Ananda In the Himalayas - Indian Residents

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Tehri Uttarakhand Outskirts
Type
 Luxury Center  Ayurvedic Center  Yoga Retreat  Resort and Spa
Programs
 Detoxification  Rejuvenation  Weight Management  Yoga Retreat  Beauty Care  Wellness Breaks  Destress  Meditation  Other Ailments
Offerings
 Ayurveda  Yoga

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World Class Wellness Destination

Ananda is an award-winning luxury destination spa resort in India situated at the Himalayan foothills in Northern India. Located on a 100-acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate, Ananda is surrounded by graceful Sal forests and overlooks the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges river valley. Ananda, one of the best luxury wellness retreats in India, integrates traditional Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedanta with international wellness experiences, fitness, and healthy organic cuisine to restore balance and harmonize energy.

Living & Stay

Ananda’s 78 rooms, suites, and villas are designed with classic elegance in the colonial hill architectural style and blend seamlessly with the lush surrounding landscapes. The 70 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 with bathtubs overlooking landscaped gardens or the valley, and private balconies with picture perfect views. 4 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 3 private luxury villas has 40 sq. meters private villa pools which are surrounded by Sal trees and a deck area with comfortable lounge beds.

About the Spa

An expansive spa spread across 25000 sq. ft. with its 24 treatment rooms, state of the art gymnasium, outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool, and luxurious hydrotherapy facilities is the center of attention at Ananda. The spa featuring more than 80 body and beauty experiences integrates traditional Indian wellness practices of Ayurveda and Yoga with the best of international wellness experiences at the best destination spa in India. The personalized therapy and activities program is designed to meet individual needs and health goals – de-stress, detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-aging, weight & inch loss, while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition and active fitness. A team of qualified nutritionists, Western & Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists, Yoga, and Fitness experts all gently guide towards a better lifestyle at this Himalayan spa and wellness retreat.

Dining & Cuisine

Ananda’s wellness cuisine incorporates key principles from Ayurveda, which takes into consideration not just taste, but suitability to body type. The 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. Ananda’s wellness cuisine concept is reemphasized by the show kitchen at Ananda where the 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 Wellness Programmes

These signature all-inclusive packages are programs which are tailor-made for individual health goals. Ananda’s wellness programs follow a holistic approach towards achieving the best results in a safe, nurturing atmosphere expertly guided by the team of expert ayurvedic doctors, skilled therapists, nutritionists, yogis, and spa cuisine chefs. Years of research by our ayurvedic, yogic and international wellness experts have enabled a unique integrated focus on the core physical and mental aspects which have the most impact. The results are award-winning programs which work to create a sustainable journey towards a healthier, enriched lifestyle. 



Ananda In the Himalayas - Indian Residents Palace/ Garden View room
Palace/ Garden View room

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Ananda In the Himalayas - Indian Residents Ananda Suite
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Ananda In the Himalayas - Indian Residents Vice Regal Suite
Vice Regal Suite

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Ananda In the Himalayas - Indian Residents One Bedroom Villa
One Bedroom Villa

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Two Bedroom Villa

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Ananda In the Himalayas - Indian Residents Garden Suite
Garden Suite

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Ananda In the Himalayas - Indian Residents Deluxe Valley View( Premium floors)
Deluxe Valley View( Premium floors)

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Ananda In the Himalayas - Indian Residents Delux Valley View
Delux Valley View

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How to Reach

Airway Connectivity
Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
Railway Connectivity
Dehradun Railway Station
Roadway Connectivity
The drive to Ananda from Delhi takes approximately 7-8 hours depending on traffic conditions. Although a few of our guests do chose to come by road we do not recommend this as traffic is difficult to estimate. There are frequent flights from Delhi International Airport to Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun. Flight time is 45 minutes followed by a 40 min picturesque drive to Ananda in the Himalayas. Daily trains operate from Delhi. The train journey takes 4.5 hours from Delhi to Haridwar followed by a 90 minute drive to Ananda in the Himalayas.

