On my recent trip to Mumbai, I was welcomed by a major downpour in the city. I wanted to escape to somewhere serene and relaxing. My search ended at Agni Ayurvedic Village near Panvel, Maharashtra. The Kerala themed ayurvedic village has everything to match your detox program. The place is a healing land that offers beautiful views, wholesome food devoid of preservatives and rejuvenating therapies to pacify the agitated mind, body and soul.
Rooms – Simple and minimalisitic
After a check-in during late evening, I was escorted to my room on the ground floor. The room is simple, clean and hygienic with basic amenities like double bed with duvet and soft pillows, an almirah, table with stationary and a balcony with stunning views.
The dining area is open that lets in fresh air greet up while you dine. The huge space has simple yet rustic dining tables and chairs that are made with pine wood. The meals served here are devoid of wheat, rice, sugar, milk and cornflour. Everything is satvik, pure and tailor-made as per the requirement by the guest.
After a satvik meal of vegetables, lentils and ragi chapati, I slept peacefully like a log. The next day I woke up surprisingly late.
Nature Trail around Agni Ayurvedic village
As I moved the drapes and looked outside the window, I saw the beauty of nature all spread across. The trees, clouds and green grass looked so inviting that I had to step put and take a walk around.
The lake near the property looks beautiful after the rains. I was loving the silence, swaying trees, bushes along the path as I walked around. Nature is at its finest at the Agni Ayurvedic village. There is a cowshed that is located in the premises.
Consultation with the doctor
A resident doctor is appointed who takes a survey of the guest. After a complete analysis, she advices the best diet, therapy and lifestyle correction to help maintain optimum health. I was adviced a therapy called Abhyangam and a scru with rice and rose petals – a therapy that was one of the best experience of my life.
Abhyangam, a 45 minute massage lies at the foundation of Ayurvedic massage treatment. It works wonders on the body, giving it strength, keeps your limbs firm, improves circulation and is anti-aging. Two trained therapists ushered me to a quaint room and made me sit on a chair for a prayer.
Then, I was made to lie on a wooden bed face down. The oil for abhyangam is not fragrant but is definitely healing and helps to relax the aching joints and muscles.
The warm oil soothed my lower back almost instantly. Both the masseurs worked up the magic of their hands in a circular motion that helped me to relax and fall asleep. I was transcended in a different world. The medicinal herbs were magical and I could feel the pain
in my back almost gone. The thing I loved about the massage was the long one powerful stroke from the neck to the ankle.
The best thing was yet to come and it was the scrub. The rice and rose petals help in cleansing and detoxification, pulling out the disturbing elements from the skin. The sensation is cooling and very therapeutic.
After a nice warm shower, I felt relaxed and rejuvenated already and thanked my therapists for the amazing experience.
The programs at Agni Ayurvedic village Include :-
Doctor’s Consultation , 2 Therapies per day , Sattvik Meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Snacks + Dinner), Comfortable Accommodation, Yoga and meditation sessions every day.
They specialize in illnesses related to Ortho and neuro issues, stroke rehabilitation and lifestyle disorders such as diabetes management, weight management, PCOS, etc. In Wellness programs we are experts in Stress management, panchkarma, Detoxification, general body fitness, post delivery care, skin care etc.
The monsoons are best for experiencing Ayurveda at Agni Village. You can contact them here for a consultation and get enrolled for their detox and wellness packages.