City life gets so exhausting at times that you want to just get away from the chaos and hustle-bustle of its rush to a place for rejuvenation.Veda 5 Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat, Rattapani Neelkanth Road Near Phool Chatti, Rishikesh is one such place. Nestled amidst the greenery on top of hill ,a few kilometres from the main area of Rishikesh, it is a hidden gem. Its is the perfect place to detox, rejuvenate and pamper yourself. Location is great ,2.9 km from Laxman Jhula and about 8 km from Parmath Niketan Aashram.
The best part of this place is that it is very true to its name,its concept and what it offers its guests, that is AYURVEDA. Whether it is the satvik food,Panchkarma ,yoga,Ayurveda treatment, naturopathy, organic spas everything is authentic.
Located in the lap of nature,the property is spread over a large area with spacious rooms having all the modern amenities making it a luxury stay.The rooms are tastefully done with sit-outs to enjoy the view and the peaceful environment.
It not only has a well laid out plan for you throughout your stay but also provide in house wellness products.Different kinds of wellness packages, yoga lay out ,detox and destress packages,one is spoilt for choice to pamper themselves.The packages are curated according to your needs.Veda5 Retreat is built around a basic concept of promoting wellness and “Satvik” life i.e. feeding the mind and body while nourishing thy soul.So the food they serve is also wholesome food for the soul. Flavours and innovative way they present vegan food — it is fresh, organic, perfectly seasoned, and the best food for a visitor’s palate. Most of the vegetables and fruits are grown in their own farm.
They do arrange cooking classes too which is a favourite amongst international guests.Yoga is a very important feature of the retreat.They offer proper yoga training and classes with guided meditation sessions.Yoga classes are given by very experienced tutors.
Naturopathy,Panchkarma, Ayurvedic massages and spa,Ayurvedic treatments are the highlights of the resort.The Ayurvedic doctors are very experienced,they listen to the guests patiently and then advise the treatment.Their signature Ayuryog Shodhan package is quite favourite among the guests as it applies both for a short and long stay for rejuvenation.Yoga and meditation plan was very well balanced over the day .There’s a well equipped and maintained activity hall to where one can enjoy Table Tennis, Carrom, foosball, etc though you wouldn’t want to be indoors at all considering the view.Swimming pool offers a great view and is enjoyed especially by the kids.There is a great poolside herbal tea bar.Also the herbal ,detox, digestive and ayurvedic drinks are prepared and served. Sound meditation stays with you for long.
To surprise their guests they do arrange a few dinner games which are quite fun ….or a Gharwali dance night or musicians playing folk music or old classic songs or sometimes just instrumental is so soothing while sitting in the middle of mountains . Attentive staff, great views, food for the soul with yoga and chants, great massage therapies ….Do you need anything else to refresh yourself and may also learn how to make little changes in your lifestyle.