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Body, Soul: Wellness in Kolkata

Sanctuary and healing in Kolkata. By CATHARINE NICOL

Soul: A life of compassion

Body & Soul Kolkata, Mother Teresa

Simple and peaceful, Mother Teresa House offers a look at the eponymous saint’s life until her death in 1997. See the spartan room that the prominent Catholic nun lived in for decades, and visit her grave. Then witness the sisters of the Missionaries of Charity continue her work as they chant in the chapel, counsel visitors and write prayers. They exude Mother Teresa’s signature compassion. It’s a humbling, spiritual experience. motherteresa.org

Body: Ayurvedic healing

Body & Soul Kolkata, SPA

Reboot your health through India’s 5,000-year-old Ayurveda medical philosophy. Dip into Vedic Village’s Sanjeeva Ayurveda Wellness Spa for a day of therapies, or stay for a holistic retreat. You’ll discover your dominant dosha (mind-body type) and personal recipe for health incorporating diet, body therapies, yoga and more. Experience, for example, panchakarma, a detoxifying cleanse; the circulation boosting Abyanga massage; or Shirodhara, in which warm oil is poured on the third eye for mental peace. sanjeeva.net

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