About Ananda - In The Himalayas
Ananda-In The Himalayas is a luxury destination spa resort located in the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas, 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, Ananda-In the Himalayas is built around a Maharaja’s palace estate and located 260 kilometres north of New Delhi. The resort features a restored Viceroy’s Palace, world-class Spa, 75 deluxe rooms and suites, with breathtaking views of the Ganges River and mountainside.
Guests can immerse themselves in a complete rejuvenation experience in the 21,000 square foot spa, with an extensive selection of therapies in the 21 treatment rooms. The Spa also features luxurious hydrotherapy facilities, a Beauty Institute, outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool, sauna, steam rooms, fully equipped gymnasium and squash court.
Rediscover happiness and self-contentment at Ananda. Ananda Spa is dedicated to restoring balance and harmonising energies through a holistic approach blending the healing principles of the East and West with a specific focus on Ayurveda along with contemporary spa technology. The Ananda Spa is dedicated to providing guests with a total immersion in discovering a well-being oriented lifestyle and a holistic therapy approach. At the heart of the wellness focus is the integration of yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic philosophies along with purifying whole body therapies incorporating the five elements of nature thus creating harmony between the mind, body and spirit.
On arrival guests begin their spa experience at Ananda by receiving a consultation with one of the spa experts. This will allow Ananda to assist in creating a personalized therapy and activity programme designed to meet guests individual needs and expectations to achieve their health goals along with guidance in the areas of: nutrition, exercise, stress management, detoxification, deep relaxation and anti-ageing.
Ananda Spa Facilities
The journey from the palace to the spa snakes through woods and manicured lawns. The reception of the spa is an airy atrium hall, were natural breeze flow through ancient pines and wild flowers. The spa consists of three levels including a state-of-the-art gymnasium overlooking the gardens of the Palace and the valley of Rishikesh. The gymnasium has its own training master and a hall for aerobics.
Separate wet spas for men and women offer the following facilities:
- A Finnish sauna overlooking the valley and the forest
- Turkish steam bath
- Chilled plunge pool
- Jacuzzi with spectacular view
- A footbath area, with natural rounded Ganga pebbles of different grades, in which, the water temperatures change from one segment to the other segment of the footbath
- A built in hydro-massage system
- 20 treatment rooms
- 4 relaxation rooms
- 4 consultation rooms