Work hard. Play hard. Cleanse. This has been our motto. With fashion week not too far behind us, we’re still feeling the exhaustion, and with the festive season momentously looming over us—before things take a steep turn it’s time to take a minute to breathe, relax and detox. Putting it off won’t do any good—so we’re going to have to get on this, stat. If you’re riding the same boat, you’re in luck because today we’re sharing with you our top three detox destinations that are pocket-friendly and take their relaxing seriously.

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Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, Kerala

They call themselves: the space that breathes peace. Sea, sandy beaches and a serene hillside—Somatheeram is a classified heritage Ayurvedic resort, which makes for the perfect hideaway with captivating surroundings. With greenery all over, the resort is inclusive of never-ending stretches of coconut palms, paddy fields, plantations, lakes, rivers and a beach stretching down as far as 600 kilometres. This happy harmony of tradition and elegance offers cosy cottages, fringed with granite sculptures. At the world’s first Ayurvedic beach resort, the production unit operates to ensure the quality of medical preparations. A garden of rare and precious medical herbs is nurtured under ideal conditions in order to offer a variety of therapeutic packages for all seasons.

Detox Therapies: The programs include rejuvenation therapy, various clinical treatments and beauty care.

For more information on booking prices and additional treatments, visit their website:

Address: Somantheeram Ayurveda Resort, Chowara P.O., South of Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, 695501.

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Ashiyana: Yoga and Spa Village, Goa

No doubt, this is the time of the year when our levels of stress are reaching an all-time high. With an aim to free its residents from mental and physical tensions, the Ashiyana Yoga and Spa Village in Goa offers at its heart an escape from the city and opens its gates to a haven of detoxification and rejuvenation.

Detox Therapies: You can start the trip with a consultation from your Elemental Yoga Therapist, after which, you will be provided with a customised programme that makes sure that you’re comfortable throughout your stay, while your consultations are ongoing. You can choose between their Sublime Wellbeing Detox and Rejuvenation Retreat or their Yoga and Ayurveda Detox. Both of these focus on deep relaxation, which we’re guessing is exactly what you’re looking for.

Depending on your choice of accommodation, duration and treatment—the price can vary. To find out more information, log on to their website:

Address: Ashiyana Tropical Retreat Centre, JunasWaddo, Mandrem, Goa.

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The Ayurvedic Healing Village, Kerala

For a refuge of complete stillness, The Ayurvedic Healing Village offers programmes in stress relief, beauty care and weight loss.

Detox Treatment: They are best known for the Panchakarmatreatment, which is dedicated to help you detox and rejuvenate.

They also offer a range of Ayurvedic cookery and nutrition classes, along with yoga and meditation, which will help you maintain this lifestyle even once you’ve returned home. Complete with a library, cyber centre, swimming pool, tennis court, conference halls, amphitheatre, access to lakes, valleys, waterfalls and visits to tea plantations and wildlife sanctuaries—here is one place where you will get the complete Kerala experience while on your detox trip.

Depending on your choice of accommodation, duration and treatment—the price can vary. To find out more information, log on to their website:

Address: Kairali – The Ayurvedic Healing Village, Olassery, P.O., Kodumbu Palakkad Dist – 678551.