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India's Ultimate Wellness Retreat - A Week at Vana

9 days from £2,990 per person

In our opinion Vana is the best wellness retreat in India – if not anywhere in the world. Ampersand has a great relationship with Vana’s founder Veer Singh and his team who have created a meaningful and sincere wellness experience that will appeal to those seeking balance in a contemporary environment. It is the ideal place to spend 8 days getting your body and spirit aligned, assisted by experts, specialists and therapists in the height of hospitality and comfort in an incredibly beautiful location. This 21-acre Retreat is in Dehradun set amidst mango and lychee orchards, and adjascent to clusters of reserve Sal forest with peaceful views of the lower Himalayan foothills. You will be contacted before arrival to establish your goals and, following a wellness consultation on arrival, you will have a personalised itinerary for your retreat at Vana. The team will help you set objectives for when you return home and they are happy to maintain a relationship after departure. The aim is to deliver results that are tangible and measurable and they will handhold you through your wellness journey. 

Practice Ayurveda and yoga in their purest form, along with a variety of natural therapies, spa treatments, aqua therapies, fitness, meditation and nutrition – Vana has more than fifty treatment and consultation rooms, two private yoga studios and a group yoga studio, an outdoor yoga temple, an indoor and outdoor pool, wet areas, watsu and a state-of-the-art gymnasium. In addition to the 82 contemporary design guest rooms and suites, Vana has two restaurants, which both follow wellness and Ayurvedic principles – and, importantly, deliver delicious food. Your retreat at Vana includes all meals (except wine and residence dining delivery), arrival and departure wellness consultations, a host of retreat wellbeing activities and daily treatment(s) based on two wellness weights per guests per night.

For your last night in India you will fly to Delhi to stay at the understated yet ultra glamorous Lodhi, which will welcome you back to city life in style.

This tour is purely a suggested itinerary; it can be booked as it is, or alternatively used as a starting point for creating your own ideal tailor-made holidayIf you'd like to see similar trips, take a look at our favourite Spa & Wellness and Culinary Tour itineraries.

For more information read our Blog: Sincere wellness: Why Vana is the best wellness retreat in India >>

View our Inspiration Gallery of Vana >>


Itinerary details

9 days from £2,990 per person

  • Day 1 - In Transit
    Fly from London Heathrow to Dehradun via Delhi with Jet Airways.
  • Day 2 - Vana - Dehradun
    Start today with your arrival wellness consultation. Spend the rest of the day enjoying Vana's dedicated programmes, group activities and world-class facilities.
  • Day 3 - Vana - Dehradun
    Day at leisure for treatments and activities.
  • Day 4 - Vana - Dehradun
    Day at leisure for treatments and activities.
  • Day 5 - Vana - Dehradun
    Day at leisure for treatments and activities.
  • Day 6 - Vana - Dehradun
    Day at leisure for treatments and activities.
  • Day 7 - Vana - Dehradun
    Day at leisure for treatments and activities.
  • Day 8 - Vana - Dehradun
    Day at leisure for treatments and activities.
  • Day 9 - In transit
    Fly to Delhi and on to London Heathrow with Jet Airways.
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