With captivating views of Lake Pichola and the Aravallis, ESPA Spa of The Leela Palace Udaipur is a distinctive Wellness destination that offers the choicest selection of therapies and treatments
Imagine a spa housed in a modern palace located on the banks of the pristine Lake Pichola and surrounded by the majestic Aravalli Mountains, where you not only reconnect with your mind, body and soul, but also savour a taste of royal living. Welcome to the award-winning ESPA Spa, India’s only luxury tented spa, which spreads across 10,000 sq.ft. and provides holistic wellness treatments with organic products, developed from plant extracts and essential oils.
Of Spa and Spirituality
The hotel has curated three wellness programmes, known as Spa and Spiritual Journeys, in three, five and seven-day options. Designed to heal the body and rejuvenate the mind, the programmes combine the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, along with cutting-edge modern Wellness therapies. Guests can indulge in spa and massage sessions in the luxurious tents, Yoga and Meditation classes in the lush guava orchards and daily guided tours to the nearby temples of Eklingji, Nagda, Nathdwara, Jagdish Mandir, Ranakpur and the fort of Kumbhalgarh. Guests can also avail daily consultations with the Spa Journey Advisor and the Chef of Spa Cuisine, who will customise their itinerary and meals to suit individual tastes. Private sessions with the hotel’s in-house astrologer provides a peek into the future and an end-of-the-day boat cruise on Lake Pichola could end with a relaxing ‘me-time’ in one of the hotel’s luxurious rooms or suites, which boast exquisite interiors and impeccable avant-garde facilities. Authentic Rajasthani delicacies, enjoyed with traditional song-and-dance routine, make sure that you immerse yourself fully in the local culture, while the hotel’s farm-to-table concept ensures that you partake of fresh and organic food.
All spa treatments are offered at two locations in the property –The Lake Spa and The Haveli Spa. The Lake Spa includes five single treatment tents and seven couple tents, complete with secluded gardens and plunge pools. Those who opt for the Lake Spa can enjoy air-conditioned tents that exude traditional opulence from every corner. From rich upholstered beds and sofas to crystal chandeliers, from bespoke furnishings to stunning lakeside views, the tents are custom-made to offer a taste of sumptuous living. The Haveli Spa, on the other hand, is located in an age-old Haveli, which has been converted into a luxurious abode of Wellness.
Treatments and Therapies The spa offers a staggering choice of therapies and wellness treatments in opulent surroundings that are sure to uplift your spirits. From exotic treatments, such as Hot Stone Total Body Care, to traditional therapies like Abhyanga and Shirodhara, the spa will leave you spoilt for choice. The ESPA Signature four-hour Royal Knights and Royal Princesses of Rajasthan Ceremonies is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience that should not be missed. All ESPA treatments are conducted in the privacy of the spa tents. Those who wish to enjoy the spa journey with their loved ones should opt for the Couples and Palaces Suites that come with private swimming pools and separate lounge areas with breathtaking views of the distant mountains. The Aroma Steam rooms, featuring amethyst crystals and anthracite glass tiles, offer a calming prelude to the treatment experience. Wellness is further ensured through calming Yoga and Meditation sessions that are conducted in the lush gardens of the property.
Beauty Products All the products used by the spa come from their award-winning ESPA range, which blends the traditional knowledge system with cutting-edge European technology. It has a range of products such as revitalising seaweeds, cleansing muds, anti-stress oils and skin care items, all of which ensure glowing skinand luxuriant hair.