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KARE Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat

Village Gonawadi | Mulshi Lake, Mulshi Khurd, Pune 411021, India (Formerly Mulshi Lake Retreat Accommodation)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is no regular hotel, it is an ayurveda and spa centre. With amazing massages and nutritious food served, the peace all around is a perfect blend. Recommended for people looking for a stress buster and relaxing stay / day outing.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I visited Kare at the beginning of my 1st trip to India and was highly impressed. The location was beautiful and the staff were all very helpful. I enjoyed the yoga and treatments and found the daily schedule was balanced enough to provide time for relaxation in amongst the programmes. Each day included a morning two hour yoga session followed... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I attended the lecture about the misconceptions of drinking water during the month I spent at Kare. Wow - so enlightening. As well, I had the most wonderful, nurturing experience of my life. The staff, the yoga, Ayurvedic food, and massage treatments are fabulous. Kare is the only place to go if you want to treat yourself to a healing... More 

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costa rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

i came with a back injury along with some other health concerns and left feeling a million times better, 15 pounds lighter and 31.5" smaller. my therapist, sunjatta was amazing and so supportive and committed. the doctors were extremely attentive and kind. the food was delicious and the entire staff incredibly sweet and helpful. i hope to come back every... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I visited KARE because I had recently learnt about the healing powers of Ayurveda and wanted to experience it for myself. I am so glad I stumbled upon this diamond in the rough. It was highly recommended to me by my yoga teachers. My first impressions when I got to KARE was I had ended up in a very basic... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I had a wonderful time at Kare, everybody was really friendly, helpful and the food was delicious. The iyengar yoga in the morning, treatments and relaxing yoga in the afternoon plus interesting lectures and talks made this a perfect stay. The landscape is calm and inspiring. I felt well taken care of. It was my first detox and the result... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

If you are looking for a true retreat for health and well being then this is the place for you. This is a centre that provides ayurvedic treatment and therapeutic yoga. I have never felt so relaxed and energized and slept very soundly! The location overlooks a lovely lake and you are surrounded by the sounds of nature. The fully... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

KARE is a gem. It's unique and transformative -- of body, mind and spirit. It's not a big resort -- with homogenized decor and "out of the box" gloss. It's a retreat centre focused on ayurvedic healing. The staff here have emotional intelligence, excellent skills, and thoroughly professional training. After ten days of two fabulous (and varied) massages daily, and... More 

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Management response:

Dear Jane, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. It was wonderful having someone who is so passionate about Iyengar yoga, and its guests like you who inspire us to keep doing what we are doing. We truly enjoyed having you back with us and hope to see you again in the near future. Warm Regards The KARE Team. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

KARE is the only relatively traditional ayurvedic center in the vicinity of Pune, and they take full advantage of that by charging prices that are unreasonable for a place like this in India. Most of their clientele are non Indians, hence they get away with it. Most firangs find it convenient to arrive here from Bombay or Pun airport. And... More 

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Management response:

Hello, Firstly, please accept my apologies that you had a less than fulfilling experience at KARE. Please could you let me know your name and Date of stay at KARE as your profile doesn't provide much information and also so that we can look deeper into the issues you faced and address them with the concerned departments. We do believe... More 

Hoi An, Vietnam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I came to KARE in late July in order to do a 14 day cleanse (panchkarma). All of the staff here made my stay very pleasant and were warm and friendly, with the practitioners being helpful and experienced. The Kalmadi family who own and run the retreat were particularly generous to me and I really appreciated their thoughtfulness. The location... More 

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Management response:

Dear Sam, Thank you so much for your review and feedback. I believe that i'm speaking for the Kalmadi family and the staff at KARE when i say how wonderful it was having you with us at KARE. I believe you did break a few barriers and learnt a lot about yourself both physically and mentally :) as well as... More 

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