Ayurveda is a holistic system of medicine that is indigenous to and widely practiced in India. The word Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term meaning “science of life”. Ayu means “life” or “daily living”, and Veda is “knowing”. Ayurveda was first recorded in the Vedas, the world’s oldest extant literature. This healing system has been practiced in daily life in India for more than 5,000 years. Ayurveda is a timeless science and Veda5 Luxury Retreat in Rishikesh, Himalayas hopes that Ayurveda and Yoga will serve people throughout their lives.
Body, Mind & Spiritual Awareness
Trinity of Life
Ayurveda is concerned with eight principle branches of medicine: pediatrics, gynecology, obstetrics, opthalmology, geriatrics, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), general medicine and surgery. Each of these medical specialties is addressed according to theories of the five elements (Ether, Air, Fire, Water, Earth): the tridosha, or three bodily humors: the seven dhatus, or body tissues; three maias (urine, stools, sweat): and the trinity of life: body, mind and spiritual awareness.
Panchakarma, the comprehensive Ayurvedic therapy for ultimate mind-body cleansing, involves five types of Ayurvedic therapeutic measures to detoxify the body and successfully eliminate disease causing toxic elements. Ayurveda highly recommends body purification and detoxification before starting a therapy or a treatment. Apart from Ayurvedic detoxification, Panchakarma is also recommended to strengthen the immune system of the body in order to restore the overall balance and well-being.
Run by Highly-Experienced Doctors
Authentic & Traditional
Veda5 Ayurveda clinic and spa are run by highly-experienced doctors and offer authentic traditional Ayurvedic treatments and customized care for each guest. High-quality natural products are used for relaxation, rejuvenation and healing treatments and which are done by well-trained therapists under the supervision of doctors. The practice of Ayurveda is designed to promote human happiness, health and creative growth.
Cosy, Airy, Natural & Modern Design
Natural & Healthy Living
Veda5 is architecturally well-designed with natural and healthy living in mind and is well-appointed with modern amenities in the clinic, spa, rooms and other areas to meet and exceed the standards of a luxury destination. The cosy, airy and natural well-designed facilities with picturesque views will make your Ayurveda, spa and overall wellness experience a beautiful, nourishing and memorable one.
Balanced & Good Health
According to the teachings of Ayurveda, every human being has four biological and spiritual instincts: religious, financial, pro-creative and the instinct toward freedom. Balanced good health is the foundation for the fulfilment of these instincts. Ayurveda helps the healthy person to maintain health, and the diseased person to regain health. It is a medical-metaphysical healing life-science, the mother of all healing arts.
Dining in Rishikesh
Healthy & Delicious Food For Good Life
Real Vitality At Any Age
Food Is Medicine
Food is considered just as powerful as medicine. In fact, there is a sloka (writings of the ancient texts of ayurveda) that says “food is medicine when consumed properly.” If we eat foods uniquely suited to our physiology, and follow a sattvic (life supporting) routine that enhances digestion, our bodies will reap the benefits and we will find that our days will be happier, healthier and filled with vitality.
Intelligent, Personalized Food
Each year there are fad diets that come with media hype of new research on certain foods, drinks, or a new diet that is “guaranteed” to work. However, what works for a million other people might still not be right for us since each of us is a unique being. This is the beauty of Ayurveda — it recognizes our uniqueness and gives us the knowledge to manage our own health in a very personalized manner.
Avoid Artificial, Toxic Foods
Closest To Nature
According to Ayurveda, our human physiology is a reflection of the laws of the universe, and the more in tune our lives are with nature, the healthier we are likely to be! Our bodies possess the natural intelligence to process the foods that are closest to nature, such as fresh whole grains and organically-grown fruits and vegetables. Veda5 has grown an organic farm in Rishikesh, Himalayas.
At Veda5, our guests enjoy luxurious, delicious and healthy dining with fresh produce including from our organic farm amidst the lush greenery, clean air and water and serenity of the Himalayas.
