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Ananda in the Himalayas

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Low season: 16 April – 30 September  
High season: 1 October – 15 March 

Prices based on 5 nights accommodation, full board and return private transfers (optional).

*Price excludes airfare

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Ananda offers luxury and enchantment in the Himalayas, overlooking the Rishikesh valley and the Maharaja’s palace, with the Ganga River below.  The ancient life system of Ayurveda informs the wellness program, emphasizing that to beautify the body is to beautify the soul. Ananda retreats and Visiting Masters help guests to fulfill personal wellness goals. Therapeutic specialists are available for nutrition, detoxification, fitness, yoga, and other consultations for physical, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing. Yoga and meditation are an intrinsic part of the Ananda experience. Ananda practices and teaches a completely pure and traditional form, the techniques of the Bihar school of yoga known as Satyananda yoga. Whether you are seeking a retreat, healing, or practicing wellness, Ananda in the Himalayas can help to balance your body and your soul.

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Secluded in the absolute serenity and beauty of the Himalayas, Ananda offers a wonderful experience like no other. Whether you are looking for a new fitness challenge, to escape from the pressures of a fast paced life or simply learn how to control and create a healthier new you, then visit this natural sanctuary of well-being. Through being in the close vicinity of the cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, you will gain a spectacular insight into India’s regal past. 

As well as the enchanting landscape around the palace, Ananda offers the prospect of refreshing your entire lifestyle through ancient regimes of Ayurveda, yoga and Vedanta combined with other experiences, to truly make your holiday escape unforgettable. You also have the opportunity to participate in traditional Indian music classes and dance performances.



- Cooking classes
- Yoga
- Billiards
- Golf
- Water-rafting
- Nature walk
- Mountain Trek 

Food & Restaurants


The Restaurant
Ananda have your comfort in mind with classical instrumental music, mouth-watering Indian Asian and Western healthy cuisine. The spa chef is very happy to prepare meals for special dietary requirements.

Tea Lounge 
If you fancy a cup of tea and some light snacks then the Tea Lounge is just what you need. Soak up the historical atmosphere and enjoy your drink in this warm and romantic setting.

Dine by the pool, located at the bottom of the valley, surrounded by natural forest. Take the opportunity to sip a juice under the Himalayan skies, and work on your tan whilst you enjoy garden-fresh vegetables and organic greens. 

Useful to Know


The hotel offers these suggestions when visiting their spa:

► Book your spa appointments in advance as it gets busy.
► You can request a male or female therapist.
► A locker is provided in the spa with a complimentary robe, slippers and disposable underwear and remember to bring your swimming costume so you can enjoy a swim.





Ananda Spa (24 treatment rooms including: steam & sauna rooms, chill plunge pool, Kneipp hydrotherapy foot bath and heated lap pool)
Outdoor aquamarine pool
Billiards room
Swimming pool 
3 x Restaurants (including a tree-top deck restaurant) 
Fitness centre 
6-hole golf course
Yoga room
Tea lounge (afternoon tea and light snacks)
Amphitheatre (with performances from gifted young performers)



Complimentary Wi-Fi
Room Service
24-hour room service

The Spa


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.

The following treatments and activities are available: 
- Ayurveda
- Facials
- Massages
- Exfoliation
- Hydrotherapy
- Yoga
- Meditation

Wellness Approach


Ananda uses a combination of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation, and healthy cuisine to improve your overall well-being. The luxurious views and various internal and external activities that are available allow you to release the stresses of your day-to-day life and help you to relax and rejuvenate. 

Fitness / Group Classes


Please note that all group classes and activities shown are examples only and are subject to change and rotation, such as seasonal adjustments.

Fitness consultation and assessment

Personal training

Body composition analysis

Private session: abs, legs and bums

Private session on the fit ball

Elegant living is a large part of Ananda’s serene atmosphere where chic meets natural beauty to create an extraordinary experience for any guest. 70 rooms offering panoramic views and large balconies. Walk-in closets and perfectly-appointed bathrooms complement beautifully designed décor. 

Room Types


Deluxe Rooms

The deluxe rooms feature walk in closets and perfectly appointed bathrooms with windows overlooking panoramic views of the valley or of the Palace and the grounds. Each room opens out onto large balconies with picture-perfect views - ideal for en-suite breakfasts or a private meal.

Floor Area: 44m² / 484 sq ft

Garden Suites

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.

Floor Area: 85m² / 915 sq ft


Ananda Suite

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, which is perfect for intimate dinners and leisurely breakfasts.

