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Vana Retreat

India (Asia & Oceania)

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Meaning ‘forest’ in Sanskrit, Vana Retreat provides a luxury Indian oasis to detox, de-stress and reset. Taking inspiration from natures nourishing, nurturing and selfless qualities, the eco-resort and foundation host yoga, healing and weight loss programmes. 

The resort is dedicated to ecology and creating a guilt-free, sustainable experience for all. Vana uses certified organic bed and bath linen and bamboo flooring in all our guest rooms. Their bottling plant saves up to 100,000 plastic bottles each year, and they use 100% post-consumer recycled waste paper for all our stationery and biodegradable materials wherever possible. They harvest rainwater, grow organic herbs and salads, buy only what is seasonal and try to source locally. In March 2015, Vana achieved its LEED Platinum Certification from the US Green Building Council, making it India’s first retreat to have attained this standard.

location

Vana, Mussoorie Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001, India

Vana is located on Mussoorie Road, Dehradun in India's northernUttarakhand state. Around a one-hour drive from Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport and approximately a 45-minute drive from Dehradun railway station. The resort is beside the Jakhan forest, and a two-hour drive to the holy city of Rishikesh.

Vana recommends flying to Dehradun airport, from where they will organise personal transfers that are included in the retreat price.

Vana, Mussoorie Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001, India

  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Things To Do

At Vana, the private living spaces bring together various elements of their design philosophy: contemporary aesthetics, bespoke and natural materials, exceptional comfort, thoughtful lighting, design, and simplicity. The 66 rooms and 16 suites on the estate peer into the ancient Sal forest or the gardens and fruit orchards, all with balconies or terraces.

Vana is passionate about ecology and has used sustainable materials where possible, including bamboo flooring, FSC certified wood and even certified organic linen.

With a neutral palette of colours and art created by artist Siraj Saxena, the rooms evoke a sense of harmony and wellbeing, allowing guests to rest, reflect and connect with nature.

At Vana, there are six different types of accommodation available. The Forest and Garden Rooms have the same layout and are comfortably appointed for a guest on their own or two guests together. With its unique layout, the Bodhi Suite provides intimacy in its living room and bedroom, and the ability to meditate or have a private treatment in its petite meditation room. The Forest Suites, with their generous living room, feel ethereal and almost part of the forest in front of them. The Esteva Suite pays homage to Vana’s architects and is special for the natural light that enters it, along with its sense of space. The Vana suite enjoys a 180-degree view of the hills and the forest and is the most generous suite at Vana.

 

At Vana, a nutritious culinary experience is vital. The cuisine is mindfully put together to complement each guest’s retreat and encourages guests to see food differently - an experience that delights, nourishes and heals.

Vana’s menus include vegetarian and vegan choices as well as mindfully sourced meat, fish and poultry. The cuisine team produces everything from bread and butter to wasabi and ice creams in the on-site kitchens. 
Vana believes in using local, seasonal, fresh and organic produce as much as possible and sources indigenous varieties. In keeping with their values, they do not use air-freight food, nor do they use refined sugars, grains or oils.

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Spa treatments
  • Nutritional cuisine lessons
  • Sufi singing lessons
  • Weekly hikes
  • Visit Jabarkhet Nature Reserve
12 Retreats Found
5 nights / 6 days

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April 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018 | May 1 2019 - Oct 31 2019
price per retreat from US$1,922
21 nights / 22 days

21-Night Vana Retreat Yoga

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price per retreat from US$9,828
21 nights / 22 days

21-Night Vana Retreat Natural Healing

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price per retreat from US$9,828
7 nights / 7 days

7-Night Vana Retreat ‘Decide Later’ Programme

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Meaning ‘forest’ in Sanskrit, Vana Retreat provides a luxury Indian oasis to detox, de-stress and reset. Taking ins...
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price per retreat from US$3,495
14 nights / 15 days

14-Night Vana Retreat Weight Management

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price per retreat from US$6,771