Vana Malsi Estate is a wellness retreat that explores each aspect of wellbeing: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Its destiny is to be a place of true wellbeing.
Bringing together ayurveda, sowa rigpa, yoga, natural therapies, spa, fitness and aqua, the retreat provides many paths to start the journey towards greater personal wellbeing.
At Vana, each guest is seen as an individual entity and an opportunity to serve and enhance wellbeing, through wellness.
Vana means forest, and we believe in the nurturing and nourishing qualities of nature. Our 21-acre estate is in Dehradun, India, near clusters of reserve sal forest with the hills of Mussoorie to the north and the bustling small town of Dehradun to the east.
We are a retreat for guests who wish to be 'on retreat' and see it as a world in itself. Though at the crossroads of city and rural life, nature and urbanity, we are very much a place that looks within, that seeks to nurture and nourish each person individually.
Vana Malsi Estate leaves its guests with different impressions. Some see it as an ashram of the contemporary world, others as an abode near the forest, and the romantics, as an ideal microcosm of real life.
To respect the sanctity of guests on retreat at Vana Malsi Estate, we are unable to welcome non-residents or offer visits of the retreat.
We recommend that guests review our Guidelines, Restrictions and Terms before making a reservation as these are unique to our retreat and applied without exception. Useful information may also be found here in our frequently asked questions.
Aqua therapies at Vana Malsi Estate will not be available until April 3, 2015. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.
Travel+Leisure (USA) features Vana Malsi Estate in the It List, February 2015. Read more.
Venerable Paisal Visalo will be in residence at Vana Malsi Estate from March 5 – 9, 2015.
Andrew Whitley, a leading organic baker in the UK, will be in residence at Vana Malsi Estate from February 17 - 26, 2015.
February 13, 2015: What does it take to sustain a good design business? François Arpels, Swapan Seth, Prateek Jain, Gautam Seth and Veer Singh at the India Design ID 2015 – ID Symposium.
Vana will be at the India Art Fair from January 29 - February 1, 2015. Wellness, cuisine, design, ecology, music and art will blend seamlessly into an inspiring dining space where guests will be able to enjoy cuisine from a menu curated especially for them. To buy tickets, visit www.indiaartfair.in.
November 14: The Sketchbook at Vana Malsi Estate opens, offering guests an opportunity to reflect and ideate.The space has three studios which serve as inspiring meeting spaces for individuals or small groups that wish to combine a workshop with a bespoke wellness experience.
November 11: The tibetan healing center at Vana Malsi Estate is now open. To know more about this unique offering, visit sowa rigpa.
October 30: Vana Retreats offers a 10-night wellness retreat for Keep a Child Alive’s Black Ball charity auction in New York. To read more about Keep a Child Alive, click here.
October 28: Vana Retreats partners with Organic Spa Magazine at the LA 2014 Experience Wellness Media Event in Los Angeles.
October 10: Today, Vana's Executive Chef Kuntal Kumar will be assisting and supporting Chez Nini’s Chef Nira Kehar at the James Beard Foundation in New York. Taking inspiration from ayurveda, Chef Nira will weave a beautiful story around her innovative and soulful French cuisine to give guests a truly unique dining experience. To read more, click here.
October 9: Vana Retreats and its guests were at the Rubin Museum of Art's Tenth Anniversary Gala at Cipriani in New York.
October 1: Vana Malsi Estate introduces its apothecary menu in the kila lounge. Taking inspiration from our ancient healing traditions, we have created a menu of concoctions, natural shots, dry fruits, herbs and spices, as well as rasams and preparations that will address different wellness needs.
September 1: Vana Malsi Estate reaches the close of its introductory period today. In our pursuit to make the retreat of every guest at Vana Malsi Estate a meaningful, fruitful and even transformative experience, we are now moving to a minimum 5-night stay. We feel this is the very least needed to make any impact on one's wellbeing. To express our gratitude for a successful completion of our introductory period, all guests coming on retreat between September 1 and October 31 this year will be offered an additional retreat night with our compliments.