This is a place where people go to lose weight. Period. There is absolutely nothing else there... You get body type specific diet, go onto detox - all of which is that you will not get any food. And because of remote location, you'll simply have absolutely no way of getting any, thus, you'll lose weight.
Treatments 1100rps/day consist of you being slathered in sticky sesame oil, completely naked, with therapist (local village girl) just rubbing you for an hour or so. There are couple other massages, all geared towards weight loss. Oil very difficult to wash the smell off, not to mention your hair will remain oily if not washed 2-3 times.
Naturally people will lose weight, but you would lose weight anyways if you'd go on a fast.
Daily yoga consists of an hour in the morning where delusional and grumpy old guy berates overweight students... If that would happen in US, he not only would be sued for discrimination, but also would never ever be allowed to "teach" anyone again. All he could teach you is how not to be... Rude comments, snide remarks were daily "treats", not to mention unsafe yoga practice when he would just come and push you (if you're unable to reach your toes, for example) from behind or sideways.
Nutritionist girl was a stickler to "you have to do it because it is ayurveda", with zero concern that I was losing weight (i didn't come to lose weight there but to work on my hormones, but was put onto this weighloss detox anyways), losing balance and strength to even walk. Mind you, I was 51kg (110lb) at arrival.
Overall, I would never recommend this place because of my personal experience there. Because of this place my trip to India was ruined. Complete insensitivity from the staff (nutrition person) was the key.
Living situation was ok. Beds were like hardboard, a lot of bugs inside the rooms. You pay for bottled water.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- KARE is a sanctuary that enables self renewal in an environment that can be described as an antithesis of our fast paced high tech world, bringing us into harmony with our natural state of being. The Rejuvenative journey includes Traditional Ayurvedic Massages, Detoxifying Therapies, Beautifying Spa Therapies*, individualized nutritious meals/ diet and the curative aspects of Iyengar Medical Yoga. This nurtures the body and takes one beyond its finite form into a timeless realm of peace, bliss and serenity aided by a highly qualified team of doctors, therapists, nutritionists and paramedics to ensure best methodical treatments. KARE, set atop mystic Sahyadri ranges, overlooks the calm water of the Mulshi Lake, against a backdrop of flowers and green scenic surroundings and natural waterfalls. KARE has evolved through the inspired vision of Dr. Prakash Kalmadi,a practitioner of western medicine for over three decades. He after personally having experienced its spectacular effects has created a unique blend of Traditional Kerala Therapies, Iyengar Medical Yoga and Ayurvedic Diet for one’s optimum well being. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mulshi Lake Retreat Hotel Pune