Queen Consort Camilla flies to a £735-a-night retreat in India

Queen Consort Camilla flies to a £735-a-night retreat in India

10/25/2022

Time for some royal R&R! Queen Consort Camilla flies to her favourite £735-a-night holistic health retreat in India after two months packed with engagements

  • Camilla, 75, is reportedly at SOUKYA, Indian international Holistic Health Centre 
  • She flew there last Thursday with a few friends after two months packed 
  • 30-acre organic farm offers yoga and homeopathic and naturopathic treatments
  • Place is beloved by Queen Consort who visited at least seven times since 2010 

After an intense two months following King Charles’s accession to the throne, the Queen Consort has reportedly travelled to India to visit one of her favourite holistic health retreats. 

Camilla, 75, arrived at SOUKYA, an international holistic health centre in Bangalore last Thursday and it is thought she will stay there until later this week, the Times of India reported. 

This will be Camilla’s seventh visit to the health retreat on a 30-acre organic farm, which offers yoga and Ayuverdic, homeopathic and naturopathic treatments. The late Archbishop Demond Tutu is also believed to have visited three times and actress Emma Thompson is a fan. 

The visit, which is happening in a private capacity, will see the Queen enjoy some special treatments with friends at the £735-a-night retreat. 

FEMAIL reached to Buckingham Palace for comment, who declined to comment on a ‘private matter’. 

The Queen Consort, 75, pictured on October 17 in London, has reportedly travelled to India to visit one of her favourite holistic health retreats, the Times of India has claimed 

The Medical Consultation Building, where guests are tested before being recommended a wide range of treatments   

The newspaper reported that 75-year-old Camilla was accompanied by a few friends and her security detail from Scotland Yard’s Royalty and Specialist Protection squad. 

‘There were strict instructions not to publicise her trip as it’s a private visit. No public engagement programmes or interactions have been scheduled during her stay,’ a source said. 

Wellness expert Dr Matai, who founded the retreat, has been the personal physician for the Queen Consort and the King for years. 

No more details concerning Camilla’s trip have been released, however, the retreat’s website offers a glimpse at the treatments she might be looking to enjoy during her stay. 

Camilla, 75, arrived at SOUKYA, an international holistic health centre in Bengaluru, pictured, last Thursday and it is thought she will stay there until later this week

Activities on offer at SOUKYA include bird watching, a medicinal garden, cooking demonstrations, musical programmes, tours of the garden, talks from the doctors and Trataka – a yogic purification and tantric method of meditation.

There’s also a chapel, a badminton court, indoor games including a snooker table, a library and a swimming pool.

The retreat will no doubt appeal to the prince’s dedication to sustainability, as all its farming is organic, they use solar power and wind energy and harvest rain water.

There is a variety of suites and rooms for guests to stay, ranging from deluxe to super deluxe special, which boast a spacious private garden with veranda, a pantry, king-size beds, an en-suite bathroom with a shower and bath tub and your own private outdoor shower. Prices start from £735/INR 42,900.

The luxurious hollistic health resort boasts facilities such as a swimming pool (pictured) and private lotus pools within the suites

This will be Camilla’s seventh visit to the health retreat on a 30-acre organic farm, which offers yoga and ayuverdic, homeopathic and naturopathic treatments. Pictured: Shanthi – the circular Yoga Hall

The centre offers treatments for more than 100 conditionsand Camilla has been a regular visitor over the years 

The spacious suites range from one to three bedrooms, with handmade four poster king size beds and views to your own private garden and lotus pond from the living and private dining space.

Food-wise, according to its website, SOUKYA serves ‘Sattvic food, which creates positive vibrations in the body and contributes to a pure and calm mind which is central to the concept of a healthy lifestyle in Indian philosophy’. 

Soukya claims to be a ‘unique facility that helps restore the natural balance of your mind, body and spirit by combining modern medical advancements, ancient medical techniques and complementary therapies used worldwide.’

Previous guests include the Duchess of York, who described her stay as a ‘spiritual quest’.

The death of Queen Elizabeth II and King Charles’ accession to the throne was followed by an intense period bustling with engagements for the Queen Consort. 

The spacious suites range from one to three bedrooms, with handmade four poster king size beds

There is a variety of suites and rooms for guests to stay, ranging from deluxe to super deluxe special

The retreat enjoys acres of gardens and plots of land where vegetables and fruits can grow all year long 

The resort has a well manicured badminton court on its estate for sporty guests to use when they please

The wellness retreat has an indoor games room which includes a snooker table and chairs for spectators

The suites offer views to your own private garden (pictured) and lotus pond from the living and private dining space

The pretty resort has many indoor and outdoor seating areas, so guests can enjoy the sunny weather and take shelter from the rain during the wet season

Oval granite stones leading up to the main entrance of Shanthi – the Yoga Hall. Guests who stay in the suites can enjoy common yoga every morning and evening, and are provided with mats

Camilla has appeared by the King’s side for at least 18 engagements since September 8, with many requiring travel across Britain and Ireland. 

The Queen Consort’s last reported visit to the retreat centre took place in 2019, when she treated King Charles to a stay for his 71st birthday. 

The couple had completed a tour of India and Pakistan at the time and made a stop at the retreat after a couple of days busy with engagements.  

A source had said at the time: ‘The duchess has been determined to force the prince to have some down time on his birthday and insisted he join her at her retreat.’

It was suggested that Camilla’s insistence may have followed concerns about her husband’s feet, after he was seen with painfully swollen hands and feet while on a visit to a Sikh temple during the trip, where he had to remove his shoes and socks.

The centre offers treatments for more than 100 conditions and the couple reportedly celebrated the prince’s birthday there with a private dinner of South Indian cuisine.

Sources told the publication: ‘The royal couple would partake organic vegetarian food during their stay here and the food is mostly grown on campus.

‘Both of them are here for rejuvenation and are not taking any (specific) form of treatment,’ a source said at the time.’

What’s included in a suite package at SOUKYA

Options:

  • Private garden and lotus pond
  • Pantry/kitchenette
  • Attendants room 
  • Kettle with a variety of organic teas
  • Yoga mats 
  • Private living and dining space 
  • SOUKYA’s signature herbal toiletries
  • Electronic safe in a spacious closet 
  • Extra bed 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Mobile phone & local sim 
  • Wi-Fi in rooms   
  • Pillow and bedding menu 
  • Bath, shower and outdoor shower
  • Room and garden area – 2,200 to 5,200sqft (204 to 483sqm)  
  • Prices for rooms start from £735/INR 42,900

 What’s included? 

  • Basic Consultation with the doctors
  • Diet Consultation 
  • SOUKYA’s organic vegetarian cuisine full board (breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner) 
  • Common yoga in the morning and evening 
  • Use of all recreational facilities –a library, 2.2km walking track, indoor and outdoor games, swimming pool, etc.
  • Common television area 
  • Handmade Jute footwear and bag
  • Conference facility and business centre 
  • Complimentary WIFI at the lobby
  • Weekly activities 
  • Bicycles – on request 

 

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