Derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Soukhyam’ which translates to ‘wellbeing and a harmonious state of mind, body and spirit’, Soukya is an integrative health centre in India that marries modern western medical treatments with ancient eastern practices and holistic therapies.
Set within 30 lush acres on the outskirts of Bangalore, India, Soukya is a tranquil healing oasis. Located 20km east of Bangalore’s city centre, the retreat is approximately one hour’s drive from Bengaluru International Airport.
Designed in traditional Keralan style, Souka has 21 deluxe rooms and 4 suites, all with ensuite bathrooms (replete with soaking tubs) and private gardens with lily ponds. Each abode is spacious and airy and displays simple architecture and clean lines, offset by local Khadi cotton textiles, Oriental carpets and traditional Indian touches. Equipped with king size beds, each room has a sizeable living area and private veranda. Ideal for groups, the resort’s Presidential Suite flaunts 3 bedrooms with either double, king size or single beds, along with a huge living room and large tropical garden. Souka encourages guests to disconnect from technology so there are no TV’s in the rooms.
Revolving around traditional Ayurvedic recipes, healthy vegetarian meals and classic Indian dishes, the cuisine at Souka is typical of an Indian wellness resort. Fresh juices and herbal teas are served with each meal and homemade soup accompanies the main meal. The menu contains Indian favorites such as ‘dosas’ (savory pancakes), ‘idlis’ (savory cakes), along with vegetarian curries, stir-fried vegetables and delicious dhal. All food is low fat, low salt and low spice. The kitchen is proud of its recipes and does a cooking demonstration each week, so guests can maintain healthy eating habits when they return home. Alcohol is not served at Soukya.
Offering everything from Ayurveda, homeopathy, naturopathy, yoga, detoxification therapies and medical management programmes, Souka covers all wellness bases.
Structured retreat programmes include ‘Panchakarma’ (21 or 28 days); ‘Ayurvedic Special’ (7 days); ‘Weight Loss’ (14 days); Anti-Ageing (15 days); ‘Detoxification’ (10 days); ‘De-stress’ (7 days); ‘Detoxification & Rejuvenation’ (15 days); and ‘Rejuvenation’ (7 Days). Each programme begins with a holistic health evaluation with one of the retreat’s resident doctors and includes a custom-chosen selection of Ayurvedic treatments. Other therapeutic remedies at the health clinic include hydrotherapy, colonic irrigation, mud wraps, aromatherapy massage and various oriental healing techniques such as acupuncture, reflexology and acupressure.
Expect to feel…equally grounded and uplifted after 7+ days of toxin purging.
Soukya Holistic Health Centre | Soukya Road, Samethanahalli, Whitefield, Bangalore – 560 067, India | +91 80 2801 7000 – 08