Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas
India, Indian Subcontinent
One of the most famous spas in India, and for good reason too, Ananda has something of a legendary reputation. Set in the Himalayan foothills and surrounded by lush forests, this serene resort exudes positive energy, making it the perfect place to come for a wellness retreat and some holistic healing.
Ayurveda is the specialty here, although Ananda is also famed for its yoga, Vedanta, and detox offerings too; you can expect your mind, body, and spirit to all feel nurtured by the extensive range of treatments and activities on offer here. The spa itself is sure to impress, a beautiful and expansive wellness center that features 24 treatment rooms, hydrotherapy pools and more all geared at offering you the most rejuvenating and pleasant experience possible, as well as a state-of-the-art gym to ensure guests can get their fitness fill too, if the many different classes and fitness sessions haven’t done the trick.
Everything at Ananda has been designed with the aim of encouraging your wellness; the restaurant serves Ayurvedic cuisine to ensure you’re nourished from within, the accommodation with its understated luxury promises a restful night’s sleep – everything blends perfectly to ensure that by the end of your retreat you feel healthy and renewed with an improved sense of wellbeing.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Ananda in the Himalayas
The Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar,
Uttarakhand 249175, India
Type of Spa: Contemporary Beach Resort
This Spa Resort is Rated: 5-Stars
This Spa Resort is Beachfront: Yes
This Resort is All-Inclusive: Yes
This Spa is Child/Family Friendly: N/A
This Spa is Green-Certified: Yes
Spa & Wellness Program: Yes
This Spa Resort is Best For: Best for lifestyle improvement, health enhancement, and self-renewal
Deluxe Palace / Garden View rooms
The newly renovated palace or the lush garden views rooms are simply luxurious. 45 sqm in size, they feature walk-in closets and perfectly appointed bathrooms with windows overlooking panoramic views of the Golf course and the Palace, with life size mirrors and a luxurious bathtub with an LCD TV. Each room opens onto large porches or balconies with picture-perfect views, ideal for a private meal. All rooms are equipped with a comfortable Settee with a footrest facing the balcony, a 42’ LCD TV, elegant writing and bedside tables, tea coffee maker, well stocked mini bar, electronic safe and complimentary Wi-Fi High speed internet access.
Deluxe Valley View Rooms
Newly renovated, these 45 sqm. deluxe rooms with a private balcony has views of the Rishikesh valley. Each room is equipped with a luxurious King size bed, a comfortable Settee with a footrest facing the balcony, a 42’ LCD TV, elegant writing and bedside tables. The large private balcony has a chaise-lounge for complete relaxation and a tea table. Each room features spacious walk-in closets and perfectly appointed bathrooms with life size mirrors and a luxurious bathtub with an LCD TV and windows overlooking views of the valley. All rooms are equipped with DVD player, tea coffee maker, well stocked mini bar with healthy options, electronic safe and complimentary high speed Wi-Fi internet access.
Deluxe Valley View Rooms (Premium Floors)
Newly renovated, these 45 sqm. deluxe rooms are located on the top floors, with a private balcony and panoramic views of the Rishikesh valley. Each room is equipped with a luxurious King size bed, a comfortable Settee with a footrest facing the balcony, a 42’ LCD TV, elegant writing and bedside tables. The large private balcony has a chaise-lounge for complete relaxation and a tea table. Each room features spacious walk-in closets and perfectly appointed bathrooms with life size mirrors and a luxurious bathtub with an LCD TV and windows overlooking panoramic views of the valley. All rooms are equipped with DVD player, tea coffee maker, well stocked mini bar with healthy options, electronic safe and complimentary high speed Wi-Fi internet access.
The 25,000 square foot spa offers an extensive menu of over 80 body and beauty treatments, integrating the traditional Indian systems of Ayurveda with the more contemporary Western spa approach. The spa experience strives to achieve the ultimate harmony between the physical and the mental realms of the individual. With unique focus on the traditional Indian sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda; Ananda Spa creates the skillful synthesis between age-old therapies and modern spa technology. The personalized therapy and activities program are designed to meet individual needs and health goals; de-stress, detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-ageing, weight & inch loss, while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition and exercise. A team of qualified nutritionists, Western & Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists, Yoga and Fitness experts all gently guide towards a better lifestyle at this Himalayan spa and wellness retreat.
24 treatment rooms with specialized areas for Ayurveda, Oriental and European systems of holistic health, a team of qualified nutritionists, Western & Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists with knowledge of ancient Indian sciences and modern western treatments all gently guide you towards a better lifestyle.
Ayurvedic cuisine with a primary focus on vegetarian dishes. Tailor-made eating plans offer options for guests with wheat or lactose intolerances, while Indian, European and Asian menus are also available. Locally grown vegetables are used as far as possible. Meals are served in the main restaurant overlooking the valley, on an outdoor deck, in the palace tea lounge and by the pool.
The Restaurant features the finest of Ayurvedic, Asian and Western cuisine based on the values of traditional cooking.
Make the most of the stunning surroundings and go hiking in the hills, try morning yoga (there are 5 indoor and outdoor spaces) or go swimming. Guests can also try river rafting, use the gym, play squash, go swimming or play golf on the 6-hole course.
