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Vana Retreat

Dehradun, India

Vana Retreat

Dehradun, India

Price Guide

Features

  • Adults Only
  • All Inclusive
  • Detox
  • Going Solo
  • Medi Spa
  • Outdoors
  • Retreat
  • Wellness

Spa

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Pool
  • Thermal Facilities

To Do

  • Bootcamp
  • Gymnasium
  • Hiking/walks
  • Meditation
  • Pool – Outdoor
  • Yoga

Vana is a retreat that explores each aspect of wellbeing: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Its destiny is to be a place of true wellbeing. Bringing together ayurveda, sowa rigpa, yoga, natural therapies, spa, fitness and aqua, the retreat provides many paths to start the journey towards greater personal wellbeing.

At Vana, each guest is seen as an individual entity and an opportunity to serve and enhance wellbeing, through wellness. Vana means forest, and there is a belief in the nurturing and nourishing qualities of nature. The 21-acre Retreat is in Dehradun, India, near clusters of reserve sal forest with the hills of Mussoorie to the north and the bustling small town of Dehradun to the east.

The Retreat

Vana offers 55 individual private treatment and consultation rooms spread across the Ayurveda centre, Tibetan healing centre, wellness centre, spa and aqua fitness.

The retreat has a 20m temperature-controlled outdoor pool, an indoor heated pool, a watsu pool, a state-of-the-art gymnasium with kinesis machines and changing rooms with heat and wet areas.

Vana’s philosophy is unique and this is evident in its wellness offering, each part of which has its own dedicated space.

Spa Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Watsu pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Thermal areas
  • Wet areas
  • Relaxation areas
  • Yoga & meditation areas
  • Ayurveda centre
  • Tibetan healing centre

To Stay

Private living spaces bring together various elements of Vana’s design philosophy: contemporary aesthetics, bespoke and natural materials, exceptional comfort, thoughtful lighting, design and simplicity.

The 66 rooms and 16 suites on the estate peer into the ancient sal forest or the gardens and fruit orchards, all come with balconies or terraces.

To Eat

Ayurveda and diet are inextricably linked: diet and digestion are the cornerstone of good health and for this reason Vana wants you to eat well, according to exactly what your body might need.

Two restaurants serve nutritious meals made from fresh, local, seasonal, organic produce.


Getting There

Mussoorie Road, Dehradun 248 001, India

Vana is located on Mussoorie Road, Dehradun, India. It is a 1 hour 15-minute drive from Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport and approximately a 45-minute drive from Dehradun railway station.

The recommended mode of transport to Vana is to fly to Dehradun airport, from where personal transfers that are included in the retreat price can be arranged.

The drive from Delhi to Dehradun can take anywhere between 5-8 hours depending on traffic.
For guests who wish to travel between Delhi and Dehradun by road, the retreat can assist in arranging a vehicle with driver through ECO Rent A Car.

Delhi International airport followed by a domestic flights to Dehradun Jolly Grant airport.

There are 2 day-trains and 2 overnight trains from New Delhi Railway Station. Both trains take about 6 hours to cover the distance between Delhi and Dehradun.

Garden Room

Garden Room

Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • King size bed 
  • Large wardrobe
  • Seating area
  • Writing desk 
  • Private balcony 
  • En-suite with bathtub and shower
  • Garden views 
  • Up to 50m2
Forest Room

Forest Room

Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • King size bed 
  • Large wardrobe
  • Seating area
  • Writing desk 
  • Private balcony 
  • En-suite with bathtub and shower
  • Forest views 
  • Up to 50m2
Bodhi Suite

Bodhi Suite

Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • King size bed
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • En-suite with bathtub and shower
  • Meditation room
  • Powder room
  • Separate living room with dining area
  • Private balcony
  • Writing desk
  • Forest views
  • Up to 100m2
Forest Suite

Forest Suite

Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • King size bed
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • En-suite with bathtub and shower
  • Powder room
  • Separate living room with dining area
  • Private balcony
  • Writing desk
  • Forest views
  • Up to 100m2
CASA

CASA

Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • Duplex style suite
  • Two king size beds
  • Two walk-in wardrobes
  • En-suites in each room
  • Separate living room with dining area
  • Pantry
  • Powder room
  • Private deck and gardens
  • Views of orchard
  • Up to 163m2
Esteva Suite

Esteva Suite

Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • King size bed
  • Separate living room and dining room
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Large en-suite with separate bathtub and shower
  • Powder room
  • Large private balcony
  • 145m2
Vana Suite

Vana Suite

Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • King size bed
  • Separate living and dining area 
  • Meditation room
  • Therapy room
  • Pantry
  • En-suite with separate bathtub and shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe 
  • Powder room
  • Private balcony
  • Two private decks, one with swimming pool
  • Sun loungers and outside dining area
  • Views of the forest
  • Up to 290m2
Juliet Kinsman’s Life Changing Programme at Vana Retreat

Juliet Kinsman’s Life Changing Programme at Vana Retreat

Review by Juliet Kinsman

Wellness Journey at Vana

Prices from £3586

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

At Vana, authentic traditions of wellness, medicine and wisdom have been brought together with creative thought, deep commitment and personalised support. The structured frameworks of Ayurveda, Sowa Rigpa and Yoga have been mindfully integrated alongside wellness practices of the contemporary world. These exist in spaces that are a homage to nature and the sublime. Nourishing cuisine, experiences for all the senses and a kind-hearted team complete the offering that is Vana.
 
All Vanavasis start their retreat with a private consultation with one of Vana’s wellness consultants. A program is then developed by the consultant in line with the Vanavasi’s wellness goals. Each Vanavasi’s program is made up of private treatments combined with a wide selection of retreat activities. There is the option to complement included offerings with a la carte treatments. Group sessions include yoga, meditation, breathing, music therapy, walks, hikes, cuisine and fitness. Indian musical performances, festivities and spiritual activities complement Vana’s Wellness offering. 
 
Includes:

  • Accommodation in a Forest Room (room upgrades available)
  • Arrival wellness consultations
  • All meals
  • Retreat activities
  • One Private treatment/session per night per guest
  • Attire to wear
  • Return airport transfer from Dehradun airport
Prices from: £3586 per person