Vana Retreats has opened its first wellness retreat, Vana, Malsi Estate. The 21-acre estate is located in Dehradun, India, and is set amidst clusters of ancient forest and orchards, with Sal forest to the west, the hills of Mussoorie to the north and the bustling small town of Dehradun to the east.
Bringing together Ayurveda, Tibetan healing, yoga, natural healing, spa, fitness and aqua, the retreat provides many paths to reach its guests’ wellness goals. There are more than 50 treatment and consultation rooms, spread across the Ayurveda centre, ritual spa, wellness centre and spa. Other wellness spaces include three yoga studios and pavilions, an indoor and outdoor pool, heat and wet areas, a watsu pool, and a state-of-the-art gymnasium.
Guest rooms – 69 rooms and 17 suites – are in keeping with Vana’s wellness philosophy, and comprise Garden and Forest rooms, Bodhi suites, Forest suites, the Esteva suite and the Vana suite. The retreat has three restaurants as part of its cuisine offering, each with distinctive concepts that reflect the resort’s wellness and Ayurveda principles.
Veer Singh, founder at Vana Retreats, says: “Vana, Malsi Estate has been the result of almost five years of arduous work. Our desire to create a true place of wellbeing, where each aspect is carefully considered, and where we can meaningfully participate in the wellbeing of almost any guest, is what has seen us through. This focus – along with the beautiful design and aesthetic of the retreat, our attention to the finer details, our sincere team, not to mention our creative cuisine – is what makes us a truly unique place in the world.”