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About Ananda in the Himalayas

Enveloped by vibrant green foliage and valleys, brisk mountain air, and refreshing spring waters, the 100-acre Ananda in the Himalayas, once the residential palace of a maharajah, promotes a holistic approach to healing the mind, body, and spirit through its philosophy of combining Ayurveda, Vedanta, and yoga. Bordered by the River Ganges, overlooking the town of Rishikesh, the elegant destination spa in the Himalaya foothills is a winner of multiple Spafinder and Condé Nast Traveler awards, including “Best Destination Spa, India,” in Condé Nast’s 2014 Readers’ Travel Awards. Traditional Indian practices balance with international-inspired wellness experiences and healthy organic cuisine; as well, signature programs encompass Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, Detox, Yogic Detox, Weight Management, and Stress Management.

Ananda’s wellness programs include accommodations, airport transfer, all meals, spa treatments, yoga and meditation sessions, and personal consultations; programs vary from five to 14 nights and are tailor-made for individual health goals.

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The Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar Tehri - Garhwal, Uttaranchal, 249175 India
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Deals & Specials

  • Spring Summer Rejuvenation Special!
    Book a stay of 4 nights or more this summer at Ananda in the Himalayas and get additional complimentary nights
    Valid Apr 16 - Jun 30
  • Get More on Wellness Packages
    Book a wellness package of 7 nights or more!
    Valid Mar 1 - Apr 15
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    Getaway Packages (3 nights and above) / Room only (Minimum 2 nights of stay)
    Valid Mar 1 - Apr 15
  • Free Nights on Wellness Packages
    Early Booking Offer
    Valid Jan 2 - Mar 31

Menu of Services

The 25,000-square-foot Ananda Spa has 24 treatment rooms and four consultation rooms; additional amenities include hydrotherapy facilities, a steam room, a sauna, and a Kama, or couple's suite. The spa's East-meets-West approach blends ancient Ayurvedic techniques (60% of the extensive spa menu is based on Ayurvedic principles) with modern Western therapies. Personal guides consult and customize programs aimed at helping guests de-stress, detoxify, and lose weight. The spa is bathed in burgundy and saffron colors with soft music, calming fragrances, and scenic landscape views adding to the serene ambiance. Guests can unwind with the signature Abhyanga treatment, which begins with a prayer, followed by a foot bath and a four-hands full-body massage, or opt for the spa's signature Ananda Fusion treatment, a combination of Thai, reflexology, deep-tissue, Tibetan, and Swedish massage techniques tailored toward each guest's specific needs.

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Customer Reviews for Ananda in the Himalayas (6)

