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Luxury Destination Spa – Ananda in the Himalayas, India

Nestled in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, Ananda In the Himalayas is a luxury spa resort close to the mythological city of Rishikesh, surrounded by the enchanted Sal forest, overlooking the spiritual Ganges the birthplace of India’s ancient arts of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda.

Ananda is a retreat dedicated to restoring balance and harmonising energy, through a holistic approach, incorporating the healing principles of the East and the West with a specific focus on Ayurveda and Aromatherapy, along with contemporary spa technology.  At the heart of the wellness focus is the integration of Yoga and Ayurveda philosophies along with purifying whole body therapies, while incorporating the five elements of nature, thus creating harmony between the mind, body and spirit.

Set amongst 100 acres of virgin forest and opened in September 2000, the luxury spa in the Himalayas is built around a Maharaja’s palace estate and located 260 kilometres north of New Delhi. The resort features a restored Viceregal Palace, world-class Spa, 75 deluxe rooms and suites, and 3 private villas with breathtaking views of the Ganges River and mountainside.

With the highest standards of service, luxurious accommodations, innovative dining and breathtaking mountain views, Ananda is becoming an internationally recognised oasis offering an enriching experience designed to restore, renew and revitalise.

Guests can immerse themselves in a complete rejuvenation experience in the 24,000 square foot spa with an extensive selection of therapies in the 21 treatment rooms and 4 consultation rooms.  The chic spa also features luxurious hydrotherapy facilities, a Beauty Institute, outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool, sauna, steam rooms and fully equipped gymnasium. Images courtesy of Ananda in the Himalayas.


Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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September 26, 2011 | India Travel Uttaranchal | View comments

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