When you live in a bright, buzzy city like Gurugram, the fast pace of life can leave you feeling frazzled. Taking time out of a busy schedule (and that sweaty commute) to focus on well-being has never been more in vogue. Embark on that wellness escape by heading to these destinations where you get to get back to nature, quietly meditating your woes away. From an organic Ayurveda Spa Therapy to nature trails to bullock cart rides to lying on a hammock and watching clouds, lets get you a whole new perspective.
Put the daily rigour aside and head to these rejuvenating places in and around Gurugram :-
How about escaping the city life while you are within the boundaries of the city? Anya Hotel, a splash of Indian panache located in the soaring commercial hub of Gurugram. Anya Hotel houses Amaltas Spa, known for the most holistic Ayurvedic Well-Being Experience your body or senses will ever know. Located by the traditional Indian Step-well, Amaltas Spa displays a serene architecture. The quiet, meditative space is ideal for authentic Ayurvedic Treatments, rejuvenating therapies and salon services imbibed with the Soul of India. Ayurveda products from the very discerning Loccitaine coupled with French Oil are applied for the therapies. Apart from the Ayurveda Spa, you get to splash in the outdoor pool or even laze on the sun deck. Anya Hotel was one of the first to house a Tapas Bar and also a Beer Garden. You are, indeed, spoilt to bits.
Where: 42, Golf Course Road, DLF Phase 5, Sector 43, Gurugram
The Lalit Mangar
Nestled in the middle of Mangar Bani Valley, a verdant and beautiful forest grove with captivating natural ambience, The LaLiT Mangar is an experiential hotel that offers apt space to come and observe your city from the edge. Home to about 6 lac trees, in an area of about 677 acres, the valley acts as an oasis of retreat for the city dwellers. Rejuve-The Spa introduces you to the rejuvenating Ayurvedic Treatments for backache, arthritis, stress, weight loss and complete detox. Start your day stretching those lazy muscles to some incredible asanas. Their yoga guru with his profound knowledge and discipline will take you through a journey that will rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. Whether you stay in the Garden View Suite or the Terrace Suite, the hotel is exquisitely designed with natural raw materials like earth chalk and gravel in layers. While enjoying the treasures of nature in their best form, you can savour gourmet dining which is served with ingredients grown in their own farm. Stay within area of outstanding natural beauty, shun the modern wellbeing and reconnect with your soul.
Where: Camp Wild Road, Near Mangar Police Chowk, Gurugram-Faridabad Road, Faridabad
Heritage Village Resort & Spa
Conveniently located on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway, Heritage Village Resort & Spa is a top choice when you need to focus on your mind and body. Vast acres of undiluted greenery houses 154 rooms endowed with palatial influences of Rajasthan. The spa emphasizes on wholesome Ayurvedic Therapes. A whole range of massages, scrubs, and facials with organic ingredients gift you with that quick-pick-me session. The therapists are well-trained in the Ayurvedic procedures too. Amidst the lush greenery of the property, there’s a large patch of land where they’re growing their own vegetables and herbs. The patch is filled with cabbage, brinjal, cauliflower, lettuce, rhubarb, broccoli, parsley, pokchoy, and a whole lot of seasonal vegetables, which then go into making their all-organic menu. You are bound to be mesmerized by the blend of landscapes and vibrant colors of Indian ethnicity and international articulacy.
Distance from Gurugram: 25kms
Where: NH8, Manesar, Gurugram, Haryana
Ever been crammed on a crowded metro, listening to the tinny beat of someone else’s music and wishing for a world of solitude? That is exactly where Karma Lakelands can come in. Whether you stay in the villas or the chalets, this Eco-Responsible Golf Resort indulges in responsible living without letting go comfort. 300 acres dotted with close to 2,00,000 trees gets to be your nest over this wellness weekend. Apart from swimming pool and Jacuzzi, the spa menu features elaborate Ayurvedic Treatments. From Mukha Lepa to Pizhichill, age-old Ayurvedic traditions are followed when it comes to pampering you. Step inside their Isha Meditation Hall for year-round group programmes of Insight Meditation and mindfulness teachings. From bird watching to nature trails to eco-tours to that lazy star gazing, you might just find getting back to the city, a herculean affair.
Distance from Gurugram: 14kms
Where: NH8, Sector 80, Gurugram
Situated on the foothills of the Aravalli Hills, basking on the edge of the Damdama Lake,this farm resort allows you to let go the worldly traps and immerse yourself amidst nature.The urban village houses cemented tents and brick cottages along with a refreshing pool. The stresses of city life melt away, while you lie on that hammock, relax and watch clouds. Slurp the delicious meals made of vegetables and fruits right from their own garden. Apart from Ayurvedic Body Massages, there are optional workshops on relaxation techniques. This is top destination when it comes to farm tourism. You’ll leave blissfully refreshed and with an enviable answer for the ‘How was your weekend?’ question at work on Monday.
Distance from Gurugram: 45kms
Where: Bhima Road, Near Damdama Lake, Sohna Road, Gurugram
Baghaan Orchard Retreat
Put the daily grind aside and rejuvenate yourself at Baghaan Orchard Retreat. If you are somebody who is keen to explore the marvels of nature and gift your lungs with that whiff of unpolluted air, Baghaan Orchard Retreat might just be your kind of destination. Nestled among 15 acres of Mango orchard, the rustic stay cottages are ideal to pick up some skillful mindfulness to face the daily stress back in the city. A blend of modern functionalism and local architecture underpins the design of the cottages and each is a unique entity, complete with a bedroom and a private sit out. Take meditation nature walks amid the freshest greens and also embark on experiences like Bullock Cart Rides. This rudimentary way of travelling is an unforgettable part of this wellness escape.
Distance from Gurugram:110kms