Yoga in Rishikesh
Physical, Mental & Spiritual Fulfilment
Short to Long Term Benefits
Health and Wellness
Yoga provides both instant gratification and lasting transformation. Yoga can start improving the physical and mental state of the practitioner quickly and can result in significant health and wellness benefits in the long-term. Veda5 Yoga classes in Rishikesh, Himalayas are led by well-renowned instructors having extensive experience in helping people achieve wellness, longevity and self-realization.
For Children to Elderly
Strength & Flexibility
Yoga exercises are meant to add strength and flexibility to the body from the inside out so that you don’t just look good but also feel good. Yoga practice also increases energy and ability to focus and which helps to do well at everything in life. Yoga can be practised in softer and slower to harder and more energetic ways as suitable for the practitioner. Veda5 instructors can guide you how to start if you are new to Yoga.
Body, Mind & Soul
Personalized Yoga practice can decrease stress, relieve anxiety, promote healthy eating, promote sleep quality, may help to fight depression, may reduce inflammation, could improve heart health, could reduce chronic pain, could improves breathing and bring many other significant benefits to the practitioner. Veda5 Yoga instructors can give special inputs and guidance as per the conditions of the practitioner.
Best Retreat in Rishikesh, Himalayas
Ayurveda & Panchakarma - Authentic & Traditional
Ayurvedic massage has tremendous benefits to the mind, body, skin and immune system. Herbal oils are selected as per individual needs. Abhyanga pacifies Vata dosha qualities like lightness, instability, and dryness, brings lustre to the skin, gives physical strength and slows down ageing.
Shirodhara is a deeply relaxing treatment which combines head massage with gently pouring warm Ayurvedic oils onto the forehead. It helps to restore emotional balance and to eliminate headaches, insomnia, and fatigue. It helps to improve memory, vision, and skin and to stabilize blood pressure.
Ayurvedic face massage is based on the ancient therapeutic principles of Ayurveda using special energy points on the face. It is used for relaxation purposes and for increasing the glow of face by increasing blood circulation of facial muscles. It helps to reduce stress and relax the entire body.
An Ayurveda mask cleanses and nourishes the facial skin. The mask consists of an Ayurvedic combination of herbs which rejuvenates the skin and fills it with beneficial vitamins and minerals. This helps to make the facial skin healthy, soft and firm.
A well made of black lentil dough is molded around the patient’s eyes and filled with special medicinal ghee oil. Then the patient slowly opens their eyes. It is an effective treatment for weakened vision, dry eyes, conjunctivitis and other eye diseases.
Nasal administration of medicinal herbs, decoctions and oils. It is a very effective treatment for headache, sinusitis, premature greying of hairs, stiffness and pain in shoulders and neck, neuralgia, asthma, and for prevention of premature wrinkles.
Sweat is induced with help of steam in a box which is generated from medicated herbal decoctions. The body tissues open and toxins deep in the body expel out of the skin. It helps reduce inflammation, promotes healing, and improves blood circulation.
Patra Potali is a type of Swedana. The whole body is abundantly covered with warm medicinal oil. The ailing parts of the body are massaged with oil-herbal balls. It is very effective for joint pain, back pain, stiffness in body and it strengthens the joints.
Dry herbal powders or herbal paste prepared with medicated oils is used in this massage. It increases the speed of metabolism to produce more energy, hence it is helpful in obesity and high cholesterol level. A main benefit is to remove toxins through skin.
A well made of dough is placed on the painful area of the spine and properly filled with warm Ayurvedic oil. This relieves back strain if any and reduces the stiffness as it increases the local blood circulation strengthening the local neuromuscular system. This is prescribed for all known problems of the spine.
Ayurvedic foot massage uses herbal oils and proper pressure on specific points to deeply de-stress the mind and body, improve nerve health, cure various ailments, strengthen immunity and maintain and improve eyesight, blood circulation and muscles, ligaments and vessels of the feet.
Basti is an Ayurvedic enema which cleans the colon and helps purify toxins from all over the body. It involves introducing medicinal herbal infusions into the colon through the rectum. It also nourishes the body with herbal oils. It is a powerful Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatment for many ailments.
