The first thing that one notices at The Aheli is the abundance of natural light pouring in through the glass ceilings, bathing the entire spa in effulgent sunlight. The spa interiors are minimalistic, the walls in soothing shades of white and gray with a generous use of natural elements like wood, stone and a riot of greenery.
Our Favourite We decide on the Aheli signature spa which is a personalised 90 minute ritual which starts with a 15 minute sauna to raise the body temperature in order to make it more receptive to the treatment. A sea-salt foot scrub is followed by a massage (with a soothing pinewood oil) which is an exercise in hedonism, for expert hands manipulate, tug and stretch every stiff knot out of your body till you feel as languid as a Cheshire cat. At the end of this treatment, you will have left the stress of the work-week far behind, as you head back home rejuvenated and refreshed. At Samalka, NH-8
Price Rs 6,500 for The Aheli ritual