Six Senses Fort Barwara: Ayurveda treatment in the heart of a royal Indian palace

What great news! Six Senses is moving into the land of yoga and Ayurveda, and as always, with great finesse. For its new luxury resort, a former royal family fort has been wonderfully renovated. In an enchanting setting in the Rajasthan region, you can relax and unwind with wellness stays based on holistic practices and Ayurvedic science. Luxe Wellness Club unveils this exceptional hotel.

In the former fortress of the royal family

The much-anticipated Six Senses Fort Barwara is located in northern India, in Rajasthan. It is about 2h1/2 hours’ drive from Jaipur. Formerly owned by the royal family of Rajasthan, this ancient Indian fort was built in the 14th century. Right next to the famous Chauth Mata Mandir temple and Ranthambore National Park, this is an exceptional place.

A historic building (Photo: Six Senses Fort Barwara)

The former women’s palace has been converted into a spa. Its treatments and wellness programs are rooted in Ayurvedic science, which originated in India. The fort’s two other temples house the hotel’s accommodation and restaurants.

One of the many pools (Photo: Six Senses Fort Barwara)

Other areas, typical of the Six Senses concept, are also wonderfully integrated into this extraordinary site. There is also an Earth Lab to support the local ecosystem and community, as well as the hotel’s organic vegetable garden. Six Senses’ trademark, the Alchemy Bar, is also there for you to make your own skincare products. There’s also a special area for younger guests to enjoy a range of indoor and outdoor activities.

A magical setting typical of Rajasthan

A sumptuous room (Photo: Six Senses Fort Barwara)

Worthy of an Indian palace, the hotel’s 48 wonderfully decorated suites offer an intimate setting with large indoor and outdoor spaces. The arches typical of the region, the moldings on the walls and the tapestry patterns are reminiscent of traditional Rajasthani style. Woody, pearlescent tones are beautifully sprinkled with burgundy gradations. While preserving the palace’s historic charm, the renowned architecture and interior design firm Mitchell & Eades has added contemporary touches to the traditional decor.

Private suite (Photo: Six Senses Fort Barwara)

Six Senses attaches great importance to the quality of its guests’ sleep. Its Sleep With Six Senses standard, developed with Dr. Michael Breus, is reflected in exceptional bedding. The high-quality mattresses are handmade and the elegant bed linen is made from organic cotton.

Spacious, chic bathrooms (Photo: Six Senses Fort Barwara)

All rooms are also equipped with yoga mats, so that you can practice this ancient practice from the comfort of your own bed.

The spa, an ayurvedic palace

When it comes to Spas, Six Senses is a benchmark! Fort Barwara boasts a number of top-of-the-range wellness areas, set in a magical, almost timeless setting. The play of light highlights the sublime architecture of the former palace, with its immense volumes, pearly colors and pure atmosphere. You feel soothed just passing through the palace’s huge archway.

Spa reception room (Photo: Six Senses Fort Barwara)

The resort also boasts its own meditation temple. Yoga, too, has its own dedicated space. At Fort Barwara, as elsewhere in India, yoga is practiced in the morning and evening. We greet the sun at its first rays and just before its last.

The spa also boasts two superb pools, one of which is cold-water. Alternating temperatures stimulate the lymphatic system and blood circulation, ideal for boosting energy levels. Various areas featuring high temperatures and steam prepare the body for spa treatments. These include hammams and saunas, as well as tepidariums, where the heat comes from the floor and walls, making it uniform throughout the cabin.

Treatment room (Photo: Six Senses Fort Barwara)

Of course, basing its treatments and wellness programs onAyurveda, the spa also has its own swedana. It’s a typical Ayurvedic facility widely used for all detox therapies. The body is immersed in intense steam, combined with medicinal herbs.

There’s also a fully-equipped gym and an outdoor CrossFit circuit.

Stays with holistic practices

Duo treatment room (Photo: Six Senses Fort Barwara)

Six Senses wellness programs are based on holistic practices such as yoga and meditation. What’s more, Six Senses Fort Barwara draws its inspiration from the birthplace of Ayurvedic science. All treatments are designed and created with great expertise and respect for ancestral knowledge. Massage techniques are handed down from generation to generation, and local plants are used for their therapeutic benefits. They are specially selected according to your dosha (your Ayurvedic constitution), which is a fundamental element of Ayurveda.

Yoga on the roof of the world… (Photo: Six Senses Fort Barwara)

Over a period of several days, usually a week, you’ll benefit from massages, Ayurvedic treatments, personalized yoga and meditation sessions to achieve a specific goal. Some programs are designed toimprove sleep, while others focus on detox or even greater vitality. Every guest comes to Fort Barwara for a reason of their own, and the resort is keen to tailor each of its wellness programs as closely as possible to the needs of its guests. That’s why every wellness stay is supervised not only by the hotel’s own holistic experts, but also by highly specialized external practitioners.

Healthy, organic Indian cuisine

Aromats picked directly from the garden (Photo: Six Senses Fort Barwara)

For ethical reasons, all Six Senses hotels source their produce from local producers. This is also the case at Six Senses Fort Barwara. The restaurants serve fresh cuisine, using produce from the hotel’s own kitchen garden and nearby farms. The flavors are directly inspired by local cuisine, always following the fundamentals of Ayurveda. The cycle of the seasons and the six tastes that form the basis of this ancestral science are carefully respected.

The Cortile, one of the restaurants (Photo: Six Senses Fort Barwara)

Majestically situated in the garden of the 16th-century fort, the main restaurant, The Cortile, occupies a central position. It also offers more intimate dining in the fort’s former observation tower. Its cuisine is a skilful blend of international and Indian influences.

The Rani Bhag menu features many classics served by the pool in front of an open kitchen. At Roohani, regional specialties are served with a magnificent view of the fortress domes.

The Cortile (Photo: Six Senses Fort Barwara)

If you’re looking for a unique and original setting, the hotel also offers to create a personalized meal for you to enjoy in the location of your choice within the resort.

Nice atmosphere at night (Photo: Six Senses Fort Barwara)


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Rates : From 700 euros per night. Benefit from our expertise in wellness stays and contact us for a personalized quote for Six Senses Fort Barwara, with our exclusive advantages.

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