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Ananda in the Himalayas (Uttaranchal, India)

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, the resort is surrounded by graceful Sal forests and overlooks the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges river valley. Ananda, is a retreat that integrates traditional Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta with wellness experiences, fitness and healthy organic cuisine to restore balance and harmonize energy.

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.

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.

Besides the scheduled activities of group yoga, meditation, cuisine demonstrations, vedanta and weekly treks, there are many other activities which guests can choose from in addition to their spa and wellness programs: nature walks and treks, white water rafting, devotional ritual on the river Ganges, safari, etc.


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.

The 7, 14 or 21 nights 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. They also offer 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.

Ananda also offers short duration packages for a blissful retreat: the 3 or 5 nights Himalayan Bliss, a perfect getaway to de-stress and unwind, and the 3 or 5 nights Couples Connect, an enchanting and intimate getaway with the idyllic backdrop of the Himalayan foothills, private dining and splendid spa experiences in a very own couples spa suite.

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