There are few places on this earth that rival retreats in India for finding yourself. The country has long been known to travelers as the place where the mysticism and spirituality give natural recourse to grounding your life and finding a new sense of being and want of purpose. Sure, you can backpack your way from city to city, temple to temple, river to mountain, or you can hide away in an ashram, but for a taste of luxury, these gorgeously exotic retreats of India will be like an assuaging blanket for mind, body and soul.
1. Shakti 360° Leti
There’s always been something about mountains that stir the soul, and where better to find one of the most gorgeous retreats of India than in the highest mountains on earth, The Himalayas. The Shakti 360° Leti resort is a tiny retreat 8,000 feet up in the Kumaon Himalayas in the northern state of Uttarakhand. It’s only 4 luxury cottages but boy, when cottage means glass walls overlooking a cliff, that equals special. Each cottage has en-suite and a private outdoor seating area so you can enjoy the jaw-droppingly glorious views of snow-capped mountains (between October and March) from inside and out.