In the foothills of the Himalayas, 260 km north of Delhi, the river Ganges slowly breaks into the great Indian plain at Rishikesh, carrying with it the essence of the land, since time immemorial. In these environs, is the Palace and estate of the Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal, housing the luxury Destination Spa, Ananda in the Himalayas.
Ananda is the ideal place for exploring the inner-scapes of the mind, body and soul to revitalise, reshape and renew through the ancient sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga, augmented with a delicate blend of International Spa Therapies. From diet and exercise to beauty, health and cuisine, each aspect including the intellect is taken into consideration while working out your personalized Spa programme, which is designed to meet individual needs and health goals through complete guidance in all areas. Experience Ananda and rediscover the magic of a moment of calm and personal space in your everyday life.
The elegantly appointed rooms are built on a mountain ridge and offer guests breathtaking views of the valley and the city of Rishikesh or the Maharaja’s Palace. All rooms feature air conditioning, two telephone lines, TV set, mini bar, walk-in closets, safe, a separate shower and tea- and coffee making facilities.
|70 Deluxe Rooms||
|03 Deluxe Suites||
|01 Ananda Suite||
|01 Vice Regal Suite||
|01 Private Villa (One bedroom) with pool||
|02 Private Villa (Two bedroom) with pool||
The 70 deluxe rooms feature walk in closets and perfectly appointed bathrooms with windows overlooking panoramic views of the valley or of the Palace and the grounds. Each room opens out onto large balconies with picture-perfect views - ideal for en-suite breakfasts or a private meal.
2 on the ground floor and 1 on the third floor, the 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. Private gardens add to the enchantment.
Housed on the ground floor and overlooking the valley, the 3-bay Ananda Suite spells luxury and enchantment. Beautifully fitted bathrooms overlook the garden and private sitting and dining areas add to the sense of privacy. The suite also has a large private garden, which is perfect for intimate dinners and leisurely breakfasts.
In the precincts of the Maharaja’s Palace, the Vice Regal suite is a perfect retreat for the connoisseur. It comprises of a spacious sitting and dining area and a plush, decorated 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 Vice Regal suite takes you back into India’s regal past.
Villas Himalay, Shivalik and Ganga, named after the scenic Himalayan ranges and the sacred river, these two 2-bedroom villas and one 1-bedroom villa, are 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. The private pools are surrounded with a deck area equipped with comfortable lounge beds. Ideal for a quiet retreat into a tranquil environment.
Ananda Rejuvenation Cuisine: light and healthy, macrobiotic, dosha (body type) specific Ayurvedic, European, Oriental and Indian delicacies to suit individual palates.
Tree Top Deck
Enjoy the refreshing breeze, the view of sun kissed mountains and your choice of food and drink, in the natural shade of trees around which the deck is built.
Adjacent to the pool and The Restaurant, a comfortable setting for light snacks and beverages.
Suryavilas Luxury Resort and Spa is suitable for wide variety of events, conference and meeting rooms range from intimate seminars rooms to theatres, equipped with the latest technology, with high standard conference facilities to suite all your needs. Seating layouts and banquet arrangements can be discussed with team of experts.
24,000 Sq. feet area :: Ananda offers a unique blend of therapeutic treatments based on traditional Indian practices of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation. The spa also offers the latest European and Thai treatments to purify the body and soothe the senses.
Ayurveda at The Ananda Spa
Ananda - In the Himalayas is located in the region that gave birth to Ayurveda, a scientific process of identifying and correcting the balance in the main bio energies (3 Doshas, called Vata, Pitta and Kapha) of the body to achieve health and harmony.
For centuries most of the herbs used in Ayurvedic therapies have been sourced from the natural wealth of these forested foothills. The healing process involves following the principles of diet, yoga, herbal medication, massage, periodic liberation of toxins by Panchkarma and meditation. This helps to correct the balance of energy from within and in relation to the environment. At Ananda, the Ayurvedic physician prescribes personalized Ayurvedic Therapy Programs, after a detailed consultation. These healing programs performed by expert therapists, constitute specific daily routines, regulated nutritious diet, and wellness activities.
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Yoga at Ananda is completely pure and traditional in form, stemming from the roots of HATHA YOGA and adapting it to suit individual needs. It is a disciplined science encompassing all aspects of life in different ways and levels to balance the mind, body and spirit. This helps us to restore perfect health and leads us from consciousness to super consciousness, resulting ultimately in eternal bliss or Sat-Chitt-Ananda which is the aim of Yoga.
Experienced Yoga teachers are trained to understand your personal objectives and goals during your stay at Ananda and beyond. They will then design a specific yoga and meditation programme for you to assist you through your journey of life, balancing your being and assisting you to achieve health and well being.
Ma Anandamayi Abode
Renowned spiritual figure, Ma Anandamayi was respected for her propagation of universal love and brother/sisterhood.
The Maharaja of Garhwal, a highly spiritual person, invited her to bless his Palace. The Maharajah made a very special abode for Ma Anandamayi, overlooking the Ganges valley, where she worked to set up her Ashram. Outside her abode, parishioners regularly congregated to receive her presence, discourses on spirituality and ‘darshan’.