Rediscover tranquility in the mystical embrace of Himalayan mountains and the
holy river, Ganges. Journey into royal antiquity. Arrive at South Asia’s finest
Resort and Spa ‘ANANDA’ in the Himalayas – translated from ancient Sanskrit to
mean happiness and self contentment. Within a verdant haven of well being, at
the elevating ascent of the Himalayas, soothe your senses with serene silences.
Attain sanctuary of the mind and body, and discover the luxury of true wellness.
Once the abode of the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, 'ANANDA’ is now the chosen
destination of the leisure, lifestyle and business traveller. A short forty
minute flight away from New Delhi ‘ANANDA’, undulates over a hundred acres of
forest, neighboring the town of Rishikesh, the spiritual birthplace of Yoga,
Meditation and Ayurveda.
The Wellness Centre invites you to a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation
Dedicated to your rejuvenation is a vast universe of 21,000 sq. ft., embodying
the promise of health and vitality, youthfulness and beauty.
In the healing presence of nature and positive aura of the Spa, uplift your
spirits. Rely on the confident energy of nutritionists, Physicians and Spa
Therapists and their knowledge of ancient India sciences and modern western
Bring radiance to your skin and body with our detoxification treatments, which
remove toxins accumulated due to stress and strain. Enroll in our Weight Loss
Programme, reduce body fat and retain a slim seductive figure with our secrets.
At the Wellness Centre, an intrinsic element of Spa treatment is natural
Himalayan spring water. Revive your body in the sauna, steam room and the hot
and cold plunge baths. Soothe away stress and tension with Himalayan
Feel your body being renewed with warm and silken herbal oil massages. Wrap your
body in a comforting cape of firming clay, while inhaling the elevating aromas
sculpt your body with multi flow water jets,.Invigorate your senses, immersed in
a bath perfumed with fresh blossoms.
The bedrock of the Ananda philosophy is Ayurveda, a traditional Indian
science of holistic medicine, developed over centuries by sages and holy men who
were gifted with universal insight and experience. Qualified Ayurvedic
practioners perform the therapies, which rejuvenate the system, tone up the body
and relax the mind, support our commitment to health and wellness. Some
treatments for eg. Abhyanga, Pizhichil, Njavarakizhi, Sirodhara, Elakizhi,
Sirovasthy, Thakradahara, Kadidhara etc.
The ancient science of Yoga upholds wellness as a natural state of being,
when the mind, body, and environment coexist in total harmony. Inner peace
becomes a goal for the person seeking good health and well being.
Instructors from the Bihar School of Yoga hold daily classes at Ananda. Reach
your innermost potential through meditation. Achieve the enlightening postures
and knowledge of yogic chakras. Honouring harmony between body and being, the
many ashrams in Rishikesh continue to assert the popularity of this ancient
Empower your body with the encouragement and expertise of a Personal
Trainer. Work yourself to your peak fitness in the 16-Station Life Cycle Gym.
Lose weight, tone up with strength and stamina enhancing equipment. Join in
aerobic classes and add a higher bounce to your step from the ozone rich
mountain breeze. Dive into the 25 metre lap pool and set your own pace.
Other sporting options include tennis, squash and golf.
Ananda is built around the palace and estates of the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal,
a believer in the ‘Himalayan Way to Health and Happiness’. Evoking India’s
ancient art and the meditation of the sages, Ananda houses a unique collection
of yantra artworks. Throughout the resort, these original works depict
cosmograms and mandalas, inspired by the primal elements.
The concept of the five elements of nature - earth, fire, water, air and sky
materialise in multimedia murals, varied sculpture and myriad abstract forms.
The distinct accommodation ranges from seventy rooms, four Executive Suites and
the Viceroy Suite. Located along the tranquil mountain ridge, Valley View Rooms
overlook the calming contours of the Ganges. Garden View Rooms face the
exquisitely landscaped palace estate. Deluxe Suites and the Rafael Suite have
their own private gardens. The Viceroy Suite has an extensive terrace
overlooking the Ganges, music pavilion and the sculpture garden.
Contemporary amenities for the business or leisure traveller include:
Two Phone Lines Data Port Facilities Satellite Television
Private Bar Voice Mail In-room Safe
In-room Tea/ Coffee Maker
Art of Dining
Heal your soul with a silver spoon and a menu for a better living - our spa
cuisine. Dine on signature meals enriched with the vivid flavour of organic
herbs and vegetables. For those who prefer non vegetarian meals, we offer the
healthier option of river fish and white meat.
Enjoy open air dining, with vibrant views of the valley. Retaining the natural
beauty of the outdoors -indoors, the restaurant has been built around
100-year-old sal trees.
On starry nights, add an artistic nuance to your meal. Dine in the amphitheatre
while watching spectacular dance and music performances. For a traditional taste
of India, ‘The Royal Indian Thali Experience’ a banquet in itself, is a culinary
piece de resistance.