Above is a short list of the many Ayurvedic treatments that can be prescribed by our doctors as per the conditions of the guests.
What clients say
Really enjoyed my stay at veda5 1- very comfortable stay in comfortable mountain view rooms. 2- very quiet place one really gets time to recollect oneself . 3- vegetarian very simple and tasty and easily digestible food 4- complimentary morning and evening yoga and meditation...More
The best place to stay in rishikesh, especially if you're interested in yoga. The classes here are genuine and amazing. It was the best time ever. Going here again for sure. It was such a rejuvenating experience.
Tip: Please go for a complete package with them which includes transfer, stay, meals and panchkarma therapies. Hospitality: The moment you enter, you are treated like a king with a grand reception.You will get some nice gifts at checkin & checkout. Staff members were courteous,...More
I am delighted to share my experience at Veda5 wellness retreat at Rishikesh. I am a frequent traveller who loves trekking and adventure sports. My wife Lucia, whom I met at Dharamshala in 2017, introduced me to yoga & meditation. She is a yoga trainer...More
I booked 2 nights accomodation via tripadvisor, got one of the best rooms (all the way at the top with an epic view of the valley and pool), very lush. Oh and the driver came to pick me up at Rishikesh bus station in an...More
Wonderful for Panchakarma treatment.Doctors have great knowledge and experience, the front desk,the kitchen team,the massage therapist-great.Nature-very beautiful, pool-great, quickly travel to Rishi.
We spend 2 nights at Veda 5, it's a beautiful retreat, with SPA, daily yoga classes, Ayurveda treatments, and delicious food. The staff is very helpful and the location of the Hotel is just amazing, it's very peaceful.
Stunning setting- close to Ganges and within Rajiji National Park. Beautiful Modern rooms with stunning mountain views. Hyper attentive competent + caring staff team- right from cleaning and grounds staff, to reception (organizing excursions) to Panchkarma (Ayurvedic Consultation + Treatments) not forgetting the kitchen taste...More
This was my first yoga retreat and it was simply wonderful. The views from the retreat are beautiful, it is quiet and peaceful and the air was clean and refreshing. There are numerous yoga and meditation classes throughout the day and you just simply turn...More
Veda 5 is a luxury retreat in Rishikesh where you can experience the traditional Ayurveda lifestyle and its benefits in a relaxed environment. The retreat offers thereuptic treatments that focus on eliminating stress and rejuvenating your body, mind, and soul. There are individual healing programs...More
I can’t call this place other than home like. The reasons behind this is because of their genuine staff who treat you like a family member from the moment you arrive till the moment you leave. The place is carefully located in the heart of...More
Words cannot express how wonderful our stay at Veda-5 was. I was on a yoga retreat with a group of 14 and the staff at Veda-5 made our stay unforgettable. The simple beauty of the resort was refreshing and breathtaking. Chef and his staff are...More
When i arrived I was in awe, such a beautiful place in a beautiful location. It is build into the side of the hill. The room I had looked out into the mountains and was stunning. The staff were so helpful, friendly and supportive. The...More
I had a wonderful stay at Veda5! The setting is stunning, peaceful, staff is kind and gracious. The vegetarian fare is absolutely delicious and nourishing. Treatments were excellent.Only problem was that my stay was too short- only 3 days. I will definitely be back. Thank...More
Veda5 is heaven on earth. The food is wonderful - so healthy, light and flavorful. The doctors are wise and gentle. The therapists are compassionate, knowledgeable, effective. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable, with soaring views of the lower Himalayas. It is truly a divine...More
Laura P 3/10/2019
A wonderful place to forget everything and relax. Best place to take ayurvedic spa treatment. It is a complete relaxation of body and mind. Rooms are very neat and clean and the staff is very courteous as well. Simply five star experience all the way....More
I wanted to go to a yoga retreat before meeting a group tour and through Trip Advisor located Veda 5, nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. It was the best decision, the facility is new and immaculate, the staff was welcome and caring, treated...More
