About Ananda in the Himalayas (Spa Resort) in Rishikesh
Ananda in Himalayas is a best Spa destination in the world and number 1 for yoga and meditation. Once the residence of Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal, Ananda is now the ultimate escape from the mundane to the spiritual, where every corner spells harmony and every colour soothes the senses.
Ananda Resort is located in Narendra Nagar, 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 in the Himalayas is the spiritual pathway to the ultimate, discovered through the union of body, mind and soul. It is not just a retreat, hotel or resort that will leave you breathless with the enchantment of its surroundings, but assists in redefining lifestyles to include the well-known traditional Indian wellness regimes of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with best of International Wellness Experiences to bring about the union of mind, body and soul.
The reception area of Ananda Spa resort in the Himalayas warms your heart and soul, as you are welcomed into the Ananda family by your courteous and efficient front desk staff. Far from any ordinary hotel check-in area, the splendor of the palace takes you back in time to the era of royalty. Relaxation and Rejuvenation at Ananda begins right from the moment you check-in, sipping the refreshing spa signature welcome drink. Whether it is the traditional Aarti welcome or the contemporary professionalism of our staff, your first impression of the Viceregal Palace will leave you reminiscing about kings and royal splendor.
Adjacent to the reception area, is the grand Viceregal Tea Lounge. Care has been taken to retain the old-world charm and understated elegance of the lounge, an ideal venue for a splendid cup of Darjeeling tea. Enjoy a quiet afternoon alone or with friends, as you admire the life size portraits of the erstwhile Maharaja and of other famous guests.
Location of Hotel Ananda Spa Resort
Ananada Resort is located just 16 Kms from Rishikesh i.e. 30 minutes drive in a small town of Narendra Nagar. Just before entering the Rishikesh town take the road towards Narendra Nagar (Chamba). Kunjapuri Temple Trek is 14 km north of Ananda In the Himalayas, Laxman Jhula is 9 Kms
Ananda in the Himalayas offers some of the best luxurious and most comfortable stay. 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.
Deluxe room: With palace and valley views, these deluxe rooms are understated yet luxurious. 70 in all, they feature walk-in closets and perfectly appointed bathrooms with windows overlooking panoramic views of the valley or of the Palace. Each room opens onto large balconies with picture-perfect views, ideal for a private meal.
Deluxe suite: The 3 Deluxe Suites face either the Valley or the Maharaja’s palace. These 2-bay suites feature tastefully appointed bedrooms with attached sitting rooms and large bathrooms with tranquil garden views. Secluded private gardens situated to overlook the valley, add to the charm and privacy of these suites.
Ananda Suite: Housed on the ground floor and overlooking the valley, the 3-bay Ananda Suite spells luxury and enchantment. With luxuriously fitted bathrooms overlooking the view and its own private sitting and dining areas, the suite also has a large private garden, which is perfect for intimate dinners and leisurely breakfasts.
Vicergal suite: n the precincts of the Maharaja’s Palace, The Viceregal suite is a perfect retreat for the connoisseur. It comprises of a spacious sitting and dining area and a plush bedroom featuring a period four-poster bed. The attached dressing room and bathroom are beautifully appointed with antique fittings and furniture. With its own private terrace and a roof top Jacuzzi overlooking the sloping landscaped gardens and the distant Ganges Valley, staying at the Viceregal suite takes you back into India’s regal past.
Villas: Named after the great mountain ranges Himalay and Shivalik and the river Ganga that sustains the people of the Valley, these beautiful villas are a dreamer’s escape. Two 2-bedroom villas and one 1-bedroom villa, each elegantly appointed with a living room, a pantry for the butler, a dressing room and a huge bathroom featuring a private sauna with an unhampered view of the swimming pool.
KURTA PYJAMAS: Fresh cotton Kurta Pyjamas are provided
AROMATIC BATHS: An exotic selection of aromatic baths are offered in the ensuite bathrooms
GINGER HONEY LEMON TEA: Our special elixir eliminates toxins, clears the palate, soothes the stomach and activates the endocrine system.
PILLOW COMFORT: We offer you a wide choice ranging from the Classic Pillow to the Exclusive Neck Support Pillow.
WiFi: WiFi connectivity is complimentary at Ananda and is available in rooms and select public areas.
Dining in Ananda Spa Resort, Rishikesh
Ananda’s food concept is based on this belief and through incorporating key principles from Ayurveda. Therefore, when thinking about food we must take into consideration not just taste, but suitability to body type. Ananda in the Himalayas should not be looked at just as a place to diet and lose weight, but should instead be “a way of life”. Our cuisine is fresh natural foods low in fat and calories with an emphasis on whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, low-fat dairy products, and the avoidance of added or artificial salts, colors, flavors, or preservatives.
The ambience in the Restaurant of Ananda is in complete harmony with the prolific use of Yantric Art. Enjoy a delicious meal while your aural senses are treated to the lilting strains of classical instrumental music. The spa’s signature restaurant features the finest Indian, Asian and Western cuisine. The menu encompasses of delicacies from Asian, Western and Oriental platter.
Tree top deck: is a delightful outdoor venue of the Restaurant that is built on treetops, thereby infusing your meal experience with the beauty of the Himalayan mountains and the fresh, natural surroundings. Inhale the freshest air while enjoying a spa meal.
The Pavilion: is a casual and elegant setting for drinks and light snacks. Located in the Restaurant building, the Pavilion is the ideal venue for intimate gatherings. Enjoy a drink or savour a complete meal under the expert guidance of our staff. With a bar that features the finest wines and liquers, the Pavilion is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions with family and friends.
- Spa, Gymnasium/Health Club, 24-hr Hot & Cold Water, Housekeeping Service
Activities at Ananda Spa Resort
- Vedanta, yoga, billiards, golf, Cooking classes, cultural programmes
- Nature walks and treks, safari, White water rafting, ganga aarti
How to Reach Hotel Ananda Spa Resort in Rishikesh
Ananda Spa Resort is located just 260 kilometers north of New Delhi, is easily accessible by road, rail and air. A 45 minute flight to Jolly Grant airport, a 4 hour train journey from Delhi to Haridwar station and a scenic 7 - 8 hrs drive from New Delhi to Ananda are the various travel options. Whatever your mode of transport, the raw, natural landscape is sure to leave you with a perfect taste of India. Haridwar Railway Station to Narendra Nagar is 42 kms, just 1 hour drive.
Ananda - In the Himalayas has its own private helipad. Personal choppers can land right within the spa parameters. A short scenic flight from New Delhi, the chopper experience transports you to the realm of the exclusive. Please contact Reservations for further information. Helicopter (5 seater Bell 407) and Hawker (8 seater 800 XP) are avaiable.