Ananda in the Himalayas

Uttaranchal, India

Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas

Overview

Ananda is situated in the beautiful Himalayan foothills, close to the city of Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga. With views of the Ganges and the surrounding forests, the location is truly magical. From walking in the mystical Himalayas to learning about yoga and meditation, they have a variety of wellbeing experiences available at this life-changing destination. The Ananda Wellness Centre is the ultimate in commitment to rejuvenation of body and soul. The focus is on the traditional Indian practices of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation but the luxurious facilities are state-of-the-art. The Ananda has won numerous awards over the years and British Royalty and Hollywood stars have stayed here too.

When to go

The most pleasant weather is from March to June with nice warm temperatures. The monsoon season is from July to September. It's usually cooler from October to February.
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What we love

  • You will be provided with Kurta Pyjamas in your room which you can wear to yoga and to your spa treatments so pack lightly as most of the time you will be wearing those 
  • The Tibetan massage focuses on lymphatic drainage, acupressure and meridian work using hot Himalayan salt 
  • All the products for the treatments and essential oil blends are freshly made and have no preservatives or enhancers.

Who should go

  • All yoga practitioners who wish to learn more about this ancient tradition 
  • Travellers who are looking for a destination spa in a breath-taking location 
  • Anyone who would like to disconnect completely and spend their days doing yoga, having proper ayurvedic treatments and discover local areas.

Programme and Offers

  • Spa Credit of $100 (approximately £70) per person (min. stay 7 night)    
  • Complimentary Excursion to Rishikesh to experience Ganga Aarti Ceremony per room (min stay 7 nights, worth $60, subject to availability)
  • Repeat client offers: 10% discount on a return stay. Repeat guests who have completed 21 nights at Ananda or 3 stays will also get choice of additional benefits such as Spa therapy, yoga, meditation or fitness session, cooking class, Rishikesh excursion, room upgrade or unique dining experience (any 3 benefits with 5-night stay or any 5 benefits with 7-night stay)   

Intro to Detox

Min. 5 nights, yoga, detox programme
£5,035
2 adults
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Intro to Stress Management

Min. 5 nights, ayurveda, anti-stress programme
£5,035
2 adults
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Intro to Yoga

Min. 5 nights, yoga, spa treatments
£5,035
2 adults
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Renew

Min. 5 nights, fullboard, renew programme
£5,035
2 adults
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Rebalancing

Min. 5 nights, fullboard, ayurvedic programme
£5,035
2 adults
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Intro to Fitness

Min. 5 nights, fullboard, fitness programme
£5,035
2 adults
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Wellness

The Ananda Wellness Centre spreads over 2500 sq ft and has an extensive spa menu of over 80 treatments. Daily activities focus on the ancient disciplines of yoga (hatha) and meditation and Ayurvedic treatments help to achieve the balance of mind, body and spirit.  Personalised programmes and activities are designed to meet your individual needs. Don’t miss Vedanta talks (ancient Indian philosophy which answers the fundamental questions of life). 

The huge spa has 24 treatment rooms, comprehensive hydrotherapy facilities, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, Kniepp foot bath, outdoor swimming pool and a state-of-the-art gym.  

Example treatments at Ananda in the Himalayas
  • Kati Vasti 
  • Jal neti 
  • Reflexology 
  • Aromatherapy 
  • Hydro aromatic bath 
  • Reiki 


Fitness & Activities

Activities available at resort
  • Hikes and walks  
  • Cooking demonstrations
  •  Vedanta talks 
  • Bird watching 
  • Personal training 
  • Jogging 



Activities available at the surrounding area
  • White water rafting 
  • Visit Rishikesh – birth place of yoga 
  • Experience safari in Rajaji National Park 
  • See river Ganges and witness The Ganga Aarti – devotional ritual 


Typical Group Classes

  • Yoga  
  • Pranayama 
  • Meditation

Sample Weekly Class Schedule

Please note - Classes are subject to change and seasonal adjustments


Rooms

All 78 rooms are stylishly designed in the colonial style. They all have balconies - we recommend booking the valley view rooms for a small supplement as the spectacular views will enhance your relaxed state. 
Ananda in the Himalays
Deluxe Palace or Garden View

The Deluxe Palace or Garden View rooms are 45m2. They have panoramic views of the golf course or the Palace. 