Floor Area: 110m²/ 1,184 sq ft

Viceregal Suite

The Viceregal Suite 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 Jacuzzi overlooking the sloping landscaped gardens and the distant Ganga Valley, staying at the Viceregal suite takes you back into India’s regal past.

Floor Area: 220m² / 2368 sq ft

Ananda Villas

Named after the great mountain ranges Himalay 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 and one 1-bedroom villa, each elegantly appointed with a living room, a pantry for the butler, a dressing room and a huge bathroom featuring a private sauna with an unhampered view of the swimming pool.
Floor Area: 175m² / 1,884 sq ft

All Rooms Include


Walk-in closets
En-suite bathrooms
Large balcony with views of the valley
Complimentary Wi-Fi
DVD player
Digital Safe Box
Air Conditioning/ heating
Coffee/tea making facilities
Signature Ananda amenities
Daily newspaper

Adam's Review of Ananda

Arriving into the small airport of Dehradun via Delhi, I was greeted by my personal driver and taken straight into an air-conditioned 4x4 for the short 45-minute journey up the mountain towards Ananda. The journey itself was an experience, from seeing monkeys, cows, and goats up the windy uphill roads and a more impressive view at every turn. Ananda means peace – and my seven day stay was a purifying experience of just that. 


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Guest Reviews of Ananda in the Himalayas

Altogether a pleasantly different experience!! At Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, a well mannered chauffeur,took us in his Ford endeavour car..very knowledgeable,offered water bottles and some cookies on the way. At the Resort, were welcomed by Rudraxa Mala then were led to our rooms in a golf cart..beautiful rooms with views of the valley..Amphitheatre which was utilised for Yoga session in the morning and then laid for outdoor dining with light music..Greenery all around with peahens roaming noise only sound of chirping birds..beautiful breakfast area as if within trees, well mannered always smiling waiters bending down on knees to take orders..must try pineapple ginger juice...

- dhawaldnaik, Trip Advisor Review - October 2015

I visited Anandas a couple of days back ie. October end and I've had an experience that will remain with me for years to come. The moment you enter the space, you're greeted with loads of warmth and love. The staff welcomes you wholeheartedly and this just makes for a perfect beginning to your getaway. The environment at Anandas is extremely holistic, beautiful and pure. You're truly living amid nature - lush green mountains, clear skies, beautiful peacocks and other species of birds etc. 

Rooms: The rooms here are up to date with all necessary facilities. Plus point? Every room, irrespective of the category, has a private balcony with a coffee table where you can simply sit and relax. I enjoyed lounging in the balcony area listening to the chirping birds and gushing waterfall. These sounds make you feel alive. You can also ask for a wake up call any time between 5 am to 8 pm and you will have the staff waking you up with a cup of steaming hot lemon honey ginger tea. 

Food: If you prefer light healthy meals, you'd love the food here. But if you're into spicy, fried food, you may be disappointed as the resort revolves around the concept of healthy living. They food served at the restaurant is healthy, tasty and pleasing to the eyes. If you're opting for a wellness package, you'd be recommended a diet according to your dosha - ie vata, pitta or kapha. And all these menus are tailor-made as per the body type. The restaurant has indoor as well as outdoor seating. And the outdoor seating is right in the middle of the wild, amid the jungle. I enjoyed having long meals here and that's one thing I miss the most about Anandas.

Spa: Anandas has some beautifully customised spa packages that pack in a lot of massages and treatments for a healthy mind and body. From different kinds of yoga sessions and fitness consultation to Ayurvedic and international therapies, they have it all. The spa menu is elaborate and the treatments will leave you wanting for more. The entire spa area with a large number of rooms is made quite beautifully keeping the little things in mind. For example, the man playing flute right at the centre of the building elevates the spa experience. You can hear the soothing tunes of flute throughout the place. 

Staff: All the staff members of Anandas are very warm and friendly. They are always serving you with a smile. They also contribute towards making the experience a lot more personalised by interacting with you on a personal level. 

What's more? You can pack really light when you are travelling to Anandas in the Himalayas. White kurta and pajamas is the dress code here and they provide you with two fresh pairs every day. They have these kurta pajamas in all possible sizes, so you don't have to worry about finding the right size for yourself. 

To sum it up, if you haven't been to Anandas in the Himalayas, you have truly missed out on a lot. If you are craving some quiet time with yourself and some rejuvenation, this one is undoubtedly the best place to be.

- ShikShah1205, Trip Advisor Review - October 2015

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