The spirit of Ananda in the Himalayas
Discover a blissful destination spa nestled within a 100 acre Maharaja’s Palace and Estate. The award winning Ayurveda resort is cloaked by emerald Sal forests and overlooks the sacred town of Rishikesh. The resort effortlessly fuses Ayurveda, yoga and Vedanta traditions creating a holistic wellness experience. Ananda’s villas feature colonial hill architecture that seamlessly blend into the natural environment with gorgeous views of the valley and palace grounds below. Villas boast personal butlers, airy lounges, deluxe linens atop grand beds, and modern bathrooms with deep saunas that lead out to private infinity pools. The adventurous at heart can revel in white water rafting, safaris, and a whole host of spine tingling excursions. Delight in cookery that not only tantalises the tastebuds, but heals the body. Based on Ayurveda practices, fare is freshly prepared with organic ingredients in a show kitchen that doles out practical culinary lectures and is served in either the Sal lined deck, tea lounge, regal dining room or private venues dotted throughout the property. Analyse fyour body with comprehensive diagnostic assessments at the physio and fitness center, before unwinding with tailor made yoga sessions taught by revered teachers, and multitudes of curative treatments from around the world.
What we love about Ananda in the Himalayas
- Chef’s create wonderful meals in a show kitchen, lecturing on healthy living and the healing properties of different produce and fare.
- The Tibetan spa treatment that practices Ila. 5 blends of wild grown organic oils are used to balance the earth, water, fire and air element, thereby ensuring balance in the body.
- Sunset dips in private villa pools that hang off patio edges in full view of the towering forest ahead.