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Mumbai, September 2015: Jiva Grande at Vivanta by Taj - Bekal, Kerala recently won the 2015 Top Organic Spa Awards. These awards are presented to the Top 10 Organic Spas for their sustainability initiatives, passion for using organic and local ingredients in their therapeutic treatments and cuisine, and commitment to immersive organic spa and wellness programs that lead the industry.


Jiva from Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is the only Indian spa brand in the world with unique Indian signature spa experiences, rooted in the rich and ancient wellness traditions of India. Each experience has been carefully designed to initiate physical, mental and spiritual equilibrium.


Vivanta by Taj - Bekal, Kerala spa resort, located along picturesque palm- fringed backwaters in Bekal in North Kerala is spread over 165,000 sq. feet, and exudes a sense of energy, soothing harmony and restorative balance. The Jiva Spa menu at Vivanta Bekal features signature experiences, Ayurveda programmes, Indian therapies, Indian aromatherapy, scrubs and wraps, and beauty rituals. The signature body anointment and purifying bath ceremonies, the Alepa and Abhisheka pavilions, are amongst the most unique Jiva experiences offered here.


Also on offer are Ritualistic Fire Ceremonies (Homams) for guests' AYUS and AROGYA (life longevity and health) with chanting by the Resident Priest.


The Ayurveda sanctuary at Jiva Grande is the high point of this wellness retreat. Designed in traditional style, built by the backwaters with its satvik dining lounge, courtyards, landscaped relaxation spaces and meditation nooks, a full-fledged wellness library and water bodies, this tranquil pocket of wellness offers authentic, holistic and comprehensive Ayurveda programmes, by qualified and experienced Ayurveda physicians.


For guests looking for wellness and detox packages spread over a long period of time, the Jiva Grande also offer Panchkarma, a unique treatment in Ayurveda with five purificatory procedures that initiates cleansing and removal of toxins from the body. These are intensive treatments and given under medical guidance.


The spa focuses on long term wellness programmes of 2 - 4 weeks of yoga, Ayurveda and spiritual retreats and for the first time in India, guests have the opportunity to enjoy luxurious modern comfort while practising authentic and traditional wellness programmes.


Vivanta by Taj - Bekal Background:


Vivanta by Taj - Bekal is a sprawling 25-acre resort located in the Kasargod district in northern Kerala. Nestled in the midst of a rustic environment, it is located on the meandering Kerala backwaters and Kappil River, in a stimulating, natural environment with easy access to the beach. Secluded and romantic, amidst the charm and lush beauty of Kerala, the resort seeks to recreate the quintessential Kerala experience with a refreshing, inspired touch.Popularly known as God's Own Country for its natural lush landscapes, Kerala was selected by the National Geographic Traveller as one of the 50 destinations of a lifetime and one of the thirteen paradises in the world. The architectural style of Vivanta by Taj - Bekal is inspired by the Kettuvallam house boats that are unique to this region. The design has a deep sense of the local ethos with a sense of space reflecting natural elements. The stylish rooms inspired by Kettuvallams, some of them which have plunge pools, offer a private retreat amidst lush surroundings. The rooms also offer a private courtyard, an outdoor dining area, rain shower and a soak tub.


About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces


Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 96 hotels in 61 locations across the globe, including presence in India, North America, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bhutan. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury.  For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house.


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