The Best Ayurveda Retreats in the World (for Self-Love)

Spending time on an extended retreat to focus on ones health and well-being has become a very popular holiday activity these days. 

With their increased popularity people seek out different philosophies and modalities in search of the ultimate outcome that promotes longevity in it’s benefits to the body and mind. Ayurvedic Retreats are top of this list.

Ayurveda is an ancient healing practice that originated in India. In everyday life it focuses on daily regimens of hygiene, an Ayurvedic diet and a routine of yoga and meditation to find harmony and balance in life.

For those seeking a significant change to lifestyle, often a health ‘reset’ or a focus on specific physical ailments there are many packages which offer rejuvenation, anti-ageing, weight-loss and generally promote a holistic approach to our health objectives.

Treatments cover a range of spa massage and therapeutic treatments, the use of herbs and oils on the body and in the diet, adoption of Ayurvedic food, plus yoga, meditation and mantras.

These programs are nearly always overseen by an Ayurvedic doctor who creates a bespoke schedule of treatments and activities, creating a clear pathway for you, your mind and body to go through.

For those seeking an authentic and traditional alternative to modern day detox cleanses, Ayurveda offers an organic and holistic approach in it’s very popular Panchakarma program of renewal and change.


What is Ayurveda

Ayurveda goes back over 5000 years, still widely practiced its popularity continues to rise with the appearance of luxury Ayurvedic Resorts.

Translated from Sanskrit, Ayurveda means ‘The science of life’, the focus is to balance body, mind and spirit. Ayurvedic packages include massage, acupuncture, meditation, yoga, diet, herbal medicine and unique age-old rituals that marry science and nature in perfect union.


Luxury Ayurveda Retreats

Today, Ayurvedic retreats can be enjoyed and experienced in exotic locales, within the grounds of luxury resorts that are equipped with state of the art facilities to offer a relaxing, rejuvenating and transformative wellness experience.

Here you can discover the best Ayurvedic retreats with Ayurvedic doctors, personalized programs and the full array of spectacular healing therapies on offer.


1. Atmantan Wellness Center
Location- Pune, India
Retreat- 7 Night Atmantan Ayurveda Panchakarma
Prices from $3920

Enjoy a traditional Ayurvedic retreat amidst pristine nature in the Sahyadri Mountains. The 7 Night Ayurveda Panchakarma program is offered under the care of highly skilled Ayurvedic doctors. All treatments and spa cuisine are dosha-specific according to your unique Ayurvedic makeup to ensure superior results.

Enjoy massage and unique spa treatments, daily yoga and meditation, nutritionally dense cuisine, and floor-to-ceiling views from the luxurious villa suites and utmost care from the experienced staff.

Ayurveda massage


2. Kalari Kovilakom
Location- Kerala, India
Retreat- 21 Day Kalari Kovilakom Ayurveda Rejuvenation
Prices from $9384

Kalari Kovilakom in Kerala is a 200-year-old palace where history meets natural tranquility. Here, Ayurvedic retreats focus on complete well-being of mind, body and soul to discover total balance and longevity. Experience a 21 day full body transformation.

The retreat includes an extensive array of Ayurvedic treatments, personal consultations, yoga and cleansing rituals. Well-appointed suites, inviting treatment rooms, open living spaces and rich exotic gardens complement your stay. Tradition, history and culture are truly alive here.

kalari kovalikom retreat


3. Carnoustie Ayurveda And Wellness Resort
Location- Kerala, India
Retreat- 22 Day Wellness & Detox Luxury Ayurveda Retreat
Prices from $8100

Nestled on an idyllic beach on the shores of the Arabian sea, Carnoustie Ayurveda and Wellness Resort offers serene luxury. Join for 22 Days to experience extensive Ayurvedic and spa services in this state of the art beachside spa, one of the great wellness retreats of the world.

Massage, facials, acupuncture, consultations and a personalized program included to enhance your experience. Ayurvedic cuisine, a boat tour, daily yoga and a truly peaceful haven ensure you of a rejuvenating getaway.

carnoustie pool villa


4. Ananda In The Himalayas
Location- Garhwal, India
Retreat- 8 Day Ananda Spa Ayurveda Rejuvenation Retreat
Prices from $4396

Voted Worlds Best Destination Spa, Ananda Spa in the foothills of the Himalayas, is a breathtaking escape from the world. This luxury resort boasts superb facilities and unique wellness retreats run by a team of expert ayurvedic doctors, skilled therapists, nutritionists, yogis and spa cuisine chefs.

The 8 Day Ayurveda Rejuvenation Retreat has been created to facilitate detoxifying and to revitalize the mind, body and soul. The program includes Ayurveda therapy sessions, cleansing therapies, personal yoga sessions, luxurious accommodations, spa cuisine, and use of all facilities and wellness activities.



Location- Gokarna, India
Retreat- 10 Night Swaswara Ayurveda Rejuvenation
Prices from $4843

Located on the fabled Om beach on the west coast, SwaSwara is a sanctuary for the soul. Designed for holistic and transformational experiences; time spent here promises the ultimate journey – a flight into the labyrinths of your innermost self, using the time-honored maps of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation.

The Ayurveda Rejuvenation Retreat includes your initial consultation with the Ayurvedic doctor, a dosha-specific diet, therapeutic massages, group classes and workshops, art therapy, healthy cooking classes, and your private villa accommodation. 

swaswara retreat aerial view

Find incredible options in India which mainly cater to and professionally support foreign guests, and more specifically you can find great luxury experiences on retreats in Kerala on the Arabian sea coastline. You can find incredible packages and programs of this Ancient holistic healing modality.

Wherever you choose to go enjoy the absolutely immersive experience that one of these Ayurveda Retreats has to offer, please make the most of the transformative program and unique therapies available to you.

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Kelly Fielding

Kelly is a passionate writer, enthusiastic yogi and professional sunrise chaser. Kelly has traveled and worked extensively around the world in health resorts, detox centers, and wellness retreats. Specialising in health and wellness, her written work is regularly published in both print and online media. A gypsy heart and lover of nature, Kelly finds inspiration in the world around her and translates her visions into whimsical stories and creative projects.

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