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Ananda in the Himalayas

Narendranagar, India

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Ananda in the Himalayas
Located in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, surrounded by graceful Sal forests, overlooking the peaceful Ganga as it meanders into the distance. Ananda is the spiritual pathway to the ultimate, discovered through the union of body, mind and soul.

When living is but part of the echo of nature then style and elegance blend discreetly to enhance each nuance of serenity. The Guest Rooms, Suites and Villas at Ananda in the Himalayas make a statement with colours that echo nature, and views that leave one gazing into the enchantment of god’s own country.

Rooms at Ananda are spacious with views of the Palace and the Rishikesh valley. The 70 rooms in all comprise Palace View Rooms, Valley View Rooms and Premium Valley View rooms. They feature walk-in closets and perfectly appointed bathrooms with windows overlooking panoramic views. Each room opens onto a large balcony with picture-perfect views, ideal for a private meal.

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.

With unique focus on the traditional Indian sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda; Ananda Spa creates the skillful synthesis between age-old therapies and modern spa technology. The personalized therapy and activities program are designed to meet individual needs and health goals – de-stress, detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-ageing, weight & inch loss, while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition and exercise.

24 treatment rooms with specialized areas for Ayurveda, Oriental and European systems of holistic health, a team of qualified nutritionists, Western & Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists with knowledge of ancient Indian sciences and modern western treatments – all gently guide you towards a better lifestyle.

Ananda Spa also offers a temperature controlled outdoor lap pool and a state of the art 16-station life-cycle gymnasium.
Hotel Address:
  • Ananda in the Himalayas
  • The Palace Estate
  • Tehri Galwal
  • Narendranagar, Uttaranchal 249175
  • India

Location Summary
Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas, close to the spiritual town of Rishikesh, and surrounded by 100 acres of Sal forests lies India’s finest Luxury Destination Spa, Ananda – In The Himalayas. Located 170 miles north of India’s capital, New Delhi and easily accessible by rail, road and air.

Directions to Hotel
Ananda is located close to the holy town of Rishikesh in the precincts of the Palace Estate of the Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal in the small town of Narendra Nagar. Ananda is in the state of Uttaranchal and can be reached via a 60- minute flight from New Delhi to Dehradun, followed by a 45 minute drive. Helicopter and rail options from New Delhi are also available.
Note Bene
Awards: Ananda has been rated the World's No. 1 Destination Spa for 3 years running by Conde Nast Traveller (2005, 2006 and 2007). Ananda was rated among the Top 10 Yoga Retreats in the World by SpaFinder 2009. Region: To visit Ananda is to take a step into time. The Garhwal region is a land of myth and legend, where every stone tells a story. The earliest historical references to the region are found in the Vedas, paeans to the purity of the Himalayas. Being one of the oldest living cities, Haridwar finds its mention in the ancient India scriptures as it weaves through the life and times, from the period of Lord Buddha. The holy river Ganga flows through the town and is worshipped here. The town of Rishikesh lies in the foothills of the Garhwal region. It is believed that meditation at this place leads to attainme! nt of salvation. Back in the 1960's Rishikesh gained instant fame as the site, when the Beatles came to stay here with their guru Palace: Ananda is located on the expansive (100 acre) palace estate of the Maharaja (King) of Tehri-Garhwal
Banquets & Meetings
Ballroom and 2 Board Rooms.
Meeting Space
Banquet Hall on site seating 75-100 persons theatre style.
Fine Dining On Site
The Restaurant - Features the finest of Ayurvedic, Asian and Western cuisine based on the values of traditional cooking.
Fitness Center
State of the art 16-station life-cycle gymnasium.
High Speed Internet
High speed Wi-fi in rooms and select public areas.
Child Programs
To maintain tranquility, children below 14 are not allowed at Ananda.
Pool Outdoor
Outdoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
Spa Facility
Guests can immerse themselves in a complete rejuvenation experience in the 23,000 square foot spa, with an extensive selection of therapies in the 21 treatment rooms and 4 consultation rooms.
Ecological Tourism
Ananda offers several outdoor adventure options including trekking, white water rafting, nature walks, visiting the wild elephants of Rajaji National Park, and elephant photo safaris at nearby Chilla National Park.
Ananda’s six-hole, par-three course incorporates an independent driving range, perfect for private lessons. Small but perfectly formed, with golf turf imported from the United States for the greens and tees, the golf course on its Himalayan axle is nonetheless challenging.
Recommended Rooms
Deluxe Valley View Rooms. These deluxe rooms are understated yet luxurious featuring walk-in closets and perfectly appointed bathrooms and balconies overlooking panoramic views of the valley .

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Meeting Space
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Ecological Tourism
    - Golfing
    - Hiking

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