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…
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
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.
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.
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. an
Facilities & Services
Ananda Spa (24 treatment rooms including: steam & sauna rooms, chill plunge pool, Kneipp hydrotherapy foot bath and heated lap pool)
- Cooking classes
- Nature walk
- Mountain trek
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.
Adam's Review of Ananda in the Himalayas
ShikShah1205, Trip Advisor ReviewVisited 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 ReviewVisited 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...