Ananda-In The Himalayas

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Ananda Spa in The Himalayas is a place of pure luxury in the Himalayan foothills. Established on the 100-acre estate of a Maharaja, Ananda Spa in The Himalayas in is located close to India's heart of yoga, Rishikesh, and surrounded by the lush and verdant Sal Forest, overlooking the sacred Ganga river. ​

In the shadows of the Himalayas, the spectacular architecture of this incredible venue surrounds you, offering places of escape and calm, sumptuous residences and avenues of trees and abundant gardens to wander through in peace.

Ananda's luxury spa resort boasts superb facilities and has created a suite of retreats to suit everyone and every need. Yoga and Ayurveda detox programs, weight and stress management, fitness and exercise and introspective self-realisation retreats are offered for packages starting at five days in length, allowing you to stay longer, deepen your experience and fulfill your full intention of your Ananda escape.

Ananda Spa in the Himalaya's team of expert Ayurvedic doctors, skilled therapists, nutritionists, yogis and spa cuisine chefs work together and with you to create and develop a deeply beneficial program of nutrition, wellness, mindfulness and fitness, giving you holistic betterment in mind, body and soul.

Ananda was voted World’s Best Destination Spa by Condé Nast Traveller, UK in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2012 and by Condé Nast Traveller, India in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Ananda was also voted the Best Spa for Mind, Body and Spirit, Yoga and Healthy Cuisine by Spa Finder Wellness Travel Awards 2015.

Ananda Spa, in the foothills of the Himalayas and the mystical majesty of Northern India is a breathtaking escape from the world, to find yourself.

  WHERE:
Garhwal ,Uttarakhand , India

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6 Day De-Stress Luxury Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
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6 Day De-Stress Luxury Retreat

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6 Day Intro to Meditation & Yoga at a Luxury Spa in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

6 Day Intro to Meditation & Yoga at a Luxury Spa

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6 Day Luxury Active Program in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

6 Day Luxury Active Program

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6 Day Spa Renew Luxury Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

6 Day Spa Renew Luxury Retreat

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6 Day Spa Detox Retreat in Luxury in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

6 Day Spa Detox Retreat in Luxury

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8 Day Holistic Spa Ayurveda Detox in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

8 Day Holistic Spa Ayurveda Detox

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8 Day Spa Stress Management Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

8 Day Spa Stress Management Retreat

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8 Day Spa Holistic Yoga Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

8 Day Spa Holistic Yoga Retreat

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8 Day Spa Renew Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

8 Day Spa Renew Retreat

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8 Day Meditation & Ayurveda at Luxury Spa in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

8 Day Meditation & Ayurveda at Luxury Spa

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8 Day Spa Rebalance Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

8 Day Spa Rebalance Retreat

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8 Day Spa Ayurveda Rejuvenation Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

8 Day Spa Ayurveda Rejuvenation Retreat

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8 Day Active Core Fitness Program in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

8 Day Active Core Fitness Program

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8 Day Yogic Detox - Weight Loss Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

8 Day Yogic Detox - Weight Loss Retreat

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15 Day Spa Ayurveda Rejuvenation Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

15 Day Spa Ayurveda Rejuvenation Retreat

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15 Day Active Core Fitness Program  in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

15 Day Active Core Fitness Program

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15 Day Spa Yoga Detox Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

15 Day Spa Yoga Detox Retreat

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15 Day Spa Holistic Detox Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

15 Day Spa Holistic Detox Retreat

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15 Day Ananda Spa Stress Management Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

15 Day Ananda Spa Stress Management Retreat

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15 Day Spa Holistic Yoga Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

15 Day Spa Holistic Yoga Retreat

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15 Day Ayurveda and Meditation Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

15 Day Ayurveda and Meditation Retreat

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15 Day Spa Renew & Anti Ageing Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

15 Day Spa Renew & Anti Ageing Retreat

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15 Day Spa Weight Management Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

15 Day Spa Weight Management Retreat

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15 Day Spa Rebalance Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

15 Day Spa Rebalance Retreat

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22 Day Ayurveda and Meditation Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

22 Day Ayurveda and Meditation Retreat

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22 Day Spa Weight Management Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

22 Day Spa Weight Management Retreat

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22 Day Spa Rebalance in a Luxury Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

22 Day Spa Rebalance in a Luxury Retreat

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22 Day Spa Ayurveda Rejuvenation Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

22 Day Spa Ayurveda Rejuvenation Retreat

Ongoing Retreat

22 Day Spa Yoga Detox Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

22 Day Spa Yoga Detox Retreat

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22 Day Spa Holistic Detox Retreat in India, Uttarakhand
India  |  Uttarakhand

22 Day Spa Holistic Detox Retreat

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Reviews

Where healing meets pampering. Had a blissful four days experiencing the best from the culinary world, soothing spa treatments & exceptional service and hospitality. Particularly from Pratik Bisht and Jayraj negi.

