I’ve been to many spas, but Rait at Suryagarh, Jaisalmer, is arguably my new go-to when I need to unwind and de-stress. They use a mix of traditional Indian and modern techniques, a theme evident in their décor, too. The therapy room with a steam section and Jacuzzi is welcoming and cosy. I tried their Reconcile therapy– which uses a wonderful cocktail of rose, neroli, geranium, cedar wood and lemongrass essential oils, with a base of wheatgerm and sesame oil – and it was just what I needed. At the end of my time at the spa, all the stiletto-induced aches were dealt with, all the stress knots gone. It makes you feel lighter and a touch more beautiful than you were when you stepped in. If you care to, you can also make use of the outdoor garden area, where specific wellness therapies and yoga sessions are conducted. If you’ve been looking to reward yourself – for getting through a hectic month, not spending two months’ salary on a bag, not giving in to the call of that pint of ice cream – this is how you should do it.
Rs 4,150 for 60 minutes, at The Rait Spa, Hotel Suryagarh, Sam Road, Jaisalmer. Tel: +9190019 95880; Suryagarh.com/indulge/spa