India's best spas rated, recognized
The spa culture has arrived in India. Hundreds of spas across the country are providing high-quality treatments with lots of innovative packages. Modern science and traditional Indian practices combine at these temples of well-being to offer a wide variety of experiences at different price points.
The recent GeoSpa AsiaSpa India Awards at The Claridges Surajkund was to honour the stalwarts of this growing industry -- 25 of the best spas from all over India were awarded at a well-attended evening function. Bollywood's latest sensation Sonakshi Sinha was crowned "Spa Diva" even as loads of awards given away during the evening were interspersed with dynamic performances. "2011 has been a fantastic year for the spa industry, particularly here in India. This year's awards are our most competitive yet," said Parineeta Sethi, chief editor and publisher of AsiaSpa India Magazine. The Imperial Spa and Salon, considered the largest spa in the capital and housed inside The Imperial Hotel at Janpath, was judged "The Best New Spa (Hotel)" along with the Jiva Spa at Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad. The Imperial Spa, which opened about a year ago with its sublime opulence, is designed to purely de-stress and rejuvenate the body and mind. A must-try there is a signature line called SUFI.