Richa, September 2018


The property is stunning ! It is spread over 20 acres. The rooms are well furnished and the bathrooms are also well done.
The best part of the stay was the service, the staff is very cordial , accomodative and well trained, ever smiling and ready to help.

Rahesh, September 2018


I've had the good fortune of staying at some of the best hotels and resorts in the world. I can say, without any hesitation, that Ananda is among the Top 5 that I've experienced. The food at Ananda is some of the best I've ever had. The spa at Ananda is immaculately clean and staffed by some of the best therapists I've ever experienced.

Reza, September 2018


Thank you for creating such a wonderful paradise on earth. We have been to so many spas in the world but nothing compares to Ananda. Ananda, the people, the staff, the treatments, are luxury to the end and their care and warmth is great.Rare to find a place that puts all together the mind, body and soul. We started coming to Ananda in 2003 and throughout the years, it was wonderful and it kept its level of a seven star property of Wellness destination. Thank you one more time and God bless you all.

Huda & Mohammed Al Khalifa, May 2017


To the Wonderful Ananda! Thank you for a week of healing and bliss! Even in the monsoon, a most magical place in this world! All my love and best wishes to all…

Uma Thurman, May 2017


This is a truly wonderful place: beautiful, elegant, relaxing and extremely well-run. I loved the food. The treatments were great. My villa was fabulous. The service was outstanding. My only regret is that it took us so long to come here! Will be back soon, now.

Vir Sanghvi, May 2017


This spiritual and inspirational place is set in the grounds of the Maharajahs palace. It is like an island in the sky, a serene reclusive paradise away from all the stress and pressures of the modern world. It retains a nostalgic attention to detail that other resorts have forgotten. The whole team are fabulous, courteous and engaging with their humour and genuine interest in you and your wellbeing. You feel like family in the warmest sense. If you need to take special you time, there is nowhere finer on gods earth. Thank you all for unlocking my many barriers and helping me rediscover the important values in my life.

Bobby, April 2017


This place is just incredible and I will travel 24 hours every year to be here again if I can. The setting with the Himalayas in the background and the Ganges river below is beautiful. As are the gardens and the buildings. Attention to detail is so well thought out and the staff and teachers are so thoughtful and well trained. This spa covers everything, from all aspects of yoga to spa treatments, exercise, lectures on philosophies of life and amazing food. I highly recommend it

Janine, January 2017


Ananda is a superb place. A perfect combination of inner spiritual peace and luxury of the outside world.
Loved all the spas, a pleasure for the body and yoga, meditation and Vedanta, an uplifting for the soul.

Minal, April 2017


A great retreat from busy life. Great location and a natural setting. Well trained staff attention to every detail. Good teachers for yoga , Vedanta , and meditation . The food is unbelievable with good chef and waiters. Highly recommend it.

Aluri, April 2017


Amazing place, super healthy food, fantastic hospitality, world class spa.

Mayank, June 2017


Perfect way to renew, relax, and recenter one's mind and body. Staff was professional and quick to accommodate. Should be on everyone's bucket list!

Lynda, March 2017


"Paradise " in one word .
-Food excellent
-Staff excellent
-Services excellent
-Activities excellent

Sharmilla, March 2017


Awesome place. Absolutely picturesque with breathtaking views. The Spa is world class with lovely wellness programs and treatments. The food is superb and the staff are very courteous and friendly.

Pallavi, February 2017


I regret that don’t have enough words to describe all my feelings…..Feelings that you got heaven….. all people smile to each other and their eyes shine with kindness. And when you feel yourself in big happy family. Amazing cleanness everywhere, a really elegant and delicious food…….. Our respect to you and your team as you care of “Ananda” as of your child and more….Frankly may tell it was so sad to be back to our world 🙂 and I really hope that shall see Ananda soon….

Irina Yusupova, May 2017


I was overwhelmed by the interior and exterior of the Villa. The rooms, lounge, verandah , the deck, swimming pool and the location of the Villa is absolutely in line with what a guest would ask for in such a place. It felt like a home – a home in Himalayas. Unbelievable food that we just couldn’t stop eating. We all loved everything that was served to us – be it tea, breakfast, breads, special preparations, barbeque food, special Rajasthani food made for us and the desserts. Undoubtedly one of the best SPA’s in the world. In our two and a half days stay, we had more than 20 therapies together and loved each one of them. Ananda is a place which calls you back. We just fell in love with Ananda. We left with memories of Ananda and the beautiful pictures that we have clicked and we hope to see you and everybody in your team very soon. All the four of us congratulate every single member of Ananda for being a great host.

