Kaya Kalp - The spa,

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India Today - - COVER STORY - By Romita Dutta

A long sip of re­fresh­ing co­conut wa­ter, some Pomelo salad and feed­ing the Koi carps in the side pools and al­ready our spir­its felt like chirp­ing. A half hour walk and just when the toes wanted to stretch, a saucer full of tepid wa­ter, mixed with min­eral salt and gond­ho­raj leaves and slices of fresh lime, a foot rit­ual, to squeeze off ev­ery ounce of tired­ness. This is fol­lowed by body ex­fo­li­a­tion—a sooth­ing mas­sage with long

strokes of nim­ble fin­gers with paste of aro­matic gob­indob­hog rice pow­der, cin­na­mon-clove-nut­meg and san­dal­wood dust with sprin­klings of turmeric. For that em­balm­ing sense of fresh­ness, the peel of gond­ho­raj skin is softly scat­tered all over the body. Three hours of detox­i­fi­ca­tion and de-stress­ing fol­lowed by Kaya Kalp sig­na­ture ther­apy in soli­tude in­ter­rupted only with the nat­u­ral call of birds, rus­tle of leaves and whiff of gond­ho­raj.

USP Indige­nous treat­ment in na­ture’s lap

Du­ra­tion Five hours in­clu­sive of the trail and food

Cost `10,000 plus taxes www.itcho­tels.in

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