IN THE HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINS
Ananda was rated the world’s number one spa by Conde Naste Traveller in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
It is a magical Destination Spa built around the majestic 100-acre palace estate of the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, located in the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas, at a height of 3000 ft.
Apart from spa treatments, Ananda also arranges golf, white water rafting, hiking and an elephant safari.
In the mountains near the town of Rishikesh, there are transport options by commercial plane & car pick-up, or private charters by twin engine plane or helicopter.
The World Travel Awards 2009 ranked the Oberoi Wildflower at Shimla to be Asia’s Leading Spa Resort. Also Life magazine’s book, "Dream Destinations: 100 of the World's Best Vacations,” mentioned the Oberoi Wildflower at Shimla as ranked 1st in the “Top 10 Romantic Destinations In The World.”
Its location in the hill-station of Shimla is ideal. You might want to take a stroll to the old Governor’s mansion where partition between India and Pakistan was signed, Hanuman Temple to see the monkeys, St Michael’s Church or go for a picnic at Annandale.
Divya at The Leela Kovalam
Divya Spa at The Leela Kovalam is located in Kerala, in the south of India. Divya won the Pevonia Asia Spa Award in the Best Ayurvedic Spa 2008 category. The Leela Kovalam won the `First Choice Gold' award for 2006, given by UK based First Choice, in recognition for consistent service and guest satisfaction.
It has an infinity pool, sky bar, beachside restaurant serving pan Asian grilled seafood and rooms overlooking the ocean.
The sheer volume of awards this hotel has won is unbelievable, but a few include:
• Best Hotel In The World: Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2007
• Best Spa In India: Conde Naste Traveller Spa Award 2008
• Best Hotel in Asia: Conde Naste Traveller 2009 awards
• Amongst World’s Most Exclusive Hotels: Forbes.com 2009
Conceived as a traditional Indian palace, The Oberoi Udaivilas showcases the rich heritage of the Mewar region of Rajasthan with its rambling courtyards, gentle rippling fountains, reflecting pools and verdant gardens. Grand architecture inspired by the palaces of Rajasthan present a picture of majesty resplendent with pavilions and domes that lead you to a journey of discovery. Interiors embellished with decorative domes, hand painted frescoes, intricate mirror work and beautifully crafted artefacts create an ambience of regal splendour.
So why don’t you come to India and see why all the fuss around the world is being made?