A sojourn. Of repose and rejuvenation. Of restoring balance and harmonizing energy. Welcome to Ananda – In the Himalayas!
LOVE. PRAY. STAY. EXPLORE.March 17, 2014 348 0 0
A luxury destination spa resort located in the picturesque foothills of the mighty mountains, ‘Ananda’ – In the Himalayas specially focuses on Ayurveda and Aromatherapy, along with contemporary spa technology to incorporate the healing principles of the East and the West. Set amidst 100 acres of virgin forest and opened in September 2000, ‘Ananda – In the Himalayas’ is built around a Maharaja’s palace estate.
Located close to Rishikesh in the precincts of the Palace Estate of the Maharaja of Tehri-Farhwal in the small town of Narendra Nagar, Ananda is situated 260 kms north of New Delhi in the state of Uttaranchal. The resort features a restored Viceroy’s Palace, world-class spa, 75 deluxe rooms and suites and 3 villas. With the highest standards of service, luxurious accommodations, innovative dining and breathtaking mountain views, it is an internationally recognized oasis offering an enriching experience designed to restore, renew and revitalize.
Ananda offers a unique blend of therapeutic treatments based on traditional Indian practices of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation. The spa also offers the latest European and Thai treatments to purify the body and soothe the senses. You will also find hydrotherapy facilities like steam, sauna, Jacuzzi, Kneipp foot bath and cold plunge here.
Ananda is dedicated to helping guests to discover a well-being oriented lifestyle and a holistic therapy approach. At the heart of the wellness focus is the integration of yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic philosophies along with purifying whole body therapies incorporating the five elements of nature; thus, creating harmony between the mind, body and spirit.
The accommodation – 75 deluxe rooms and suites with private balconies – offer magnificent views of the Ganges River and valley of Rishikesh or the Maharajas Palace. The suites have their own private garden. The viceregal Suite, located in the Palace has a wrap around terrace with an outdoor Jacuzzi. Each Villa also has a living room, a pantry for the butler, a dressing room and a huge bathroom with a bathtub next to a glass window overlooking the private pool and a private sauna room.
An amphitheatre, yogo pavilions in natural surroundings and landscaped gardens complete the palatial Ananda experience.
The Ananda menu places emphasis on the importance of a balanced diet. Ayurvedic food can be divided into six fundamental categories according to taste; sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent, with each taste containing nutritional factors that the body needs for proper functioning.
Ananda offers several outdoor adventure options including trekking, white water rafting, and nature walks, visiting the wild elephants of Rajaji National Park. Ananda’s six-hole, par-three course incorporates an independent driving range, perfect for private lessons. Small but perfectly formed, with golf turf imported from the United States for the greens and teens, the golf course on its Himalayan axle is nonetheless challenging.
For details visit www.anandaspa.com