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. Guests are assured that they will leave feeling restored, rejuvenated, and ready to face daily life once again.
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Ananda Fusion Fitness™
Add adventure to your fitness escape with our exclusive Fusion Fitness™ holiday at Ananda in the Himalayas. Build your ideal programme and have fun whilst on your journey to optimal health, through a variety of physical activities. Choose from perso…
7 Nights From £3,230pp
An active and healthy lifestyle is crucial for your longevity. Enjoy a tailored health and fitness plan and choose how much or how little you want to engage in. Experience a combination of personalised treks in the Himalayas, suited to needs which …
7 Nights From £2,770pp
Escape from your hectic lifestyle by choosing a personalised programme tailored around your individual needs. Allow the Ananda health experts to create a pleasant purifying experience that will help diminish everyday problems of stress, various hea…
7 Nights From £2,770pp
Experience an unspoilt haven and flush out toxins, whilst effectively revitalising your body and mind. If you have a slow digestive system or metabolism, this detox programme will help you make necessary changes that will be easy to transfer into y…
7 Nights From £2,770pp
Ananda Stress Management
We can experience a variety of troubles in our everyday life and so require an essential experience to unwind. These stressful experiences can then have a negative effect on the mind and body, which then gradually leads to an unhealthy lifestyle. …
5 Nights From £2,265pp
Ananda Weight Management
Weight gain is an easy occurrence, especially in a high-powered lifestyle where other objectives such as work and family always take priority. Weight-loss also needs to be effectively managed with the right guidance for physical and emotional patte…
14 Nights From £4,580pp
Explore the true meaning of well-being as you revive yourself through an ancient form of practice incorporating the utmost purity and tranquillity. Through a mixture of personalised yoga sessions tailored to your every individual need, right down t…
7 Nights From £2,770pp
Ananda Yogic Detox
Cleanse your system with one of India’s most experienced exercise practices. Life can be full of hurdles which make it difficult to take care of your mind and body at times. The Ananda yogic detox programme will help you turn around your unhealthy …
7 Nights From £2,770pp
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, guests can 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
- Nature walk
- Mountain Trek
Food & Restaurants
Ananda have your comfort in mind with classical instrumental music, mouth-watering Indian Asian and western healthy cuisine and the spa chef is very happy to cook meals with special dietary requirements.
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 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
3 x Restaurants (including a tree-top deck restaurant)
6-hole golf course
Tea lounge (afternoon tea and light snacks)
Amphitheatre (with performances from gifted young performers)
24-hour room service
Activity / Class Schedule Example
Please note that all group classes and activities shown are examples only and are subject to change and rotation, such as seasonal adjustments.
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:
Ananda uses a combination of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation, and healthy cuisine to try and improve guests’ overall wellbeing with 79 different treatments in Ananda’s spa. The luxurious views and various internal and external activities that are available are so guests can release their stresses of their day-to-day life and help them to relax and rejuvenate.
Fitness / Group Classes
As well as the many different styles of yoga and meditation, for a more active or muscle toning workout there are also private sessions available from sessions on the fit ball or ones focuses on your abs, legs and bum. For that extra push try one of Ananda’s personal trainers.
Fitness consultation and assessment
Body compogsition 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. Choose from a varied selection of deluxe rooms or suites, the Ananda suite, which offers a breath – taking view of the valley and has a luscious private garden and dining area. The vice regal suite contains the luxurious bonus of a rooftop Jacuzzi with the much needed privacy and intimacy.
All Rooms Include
Large balcony with views of the valley
Digital Safe Box
Air Conditioning/ Heating
Coffee/Tea making facilities
Signature Ananda amenities
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.
Guest Reviews of Ananda in the Himalayas
The trip was just perfect, everything I had hoped it would be and more. The staff at Ananda were great, nothing too much trouble and they looked after me throughout my stay. I took the opportunity to visit Rishikesh for the Aarti and the temple to see the sun rise. On the way back I took a taxi ride into Delhi as I had quite a wait between flights, All adding to the experience.
The weather at this time of year was just right, warm enough to lie in the sun but cool enough to enjoy outdoor yoga and wanders around the palace grounds. All the classes were well organised and professionally delivered, my yoga teacher was quite strict and worked hard to devise a schedule which was appropriate to my experience and could be continued once I got home. The food was fabulous and well presented with plenty of choice, they even offered to make me anything I wanted even if it wasn't listed on the menu. My room was lovely although not sure I would bother with the valley view- there was quite a lot of haze, apparently like that most of the time so the view is not so clear, The palace view would have probably been more pleasant.
I had the best time and feel relaxed and inspired now I'm home.
Thanks for your help in sorting me out - I have listed a few tips for anyone else who is lucky enough to share my experience:
→ Consider a stop over in Delhi if connecting flight wait times are long
→ Kurta pyjamas are supplied and are worn throughout the day. No real need to take own clothes as guests wore these throughout the day including at meal times.
→ Bottled water supplied, however this has a high mineral content and can lead to upset tum. Not much can be done to avoid but there is a doctor on site who can assess and give advice. I think it is inevitable for most people to have some upset and I would suggest seeking advice on treatment early as doctors are very accessible and provide required medication free of charge.
→ Take the trips, they are cheap and definitely worthwhile if you want to have some insight into India and its people.
- Diane - November 2012
As a Wellness and Spa holiday, this was fantastic.The food was absolutely first class and the spa was absolutely excellent.
- Richard - August 2013