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Favorite Spa in India

Ananda in the Himalayas

Uttaranchal, India

This renowned destination spa, set in the former residence of Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal, is a continual favorite among SpaFinder readers worldwide. Perched on a mountain ridge among the Himalayan foothills, this retreat allows guests to achieve a holistic balance of mental and physical wellbeing, all in a stunning natural and architectural setting. The 24,000-square-foot spa offers an extensive menu of more than 79 body and beauty treatments, integrating the traditional Indian wellness regimes of Ayurveda, yoga, and Vedanta with the best of contemporary Western wellness principles. Accommodations consist of 75 spacious rooms and suites with private balconies as well as three two-bedroom villas that have private pools. The restaurant features a menu designed with Ayurvedic principles in mind and includes Asian and Western cuisine.