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India as a destination for medical and wellness travel

India has emerged as a Destination for Medical / Wellness Travel in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Neeraj Sharma Vice Chairman The Lexicon Group India is the epicentre for Wellness tourism through its legacy built over centuries for Ayurveda,

India has emerged as a Destination for Medical / Wellness Travel in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

Neeraj Sharma

Vice Chairman

The Lexicon Group

India is the epicentre for Wellness tourism through its legacy built over centuries for Ayurveda, Yoga, Sidha, Naturopathy, etc. together with the spiritual philosophy that has been integral to the Indian way of life. Since centuries, our sages/saints are practicing various routines and exercises that focus on a person’s overall wellness and health. It has resulted in wellness tourism in India booming and flourishing at a rapid pace. We have never shied away from sharing our ancient knowledge to ensure people lead a stress-free existence. Our wellness systems have a high potential as it was developed through centuries of ancient civilizations’ cumulative wisdom. Similarly, Medical tourism is a rapidly-growing practice where we have traveller coming in to India to seek healthcare services which include elective procedures as well as complex surgeries. This is driven through the fact that India is known for its rigorous regime to create doctors par-excellence and the fact that our doctors/surgeons have been on the forefront of medical innovation and execution. Language accessibility and affordability of procedures is the other reason why India today is a growing destination for both Wellness and Medical Tourism.

In our various businesses there is a clear focus on Wellness. In our Institutions we have a ‘Wellness Suite’ that focuses on the complete Wellness Wheel which includes mental health, spiritual health, financial health, physical health and more. Through MultiFit we are again able to focus on health holistically and extend the services and thought process across our group companies. Take the simple yet very impactful initiative of ‘Fitness Friday’ which ensures 60 minutes of fitness weekly followed by activities recommended for the remaining six days to drive wellness for the Lexicon Family which is 20000 + strong.

It is fantastic to know and see that there are diverse array of wellness treatments being provided that are customized as per individual requirements. Across the wellness resorts one can find tailor-made packages available here that are created as per individual health. This will only grow.

Whilst we don’t own any hotels – through our personal travels and the research carried out by the research of Lexicon Institute of Hotel Management we have seen a steady increase in International Travellers (+42% vs STLY) which is encouraging but still lower than the pre-covid levels. Although, I can confidently say that 2022 will beat the pre-covid 2019 by at least 18%. India is and will continue to grow as a destination for wellness and healing due to its rich heritage. Our latest celebrity guest who came across to be healed… I am told was Will Smith.

Looking forward to seeing India becoming the Capital for Wellness and Medical Tourism.

Hari Mohan G

Director of Sales & Marketing

Namami Health Retreat & Wellness Sanctuary

1. Health and wellness programs on your property

Namami offers a wide range of wellness programs that combine the ancient sciences of Yoga, Ayurveda, and complementary alternative medicine with allopathy to provide a 360-degree approach to Holistic Healing. Our wellness programs include yoga, meditation, and a personalised diet chart among a range of other activities. For families with children, the retreat host plenty of fun-filled outdoor and indoor activities to help develop a child’s cognitive skills and creativity.

Moreover, we understand that wellness is very subjective and thus our retreat goes above and beyond the usual in providing tailor made packages with functional medicine, best remedies, post-operative care, cuisines, activities and accommodation. All programs at Namami are carefully curated through strategic partnerships and associations with board certified experts from The Yoga Institute, PNNM Ayurveda Medical College and Hospital, Lexi Health and Dr. Shetty’s Aesthetics.

A list of our health programs can be found below,

  • Lifestyle Management
  • Weight Management
  • Post Covid Recovery
  • Namami Panchkarma
  • Namami Recuperation and Rehabilitation
  • Namami Healthy Ageing
  • Namami Detox
  • Yoga retreat Panch Mahabhuta
  • Yoga retreat Ashtanga

2. Healthcare therapies like Ayurveda and Yoga for tourists

Post Covid, the wellness industry has grained traction. People from all around the world are turning towards healing therapies such as Ayurveda and Yoga to lead healthier and fitter lives. There is a rising demand for ancient healing practices, yoga, naturopathy, and Ayurvedic treatments especially in the tourism sector with people willing to travel far and wide to access the best of Ayurveda and Yogic Kriya. India being a pioneer in traditional medicine and yoga, is set to be the wellness Tourism Destination of the world.

This exponential growth of holistic healing and wellness tourism is driven by a preventative approach to health and growing awareness of Ayurveda as a science. Namami is based on this shift of people’s attitudes towards healthcare and aims to fulfil the demand of India’s growing tourist market for Traditional medicine and Yoga.



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