Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas, India
Find balance in mind, body and spirit at India’s highly acclaimed luxury retreat, Ananda in the Himalayas. A sanctuary of peace in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Ananda resort is perfectly nestled above the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the sacred Ganges river valley.
Discover the ancient practises of Ayurveda, Vedanta and Yoga, delicately blended with fitness, wellness therapies, and deliciously healthy dining. Its world-renowned destination spa is set in a 100-acre Maharaja’s Palace surrounded by calming Sal forests. The richly varied Ananda spa menu complements your bespoke wellness programme, using luxury treatments that blend organic products and fragrant herbs with traditional ayurvedic principles.
Embrace India’s rich culture and traditions, from Hatha yoga and pranayama to learning Vedanta teachings at nearby monasteries. Train with master yogis and visiting practitioners who specialise in psychology, hypnotherapy and Reiki. Whether its targeting emotional healing or developing lifelong skills, Ananda in the Himalayas offers transformative experiences for health and wellbeing.
Distance to Airport:
Dehradun (24km - 40 mins); New Delhi (260km - 6 Hours)
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Take part in Vedanta, a daily interactive talk answering the fundamental questions of life, based on India’s most ancient scriptures. These talks are a great way to find peace and mental clarity.
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Highly spacious and elegantly designed, the 78 rooms embody the calming aura of Ananda and the Himalayas. Your charming sanctuary is complete with private balconies or gardens, overlooking the Ganges river valley. Kurta pyjamas, aromatic baths and a pillow menu complete your luxurious stay, allowing you to unwind in irresistible comfort.
Experience total tranquility in the soaring peace of the Himalayas, with temple tours, rituals, and the unforgettable Ganga Arti ceremony at Parmarth Ashram on the banks of the holy river. Continue your spiritual journey with meditation and pranayama sessions, or reenergise with golf on the scenic estate, or nature walks and hiking in the surrounding snow-capped Himalayas. Complete your day with blissful treatments at the award-winning Ananda spa.
Having won innumerable Best Destination Spa and Best Wellness Resort awards, the expansive Ananda Spa is an incredible centre for recovery, relaxation and rejuvenation. As well as the luxurious range of treatments, experience the spiritual healing of ancient Indian practises, from Ayurveda to Reiki and crystal healing, guided by world-leading physicians and practitioners.
Dine among a grove of Sal trees in the Tree Top deck restaurant, enjoying deliciously fresh and nutritious dishes inspired by the wellness principles of Ayurveda. Each meal is customised to suit your specific needs, promoting re-balance and aiding your healing journey without compromising on flavour, while the show kitchen allows you to learn how to make these spectacular dishes at home.
The Ananda in the Himalayas resort sits among the 100-acre grounds of a Maharaja's Palace estate in Northern India. The home of spirituality, it overlooks the sacred Ganges river and the town of Rishikesh, while the Sal forests that surround it give privacy and solitude. The picturesque setting is perfect for hiking and exploring; embrace your inner adventurer with white water rafting or safari in the Rajaji National Park, or experience a devotional ritual of prayers and offerings made to the holy Ganges river.
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Exclusive benefits with Health Travel
•Upgrade to a Deluxe Valley View Room from Palace View Room at time of booking, subject to availability (not valid on other categories)
•Daily full breakfast for two guests per bedroom
•Complimentary transfer to the banks of Ganges River for an evening Arti ceremony, once during stay
•Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
•For stays of 3 nights or more: A complimentary 50-minute spa treatment for up to two people, once during the stay
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