Ananda in the Himalayas
Rishikesh is the yoga capital of the world, and the best of its myriad schools and ashrams is undoubtedly Ananda. Once a maharajah’s palace, today it is a luxurious, seventy-five room spa and resort overlooking the Ganges Valley. Each of its rooms and suites feature wireless internet, televisions, walk-in closets, safes, climate control, and terraces with commanding views of the Ganges Valley. Ananda’s signature restaurant offers a rotating menu of light meals from Indian, Asian, and Western cuisines; a tree-top deck where guests can savor views of the nearby river; and a quiet, comfortable tea lounge that evokes the genteel, nostalgic days of the British Raj. Amenities include a gym and spa, and, of course, individual and group yoga sessions – available in a number of indoor and outdoor locations. Located in the countryside outside the town, Ananda is a short, half-hour drive from Rishikesh.
Please note that children under the age of 14 are not allowed at Ananda Spa and Resort.
Why We Love This Hotel
Yoga: Located in the yoga capital of the world Rishikesh. Ananda has top yoga facilities, teachers and programs.
Spa: 21,000-square foot spa with 20 treatment rooms and specialized Ayurvedic, Oriental and European holistic health therapies.
Balance: The hotel serves well-balanced and nutritious meals based on Ayurvedic principals.
- Rishikesh, India
- Hotel Type
- Location Type
- Urban Retreat
- 24hr Room Service
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Games Room
- Golf Onsite Or Nearby
- Meeting/conference Facilities
- Outdoor Pool
- Steam Room
- Wi-Fi In Public Areas
The boutique resort has 70 rooms divided into three main room categories. The rooms boast panoramas of the city of Rishikesh or the Ganges Valley from private balconies. The sizable rooms come with marble bathrooms with freestanding tubs and dramatic views from the large windows.
The villas are named after the great mountain ranges the Himalay and Shivalik and the river Ganga. There are two 2-bedroom villas and one 1-bedroom villa all stylishly appointed with a living room, pantry and butlers quarters, bedroom and dressing room. The properties have large en-suite bathrooms with a private sauna with a wide view of the swimming pool. The Villa's highlights are the 430 square-foot private pools framed by a deck area equipped with comfortable sun beds. The rooms have walk in closets, four fixture bathrooms and a private terrace balcony perfect for watching the sun go down on. In-room facilities include WiFi, TV, hair dryer, DVD player, digital safe, air-conditioning, and heating. Other luxury amenities range from Kurta pajamas, soft slippers and bathrobes to daily newspapers, signature Anada toiletries and stationery.
There are 3 garden suites with panoramic views of the valley or the Maharaja's palace. The 2-bay suites consist of a bedroom and separate living room and a large bathroom. The suites look out on to the gardens outside through large French windows. The rooms have walk in closets, four fixture bathrooms and a private terrace balcony perfect for watching the sun go down on. In-room facilities include WiFi, TV, hair dryer, DVD player, digital safe, air-conditioning, and heating. Other luxury amenities range from Kurta pajamas, soft slippers and bathrobes to daily newspapers, signature Anada toiletries and stationery.
Palace and Valley View Rooms
Palace View Rooms have far reaching views of the palace on the hilltop. The rooms have walk in closets, four fixture bathrooms and a private terrace balcony perfect for watching the sun go down on. In-room facilities include WiFi, TV, hair dryer, DVD player, digital safe, air-conditioning, and heating. Other luxury amenities range from Kurta pajamas, soft slippers and bathrobes to daily newspapers, signature Anada toiletries and stationery.
Health and Fitness
All manor of health and fitness facilities await at Ananda. To start with there is the temperature controlled outdoor lap pool and a state of the art 16-station life-cycle gymnasium with cardio, strength training and aerobics facility. Ananda has fitness specialists on hand to assess your fitness levels and design a training program for you. Guests may have personal one on one sessions or group training sessions.
The large 21,000 square foot spa welcomes guests to try on of their 80 body treatments inspired by Indian Ayurvedic healing remedies. There are an impressive 24 treatments room as well as specialized areas for Ayurveda, Oriental and European systems of holistic health. A team of qualified nutritionists, Western & Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists with knowledge of ancient Indian sciences and modern western treatments all await to rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Beauty, nail, hair and skin treatment are also available.
Yoga and Mediation
Yoga and mediation are what the resort's trained and experienced staff and instructors do best. Ananda practices and teaches the Bihar yoga technique also known as Satyananda Yoga. This technique is based on traditional yogic teachings in conjunction with modern physical and mental health sciences. Yoga and meditation is taught individually or in groups.
Ananda’s food concept is founded on the key principles from Ayurveda; the correct balance of oily, moist, heavy, light sweet, sour, salty and bitter foods. Ananda’s cuisine is typically fresh natural and low in fat and calories. Chefs incorporate plenty of the good stuff into the meals including whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, low-fat dairy products, and avoid adding artificial salts, colors, flavors, or preservatives.
The Pavilion is a relaxed lounge area serving fine wines, beers cocktails and mixer with spirits.
The restaurant has harmonious atmosphere with the use of Yantric Art decoration. The restaurant regularly changes the menu depending on what is in season. Guests may choose from Asian and Western cuisine cooked using organic herbs and vegetables from the gardens
The Treetop Deck
The treetop deck serves light meals in an outdoor location. The restaurant is surrounded by the Himalayan mountains.
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