Swirled in the sacred mists of time, nestled in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh,the birthplace of India’s ancient arts of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda. Surrounded by graceful Sal forests, overlooking the peaceful Ganga as it meanders into the distance, Ananda is the spiritual pathway to the ultimate, discovered through the union of body, mind and soul.
It is not just a retreat that will leave you breathless with the enchantment of its surroundings, but assist in redefining lifestyles to include well-known traditional Indian wellness regimes of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with best of International Wellness Experiences to bring about the union of mind, body and soul. Dedicated to today’s sophisticated international travelers, who search of innovative ways to restore balance in their lives, the spa provides a holistic approach to the rejuvenation of the mind, body and the spirit within the healing presence of nature, while offering adventurous opportunities to explore the exotic exquisite local.
Once the residence of the Maharajah of Tehri Garwal, the palace and precincts now invite the leisure, lifestyle and business traveler alike. Discover tranquility, in the embrace of the Himalayas and India's holiest river, the Ganges. Within a verdant haven of well being, at the elevating ascent of the Himalayas, soothe your senses with serene silences. Journey into royal antiquity and reside in the stately splendor of the palace
When living is but part of the echo of nature then style & elegance blend discreetly to enhance each nuance of serenity. The Guest Rooms,Suites & Villas at Ananda make a statement with colors that echo nature, and views that leave one gazing into the enchantment of god’s own country. Opened in April, 2000, the resort features a restored Viceroy’s Palace, world-class Spa, 75 deluxe rooms and suites, with breathtaking views of Ganges River and mountainside.
Valley View Rooms overlooks the calm contours of the Ganges. Palace View Rooms face the exquisitely landscaped palace estate. Each room opens onto large balconies with picture-perfect views, ideal for a private meal. Deluxe Suites and the Rafael Suite have their own private gardens. Viceroy Suite has an extensive terrace overlooking the Ganges, music pavilion and sculpture gardens while The Villas come with its own private heated pool and built in Jacuzzi besides a living room, a pantry for the butler, a dressing room and your own exclusive personal butler.The furniture and interiors in teak-wood are inspired by period furniture from the era of the Raj. Luxurious silks and hand made artifacts add an understated elegance. Tantrik art adorns the walls,symbolizing the ascending levels of meditative experience.
Ananda in the Himalayas is the ideal destination for Board Meetings and Executive Retreats - groups of up to 20 people. An impressive board room with a majestic 15 feet high ceiling and a fireplace and the Adhyatma Dham Pavilion with majestic mountain views create inspiring venues for high powered meetings. Ananda in the Himalayas offers special workshops and private sessions with visiting Masters in different areas of Well being. These teachers,therapists, healers, Ayurveda doctors and guides visit from around the world to share their talents and gifts with those who choose to explore and understand the deeper realms of holistic well being for the body, mind and spirit. Ananda houses a unique collection of yantra art-works. Throughout the resort, these original works depict cosmograms and mandalas, inspired by the primal elements.The concept of the five elements of nature earth, fire, water, air and sky materialize in multimedia murals, varied sculpture and myriad abstract forms.
Nearby attractions and activities:
Wildlife Resort, rafting on Ganges River, Holy towns of Rishikesh and Haridwar, Golf course, fishing, mountain biking, trekking and camping, jogging, nature walks, Vedanta, billiards.
260 km of Delhi is easily accessible by road, rail and air. A 60 minute flight to Jolly Grant airport, or a 5 hour train journey from Delhi to Haridwar or a scenic 7 hr drive from Delhi
- 100% Advance minimum 30 days during off season (May to October) and 60 days during peak season
- Daily rates as given below are also available for those who are not interested in Ayurveda, wellness or spa packages
- Please check with us for cancellation at the time of confirmation.
Focusing on the unique needs of each individual guest, Ananda's Ayurveda & Spa programmes ranges from Three nights getaway to Twenty one nights experience which feature a series of individually tailored wellness treatments designed to restore,renew and revitalize. Natural pursuits and other guest activities include yoga, meditation and opportunities to explore the exotic local scenery with treks into Himalayan foothills, evening visits to the banks of the Ganges to witness evening prayers and trips to the holy city of Rishikesh. The extensive spa features 13 treatment rooms, an outdoor temperature controlled swimming pool, fully-equipped gymnasium, sauna, steam rooms and deluxe hydrotherapy facilities. The luxury spa packages include a selection of recommended treatments following a personal consultation with the hotel’s doctor.Those not interested in availing Spa or Ayurveda packages can opt out of them. Minimum 2 nights is recommended for those not taking the packages.
Daily Rates Include:
- Accommodation in air conditioned Deluxe rooms with attached Bath and Toilet
- Morning wake up signature tea
- Scheduled Hiking trips in the Himalayan foothills
- Use of Wet Spa areas like Sauna and Steam Bath
- Complimentary use of Gymnasium and outdoor Swimming pool
- Scheduled Aerobics, Yoga and Meditation classes.
In addition, Suite and Villa tariff include:
- Complimentary two-way transfer from Haridwar Railway station or Dehradun Airport to Ananda in the Himalayas
- Choice of two aromatic baths in the Suite and Villa
- Daily breakfast served in room or restaurant.
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