Set at the foot of the Himalayas, Ananda is a spiritual retreat that creates unique programmes designed to extend your health and unite your body and soul. Ananda is a deeply peaceful place, with courteous staff and traditional teachings. The 2100 square foot Destination Spa offers a menu of over 80 treatments; the wellness programme includes sessions of yoga, massage and facials, amongst others. The beautiful surrounding mountains create a secluded and timeless space, where guests can really relax and enjoy themselves. It’s the perfect location to escape a hectic lifestyle and start focusing on personal goals and individual needs. You are guaranteed to leave feeling restored, rejuvenated, and ready to face daily life once again.

Programmes at Ananda in the Himalayas

7 NIGHTS FROM $5,195 pp Other durations available
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7 NIGHTS FROM $5,195 pp Other durations available
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14 NIGHTS FROM $10,380 pp Other durations available
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7 NIGHTS FROM $5,195 pp Other durations available
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7 NIGHTS FROM $5,225 pp Other durations available
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7 NIGHTS FROM $5,195 pp Other durations available
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7 NIGHTS FROM $5,225 pp Other durations available
Details & Booking
7 NIGHTS FROM $5,195 pp Other durations available
Details & Booking
7 NIGHTS FROM $5,195 pp Other durations available
Details & Booking
7 NIGHTS FROM $5,195 pp Other durations available
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7 NIGHTS FROM $5,195 pp Other durations available
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21 NIGHTS FROM $15,575 pp Other durations available
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Location Overview

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.

Dining

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.

Pool
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. an

Facilities & Services

Facilities

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
Library
Swimming pool
3 x Restaurants (including a tree-top deck restaurant)
Fitness centre
6-hole golf course
Yoga room
Pavillion
Tea lounge (afternoon tea and light snacks)
Amphitheatre (with performances from gifted young performers)

 

Accommodation Overview

Relax and breathe in the fresh mountain air of the Himalayas and let nature work its magic to create a memorable wellness experience during your stay at Ananda. The retreat is comprised of rooms with the picturesque views of the Palace or the Ganges river valley as well as suites and villas with secluded private gardens and pool deck areas. Each room in Ananda is a haven perfect for those who seek bliss, a peaceful retreat and a refreshing break away from the daily city chaos.

Deluxe Rooms

Garden Suites

Ananda Suite

Viceregal Suite

Ananda Villas

Activities

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

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. 

Added Value

  • Complimentary 55 min Ananda Fusion massage (approx. US$100) for each guest on wellness programmes with a minimum 7 nights stay.
  • Complimentary Excursion to Rishikesh to experience Ganga Aarti Ceremony per room for wellness programmes with a minimum 7 nights stay.

Special Offers

Repeat Guest Offer

- Receive 10% discount when booked on wellness programme. 

 

Repeat Guest Offer - completed 21 nights or 3 stays

- Receive 10% discount when booked on wellness programme plus choice of additional benefits (5/6 nights stay – any 3 benefits; 7 nights or more –5 benefits):

  • Upgrade (within room categories) at the time of booking
  • One Personalised yoga session (or) meditation session (or) Fitness session
  • One Personalised cuisine demonstration and guided session with our Chef
  • One Spa therapy (55 minutes)*
  • One Unique Dining Experience (special menu created by our chefs)*

*conditions apply

 

 

Repeat Guest Offer 

- 10% discount for repeat guests who have 1 or 2 past stays (Valid 3 January 2020 – 2 January 2021)
- 10% discount for repeat guests who have completed 3 stays (Valid 3 January 2020 – 2 January 2021)

Plus the following benefits:

  • One complimentary spa therapy (55 min)
  • One complimentary yoga session (or) meditation session (or) fitness session
  • One complimentary visit to the Ganga Aarti at Rishikesh

*conditions apply

Free Night Offer

- Stay 7 nights on a wellness programme and pay for 6
- Stay 14 nights on a wellness programme and pay for 12
- Stay 21 nights on a wellness programme and pay for 18
(valid for stays between 1 December – 22 December 2019; offer is non combinable)

 

- Free 2 nights when booking a wellness programme for 14 nights or more for stays between 3 January – 30 April 2020

 

Our Reviews

  • Claudia's Review of Ananda in the Himalayas

    My stay overall was very special - Ananda is a unique and remarkable place for Ayurveda, Yoga and Spa, surrounded by nature in a luxurious setting. I highly recommend to anybody looking to visit the most majestic and sacred area in South Asia to balance body, mind and soul.

  • Adam's Review of Ananda in the Himalayas

    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…


Guest Reviews

  • ShikShah1205, Trip Advisor Review

    Visited 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. 

  • dhawaldnaik, Trip Advisor Review

    Visited October 2015

    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 freely..no 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...

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