These rooms have a double bed, walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom and a large balcony or porch. 

Facilities include complimentary Wi-Fi, LCD TV, DVD player, tea/coffee making facilities, safe and mini bar stocked with healthy options. Kurta Pyjamas and yoga mats are also supplied.

Ananda in the Himalays
Deluxe Valley View

Thew newley renovated Deluxe Valley View rooms are 45m2. They have panoramic views of Rishikesh Valley. 

These rooms have a double bed, walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom and a large balcony or porch.

Facilities include complimentary Wi-Fi, LCD TV, DVD player, tea/coffee making facilities, safe and mini bar stocked with healthy options. Kurta Pyjamas and yoga mats are also supplied.

Ananda in the Himalays
Deluxe Valley View - Premium Floors

These rooms are the same as the Deluxe Valley Rooms (above) but they are located on the top floor with beautiful views of Rishikesh Valley.

These rooms have a double bed, walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom and a large balcony or porch.

Facilities include complimentary Wi-Fi, LCD TV, DVD player, tea/coffee making facilities, safe and mini bar stocked with healthy options. Kurta Pyjamas and yoga mats are also supplied.

Ananda in the Himalays
Garden Suite

There are 3 Garden Suites which face either the Valley or Maharaja’s Palace.

These suites have a bedroom with attached sitting room and each room has a private garden overlooking the valley. 

Facilities include complimentary Wi-Fi, LCD TV, DVD player, tea/coffee making facilities, safe and mini bar stocked with healthy options. Kurta Pyjamas and yoga mats are also supplied.

What’s on the menu

Your programme will include an initial wellness consultation to establish your personal 'dosha' which is your Ayurvedic body type and your diet will be then be customised to suit your body type. Even the tea offered to you will be customised to your dosha. It's not just Indian food though, you'll find international cuisine to suit all tastes but based on the principles of Ayurveda. All meals are served - no buffets here. The menu is impressively 95% organic and the herbs are picked from the onsite garden. There is a sharing table at dinner for those who would like to meet other guests.
The Restaurant
The Restaurant
Spa’s signature restaurant serving the finest Indian, Asian and Western dishes. The menu changes every 4 months.
Tea Lounge
Tea Lounge
Located in the Viceregal Palace, it is a warm, romantic setting for an afternoon cup of tea and a light snack.

Location

Ananda is located in the north of India, just on the Himalayan foothills. It is located on a 100 acre Maharaja’s Palace estate surrounded by forests and overlooks Rishikesh and river Ganges.

Nearest airport

The transfer time is approximately 1 hour 15 minute drive from Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport and approximately a 45-minute drive from Dehradun railway station. It's approximately an hour's flight from Delhi Airport.
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Families, Children & Infants

In order to preserve the tranquillity of this resort, children below the age of 14 years are not permitted. Moreover, the use of spa facilities and spa therapies are available only to guests who are 18 years and above. 

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Why Wellbeing Escapes?

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Our different pricing and packages allows you to pick the right option for you. Choose from booking on bed & breakfast basis with free spa credits at many of our resorts. Or go for one of our great value packages to pre plan your treatments and activities at discounted prices.
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We work hard to negotiate extra value for our clients with our benefits such as free spa credits or room discounts that you are unlikely to find anywhere else. Even from the hotel directly. We can do this because we are the largest and most established specialist wellbeing travel company.
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We have been operating for 12 years and know a thing or two about Wellbeing Holidays. We also take time to listen to what you want and research the best options for your needs. Many of our retreats have been visited by the team too. We will always try our best for you!