Plunge into a world of pampering with our pick of resorts offering ultimate hammam experiences in India.
Hot steam, a thorough scrub, and a silky massage — few bathing rituals in the world come close to the decadent pleasure that a Turkish hammam can offer. Hammam, a Middle Eastern version of the traditional steam bath not only nourishes your skin but also improves blood circulation. If you have been looking forward to sweating out those toxins without having to fly down to Turkey or Morocco, book a session at one of these resorts with hammam spas in India.
5 resorts with hammam spas in India
Aheli Spa, The Roseate, New Delhi
Aheli Spa at The Roseate, New Delhi, is rightly famous for its bespoke menu of treatments, and houses four indoor treatment suites, private verandahs, and a couple of therapy suites. But if you are looking for something unique, arrive at the special zone here dedicated for a Turkish bath. Indulge in a blissful hammam session of 75 minutes that begins with steam and a relaxing head wash. Next, you lie down on a warm marble bed for a complete body cleansing experience, followed by exfoliation, bubble massage, body mask, and deep moisturising.
JIVA Spa, Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Mumbai got its first traditional hammam in 2018, thanks to JIVA Spa at Taj Mahal Palace. Located at the tranquil pool terrace of the luxury hotel, the spa offers a serene escape from the bustling city. The Turkish hammam here assists your body in releasing toxins through the pores and rehydrates the skin. Begin with lounging in the stunning steam room and then, head for a session of deep cleansing and exfoliation while you are pampered like a royalty from the Ottoman Empire. Later, you can even check out the spa’s other unique experiences like their floatation tank and the Dead Sea soak.
The Oberoi Spa, The Oberoi Sukhwilas Spa Resort, New Chandigarh
The spa at The Oberoi Sukhwilas Spa Resort is most popular for its traditional Mughal hammams in whole of Chandigarh. The use of hydrotherapies before the bathing ritual makes the experience all the more efficient. Pick from the two options — the 45-minute Essential Hammam involves body cleansing and a vigorous scrub with an exfoliating glove, while the Luxury Hammam is 60 minutes long and involves the same process, along with a nourishing body mud mask, a conditioning hair cleanse, and a deep scalp massage.
Naad Wellness, Sonepat, Haryana
The quaint green retreat of Naad Wellness is where Ayurveda, Yoga, and Naturopathy guide you on the path of holistic healing. The Turkish Hammam therapy at Naad combines a cleansing and relaxing ritual, followed by the hararet or steam room. It revitalises and rehydrates the skin, improves metabolism while releasing tension from the body. Pair it up with the resort’s unique Himalayan salt cave experience followed by a relaxing session of guided meditation, and you’ve got yourself a personalised pick-me-up wellness package!
Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa, ITC Mughal, Agra
Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa at the ITC Mughal aims at recreating the opulence and luxurious lifestyle of the Mughal dynasty. One of the largest spas in India, it is complete with stone latticework, mother-of-pearl inlays, marble floors, and ornate mirrorwork, and offers therapies based on ancient customs. The Royal Mughal Hammam here offers a soothing bathing ritual complete with sessions of steam, scrub, soap, massage, and wash down with both hot and cold water.