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 guest's 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.
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.
Venerable Paisal Visalo will be in residence at Vana Malsi Estate from March 5 – 9, 2015.
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.
Vana Retreats partners with Organic Spa Magazine at the LA 2014 Experience Wellness Media Event in Los Angeles.
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.
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.
July 12: Overlooking a cluster of sal forest,
the ayurveda center at Vana Malsi Estate is now open. With its contemporary spaces,
cuisine, character of service, sincere team and broad offering of wellness, Vana’s
ayurveda program is truly unique. To read more, click here.
Monsoons at Vana Malsi Estate: Between
July 1st and July 21st, come on retreat to Vana and receive
a complimentary upgrade from an involved to an immersed retreat, allowing you to
experience our wellness offering to the fullest.
July 1: Vana Malsi Estate is offering a
complimentary suite upgrade to members of Club Lodhi till 31st August,