One of the most famous spas in India, and for good reason too, Ananda has something of a legendary reputation. Set in the Himalayan foothills and surrounded by lush forests, this serene resort exudes positive energy, making it the perfect place to come for a wellness retreat and some holistic healing.
Ayurveda is the speciality here, although Ananda is also famed for its yoga, Vedanta, and detox offerings too; you can expect your mind, body, and spirit to all feel nurtured by the extensive range of treatments and activities on offer here The spa itself is sure to impress, a beautiful and expansive wellness centre that features 24 treatment rooms, hydrotherapy pools and more all geared at offering you most rejuvenating and pleasant experience possible, as well as a state-of-the-art gym to ensure guests can get their fitness fill too, if the many different classes and fitness sessions haven’t done the trick.
Everything at Ananda has been designed with the aim of encouraging your wellness in mind; the restaurant serves Ayurvedic cuisine to ensure you’re nourished from within, the accommodation with its understated luxury promises a restful night’s sleep – everything blends perfectly to ensure that by the end of your retreat you feel healthy and renewed with an improved sense of wellbeing.
The 24,000 square foot spa offers an extensive menu of over 80 body and beauty treatments, integrating the traditional Indian systems of Ayurveda with the more contemporary Western spa approach. The spa experience strives to achieve the ultimate harmony between the physical and the mental realms of the individual.
With unique focus on the traditional Indian sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda; Ananda Spa creates the skillful synthesis between age-old therapies and modern spa technology. The personalized therapy and activities programme 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 exercise.
24 treatment rooms with specialized areas for Ayurveda, Oriental and European systems of holistic health, a team of qualified nutritionists, Western & Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists with knowledge of ancient Indian sciences and modern western treatments all gently guide you towards a better lifestyle.
Ananda Spa also offers a temperature controlled outdoor lap pool and a state of the art 16-station life-cycle gymnasium.
Ayurvedic cuisine with a primary focus on vegetarian dishes. Tailor-made eating plans offer options for guests with wheat or lactose intolerances, while Indian, European and Asian menus are also available. Locally grown vegetables are used as far as possible. Meals are served in the main restaurant overlooking the valley, on an outdoor deck, in the palace tea lounge and by the pool.
The Restaurant features the finest of Ayurvedic, Asian and Western cuisine based on the values of traditional cooking.
Make the most of the stunning surroundings and go hiking in the hills, try morning yoga (there are 5 indoor and outdoor spaces) or go swimming. Guests can also try river rafting, use the gym, play squash, go swimming or play golf on the 6-hole course.
Outdoor recreational activities include:
- White water rafting
- Visit to Rajaji and Chilla National Park
- Morning energisers - nature walks and jogging
- Fitness orientation – one-to-one training, stretch and tone, abdominal workout
- Billiards Room
- Cooking Classes
- Spa Including 24 Treatment Rooms
- 2 Relaxation Rooms
- 4 Consultation Rooms
- Beauty Salon
- Steam, Sauna, Jacuzzi
- Kneipp Foot Bath
- Cold Plunge
- Outdoor Heated Lap Pool & Jacuzzi
- Vedanta Classes
- Yoga Pavilion
- Six Hole Golf Course
- Hill Amphitheatre
- Viceregal Hall
- Fitness Centre
Located on a mountain ridge in the foothills of the Himalayas, Ananda lies close to the ancient cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh. Surrounded by forest, overlooking the Ganges, the resort lies in the grounds of the Estate of the Viceregal Palace, owned by the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal. Apart from the lavish Viceregal suite, 73 rooms and suites are housed in a low-rise modern block a short walk from the palace.
Located just 260 kilometers north of New Delhi, Ananda is easily accessible by road, rail and air.
From Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun it’s only an hours’ picturesque drive to Ananda in the Himalayas.
- This is one of the best places in the world to come for Ayurveda
- The rooms on the 5th floor with a valley view are sublime
- Sign up for a tailor-made programme, which starts with a consultation with a resident doctor who then sets about creating your bespoke stay
Renowned for its Ayurveda offering, expect to find plenty of Ayurvedic treatments featured in Ananda's varied retreats. From yoga to detox, the retreats at Ananda are designed to ensure you are nurtured in mind, body, and spirit, and leave the resort feeling entirely rejuvenated.