Roberta W 2/08/2019
Thank you to the wonderful staff at Veda5. I enjoyed one fantastic day and night which included modern amenities and excellent customer service. I was very impressed with the quality of the Ayurvedic food and Bhart’s passion about the experience of both cooking and eating....More
Evan R 2/01/2019
My wife and I started our trip in India at Veda5 and we are so grateful that we did. After 20 hours on planes and having to adjust to a 11.5 hour time difference, this place took such great care of us. We met with...More
Serenity, Beauty, Peace, Tranquility, Nestled in Nature’s Hive. Dear Friend, Welcome to VEDA 5. Doshas and Roga Vanish with Yoga, Cleansing, Purifying Body and mind, All here at VEDA 5. Stress and Fears, Anxiety and Tears, The Noises clear And Worries disappear Meditate and strive...More
I wanted to go to a yoga retreat before meeting a group tour and through Trip Advisor located Veda 5, nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. It was the best decision, the facility is new and immaculate, the staff was welcome and caring, treated us like family, the chef made incomparable vegan food, subtle, warm and nurturing, and the Ayurvedic doctor and treatments opened us up to a different philosophy of well being. The experience was all encompassing and doing yoga in the sunshine in January surrounded by the Himalayas with birds chirping above us was the icing on the cake.
We had a cooking lesson, fire ceremony, sitar music, and morning coffee brought to the room and we were sent back from dinner with a thermos of warm seasoned milk at bedtime to help us sleep.
On our last day, the manager didn't want us to leave without seeing the Ganges River, so he arranged for a car and driver to take us there. The facility provides free airport transfers, a very welcome bonus. You can choose what level of service you want to receive, we met a woman who just came for the peace and quiet and was very happy looking at the view. We wish Stuart, the guest manager, and the chef many long years at Veda 5 and would love to return.
Thank you to the wonderful staff at Veda5.
I enjoyed one fantastic day and night which included modern amenities and excellent customer service.
I was very impressed with the quality of the Ayurvedic food and chef's passion about the experience of both cooking and eating. Next time I visit I’d definitely join him for a cooking class.
The rooms are spacious and clean and are a serious departure from the standards of rishikesh. Veda5 is very detailed oriented and I found myself satisfied with its high quality offering including yoga and tea time. I also loved the opportunity to have an environment free from the constant sound of construction and movement in rishikesh city life.
Thank you for accommodating my additional requests.
I’d strongly recommend Veda5 to any traveler who needs a break from the usual and wishes the experience the best that’s Rishikesh has to offer.
WOW! My wife and I started our trip in India at Veda5 and we are so grateful that we did. After 20 hours on planes and having to adjust to a 11.5 hour time difference, this place took such great care of us. We met with the doctor the first afternoon we arrived and instantly knew we were in the right place. We had daily treatments which included traditional Ayurvedic treatments. Yoga is held twice a day with the morning class being a lighter practice and the afternoon class being more for advanced yogis like my wife. There was also daily sound meditation each afternoon. What my wife and I miss the most though is the food. Chef Bart is amazing!!! Not only is he an incredible chef but he is genuinely an incredible person. He made sure each meal was prepared to our dietary restrictions and needs. Of our two weeks in India, Chef Bart’s food at Veda5 was no doubt the best. At the end of our stay the doctor reviewed in great detail a plan for us to take home including diet. You get to spend your days at a gorgeous facility in the midst of the Himalayas. Wow! We only wish we had stayed longer.
VEDA 5 - A RETREAT AND POETRY OF WELLNESS
Nestled in Nature’s Hive.
Welcome to VEDA 5.
Doshas and Roga
Vanish with Yoga,
Body and mind,
All here at VEDA 5.
Stress and Fears,
Anxiety and Tears,
The Noises clear
And Worries disappear
Meditate and strive
At VEDA 5.
Taste food Saatvik,
Experience healing, Kaarmik.
Into your Soul, delve .
Discover your True Self.