Jivesh Goenka, May 2017


We have a serious complaint against your set up which we did not tell you when we were there….YOU SPOILT US ! Now we will benchmark all future holidays against this one. Every minute we spent at ANANDA is truly memorable. We will come back to you for sure, this time with higher expectations.

Rakesh Rathod, May 2017


A big Thanks to you and your team for making our holiday such a happy success. We are certainly looking forward to celebrate our first wedding anniversary in Ananda. Thanks for the great service. Well now we understand what a World’s Number 1 Destination Spa means.




Neeraj Mujumdar, May 2017


I wanted to make you aware of the phenomenal experiences that my wife and I had on our recent stays at ays at Ananda. I had previously stayed at Ananda about 4 1/2 years ago and had a very good experience. Everything was perfect from the room, grounds, staff, spa and service.
But our recent stays were beyond perfect! We stayed at Ananda at the beginning of a 3 week visit to India and towards the end of our trip, both for 4 night stays (8 total nights). Aside from the vast contrast to other parts of India that we visited, Ananda was even an oasis when compared to other luxury hotels that we stayed at such as the Taj, ITC, and Oberoi, as well as to other luxury hotels we’ve stayed at throughout the world. While Ananda’s grounds and facilities are top notch, what made it stand out for us and what has us yearning to go back soon for an extended stay is the staff and service. Whether it was the handling of our special dietary requests at the restaurant, laundry, travel and excursions, spa treatments, and the administration of all departments, we were very impressed by everyone’s attention to detail and friendly and exemplary service. Each and every member of the staff seemed to be very well trained but also seemed to genuinely care about us and went out of their way to accommodate us. This was true of everyone we encountered and exemplified by the General Manager, Anupam Dasgupta. I saw Anupam in the early morning as well as late in the evening and he engaged us and other guests in a very welcoming manner and ensured that our stay was as great as possible. He and his staff’s dedication and attention were quite remarkable and very much appreciated. This truly elevated our experience and our desire to return. I rarely take the time to write about my experience at a hotel, but our experiences at Ananda were so incredible, I wanted to make you aware. All my best

Bill Glaser, May 2017


Well it’s not been very easy adjusting to life back home, everything about heavenly Ananda and India was so restorative it created a real high – and of course we feel the vital and fundamental ingredient to this was the wonderfully delicious, nutritious and healthy diet. You have created something very unique and special – and under your leadership your team have developed wonderful skills in providing it with such consistency and great presentation.Thank you for your kindness in sending the recipes and email. And it was especially thoughtful and kind of you to invite us into the kingdom of your kitchen to watch how quickly you create some of the dishes. And of we have realized how challenging it is for our extremely limited abilities to even begin to replicate what comes so naturally to you – it’s not a simple formula! But we are not giving up – persistence is the key!I am already thinking about returning in November!

Derek Dacey, May 2017


I feel like a new person….totally relaxed and rejuvenated. The hotel went well beyond my expectations. I did not expect to come away feeling as healthy and happy as I do now. I had been ill for several months which prompted my trip and I feel so much better. All of the staff at Ananda were spectacular. The service was impeccable and I was made to feel that nothing was too much trouble. Everything – the setting, the food, the treatments, the facilities and the personal care was amazing. I cannot express how much I enjoyed myself. There was a tear in my eye when I left! Again please pass on my thanks to everyone who helped to make my stay so enjoyable.

Natalie Webb, May 2017


It simply was the best three days I have ever spent in a spa, and is one of the top three days I have spent anywhere. I cannot tell you how much the few days of peace and quiet meant after a hectic work year. I travel a lot and seldom want to revisit places, only because the world is full of new places to explore. But I will be back to Ananda. There is a fine line between servitude and service and your staff – to a person – did everything in an impeccable, elegant and serene manner. I don’t know how you managed to find, train and motivate your staff but you have an incredible group. The food was the most pleasant surprise. It was outstanding. I expected the food to be good but the meals rivaled the best meals I have had in fine restaurants.

Carol McLean, May 2017


This is the most professional well run Spa I have ever experienced and hope to come back very soon.

Gwen Upchurch, May 2017


I wish to reiterate my gratitude to you and your team for making my stay at Ananda a lifetime experience. I hope to be able to visit you in the near future.

Yasmina Lahlou, May 2017


It was really nice and a memorable stay at Ananda. It seemed like 2 nights and 3 days were really less for the enjoyment. Thanks a lot for the warm welcome and a friendly attitude of all the people in your hotel. I would really admire and give you the credit for taking personal care for all the Guests. Once again, really a memorable stay.

Mr. Anish & Mrs. Geetika Khindri, May 2017