2015 Elle Beauty Awards (India) Best Spa Zanadu, Travel Experience Awards (China) Best Spa & Wellness Program 2014 CondeNast Traveler, Readers Travel Awards (India) Winner- Best Destination Spa Travel & Leisure (India) Best Destination Spa Outlook Traveller (India) Best Destination Spa 2013 Spa of the Year (North & West Asia) Asia Spa Awards Favourite Spa in India Spa Finder Readers Awards Conde Nast Traveller (India) Runner Up 2012 Best Spa, Readers choice Awards Conde Nast Traveller, Russia Best Spa in the World & No. 1 - "Spa Retreats" category, No. 3 "Best Destination Spa" category Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Spa Awards (UK) Leading Spa Resort SATTE Best Achiever's Award Lifestyle Spa of the Year NDTV 2011 No. 4 - “Best Destination Spa” category Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Choice Travel Awards (UK) No. 4 - “Spa Retreats” Category Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Spa Awards (UK) No. 2 - Best Destination Spa category Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Choice Travel Awards (India) Best Spa for Yoga and Mind-Body-Sprit & Favourite Spa in India SpaFinder Readers Choice Awards The Most Heavenly Hideaway Tatler Spa Awards 2010 No 2 - "Best Destination Spa" category Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Travel Awards (UK) No 5 - "Spa Retreats" Category Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Spa Awards (UK) No 1 - "Best Destination Spa" category Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Choice Travel Awards (India) Best Spa for Yoga and Mind-Body-Sprit & Favourite Spa in Asia SpaFinder Readers Choice Awards Hall of Fame Award "Best Destination Spa" category Asia Spa (India) awards 2009 No 3 - "Best Destination Spa" category Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Travel Awards (UK) No 4 - "Spa Retreats" Category Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Spa Awards (UK) Best Spa for Yoga & Favourite Spa in India SpaFinder Readers Choice Awards No 1 - "Best Destination Spa" category Asia Spa (India) awards 2008 No 3 - "Best Destination Spa" category Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Travel Awards (UK) No 2 - "Spa Retreats" Category Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Spa Awards (UK) Favourite Spa in India Spa Finder USA No 1 - "Best Destination Spa" category Asia Spa (India) awards 2007 No. 1 - "Best Destination Spa" category Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Travel Awards (UK) No 2 - "Spa Retreats" Category Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Spa Awards (UK) Favorite Spa in India Spa Finder USA Spa Finder USA Asia Spa Awards No 1 - "Best Destination Spa" category Asia Spa (India) awards Top 10 Spa & Gourmet Resorts Resorts Web Magazine 2006 No 1 - "Best Destination Spa" category Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Travel Awards (UK) No 2 - "Spa Retreats" Category Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Spa Awards (UK) 2005 No 1 - "Best Destination Spa" category Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Travel Awards (UK) No 1 - "Spa Retreats" Category Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Spa Awards (UK) 2003 No2 - Best Overseas Lifestyle Destination Spa Condé Nast Traveller Reader's Choice Travel Awards (UK) Best Spas in the World Tatler Spa Awards 2002 Best Pampering Spa Harpers Abroad Best Spas in the World Tatler Travel Guide 2001 Hot List Condé Nast Traveler (USA) Hot List Travel & Leisure Hot List Gourmet Yoga Retreats of The World Harpers & Queen Best Spas in the World Sunday Times, London Best Spas in the World Homes & Gardens 2000 Most sublime centre of the year to renew body & soul Condé Nast Traveller Best Spas in the World Spa Management Journal


Arrival and Departure Time: - Check -In time is 14:00 hours and Che -Out Time is 11:00 hours. - Early check -in charges: To guarantee a room any time prior to 09:00 hours, 100% of the 1st night charge will be levied. To guarantee a room any me beyond 9:00 hours, 50% of the 1st night will be levied. - Late check -out charges: To guarantee the room any time beyond 17:00 hours, 100% of the previous night’s charge will be levied. To guarantee the room any time up to 17:00 hours, 50% of the previous night’s charge will be levied. Rates: - These rates are valid for individual bookings only; group rates will be quoted on request. Confirmation Policy - In order for a reservation to be guaranteed a credit card guarantee (with valid authorization form) or a 100% advance deposit (in the case of wire transfer is required). - All non-guaranteed reservations will be released 21 days prior to date of arrival. - For reservation enquires made with in 21 days of arrival a maximum of 1 day will be allowed to guarantee the reservation with a signed Credit card authorization form, or wire transfer failing which the reservation will be released automatically. Child Policy: - In order to preserve the tranquility of our Destination Spa, children below the age of 14 years are not permitted at the Ananda in the Himalayas. - Use of the spa facilites like Sauna, Steam and the spa therapies are available only to guests who are of the age of 18 years and above. Young guests between the age of 14 and 18 years can take pa in various scheduled activites such as yoga, meditation, treks and use of the swimming pool.

- For cancellations more an 21 days before arrival - No Charge. - For cancellations between 7 – 21 days before arrival - 50% of total programme price will be charged as retention. - For cancellations between 0 – 7 days before arrival - 100% of total programme price will be charged as retention. - No show - 100% of total programme price will be charged as retention. - Early check -out - 100% of balance period will be charged as retention. - For any amendment in arrival date made less an 21 days prior to arrival and where the length of stay remains same, 1 night retention will be charged as per programme booked. - For any amendment in length of stay made less an 21 days prior to arrival 100% retention will be charged for the number of nights reduced.



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