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The rise of the spirit spa

Paul Rushton travels to India for a tour of its finest healing destinations – where the spirit takes precedence over the body, and you are rejuvenated both inside and out

Travelling in India reveals the true meaning of the spirit; in the kind resilience in people, their ability to be, and the frenetic thrum of energy that is life itself. Natural, organic living is old news. Ancient threads of learning have flowed through the generations for more than 5,000 years. Such learning bonds the inspired founders of the three distinctive properties I visited.

INDIAN MAJESTY MEETS CULTURAL CURES

at The Leela Palace, Udaipur

Captain CP Krishnan Nair, founder of the Leela hotels, was often to be seen gardening in their grounds. He made his fortune in the textile industry with his Bleeding Madras fabric, which used natural dyes that were guaranteed to bleed when washed. He expertly pitched unique character against the uniformity of mass production, and his spirit captured the imagination of the western fashion houses.

His hospitality is in this same spirit. The idea that luxury must be globally homogenous is exploded by his uniquely Indian, world class hotels and spas. He believed India could compete with the rest of the world on its own terms: his mantra was Atithi Devo Bhava – ‘Guest is God’.

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