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Ananda in the Himalayas

Near Rishikesh, Ananda is one of the world's top spas, an ideal place to relax and let yourself be pampered.

  • Choice of healing Ayrveda therapies
  • Tranquil location above Ganges River valley
  • 100 acre estate surrounded by forests
  • Yoga and meditation classes
  • Choice of rooms, suites and villas
  • Opportunities for trekking and wildlife safaris

One of the world's top destination spas, Ananda in the Himalayas is an ideal place to escape from the hustle and bustle of India and pamper yourself in a beautiful, peaceful environment. Ananda is located close to the holy town of Rishikesh and an hour's drive from the domestic airport at Dehradun from where there are daily flights making the short journey to Delhi. It is set on a mountain ridge in 100 acres of forest from where there are fine views over the Ganges River and Rishikesh valley.

Accommodation is a mix of rooms, suites and villas. There are 70 deluxe rooms, each with a dressing area, walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom with sunken bathtub. All rooms have a private balcony. The 5 suites are spacious and feature either a private garden or terrace. Some also have a jacuzzi. The 3 villas are luxurious with a sitting room, bathroom with sauna and their own private heated pool.  

An excellent restaurant serves both Indian and Western food, using many locally grown organic herbs and vegetables. It also offers Ayurveduic cuisine, which takes into account the activity levels, medical condition and lifestyle of the individual. The restaurant includes an outdoor dining area and a treetop deck. The Pavilion serves snacks and drinks near the pool, there is pool bar. There is a separate Palace Tea Lounge 

Ananda Spa
Ananda is world famous for its spa which offers 80 types of body and beauty treatments. The spa combines age-old therapies such as the Indian science of Ayurveda with modern spa technology. Its treatments are designed to promote harmony between the physical and medical realms of the body and an overall sense of well-being. The fully trained staff and physicians offer healing and pampering treatments, as well as advice and guidance on nutrition and exercise. Therapies are personalised according to the needs of each guest and can be deisgned to to de-stress, de-toxify, cleanse and relax. Anti-ageing and weight loss programmes are also available. Yoga, meditation and vedanta are popular, in the most relaxing and beautiful of settings. There is a temperature-controlled outdoor lap pool and a 16-station gym.

If you wish a more active stay, there is a variety of activities available from Ananda. You can explore the holy town of Rishikesh, famous for its evening Aranti ceremony performed alongside the holy river Ganges, visit the Rajaji National Park, hike and raft in the Himalayas or even play golf on the 6-hole course.

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Massage at Ananda in the Himalayas

Near Rishikesh, Ananda is one of the world's top spas, an ideal place to relax and let yourself be pampered.

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