

In additional to traditional therapies are ila’s Devi Blessings, which include nine 2 hour treatments designed to calm adrenals and recalibrate the entire central nervous system. Three, six and nine night Blessing packages are offered.

Naturally enriched with over 84 minerals, the Spa’s Himalayan Salt Cave provides healing properties said to cleanse the body, balance hormones, improve sleep and reduce muscle tension
www.raasdevigarh.com

India Tourism Highlights

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Curries and spices, lively festivals, glittering saris and magnificent architecture give India its iconic identity. Located in South Asia, India is a massive country bursting with the kind of colour, flavour, and history that is impossible to replicate.

Rajasthan, in Northwest India, is known for the sweeping sands of the Thar Desert and views of the Aravallis Mountains. The capital of Rajasthan is Jaipur otherwise known as the “Pink City.” Here you can find very distinct Indian architecture including many forts, temples, and the remarkable City Palace.

Agra, home to the world renowned Taj Mahal, is one of the most-visited cities in all of India. Also located here is the Agra Fort. It is possible to tour the fort and the inside of its beautiful palace.

Kerala is a tropical southwestern state. It is a popular destination for eco-tourism, white sand beaches, and temple festivals. The hub of Kerala is Kochi, known for its thriving fishing industry and colonial architecture. Thekkady, within Kerala, is a tiger preserve where you can also admire various flora and fauna.

Delhi, located in Northern India, is the country’s capital city. It is considered one of the oldest cities in the world and his home to several districts, each with their own identity. The Red Fort is one of the city’s top sites. Here you can walk through its Lahore Gate, into the bazaar, through the jewel palace, and into the former residence of the sultan. Delhi is also home to many museums and religious structures.

Mumbai is India’s largest city complete with a vibrant, bustling atmosphere. The city is known for its fashion, grand colonial architecture, Bollywood productions, and premier restaurants and nightlife.

For a relaxing Ayurvedic based experience – Tibetan Healing- Dehradun

DEHRADUN, INDIA

The Vana Malsi Estate is a wellness retreat on a 21-acre estate in Dehradun, India. Surrounded by the nature of the forest and hills of Mussoorie, yet close to the town of Dehradun, Vana offers a relaxing urban forest sanctuary.

With the approval of the Dali Lama himself, offers Ayurvedic treatments. Their unique “Tibetan Healing” treatments by therapists trained at the Dalai Lama’s revered institute. Vana offers a bespoke retreat itinerary for each guest aimed at achieving a greater wellbeing.

 

Max Healthcare, Delhi, India

Overview:

The hospital is part of a group of 12 hospitals and is currently expanding its facilities. The group has over 1900 beds and 11 top hospitals in Delhi-NCR, Punjab and Uttarakhand, 2100 world-class doctors and 9300 support staff, Max Healthcare is one of the leading chain of hospitals in India offering advanced technology, and state-of-the-art infrastructure.

This is the flagship hospital and is around 15 years old. Designed by internationally renowned architect Mr. Richard Wood, this 539-bedded healthcare facility is approximately 15km from New Delhi Railway Station and 12km from the Domestic Airport.

It is conveniently located in Saket, a desired part of South Delhi, and convenient for Select City Walk with its branded shops and malls.

International Patients
Each patient is assigned a relationship manager. It is well equipped with a FOREX and concierge service.

Specialist Treatments

Dermatology, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, ENT, Bariatric, Neurosciences, Orthapedics, Renal Sciences/Kidney Transplant, Cardiac, Urology, Dental, Nephrology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Endocrinology
Specialist areas are headed by doctors who have a strong clinical background: Orthopaedics – Dr Maarya, Cometic Surgery – Dr Sunil Choudhary.

Technology
Max Healthcare offers the latest in cutting-edge-technology to include the Da Vinci Xi Robotic System, SPY Elite Imaging and Brachytherapy

India Essential Facts

Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport
Time Zone: India Time Zone
Weather/Climate: New Delhi experiences drastic seasons. In the winter temperatures average around 5°C, while in the summer temperatures can reach 45°C. The ideal time to visit is from October through March.
Language Spoken: Hindi (main) as well as English, Urdu and Punjabi
Currency: Indian Rupee
Dialing Code: +91

India’s colourful culture

 

DELHI

2016-01-15 10.09.31A forty-five minute drive from Indira Gandhi International Airport amid tuk tuks, old fashioned Morris cars, trailers and cows lead you to the centre of Delhi. The narrow streets, merchants and street vendors, museums and monuments of the old city contrast starkly with the five star hotels, impressive embassy buildings, golf course and malls of New Delhi.

Tourist Attractions outside Delhi

Delhi and this cultural regional heart of India offer history, colour and amazing sites to provide the full meaning of a medical tourism destination. From Delhi, it is a four hour journey to Agra and well worth the journey to stand in front of the majestic Taj Mahal, so tranquil and peaceful with that distinctive wow factor. This “architecture of romance” stands in pure white marble, attracting around 20-30,000 visitors daily, from sunrise to sunset, except Fridays.

The journey from Delhi to Agra can be done in a day or for those who wish to stay longer, an overnight stay is recommended. (If budgets are not restricted, opt for the Oberoi where a stay comes with a butler service and rooms views of the Taj Mahal in the distance. There are many hotels in Agra of all standards and transport is plentiful around the city.

It’s just a short flight to Udaipur from Delhi. Rajasthan’s Udaipur is much quieter and calmer and famous for its mountain backdrops and lakes. Most of the big hotels are located in the new part of the city while the old city houses the City Palace complex, the Jagdish Temple, meandering streets and busy markets.

Built in yellow sandstone and white marble the City Palace complex was built in 1539 high up to avoid attack. Its three gates symbolize liberty while the original horse stables have been converted to small shops. Leave time to explore as there is much to see with the museums and the palace gates. It was around this area and on crowded buses that saw Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggi Smith and Richard Gere filming scenes for the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

A boat trip around the Picholet Lake is a must, especially at sunset with a stop to explore the Island Garden, Jag Mandir, set in the middle of the lake with manicured gardens, restaurant and views from every corner.

Jaipur is a short 35-minute hop by plane from Udaipur, otherwise known as the Pink City, painted by instruction from its founder, Maharaja Jai Singh in honour of the visiting Prince of Wales, (King Edward V11). It was the first planned city in Asia, designed on a grid system, and portrays a modern, more advanced India, with wider streets, jewellery shops and beautiful architecture styled in palaces and museums. Said to be the second wealthiest city, its history is defined by past Mughals.

Be prepared to be immersed in history. A drive past the Wind Palace shows where the Royal ladies were hidden from public view. Around the city, snake charmers seek attention by performing this age-old tradition, while monkeys jump from palace rooftops. Talking of heights, rely on an elephant to carry you to the top of Amber Fort. It’s safe, fairly comfortable and, in the absence of fog, offers terrific views. This amazing site is outside the main city in Amer (Amber), the ancient capital until 1727. Three Kings contributed to the building of the fort which is structured on 3 levels, while inside are two palaces with glass mosaics, carved screens and mirror work motifs.

Tourist Attractions in Delhi

Back in Delhi, the same gifted Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan who brought us the Taj Mahal, also built the Jama Mosque of Delhi and Delhi’s capital, Shahjahanabad, with its magnificent Red Fort. Other places of note to visit include Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar. A rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk defines everyday life of India with merchants draping richly coloured silks to captive buyers, street food offerings and the trailers laden with misbalanced goods manually pushed between the crowds. You will need to hold on tight and keep alert to tuk tuks creeping alongside.

Other attractions:

Lodi Gardens
Lotus Temple
Garden of Five Senses