Ananda in the Himalayas, India | Wellbeing Escapes

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
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 mid June to mid August but it doesn't rain all day, usually with heavy morning showers. in the winter 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.

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Offers

  • Spa Credit of $100 per person (with a pre-booked package, min. stay 7 night)    
  • Complimentary excursion to Rishikesh to experience Ganga Aarti Ceremony per room (with a pre-booked package, min stay 7 nights, worth $60, subject to availability), valid for stays from 01 June until 30 September 20
  • Repeat client offers: 10% discount. Repeat guests who have completed 21 nights at Ananda or 3 stays will 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 5 day treatment package

Ananda’s Detox Starter for 5 nights is a perfect introduction to those who have not experienced an Ananda Detox before.
£2,463
per person

Renew 5 day treatment package

The Renew Programme effectively unlocks your youthful fervor. It cleanses your body from within and provides relief from muscle stiffness, rheumatism and arthritis.
£2,463
per person

Intro to Activ-Fitness 5 day treatment package

The Active programme integrates the best of indoor fitness workouts along with outdoor activities like personal fitness training, guided outdoor treks, yoga, aqua fitness and therapeutic spa experiences to enhance muscle tone & cardiovascular fitness. The individual consultation for this programme will be with our fitness expert.
£2,463
per person

Intro to Stress Management 5 day treatment package

The Stress Management Programmes focuses on a healthy lifestyle which aims at minimising stress, creating positive changes and promoting synergy in your life.
£2,478
per person

Intro to Yoga 5 day treatment package

The Yoga Programmes at Ananda help you cultivate the ancient discipline of yogic practices to recharge yourself by enhancing clarity of thought. Every aspect of your mind, body and soul achieves a heightened sense of balance.
£2,478
per person

Dhyana Meditation 7 day treatment package

A process of self-awareness, the practice of meditation is one of the key tools to help harmonize the mind and tap into the potential of higher consciousness. Ananda’s Dhyana Programme guides each guest through Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses from the mind), Dharana (focusing of the mental awareness) and towards experience of Dhyana (continued meditative awareness).
£3,667
per person

Comprehensive Renew 7 day treatment package

The Renew Programme effectively unlocks your youthful fervor. It cleanses your body from within and provides relief from muscle stiffness, rheumatism and arthritis. The comprehensive programmes include holistic healthy-ageing processes including skin nourishing and beauty remedies.
£3,667
per person

Comprehensive Active Fitness 7 day treatment package

The Active programme integrates the best of indoor fitness workouts along with outdoor activities. The comprehensive programme of works on intensive core fitness, in addition to treks and full body therapeutic massages. In partnership with Sumaya, a pioneer in the fitness industry, the programmes are individualized, & follow a goal orientated fitness approach. The individual consultation for this programme will be with our fitness expert.
£3,667
per person

Comprehensive Stress Management 7 day treatment package

The Stress Management Programmes focuses on a healthy lifestyle which aims at minimizing stress, creating positive changes and promoting synergy in your life. The comprehensive programmes incorporate various balance yoga asanas, pranayama, Ayurvedic therapies, Grounding Aromatherapy, Reiki and other comprehensive healing experiences that result in a comprehensive balance of mind, body and soul.
£3,667
per person

Comprehensive Yoga 7 day treatment package

The Yoga Programmes at Ananda help you cultivate the ancient discipline of yogic practices to recharge yourself by enhancing clarity of thought. Every aspect of your mind, body and soul achieves a heightened sense of balance. The comprehensive programmes focus on yoga’s therapeutic process with the objective of achieving a particular physiological, psychological or spiritual goal.
£3,667
per person

Comprehensive Holistic Detox 7 day treatment package

Ananda’s comprehensive Detox Programmes rest the digestive system through controlled eating of whole organic foods, improves the circulation of the blood and lymphatic systems, filters toxins from the body and finally nourishes it with essential nutrients.
£3,667
per person

Comprehensive Yogic Detox 7 day treatment package

Ananda’s Yogic Detox Programme uses Asana (Posture) and Pranayama (Yogic breathing) to activate the organs and prepare them for the process of cleansing. Traditional Hatha Yogic cleansing techniques (Shatkriya) are used to detox in a natural and effective way.
£3,667
per person

Comprehensive Ayurvedic Rejuvenation 7 day treatment package

Ananda’s Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Programme is designed to suit every individual’s personal needs. The programme aims at improving vitality of one’s body through Panchakarma treatments along with complementing Ayurvedic treatments, controlled diet and yoga. The programme results in improved immunity and energy, better metabolism and healthy, glowing refreshed skin.
£3,667
per person

Comprehensive Renew 14 day treatment package

The Renew Programme effectively unlocks your youthful fervor. It cleanses your body from within and provides relief from muscle stiffness, rheumatism and arthritis. The comprehensive programmes include holistic healthy-ageing processes including skin nourishing and beauty remedies.
£7,334
per person

Comprehensive Activ-Fitness 14 day treatment package

The Active programme integrates the best of indoor fitness workouts along with outdoor activities. The comprehensive programme of works on intensive core fitness, in addition to treks and full body therapeutic massages. In partnership with Sumaya, a pioneer in the fitness industry, the programmes are individualized, & follow a goal orientated fitness approach. The individual consultation for this programme will be with our fitness expert.
£7,334
per person

Comprehensive Stress Management 14 day treatment package

The Stress Management Programmes focuses on a healthy lifestyle which aims at minimizing stress, creating positive changes and promoting synergy in your life. The comprehensive programmes incorporate various balance yoga asanas, pranayama, Ayurvedic therapies, Grounding Aromatherapy, Reiki and other comprehensive healing experiences that result in a comprehensive balance of mind, body and soul.
£7,334
per person

Comprehensive Yoga 14 day treatment package

The Yoga Programmes at Ananda help you cultivate the ancient discipline of yogic practices to recharge yourself by enhancing clarity of thought. Every aspect of your mind, body and soul achieves a heightened sense of balance. The comprehensive programmes of 7 and 14 nights focus on yoga’s therapeutic process with the objective of achieving a particular physiological, psychological or spiritual goal.
£7,334
per person

Comprehensive Holistic Detox 14 day treatment package

Ananda’s comprehensive Detox Programmes for 7, 14 & 21 nights rest the digestive system through controlled eating of whole organic foods, improves the circulation of the blood and lymphatic systems, filters toxins from the body and finally nourishes it with essential nutrients.
£7,334
per person

Comprehensive Ayurvedic Rejuvenation 14 day treatment package

Ananda’s Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Programme is designed to suit every individual’s personal needs. The programme aims at improving vitality of one’s body through Panchakarma treatments along with complementing Ayurvedic treatments, controlled diet and yoga. The programme results in improved immunity and energy, better metabolism and healthy, glowing refreshed skin.
£7,334
per person

Comprehensive Weight Management 14 day treatment package

The Weight Management Programme is a safe and effective way to lose weight. Ananda is the perfect haven to gain control over your body through Ayurvedic and Western treatments, detox therapies, exercise, yoga, diet and meditation. This programme aims to improve your metabolism and leaves you with a toned body and renewed vigor.
£7,334
per person

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 


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.

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Deluxe Valley View

Thew newley renovated Deluxe Valley View rooms are 45m2. They have panoramic views of Rishikesh Valley and are located on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors

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.

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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.

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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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