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  • The Palace
  • Garden Suite
  • Viceregal Suite
  • Ananda Villa
  • Office
  • Dining Room
  • Lounge
  • Swimming Pool
  • Private Swimming Pool
  • Massage
  • SPA
  • Rosepetal Bath
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Bamboo Forest
  • Night Sky
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Ananda in the Himalayas

Rishikesh, India

Ananda is an award winning luxury destination spa resort situated at the Himalayan foothills in Northern India. Located on a 100 acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate, Ananda is surrounded by graceful Sal forests and overlooks the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges river valley. Ananda, one of the best luxury wellness retreats in the world, integrates traditional Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta with international wellness experiences, fitness and healthy organic cuisine to restore balance and harmonize energy.

In ancient India, holistic living was a way of life. People inherently understood the balance of nature, the ways of the Universe and how the elements affected not just their physical health, but their mental well-being. It was understood that if they achieved harmony within, they would be at peace with their surroundings. On the fast track to progress, the world changed; but deep within they have always understood and upheld the beliefs and principles of their ancestors. To seek harmony, to balance themselves again, to be one with their surroundings, Indians have been known to ‘retreat’ to the peace and quiet of the mountains... to the stillness of the hills and the natural flow of the rivers.

This is the very philosophy which brought Ananda — In The Himalayas into being. More than ever before the New Age individual moving on today’s fast track recognises the need to retreat, find holistic remedies, and rejuvenating locales. At Ananda they have tried to recreate the synergy of mind body and intellect not just through the natural Himalayan locales and the proximity to the mountains and the river, but through the rejuvenating and ancient processes and philosophies of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with contemporary international therapies which enhance and augment the original.

Ananda believes that each individual is unique. So too are the programmes and experiences that the hotel offers. Individual needs and requirements are assessed prior to the start of your chosen programme, through a personal consultation with Ayurveda and wellness consultants. This is an intrinsic part of assisting the individual on his/her private journey to understanding the self.

Location

There are frequent flights from Delhi International Airport to Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun. Flight time is 45 minutes followed by a 40 min picturesque drive to Ananda in the Himalayas. Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Air India and Indigo operate daily flights from Delhi to Dehradun. Please check their updated schedules on their respective websites. ( Jet Airways, Spicejet, Air India, Indigo ). Ananda in the Himalayas can organise helicopter transfers from Delhi and other specific locations to Ananda. The journey from Delhi to Ananda’s private helipad ( 5 minutes away ) takes approximately 2 hours.

Room Categories

Guest Room
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Garden Suite
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Ananda Suite
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Viceregal Suite
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1-bedroom Ananda Villa
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2-bedroom Ananda Villa
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Infrastructure

The Viceregal Palace

Concealed by the resplendent façade of the palace of the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, lies the luxurious reception area of Ananda. Popularly known as the Viceregal Palace, it has played host to some of India’s most renowned heads of state, during the Maharaja’s reign. Completely restored, the Viceregal Palace is the ultimate statement in subtle style.

The reception area warms your heart and soul, as you are welcomed into the Ananda family by your courteous and efficient front desk staff. Far from any ordinary hotel check-in area, the splendor of the palace takes you back in time to the era of royalty. Relaxation and Rejuvenation at Ananda begins right from the moment you check-in, sipping the refreshing spa signature welcome drink. Whether it is the traditional ‘aarti’ welcome or the contemporary professionalism of the staff, your first impression of the Viceregal Palace will leave you reminiscing about kings and royal splendor.

Adjacent to the reception area, is the grand Viceregal Tea Lounge. Care has been taken to retain the old-world charm and understated elegance of the lounge, an ideal venue for a splendid cup of Darjeeling tea. Enjoy a quiet afternoon alone or with friends, as you admire the life size portraits of the erstwhile Maharaja and of other famous guests.

Also located in the Viceregal Palace is the Maharaja’s billiards room, housing the oldest billiards table in India, dating back to a 100 years. Stunningly crafted in wood, the table has the unparalleled distinction of witnessing some of the most famous political personages, all of whom were guests of the Maharaja. The walls of the billiards room are adorned with pictures of some of these guests. Whether you are a billiards enthusiast or an antique lover, the billiards table is sure to satisfy your quest for the historic.

