The Ananda Spa, Himalayas: The ultimate pampering destination

Located in 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 is a holistic gateway that focuses on the complete body, the mind, the physical and soul.

The 24,000 square foot spa offers an extensive menu of over 80 body and beauty treatments, integrating the traditional Indian systems of Ayurveda with the more contemporary Western spa approach. The spa strives to create the perfect balance of old world medicine and new world charm for rest and relaxation.

With unique focus on the traditional Indian sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda; Ananda Spa creates the skillful synthesis between age-old therapies and modern spa technology. The very personalized packages sets to offer the objectives to de-stress, detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-ageing, weight & inch loss, while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition and exercise.

24 treatment rooms with specialized areas for Ayurveda, Oriental and European systems of holistic health, plus a professional team of health counselors, nutritionists, medical practitioners, trainers and spa technitioners.

Ananda Spa also offers a temperature controlled outdoor lap pool and a state of the art 16-station life-cycle gymnasium.

 The Guest Rooms, Suites and Villas at Ananda in the Himalayas make a statement with colors that echo nature, and views that are a reflection of the holistic country of the Himalayas.

Rooms at Ananda are spacious with views of the Palace and the Rishikesh valley. The 70 rooms in all comprise Palace View Rooms, Valley View Rooms and Premium Valley View (top floors) rooms. The rooms feature walk-in closets and perfectly appointed bathrooms with windows overlooking panoramic views. Each room opens onto large balconies with picture-perfect views, ideal for a private meal.

 Their 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.

According to the team,  "The objective is to provide a rejuvenation cuisine for guests, who, whilst relaxing, desire to re-vitalize their body and soul through a healthy approach to diet and lifestyle. This is reemphasized by the show kitchen at Ananda where their chefs instruct in how to make these dishes at home so that one may continue that ‘way of life’. Special care menus are provided in consultation with the in house Ayurvedic doctor, to align the specific imbalances of the various body types".


Ananda has a whole host of facilities and internal/ external activities available through the day which include 16 station Life fitness Gymnasium, Steam/ Sauna, Temperature Controlled outdoor swimming pool, 6 hole Golf Course, Billiards, Yoga, Vedanta lectures, Cultural activities, Cooking classes, Treks, Nature Walks, Birdwatching, White water rafting, Safari's at Rajaji National Park, Other excursions - Rishikesh/Haridwar.

Book today for a pampering experience of a Lifetime.

Practical Information

Ananda Global Reservations

Telephone: 0800 hrs to 2300 hrs Indian Standard Time
India Toll Free: 1800 102 5333
From Outside India: +91 124 4516650

From 2300 hrs to 0800 hrs Indian Standard Time
Within India and from Outside India : +91 1378 227500



by Susan Barone on 10/11/2013 in Rest & Relaxation