Inside Charles and Camilla’s £700-a-night holiday retreat – lavish playroom to luxury suites with private gardens

WHAT do you give a king for his birthday?

In 2019, King Charles’ wife Camilla had the perfect idea to take him to a luxurious £700-a-night wellness retreat in Bangalore, India.

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Camilla gave King Charles a stay at an upmarket retreat for his 71st birthday1 credit
The superb center is based in Bangalore, India

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The superb center is based in Bangalore, India1 credit

The Queen Consort, 75, has booked a room in Bangalore’s stunning SOUKYA for the then Prince of Wales’ 71st birthday after celebrating with school children in Mumbai, India.

The incredible health resort has lavish facilities that include a decadent swimming pool, game rooms and luxurious bedrooms fit for royalty.

A source close to the royal couple said HELLO! at the time: “The Duchess was determined to force the prince to take time off for his birthday and insisted that he join her when he retired.

It has been reported that the center is a longtime favorite of Camilla and she has been there on five other occasions before their stay.

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It has great seating areas where you can bask in the sun14

It has great seating areas where you can bask in the sun1 credit
Its chic facilities include a dazzling swimming pool

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Its chic facilities include a dazzling swimming pool1 credit

Actress Emma Thompson and late South African icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu are other high-profile figures who have visited the site.

SOUKYA offers visitors treatments for over 100 health conditions and promotes itself as one of the best holistic health treatment centers in the world.

On their website, there are several photos of Charles, now 74, and Camilla beaming in the middle.

luxury establishment

SOUKYA is located on a 30 acre organic farm14

SOUKYA is located on a 30 acre organic farm1 credit
It offers wellness programs that are supposed to improve the health of visitors

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It offers wellness programs that are supposed to improve the health of visitors1 credit
The entrance to where residents are taken through yoga sessions

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The entrance to where residents are taken through yoga sessions1 credit

Located on a 30-acre organic farm, SOUKYA is a “residential medical institute” and offers wellness programs and medical care solutions for a number of ailments.

He uses Ayurveda, which he says is an ancient traditional medical system and is the oldest of its kind in the world, dating back over 5,000 years.

There are a number of guest suites, which range from luxury to special super luxury.

It offers the option of choosing between one to three bedrooms, which are furnished with handmade four-poster king-size beds.

Guests even have beautiful views of their own well-kept private garden.

Rooms are huge and have their own private garden14

Rooms are huge and have their own private garden1 credit
Visitors also have their own bathrooms

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Visitors also have their own bathrooms1 credit

While at the center, guests can take part in a number of activities, including bird watching, visits to medicinal gardens, and cooking demonstrations.

Guests also have access to musical programs, tours of the garden, sessions with facility doctors, and a method of meditation known as Trataka.

There is a wonderful badminton court in the park and comfortable seating to soak up the Bangalore sun.

Additionally, visitors can utilize a game room that includes a huge pool table and comfortable chairs for spectators.

Guests have access to a well-maintained badminton court14

Guests have access to a well-maintained badminton court1 credit
The games room which has a huge billiard table and chairs for spectators

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The games room which has a huge billiard table and chairs for spectators1 credit
Guests are served with 'sattvic' foods believed to promote happiness

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Guests are served with ‘sattvic’ foods believed to promote happiness1 credit

The center’s website says customers are served “sattvic food” like sprouted whole grains, fresh fruits, pure juices, and nuts.

They are said to increase energy, happiness and mental clarity, the term dating back to ancient Indian philosophy.

Stays at the facility normally last between one and four weeks, but Charles and Camilla are said to have only stayed for a few days.

royal stay

A source shared more details about Charles and Camilla’s stay with the Deccan Herald.

They said: “The royal couple would eat organic vegetarian food while here and the food is mostly grown on campus.

“Both are here to rejuvenate themselves and are not undergoing any (specific) form of treatment.

“Their therapy will be mainly Ayurvedic and Naturopathic. They will also practice yoga while there.”

In 2018, SOUKYA shared a photo of Camilla’s first visit to the facility where she planted Indian Medlar – an evergreen tree.

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The King’s time at the center isn’t the only memorable birthday he’s had – in 2008 for his 60th birthday, Camilla threw a party with a number of celebrities in attendance, including Rod Stewart, who took the stage.

In 2018, a variety show was held for him on his 70th birthday and a garden party with guests including his son Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle.

The Queen Consort has visited the center many times

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The Queen Consort has visited the center many times1 credit

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The couple would have been there to “rejuvenate”1 credit

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