2020 GFD 🏆 Awards


Rishikesh is a magical city on the blue banks of the holy Ganges river and nestled under the gaze of the mystical Himalayas. Filled with temples and surrounded by emerald jungles, hidden waterfalls, and pristine nature, Rishikesh is a jewel of an entry into the deep Himalayas and a gateway for those seeking to go deep into their spiritual practice. The retreat is located on the banks of the divine river Ganga with stunning views around.

Special Mention- Global Future Design Awards 2020
Architect/Designer | KANHAI GANDHI

Category | Interior Design Built
Country | India
Photographer/Copyright | ©SMART GROUP


Yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science, which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body.The beginnings of Yoga were developed by the Indus-Saraswati civilization in Northern India over 5,000 years ago.

Rishikesh, the World Capital of Yoga, has been one of India’s holiest and most spiritual centers for thousands of years.

Modi Yoga Retreat is an oasis of wellness in the yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh. It sits like a Gem by the Ganges distinguished by elegance and enhancing every element of wellbeing.

A luxury holistic wellness center and yoga retreat, located in the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas, the birthplace of the Indian ancient arts of Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda.

The retreat is designed with a strong feel and connect with the beauty of nature around, the water, the forest, the mountains. The color palate and materials mimic the natural surroundings. The color of the sand and gravel, the color of water and the color if the forest have all been brought inside the build environment. Warmth is added to the setting by use of wood, linen, indirect lighting, overall minimalistic approach. The facade treatment compliments the surroundings and the interiors by the use of rough textured plaster with a mushroom-like shade of paint, wood cladding, wood jaalis, wooden mural wall which is inspired from the waves of the holy river.

Designed around the theme of wellness, includes an entire level of spa and treatments, opening out to the pool and outdoor area overlooking the river. While enjoying the spa, one gets a alluring view of ganga and mountains. There are steps from the center taking you down to the river side outdoor seating area, inspired from the Ghats­ of Rishikesh.

A wellness center is an establishment that offers health services for the body and mind. The beautiful calm interiors along with the location, materials and color palate of the design accentuate the feel making one calm and relaxed within the center.