- Trekking (seasonal)
- Hiking (seasonal)
- White water rafting (seasonal)
- Kayaking (seasonal)
- Visits to Rajaji, Chilla National Park and Beatles Ashram (seasonal)
- Morning energizers – nature walks and jogging
- Fitness orientation – one-to-one training, stretch and tone, abdominal workout
- Billiards Room
- Cooking Classes
- Spa Including 24 Treatment Rooms
- 2 Relaxation Rooms
- 4 Consultation Rooms
- Beauty Salon
- Kneipp Foot Bath
- Cold Plunge
- Outdoor Heated Lap Pool & Jacuzzi
- Vedanta Classes
- Yoga Pavilion
- Six Hole Golf Course
- Hill Amphitheater
- Viceregal Hall
- Fitness Center
Ananda’s signature all-inclusive packages are programs which are tailor made for individual health goals. Ananda’s wellness programs follow a holistic approach towards achieving the best results in a safe, nurturing atmosphere expertly guided by our team of expert ayurvedic doctors, skilled therapists, nutritionists, yogis and spa cuisine chefs. Years of research by our ayurvedic, yogic and international wellness experts have enabled a unique integrated focus on the core physical and mental aspects which have the most impact. The results are award winning programs which work to create a sustainable journey towards a healthier, enriched lifestyle.
Ananda’s Wellness Programs include:
- Body & Mind Detox
- Healthy Ageing
- Enhancing Fitness
- Improving Digestion
- Weight Management
- Vitalizing Skin
- Stress Management
- Spiritual Growth
- Immunity Enhancement
- Strength & Flexibility
Ananda’s Detox Starter for 5 nights is a perfect introduction to those who have not experienced an Ananda Detox before. Ananda’s comprehensive Detox Programs for 7, 14 & 21 nights rest the digestive system through controlled eating of whole organic foods, improves the circulation of the blood and lymphatic systems, filters toxins from the body and finally nourishes it with essential nutrients.
Detox Starter: 5 Nights
Holistic Detox: 7, 14, 21 Nights
Ananda’s Yogic Detox Program uses Asana (Posture) and Pranayama (Yogic breathing) to activate the organs and prepare them for the process of cleansing. Traditional Hatha Yogic cleansing techniques (Shatkriya) are used to detox in a natural and effective way.
Ananda Yogic Detox: 7, 14, 21 Nights
The Active Program integrates the best of indoor fitness workouts along with outdoor activities such as personal fitness training, guided outdoor treks, yoga, aqua fitness and therapeutic spa experiences to enhance muscle tone and cardiovascular fitness. The comprehensive program of 7 and 14 nights work on intensive core fitness in addition to treks and full body therapeutic massages. In partnership with Sumaya, a pioneer in the fitness industry, the programs are individualized, consultative and follow a goal orientated fitness approach.
Starts from: 3, 5, 7, 14, 21 Nights
The Weight Management Program is a safe and effective way to lose weight. Ananda is the perfect haven to gain control over your body through Ayurvedic and Western treatments, detox therapies, exercise, yoga, diet and meditation. This program aims to improve your metabolism and leaves you with a toned body and renewed vigor.
Nights: 14 to 21
The Stress Management Programs focuses on a healthy lifestyle which aims at minimizing stress, creating positive changes and promoting synergy in your life. The comprehensive programs of 7 and 14 nights incorporate various balance yoga asanas, pranayama, Ayurvedic therapies, Grounding Aromatherapy, Reiki and other comprehensive healing experiences that result in a comprehensive balance of mind, body and soul.
Nights: 5 to 14
Level: Introduction & Comprehensive
Ananda’s Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Program is designed to suit every individual’s personal needs. The program aims at improving vitality of one’s body through Panchakarma treatments along with complementing Ayurvedic treatments, controlled diet and yoga. The program results in improved immunity and energy, better metabolism and healthy, glowing refreshed skin.
Nights: 7 to 21
The Renew Program effectively unlocks your youthful fervor. It cleanses your body from within and provides relief from muscle stiffness, rheumatism and arthritis. The comprehensive programs of 7 and 14 nights also include holistic healthy-ageing processes including skin nourishing and beauty remedies.
Renew: 5 nights
Renew & Healthy Ageing: 7, 14, 21 Nights
Located on a mountain ridge in the foothills of the Himalayas, Ananda lies close to the ancient cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh. Surrounded by forest, overlooking the Ganges, the resort lies in the grounds of the Estate of the Viceregal Palace, owned by the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal. Apart from the lavish Viceregal suite, 73 rooms, 5 suites and 3 stand-alone villas are housed in a low-rise building in the hill-style architecture a short walk from the palace.
Located just 260 kilometers north of New Delhi, Ananda is easily accessible by road, rail and air.
From Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun it’s only an hours’ picturesque drive to Ananda in the Himalayas.
Although each retreat is unique, they all include some core elements:
- Individual Wellness Consultation; Ayurvedic Consultation (where required)
- Personal Fitness Consultation, Fitness Test and Body composition analysis where required
- Ongoing progress checks with Doctor and Spa consultants
- Detailed debrief session and lifestyle consultation and counseling session
- Ananda Rejuvenation Spa Cuisine meals (breakfast/ lunch/ dinner), per night per person
- Morning Wake Up signature tea and fresh fruit bowl provided every day
- Scheduled wellness activities: Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Vedanta talks, Fitness, Cooking demonstrations, and weekly trek
- Daily use of the Hydrotherapy facilities: Steam, Sauna, Chill Plunge Pool, and Kneipp Hydrotherapy Foot Bath
What’s Not Included:
- Flight not listed in your package price
- Visa Fees: Please make sure that you have got your valid passport and visa before your entry. We can send you a free official invitation letter to assist you in obtaining your visa after the reservation deposit is received
- Sightseeing tours
- Meals consumed off-premises with the exception of dine-around plans
- Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
- Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
- Airline baggage fees
- Travel Protection Plan – Please kindly note that the full coverage travel protection from your country of origin should be purchased in advance on your own
- Optional activities