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.
Food and restaurantsAt Ananda you can choose where you would like to dine. Whether it’s by the pool, having a cup of tea in the lounge, on the top deck with breath-taking views of the valley, in the pavilion or in Ananda’s restaurant. They 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.
ActivitiesThe Ananda hotel offers a range of internal and external activities for the whole family to enjoy. Some of the on-resort activities include cooking classes, yoga, billiards and golf, or you can experience the thrill of water-rafting, enjoy a nature walk or a trek up the mountain.
ServicesAnanda offers excellent services to improve guest’s overall stay including every room has complimentary Kurtya cotton pyjamas which can be worn on the premises or travelling to Rishikesh, the option of a neck support pillow so you are able to get good quality sleep, and complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity.
Useful to knowThe 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.
Wellness approachAnanda 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.
The SpaAnanda’s 24,000 foot spa uses over 79 different body and beauty treatments including Ayurveda, facials, massages, exfoliation, hydrotherapy and many more. You can also participate in different activities that the spa has to offer such as yoga, meditation and a variety of different private sessions.
Fitness classesAs 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 composition analysis
-Private session: abs, legs and bums
-Private session on the fit ball
The hotel recommends bringing appropriate clothing for the season and different activities. November to February will be very cold and March to September are the warmer months and bring suitable clothes such as trekking shoes, waterproof coats and swimming costumes for swimming, trekking and water-rafting.
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.
- Palace View Room
- Valley View Room
- Premium Valley View Room
- Garden Suite
- The Ananda Suite
- Vice Regal Suite with a Terrace
- Luxury One Bedroom Villa with a Private Pool
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 your everyday lifestyle back at home.
At Ananda, you will experience a controlled diet, improved circulation of the blood and lymphatic systems with the help of natural detox therapies, and nourish the body with delicious healthy cuisine. Free yourself from negative thoughts and enjoy a new more fulfilled you! The benefits of detoxing can include improved mental clarity, purer skin, better digestion, increased energy and general improvement to the immune system.
(14 and 21-day programmes also available)
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)
9-hole golf course
Tea lounge (afternoon tea and light snacks)
Amphitheatre (with performances from gifted young performers)
2 - 5hrs