• Ayurveda
  • Detox
  • Health
  • Spa
  • Weight Loss
  • Wellness

Breathe in the fresh mountain air and let nature, beauty and stillness work their magic to create an unforgettable wellness experience for you. In the foothills of the Himalaya is where your grounding experience will begin. Let the Sal forests that surround you capture your soul. Ananda is an award-winning luxury destination spa in the Himalayan foothills, overlooking the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges river valley. 

Toxins continually accumulate in our bodies due to pollution, diet, cosmetics and other environmental factors, leading to lethargy, weight gain, illness and compromised health. Detoxification is all about resting the digestive system through controlled eating of whole foods, improving the circulation of the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems, stimulating the liver to filter toxins from the body, cleansing the digestive tract and nourishing the body with essential nutrients.

Ananda Spa’s 8-day Spa Detox Retreat’s ultimate goal is to detoxify both mind and body of harmful toxins and negative thoughts in a controlled and safe manner. The Ananda Spa Detox programme has been carefully designed to include stimulating and purifying dosha-specific ayurvedic therapies, yoga, meditation and a carefully created Ayurvedic diet to help detox, reduce stress and improve overall health. The healing process involves herbal medication, massage, and periodic liberation of toxins through two Sneha Vastis (enemas with medicated oils).

The 8-day spa program includes 4 AyurvedicTherapy sessions, 8 international therapy sessions, 3 cleansing therapies, 2 personal yoga sessions, 2 personal pranayama sessions, 1 personal meditation session. Therapies include: Abhyanga, Choornaswedana, detoxifying jet blitz shower, hydrotherapy, aromatic bath, detoxifying aromatherapy massage, detoxifying salt scrub, mountain dew skin freshener facial, detoxifying aroma cocoon, and earth stone massage.

Standard inclusions for the program include consultations, morning wake up signature tea and fresh fruit bowl, 3 Ananda Rejuvenation Spa Cuisine meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) per night per person, daily use of Hydrotherapy facilities (steam, sauna, chill plunge pool, Kneipp Hydrotherapy foot bath and heated lap pool), scheduled spa lifestyle and wellness activities (yoga, pranayama, Vedanta lectures, cooking demos, wellness lectures, treks, and cultural performances).

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • WiFi Internet
  • Ayurveda Treatment
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Excursion
  • Facilities Access
  • Health Consultation
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Spa Treatment
  • Steam Room
  • Vegetarian
  • Yoga
  • Vegan
Venue   Ananda Spa

An award-winning luxury destination spa in the Himalayan foothills, Ananda is located on a 100-acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate. Surrounded by graceful Sal forests and overlooking the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges river valley below, Ananda integrates traditional Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta with international wellness experiences, fitness and healthy, organic cuisine to restore balance and harmony.


Ananda’s 78 rooms, suites and villas are designed with classic elegance in a colonial architectural style and blend seamlessly with the lush surrounding landscapes. The elegant rooms feature panoramic views of the valley or of the Palace. With a serene and natural feel, each room is a haven in itself, with luxurious beds, perfectly appointed bathrooms overlooking landscaped gardens or the valley, and private balconies with picture-perfect views. Four Suites facing either the Valley or the Maharaja’s palace have secluded private gardens. The historic Viceregal Suite with its own private terrace offers spectacular views of surrounding valleys. Each of the three private luxury villas has its own private pool, each surrounded by Sal trees and a deck area with comfortable lounge beds.


Ananda's expansive spa is spread across 25,000 sq. ft. with 24 treatment rooms, state-of-the-art gymnasium, outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool and luxurious hydrotherapy facilities - a key component of the treatments at Ananda Spa. The spa, featuring more than 80 body and beauty experiences, integrates the traditional Indian wellness practices of Ayurveda and Yoga with the best of international wellness experiences at the finest destination spa in India. The personalized therapy and activities programs are designed to meet individual needs and health goals – de-stress, detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-ageing and weight loss - while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition and active fitness. A team of qualified nutritionists, Western and Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists, yoga and fitness experts all gently guide you towards a better lifestyle at this award-winning Himalayan spa and wellness retreat.


Ananda is a 40-minute picturesque drive from the Dehradun airport which is connected via daily 45-minute flights from Delhi International Airport.

Accommodations

Food

A healthy lifestyle requires a customized diet. A nutritious and balanced diet according to an individual’s body type, incorporating the principles of Ayurveda, is the core to every meal at Ananda Spa. At Ananda, food is not created only for taste but designed to fulfill the needs of these specific body types. With a specially curated menu courtesy of its in-house Ayurvedic doctors and Chefs, Ananda serves food that is rejuvenating and soulful while being delectable and sumptuous. Ananda Spa's cuisine uses fresh produce from local organic farms and is low in fat and calories with a special emphasis on whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and low-fat dairy products, while avoiding added or artificial salts, colors, flavors and preservatives.

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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RETREAT

Far removed from the noise and chaos of the city, this wonderful and sacred space situated at the Himalayan foothills is simply a dream come true. Majestic and regal, this award-winning destination spa resort is the quintessential example of luxurious comfort. Let yourself slip into this gorgeous place and feel the magic of Ananda. This 8-day detox retreat will help you release all the negative and fill your body, mind, and soul with goodness and rejuvenated energy.

Marionne B.

Yovada Wanderer

  Uttarakhand, India

The Garhwal Himalayas are mountain ranges located in the state of Uttarakhand, India. The mountain ranges cross two regions: Garhwal division and Kumaon division. Garhwal Kingdom consisted of the present day Tehri Garhwal district and most of the Uttarkashi district. The region consists almost entirely of rugged mountain ranges running in all directions. It is separated by narrow valleys. The highest mountains are in the north, with principal peaks being Nanda Devi, Kamet, Trisul, Badrinath, Dunagiri, and Kedarnath. 


To get to Garhwal, one can easily get a bus from I.S.B.T Kashmeri Gate (Metro Station) in New Delhi to Kotdwar and Rishikesh.