Spoil your mom on Mother’s Day (and beyond) with a pampering spa staycation at these luxury spa hotels in India.
Mothers deserve the world. And although years of dealing with us (and our mood swings) can’t be summed up into or paid back for in one day, Mother’s Day gives us to a chance to remind them how lucky we are to have them! A bouquet of flowers or breakfast (read burnt toast) in bed just doesn’t cut it anymore. This time, send her off (or better yet, join her in!) to a relaxing spa staycation. We bring to you the best spa packages and treatments at the most luxurious destinations in India for your dear mama or mother figure!
6 luxury hotels for a Mother’s Day spa staycation
Ananda in the Himalayas, Rishikesh
What better way for your mom to start her wellness journey with yoga and Ayurvedic treatments in the Himalayan foothills in Rishikesh? The eponymous spa at Ananda in the Himalayas, sprawling across 100 acres of an erstwhile maharaja’s estate overlooking the Ganges, introduces its guests to the concept of luxury wellness through tailor-made programmes aimed at lasting impact. The wellness packages here range from Stress Management, Healthy Ageing to Holistic Detox and Immunity Booster. One of the latest offerings is Post-COVID Rejuvenation, for those suffering from long COVID. The 21-day programme uses Ayurvedic therapies and personalised wellness cuisine to build immunity and reboot the system.
The Imperial, New Delhi
A luxurious escape to The Imperial for an idyllic relaxation within the capital city is the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day! An oasis of calm and comfort sums up the understated luxury of this Lutyen’s masterpiece, while its award-winning spa is known for its holistic treatments and magnificence. The Imperial Spa Day For Mums package have something for every mom. From personalised yoga sessions, Sufi body scrub, dosha consultation, to nutritious lunch menu, a radiance facial, and mani-pedi sessions, it will ensure that your mom is pampered well on the special day. The package is available till May 9, 2022 and includes overnight stay for a kid and complimentary breakfast at the popular 1911 restaurant.
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
The spa at the opulent Oberoi Udaivilas in Rajasthan’s Udaipur is a regal wellness sanctuary featuring majestic sandstone architecture, marble embellishments and chandeliers, and calming pools of azure. Add to it the breathtaking views of Lake Pichola and the gentle sound of water cascading from the white marble fountain! Leaving the maddening crowd and chaotic city life behind, let your mom arrive at this peaceful oasis for sensorial treatments.
Pick for her the 90-minute Energy Balancing treatment using the traditional Himalayan singing bowls. This revitalising therapy begins with long, stimulating massage strokes delivered to activate energy centres. Next, a Himalayan singing bowl is used to create sonic vibrations that ripple through the body, relieving fatigue and calming the senses.
JIVA Spa, Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Mumbai got its first traditional hammam in 2018, courtesy Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. Located at the tranquil pool terrace of the luxury hotel, the JIVA Spa will offer her a serene escape from the bustling city through its signature therapies. The Turkish hammam here helps the body get rid of toxins through pores and deeply rehydrates the skin. The therapy begins with lounging in the stunning steam room, followed by an elaborate session of deep cleansing and exfoliation while your beloved mother is pampered like a royalty from the Ottoman Empire. Other unique experiences like their floatation tank and the Dead Sea soak are also worth a shot.
Viveda Wellness Village, Nashik
The Viveda Wellness Village in Nashik is an integrated wellness destination where rejuvenation and serenity take centre-stage. Right from the spacious and well-appointed spa and the restaurant, to the meditation dome and the outdoor acupressure path, each space is created with holistic wellbeing in mind. Check her into one of the 16 handcrafted luxury villas, and fix up a Potli Massage session for your mother to leave her relaxed and rejuvenated.
Also known as kizhi massage or choornaswedana, it is a unique Ayurvedic therapy carried out using cloth poultices filled with herbal leaves or powders and dipped into hot, medicated oils. The deep massage will relieve her of body pain, stiff joints, backaches, etc. It is said to be highly effective in enhancing healing musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, spinal problems, and spondylitis.
Shreyas Retreat, Bengaluru
Silent retreat, purifying panchakarma, or weight management — each wellness programme at Shreyas Retreat in Bengaluru has a hushed ashram environment and personalised attention at its core. A sprawling oasis of swaying palms and lush gardens, the retreat will take her on journey to self-discovery. For an all-round experience, choose Wellness for the Soul experience for your mom, which includes pranayama breathwork, chanting and meditation, healthy cooking sessions, mind-and-body treatments prescribed by a naturopathic doctor, nature farming, community-driven activities, and day excursions.