Ananda In The Himalayas, Rishikesh

Ananda in the Himalayas is India's first destination spa hotel in the Himalayan foothills, close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, surrounded by tranquil Sal forest near to the mighty Ganges.

Consistently ranked in the Top 10 spa hotels of the world, this wonderful resort offers peaceful solitude whilst surrounded by luxury. Whilst the focus of Ananda is as a wellness retreat the hotel caters to all and they welcome guests who just wish to come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, local temples, golf, excellent food and wines.

That said at the heart of the resort is the 21,000 sq ft spa and the facilities here really are sublime, having 20 treatment rooms for just 75 rooms. The Spa is famed for its Ayurvedic treatments, but the spa also provides international therapies such as Thai and Swedish massages, aromatherapy and hydrotherapy, to name a few. On arrival, you will meet with the resident doctor to confirm your specific body type, programme of treatments, diet, fitness and meditation that you will follow throughout your stay.

All rooms are well appointed with private balconies, large bathrooms and garden or valley views.  There are also the vast Ananda villa suites with 40sqm private heated pools.

The yoga pavilion has inspiring views across the valley below and the heated swimming pool is also a perfect place to relax at in a climate that is ideal almost year round.

Ananda offers special workshops throughout the year with a programme of visiting masters in different disciplines of wellness.  From yogis, to therapists, Chinese medical practitioners, life coaches, cranio sacral therapists to many types of healers from around the globe.

Ananda is accessed by train from Delhi to Haridwar followed by a 1 hour drive. Although there are daily flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Rishikesh which is often the preferred choice.

One of our top 5 Yoga retreats, Ananda is the perfect place to unwind and relax.

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