Indulge your mind, body and soul in the award-winning destination spa, Ananda in the Himalayas.
- Four Day Private Journey with Abercrombie & Kent
- Restore your body and mind with a personalised treatment plan
- Experience an ancient Indian system of healing, Ayurveda
- Enjoy one-on-one yoga or meditation sessions
- Immerse yourself in the retreat’s beautiful and restful ambiance
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Mindfulness & Meditation in the Himalaya
Indulge your mind, body and soul in the award-winning destination spa, Ananda in the Himalayas. Whether you want to embark on a holistic journey or simply crave some pampering, Ananda offers the perfect recipe of Ayurvedic treatments, Thai and Swedish massages, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and private yoga sessions, to name a few. Immerse yourself in the luxury surrounds of the Maharaja’s palace estate in the Himalayan foothills, and let Ananda take care of the rest.
Day 1: Arrive Dehradun – Rishikesh
Upon arrival at Dehradun Airport, you will be met and escorted to your hotel by private vehicle to Ananda in the Himalayas, India’s premier health and wellness haven, located in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, close to the mythological and holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh. Overlooking the peaceful River Ganges and standing on the 100-acre palace estate of the Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal, the exclusive resort offers world-class spa facilities with specific focus on Ayurveda, yoga and delectable organic cuisine. Ease into your surroundings this afternoon.
Accommodation: Ananda in the Himalayas (Deluxe Valley)
Days 2-3: Rishikesh
Savour a delectable breakfast and relax into the easy pace of Ananda in the Himalayas. Choose from a selection of ancient and contemporary therapies (paid locally) with exhilarating activities around the resort. Take one-on-one sessions in Hatha yoga, dynamic Gatyatmak classes, Kriya yoga, and Pranayama breathing exercises. Perfect your swing with the resident golf coach. Rejuvenate in the sprawling spa with 24 treatment rooms, hydrotherapy facilities, heated outdoor pool, sauna, steam rooms and fitness centre. If you wish to leave your resort, excursions to the nearby holy town of Rishikesh, treks, nature walks, and cooking classes can be arranged. When hunger beckons, savour excellent cuisine in the al fresco restaurant.
Accommodation: Ananda in the Himalayas (Deluxe Valley)
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 4: Rishikesh – Depart Dehradun
Indulge in a sumptuous breakfast and, reinvigorated, enjoy your final morning at the resort. Private transfer to Dehradun Airport for your onward journey. Alternatively experience travel on an Indian high-speed Shatabdi train between Dehradun and Delhi where your journey ends.
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Living & Stay
Ananda’s 78 rooms, suites and villas are designed with classic elegance in the colonial hill architectural style and blend seamlessly with the lush surrounding landscapes. The 70 elegant rooms feature panoramic views of the valley or of the Palace. With a serene and natural feel, each room is a haven in itself with luxurious beds, perfectly appointed bathrooms with bathtubs overlooking landscaped gardens or the valley, and private balconies with picture perfect views. 4 Suites facing either the Valley or the Maharaja’s palace have secluded private gardens. The historic Viceregal Suite with its own private terrace offers spectacular views of surrounding valleys. Each of the 3 private luxury villas has 40 sq. meters private villa pools which are surrounded by Sal trees and a deck area with comfortable lounge beds.
Palace/Garden View Rooms
With palace or the lush garden views, these rooms are understated yet luxurious. 45 sqm in size, they feature walk-in closets and perfectly appointed bathrooms with windows overlooking panoramic views of the valley or of the Palace. Each room opens onto large balconies with picture-perfect views, ideal for a private meal. All rooms are equipped with LCD television and DVD player, tea coffee maker, well stocked mini bar, electronic safe and complimentary Wi-Fi High-speed internet access.
Valley View Room
With valley views, these 45 sqm deluxe rooms are understated yet luxurious. Each room features walk-in closets and perfectly appointed bathrooms with windows overlooking panoramic views of the valley. Every room opens onto large balconies with picture-perfect views, ideal for a private meal. All rooms are equipped with LCD television and DVD player, tea coffee maker, well stocked mini bar, electronic safe and complimentary Wi-Fi High-speed internet access.
