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While talking about the best spa centers in Punjab, how anyone can miss the name of this unique spa located at Kikar Lodge spread over 1800 acres. Just two-hour drive from Chandigarh, Forest Spa is home to rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatments specially-crafted to soothe your body as well as mind. Regarded as one of the most perfect ‘weekend get aways’, Kikar Lodge, offers a lot of adventure activities other than spa to its guests.
After exploring the wildlife around, bike riding, mountain climbing etc., you can relax yourself at the ‘akhada’- a name used here for “traditional mustard-oil massage”. Full body Akhada massage is available for men while for women- the head and theBesides, this traditional Punjabi massage, the Forest Spa also offers the Ayurvedic massages for which trained masseurs are called from South India. Here you can choose from a head massage, full body massage, hand & feet massage, neck & back massage, Shirodhara (Kerala oil massage) treatment, sauna bath and even try out a steam bath, with equipment used even in the olden days.
The traditional Punjabi malishwala and massages are most probably, kept in the spa menu to promote the Punjabi culture. Ambience is mostly earthen and charming. The oils used are locally extracted mixed with ingrown herbs.
Location: By Road: Chandigarh to Kikar lodge= 2 hours
Cost: Rs. 300 to Rs. 1500.
What’s special? The Akhada massage that can easily help you unwind and relax.
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