Ananda in the Himalayas

Nestled in the Himalayan foothills overlooking the Ganges River, this wonderful spa resort effortlessly celebrates the spiritual teachings and philosophies of this spectacular region.

Nestled in the Himalayan foothills overlooking the Ganges River and close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, this wonderful spa resort effortlessly celebrates the spiritual teachings and philosophies of this spectacular and unspoiled region. 

The public areas are part of the former Palace of the Maharajah of Tehri Garhwal. Standing behind a beautiful façade and popularly known as the Viceregal Palace, it has played host to some of India's most renowned heads of state. Completely restored, it is the ultimate statement in subtle style. 

The resort offers 75 spacious and luxurious rooms complete with all the modern comforts plus exceptional views over the gardens and the mountains beyond. Inside, expect understated luxury, with interiors radiating the warmth and style of an upscale private apartment. Replete with facilities they combine clean lines and contemporary furniture with swathes of polished, dark wood.

Known as one of the best luxury wellness retreats in India, the wellness programme integrates traditional Ayurveda, yoga and Vedanta with international health and wellbeing experiences, fitness and healthy organic cuisine to restore balance and harmonise energy.

Why we like it

  • Award-winning destination spa in the Himalayan foothills
  • The 24,000 square foot spa offers an extensive menu of over 70 body and beauty treatments, integrating the traditional practices of Ayurveda with the more contemporary Western spa approach
  • Dining options span the main restaurant, tree top deck and pavilion, which serve the finest Indian, Asian and Western cuisine
  • A lovely pool flanked by natural forest is perched on the side of a hill that slopes down to the valley

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