Premium Valley View Rooms
These rooms are located on the higher floor levels and offer uninterrupted panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountain Range. These are the best views available from anywhere on the property. All rooms are equipped with LCD television and DVD player, tea coffee maker, well stocked mini bar, electronic safe and complimentary Wi-Fi High-speed internet access.
Deluxe Valley View Rooms
Newly renovated, these 45 sqm. deluxe rooms with a private balcony has views of the Rishikesh valley. Each room is equipped with a luxurious King size bed, a comfortable Settee with a footrest facing the balcony, a 42’ LCD TV, elegant writing and bedside tables. The large private balcony has a chaise-lounge for complete relaxation and a tea table. Each room features spacious walk-in closets and perfectly appointed bathrooms with life size mirrors and a luxurious bathtub with an LCD TV and windows overlooking views of the valley. All rooms are equipped with DVD player, tea coffee maker, well stocked mini bar with healthy options, electronic safe and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet access.
Deluxe Valley View Rooms
Newly renovated, these 45 sqm. deluxe rooms are located on the top floors, with a private balcony and panoramic views of the Rishikesh valley. Each room is equipped with a luxurious King size bed, a comfortable Settee with a footrest facing the balcony, a 42’ LCD TV, elegant writing and bedside tables. The large private balcony has a chaise-lounge for complete relaxation and a tea table. Each room features spacious walk-in closets and perfectly appointed bathrooms with life size mirrors and a luxurious bathtub with an LCD TV and windows overlooking panoramic views of the valley. All rooms are equipped with DVD player, tea coffee maker, well stocked mini bar with healthy options, electronic safe and complimentary high speed Wi-Fi internet access.
The 3 Garden Suites face either the Valley or the Maharaja’s palace. These 2-bay suites feature tastefully appointed bedrooms with attached sitting rooms and large bathrooms with tranquil garden views. Secluded private gardens situated to overlook the valley, add to the charm and privacy of these suites.
Housed on the ground floor and overlooking the valley, the 3-bay Ananda Suite spells luxury and enchantment. With luxuriously fitted bathrooms overlooking the view and its own private sitting and dining areas, the suite also has a large private garden with a gazebo seating, which is perfect for intimate dinners and leisurely breakfasts. The Ananda Suite also has an extra powder room with a shower in addition the main bathroom.
In the precincts of the Maharaja’s Palace, the Viceregal Suite is a perfect retreat for the connoisseur. It comprises of a spacious sitting and dining area and a plush bedroom featuring a period four-poster bed. The attached dressing room and bathroom are beautifully appointed with antique fittings and furniture. With its own private terrace and a roof top gazebo seating overlooking the sloping landscaped gardens and the distant Ganga Valley, staying at the Viceregal Suite takes you back into India’s regal past.
Named after the great mountain ranges Himalaya and Shivalik and the river Ganga that sustains the people of the Valley, these beautiful Villas are a dreamer’s escape.
Two 2-bedroom villas (1800 sq. ft.) and one 1-bedroom villa (1200 sq. ft), each elegantly appointed with a living room, a pantry for the butler, a dressing room and a large bathroom featuring a private sauna with an unhampered view of the private swimming pool.
The 40 Sq Metres private pools are surrounded with a deck area equipped with comfortable lounge beds. Ideal for a quiet retreat into a tranquil environment.
About Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda is an award-winning luxury destination spa resort in India 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 ayurvedic retreats in India, integrates traditional Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta with international wellness experiences, fitness and healthy organic cuisine to restore balance and harmonize energy.
Dining & Cuisine
Ananda’s wellness cuisine incorporates key principles from Ayurveda, which takes into consideration not just taste, but suitability to body type. The 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.
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.
At Ananda, 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.
The authenticity and our commitment to this ancient life system are evident in the use of age-old powders; oils, vessels, wooden beds, treatment rituals and qualified therapists trained in traditional Ayurvedic schools. Ananda Ayurvedic Therapy programmes are prescribed by the resident physician after a detailed consultation, which specifies daily routines, diet and wellness activities.
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