The Viceregal Palace also features the Viceregal Hall, the original skating rink of the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal. Now used as the preferred venue for conferences and management retreats, with natural sunlight streaming into the interiors of the Hall, the atmosphere is one of warmth and cozy comfort. The Viceregal Hall is the ideal venue for large gatherings, comfortably accommodating 140 people.

Ayurvedic Experiences

At Ananda, Health Resort in India, Ayurveda forms an intrinsic part of the wellness regime for the guests. From massages and specialized diet programme to fulfill personal goals to the more rigorous transformations in lifestyle, the Ayurveda experience has been designed keeping in mind the individual’s desire to heal, cleanse, relax and revitalize. With qualified Ayurveda doctors and therapists to administer treatments ranging from therapeutic massages to more rigorous modes of toxic elimination, the Ayurvedic therapies at Ananda are strongly rooted in ancient traditions, while keeping in mind contemporary preferences and comforts.

Yoga & Meditation

Yoga at Ananda, luxury hotel in The Himalayas, is completely pure and traditional in form, stemming from the roots of Hatha yoga and adapting it to suit individual needs. It is a disciplined science teaching the techniques of the renowned Bihar School of Yoga encompassing all aspects of life in different ways and levels to balance the mind, body and spirit. Experienced Yoga teachers are trained to understand your personal objectives and goals during your stay at Ananda and beyond. They will then design a specific yoga and meditation program for you to assist you through your journey of life, balancing your being and assisting you to achieve health and well being.

International Experiences

No spa program is complete without the fascinating global combine of complete wellness offered by blending the best known therapies garnered from every corner of the world. Going back in time, researching ancient texts, the knowledge gleaned from the secrets of Egyptian princesses, the practices of ancient Rome, the rituals of the pagan Greeks, the origins of the first Spas from the practices of Europe, the spiritual teachings from the Masters of Japan, have all been brought together in new ways in the form of revitalizing treatments such as the sensuous Aromatherapy, the deeply relaxing Swedish massage, the gentle healing touch of Reiki, the pressure points and tension release work through Reflexology. These are but a few of the experiences that help to revitalize and rejuvenate.

Healing Experiences

Himalayan Crystals cleansed at the source of the Ganges, bring their healing powers balancing the chakras and cleansing the being of negative thoughts and energy. Crystals can increase vibrations to assist in the release of blockages. Since its beginning in Japan, Reiki has been adapted across varying cultural traditions. It uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands-on-healing. Through the use of this technique, practitioners believe that they are transferring “universal energy” through the palms of the practitioner, which they believe encourages healing. Read more about various energy healing treatments offered at Ananda below.

Active Fitness

Ananda’s fitness offerings are in collaboration with Sumaya, India’s leading state-of-the-art personal training company, which focuses on customised fitness routines with a complete focus on individual lifestyle management. Guests who visit Ananda on a wellness program will experience Sumaya’s individualized, consultative and goal orientated fitness approach. Using the latest equipment, functional training and the most effective techniques, the team will guide you towards a sustainable and effective fitness regimen that suits your needs. Read more about elements of Ananda’s Active Fitness below. Please note that the individual consultation for this programme will be with the fitness expert.

Vedanta Talks

Vedanta is derived from two words, veda — knowledge and anta — end. Vedanta therefore means the culmination of knowledge. It is the ancient Indian philosophy which answers the fundamental questions of life. Vedanta designs the pursuit of happiness through logical and systematic exposition of eternal truths. Founded on no individual, it is a system of knowledge discovered by pre-eminent seekers of Truth. The knowledge promotes material and spiritual well-being. Combines dynamic action with mental peace. It instills the higher values of service to provide prosperity and peace to the community. Above all, its philosophy leads one to the ultimate goal of self-realisation.