Yes, you’ll come Alive
Spiritually, At VEDA 5.
For every problem
A Remedy, A Cure,
In Neelkanth’s Abode
Holy and Pure.
Brimming with Smiles,
Love and Life,
Come Home to VEDA 5.
My wife and I stayed there for 3 days in mid July. The location is spectacular. Up in the mountains, away from the city and any noise of any kind. Extremely peaceful. They have managed excellence in so many levels. The service...kind, honest, sincere and very professional. The food....wow. Extremely satisfying. One can taste the quality of the ingredients and the unique flavour combinations are a treat for the tongue. The chef is a magician. The rooms are cozy and inviting with amazing views through large windows. The morning yoga and evening meditation sessions were fantastic. They also took us for a trek to a near by temple, through a simple village which was a sweet experience. I can't say enough about this place.....worth every penny.
Da Nang, Vietnam
We stayed at Veda5 retreat for 6 days and loved the place.Middle of the hills, quiet, luxurious and too good.
we choose Detox plan and were really happy and satisfied with the results after 6 days. They have daily yoga and meditation class, the spa therapies and ozone swimming pool.
The treatment done by professionals complemented by proper dosha diet plan. Surely the best place in Himalayas.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Just incredible. Gorgeous valley views and remarkable retreat. Initially i was worried to book 7 days detox plan but now sincerely feel even 2 weeks is too less at Veda5. The staff there is amazing, hospitable and ever smiling. The vegetarian food is outstanding, the yoga teacher and Ayurveda doctor are professionals and caring. The treatments are too good specially my favourite therapist Meena. Being a solo traveller, I have stayed in few wellness retreats in the world but believe me Veda5 deserves top ranking in terms of cost, quality of services and holistic treatments. A must visit place. Surely be back soon in 2019.
Friendly staff Excellent food Excellent spa treatments
I have spent the best holiday in my life the oil treatments at the spa were of great help
The views of the mountains were super amazing
The fresh clean air
The healthy food
A heaven in the Himalayas
I am still staying here with my husband and some friends and the experience is absolutely marvelous. From the time we entered the resort, to the dining and yoga classes - the staff was extremely polite and caring. They made us feel like a part of a family - one that everyone expects the time they step into a hotel.
My stay in Veda5 was full of happy and lovely moments with my sisters. Yes, no doubt it's in a beautiful location. Main thing was about hosting. All staffs were so supportive and helpful by nature. Specially Jitendra, Saurabh, Shashi and Prashant. Jitendra was such a caring person. The chef made some good homely satvik food. Meditation and yoga with Swami ji and Helena, joining the Hawan all of them were cherished and relaxing moments. Thank you so much Mr. Stuart for all the support and good package. Thanks Dr. Shuchita for all your advices on being healthy. Latha and Kusum for some good massage therapy. Have so many things to cherish at Veda5. Choosing Veda5 was one of my good decision.
A warm comfortable retreat, worth for the money. With lots of positive vibes. Cool young place for all ages. Recollect positive energy through yoga. Great therapists, enjoyed spa treatments. Loved the food. Sincere recommendation.
Visited India (Haridwar & Rishikesh) after long time for some spiritual reasons, nothing is changed. Booked veda5 and really piece of heaven on earth. Very beautiful landscaped in Himalayas. Cosy and comfortable stay and spa treatments after tiring travelling from Australia. Staff is cooperative and very helpful. Ultimate destination for solitude and wellness.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I recently came to India for some business setup in Dehradun. I was looking for some different place and I walked into this place and they offered immense hospitality. I was surprised to see this kind of big set up in the middle of mountains and overall, my experience was awesome. I am fascinated with the hospitality.
Whether you are after a pampering getaway, want to make significant life change, undertake detox, this is the right place. Peaceful, perfect and beautiful place to unwind yourself, and start a new you.
Experienced a whole new level of serenity and peace at Veda5. Everything from food to meditation is an amazing experience. And thanks to no wifi, we got more time with nature than our phones. A must visit for the ones who are looking for an escape from daily grind.