India Luxury Spa Resorts
September 7, 2012
Awesome exprience at anada spa resort
Anada spa resorts Rishikesh is the good resort. Its facilities are too much impressive and fast enough. staff services are also fine and spa products provided by the resort is also high quality which are very care and beneficial for body. Suites are nice and well structured and furniture is also beautiful in dining area. The environment of Rishikesh is very delightful here i feel like i come in city of peace.
May 19, 2010
Serenity and Care
Recently spent 5 days at Ananda with my mother. We both felt so relaxed and cared for! The Spa treatments were AMAZING, far better than any I've experienced elsewhere. I particularly liked the Tibetan Massage while my mother really loved the Rose Facial. The food was INCREDIBLE, quite varied and delicious! Our rooms (overlooking the Ganges) and the surroundings were extremely beautiful. And we loved watching the resident peacocks and monkeys!
January 29, 2010
A vacation for your mind, body and soul. Truly Tranquil.
I was trekking in the upper Himalayas and checked into Ananda with every bone in my body hurting and aching. By the time I checked out, I was soothed and rejuvinated, with new found zest to take on the challenges of my profession. Hats off to the fantastic group of people who run Ananda! Nested in the wooded foothills of the Himalayas, the location is idyllic and borders the immaculate. The quality of service is up there with the top rated 5 Star Hotels in India. But what sets Ananda apart is the pristine tranquility inside its premises - the soft clinging of the chimes, the melodious rhythms of traditional Indian music, the serenely-white dress code and the soft chirping of the monal birds. For the first time in many a vacation, I forced myself to switch off my cell phone to soak in the aura of Ananda. The spa menu is truly diverse and lets you choose from a wide collection of Ayurvedic and International treatments. The warm pebble treatment is strongly recommended, as is the "Ananda Touch" massage. A consultation with ananda'a ayurvedic doctors helped me understand the idea of "preventive maintenence" of the human body through lifestyle changes. Some of the inputs I received were truly eye-opening. While the cuisine could do with some more variety and the absence of an indoor pool can make things a tad inconvenient in winter, on the whole, Ananda is perhaps the most perfect getaway for a weeklong vacation in the laps of the Himalayas, on the stairway to heaven.
July 30, 2009
Vata Dosha
The Ananda is truly exquisite; a wonderful combination of relaxation, rejuvenation and a little learning too! I thoroughly enjoyed the Ayurveda practice and learning about my Dosha Type. Since my visit, I've incorporated foods into my daily diet suggested to me by the on-site specialist and have noticed a refreshing change in my body and spirit.
July 30, 2009
this is an experience of a lifetime!!! after visiting the most interesting tourist and historical sites of India this is the place to unwind and apprecaiate the place where yoga originated and where the facility caters to the most discriminating clientele and the staff goes over and above the call of duty to cater to ones expectations cannnot wait to go back RINA ANOUSSI
April 11, 2009
Well worth the journey
Ananda in the Himalayas is not easy to get to from New York but I can honestly say that all the travel is well worth it. After arriving from Delhi at Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, you are met by an elegantly clad driver who takes you up a winding road past Rishikesh, the birthplace of Yoga. A first glimpse of monkeys by the roadside let's you know that you are far, far away from home. Ananda is a palace - literally. The Indian "welcome greeting" sets the tone as one feels so welcomed by all the staff. The sounds, smells and view from my room were breathtaking. I could have spent countless hours gazing at the Himalayas, listening to the shrill calls of peacocks and chirping sounds of the birds, marveling at the Ganges River and the sweeping vista views of the valley. But there was so much more to experience. The yoga was outstanding, the food amazing (kudos to Chef Gupta). I was not expecting to have such a broad selection of spa cuisine: Indian, Western, Asian and Ayurvedic and I tried them all. But the piece de resistance is, of course, the spa. My treatments were out of this world. The Abyhanga was given by two young Indian therapists whose movements were perfectly choreographed. My Kundalini treatment was unlike anything I've experienced before thanks to Llhamo. As a destination spa, Ananda in the Himalayas truly delivers a transformative experience. It's a place I will never foget
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Facilities & Amenities

Facilities & Amenities

In addition to its spa amenities, the spa complex houses a fitness center that comes complete with LifeCycle equipment. Guests can get fit with stretching and Fitness on the Ball classes, or unwind with one of the 14 weekly yoga sessions. Guests can also participate in Vedanta, inspired by ancient Hindu philosophy, which includes weekly group or individual meditation gatherings. The spa complex has an outdoor heated lap pool as well.

Golfers can hit the links on the six-hole golf course, while thrill-seekers can test their skills by white water rafting and kayaking on the Ganges; jogging or trekking through the area terrain; or setting off on a safari into the Rajaji and Corbett National Parks, home to tigers, leopards, and elephants. Those looking to explore can embark on spiritual pilgrimages to ancient temples in the nearby holy cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar.


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There are 70 deluxe rooms and suites, as well as three villas, all of which offer views of the city of Rishikesh, the Ganges Valley, or the Viceregal Palace. Rooms come complete with personal yoga mats, and all accommodations have wireless Internet. Standard rooms are elegant and simple, with wooden floors, minimal furnishings, and marble bathrooms, while one- and two-bedroom villas feature private pools, decks, saunas, and living rooms. Suites have private gardens; the opulent Presidential Viceregal Suite, elaborately decorated with antique fabrics, gold-painted artifacts, and ornate pillars, also has a wraparound terrace, an outdoor rooftop Jacuzzi, and a telescope.

Ananda’s restaurant serves gourmet wellness cuisine. The daily-changing wellness menu is based on Ayurvedic principles and is customized based on the individual dosha, or body type of each guest. Dishes focus on natural, balanced, and fresh ingredients.

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