Physiotherapy

Ananda’s Physiotherapy and Osteopathic team have a minimum of 7 years of education and training including a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy and are well skilled to diagnose and treat a spectrum of physical health issues like. An expansive spa spread across 25000 sq. ft. with its 24 treatment rooms, state of the art gymnasium, outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool and luxurious hydrotherapy facilities is the centre of attention at Ananda. The spa featuring more than 80 body and beauty experiences integrates traditional Indian wellness practices of Ayurveda and Yoga with the best of international wellness experiences at the best destination spa in India.

The personalized therapy and activities program are designed to meet individual needs and health goals — de-stress, detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-ageing, weight & inch loss, while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition and active fitness. A team of qualified nutritionists, Western & Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists, Yoga and Fitness experts all gently guide towards a better lifestyle at this Himalayan spa and wellness retreat.

Enjoy gentle strolls along picturesque hill trails from Ananda, or experience the thrilling guided mountain treks with views of snow-capped Himalayan Mountains. Experience the thrill of white water on the Ganges river with rapids ranging from Class 1 to class 4+ and multiple suitable for first timers as well as rafting veterans. The Ganga Aarti is a devotional ritual on the banks of the river Ganges at Rishikesh, where prayers and offerings are made to the holy river. Experience a wild life safari in Rajaji National Park spread across 820 sq. km. around Ananda, home to more than 500 elephants, and a bird watchers paradise.

Dining

Ananda’s wellness cuisine incorporates key principles from Ayurveda, which takes into consideration not just taste, but suitability to body type. Cuisine is fresh natural foods low in fat and calories with an emphasis on whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, low-fat dairy products, and the avoidance of added or artificial salts, colors, flavors, or preservatives. Ananda’s wellness cuisine concept is reemphasized by the show kitchen at Ananda where the chefs instruct in how to make these dishes at home so that one may continue that ‘way of life’. Special care menus are provided in consultation with the in house Ayurvedic doctor, to align the specific imbalances of the various body types. Click here for a sample of Ananda’s gourmet ayurvedic cuisine.

The Restaurant

The spa’s signature restaurant features the finest Indian, Asian and Western cuisine. Based on the basic values of traditional cooking, the Restaurant explores new vistas in modern gastronomy, with emphasis on a light and healthy meal. Keeping in mind the long duration of stay of the guests, a la carte menu changes every 4 months according to the season.

For guests on a wellness program, menus are prepared as per Ayurvedic principes. According to Ayurveda everything is made out of the five elements of air, space, fire, water and earth, including our bodies. The three body types are a combination of these — Vata constitutes air and space — Pitta is made up of fire and water — and Kapha is water and earth. Vata body types lean towards light and dry foods. In order to balance this, oily, moist and heavy foods, with tones of sweet, sour and salt need to be added to the diet. In contrast, Pitta body types need cool and heavy foods with sweet, bitter and pungent flavours to dowse the fire. Similarly, Kapha body types need light food with bitter, pungent and astringent flavours.

Tea Lounge

Whether it is the cup of tea on your mind or merely historic curiosity, the Tea Lounge is your awaited answer. Located in the Viceregal Palace, it is a warm, romantic setting for an afternoon cup of tea and light snacks. The lounge walls are adorned with the portraits of the erstwhile Maharaja and the other political dignitaries who visited Narendra Nagar during the reign of the Maharaja. Of particular interest and mention are the signatures and pictures of Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India. While the lounge quietly tells a story of days of yore, relax on the lounge sofas or admire the rich, brocaded tapestry and let yourself wander back into time.

By The Pool

Perched on the side of a hill that slopes down to the valley, flanked by natural forest on one side and the exquisite Spa building on the other, this is the ultimate in relaxation. Sip a fresh juice under clear Himalayan skies, get a healthy sun-kissed tan as you lounge by an aquamarine pool enjoying garden-fresh vegetables and organic greens...

Private Dining

Unique dining experiences are created in spectacular private venues to make your special occasion even more magical. The chefs at Ananda will create a customized menu perfect for the occasion.

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Meditation, yoga, meeting with guru, SPA lovers, discovering Indian culture and spirituality

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