If you’re looking for a dependable city spa, with top-notch treatments and where consistency is key, look no further than Kaya Kalp at the ITC Maurya. The pomegranate, beloved of the Mughals, runs as a prime motif through the spa and adds judicious lashes of colour to an otherwise soothing colour scheme. It is also the star ingredient at Kaya Kalp. All the usual treatments are there, of course, and then there are the journeys, and I am, unsurprisingly, drawn to those. I enter the womb-like embrace of the spa for my 120 min Exotic Pomegranate Journey. It begins with a sugar and pomegranate scrub. The pomegranate is believed to be a deep-cleansing antioxidant. Along with the brown sugar, it gently exfoliates the skin. I feel all stress rapidly abandoning my body, which shortly emerges luminous and soft. A Kaya Kalp Signature Massage follows. My therapist, who happens to be Thai, offers me a choice of massage oils. I pick a somewhat unusual one: eucalyptus.
The signature massage is designed to relax the entire body. My therapist is methodical and uses rhythmical movements and soothing strokes to relieve muscular tension and enhance well-being. The last leg of my journey is the Indian Foot Massage. Afterwards, there is pomegranate juice and a spring in my step. According to Richa Sharma, GM, Corporate PR, ITC Hotels, the spa journey I undertook ties in with ITC’s Responsible Luxury ethos, where they “seek to imbibe history and heritage with modern techniques that enhance guest experience”. Acknowledging how pressed for time all those busy executives are, Kaya Kalp has also launched 20 min Brisk spa treatments. I told you, Kaya Kalp at the Maurya should be your go-to city spa.
Kaya Kalp is for in-house guests only. Exotic Pomegranate Journey for ₹,500, taxes extra (+91-11-26112233, itchotels.in/wellness/spa.html)