Ananda in the Himalayas | Narendranagar | Uttarakhand
Tehri Garhwal District
Ananda is an award-winning luxury destination spa resort 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 the world, integrates traditional Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedanta with international wellness experiences, fitness, and healthy organic cuisine to restore balance and harmonize energy.
Deluxe Palace / Garden View rooms – The newly renovated palace or the lush garden views rooms are simply luxurious. 45 sqm in size, they feature walk-in closets and perfectly appointed bathrooms with windows overlooking panoramic views of the Golf course and the Palace, with life-size mirrors and a luxurious bathtub. Each room opens onto large porches or balconies with picture-perfect views, ideal for a private meal. All rooms are equipped with a comfortable Settee with a footrest facing the balcony, a 42’ LCD TV, elegant writing and bedside tables, a tea coffee maker, a well-stocked minibar, an electronic safe, and complimentary Wi-Fi High-speed internet access.
Deluxe Valley View Rooms – Newly renovated, this 45 sqm. deluxe rooms with a private balcony have views of the Rishikesh valley. Each room is equipped with a luxurious King size bed, a comfortable Settee with a footrest facing the balcony, a 42’ LCD TV, elegant writing, and bedside tables. The large private balcony has a chaise-lounge for complete relaxation and a tea table. Each room features spacious walk-in closets and perfectly appointed bathrooms with life-size mirrors and a luxurious bathtub and windows overlooking views of the valley. All rooms are equipped with a DVD player, tea coffee maker, well-stocked minibar with healthy options, an electronic safe, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet access.
Deluxe Valley View Rooms (Premium Floors) – Newly renovated, this 45 sqm. deluxe rooms are located on the top floors, with a private balcony and panoramic views of the Rishikesh valley. These select rooms on the 4th, 5th and 6th floors are equipped with a luxurious King size bed, a comfortable Settee with a footrest facing the balcony, a 42’ LCD TV, elegant writing, and bedside tables. The large private balcony has a chaise-lounge for complete relaxation and a tea table. Each room features spacious walk-in closets and perfectly appointed bathrooms with life-size mirrors and a luxurious bathtub and windows overlooking panoramic views of the valley. All rooms are equipped with a DVD player, tea coffee maker, well-stocked minibar with healthy options, an electronic safe, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet access.
GARDEN SUITES – The 3 Garden Suites face either the Valley or the Maharaja’s palace. These 2-bay suites feature tastefully appointed bedrooms with attached sitting rooms and large bathrooms with tranquil garden views. Secluded private gardens situated to overlook the valley, add to the charm and privacy of these suites.
ANANDA SUITE – Housed on the ground floor and overlooking the valley, the 3-bay Ananda Suite spells luxury and enchantment. With luxuriously fitted bathrooms overlooking the view and its own private sitting and dining areas, the suite also has a large private garden with a gazebo seating, which is perfect for intimate dinners and leisurely breakfasts. The Ananda Suite also has an extra powder room with a shower in addition to the main bathroom.
VICEREGAL SUITE – In the precincts of the Maharaja’s Palace, the Viceregal Suite is a perfect retreat for the connoisseur. It comprises of a spacious sitting and dining area and a plush bedroom featuring a period four-poster bed. The attached dressing room and bathroom are beautifully appointed with antique fittings and furniture. With its own private terrace and a rooftop gazebo seating overlooking the sloping landscaped gardens and the distant Ganga Valley, staying at the Viceregal Suite takes you back into India’s regal past.
ANANDA VILLAS – Named after the great mountain ranges Himalaya and Shivalik and the river Ganga that sustains the people of the Valley, these beautiful villas are a dreamer’s escape. Two 2-bedroom villas (1800 sq. ft.) and one 1-bedroom villa (1200 sq. ft), each elegantly appointed with a living room, a pantry for the butler, a dressing room, and a large bathroom featuring a private sauna with an unhampered view of the private swimming pool. The 40 Sq Metres private pools are surrounded by a deck area equipped with comfortable lounge beds. Ideal for a quiet retreat into a tranquil environment.
Ananda’s wellness cuisine incorporates key principles from Ayurveda, which takes into consideration not just taste, but suitability to body type. Our 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 our 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.
THE RESTAURANT – Built amidst a grove of Sal trees with a Tree Topdeck overlooking the valley offering rejuvenation cuisine adapted to the finest Indian and International menus.
TEA LOUNGE – Located in the Viceregal Palace adorned with portraits of the Maharaja and other dignitaries, this is a regal setting for afternoon tea and light snacks.
BY THE POOL – Sip a fresh juice under clear Himalayan skies, get a healthy suntan as you lounge by an aquamarine pool enjoying garden-fresh vegetables and organic greens.
PRIVATE DINING – Unique dining experiences are created in spectacular private venues across the palace estate by our expert chefs to make your special occasions even more magical.
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.
AYURVEDIC EXPERIENCES – At Ananda, Health Resort in India, Ayurveda forms an intrinsic part of the wellness regime for the guests. From massages and specialized diet program to fulfill personal goals to the more rigorous transformations in lifestyle, the Ayurveda experience has been designed keeping in mind the individual’s desire to heal, cleanse, relax and revitalize. With qualified Ayurveda doctors and therapists to administer treatments ranging from therapeutic massages to more rigorous modes of toxic elimination, the Ayurvedic therapies at Ananda are strongly rooted in ancient traditions while keeping in mind contemporary preferences and comforts. The authenticity and our commitment to this ancient life system are evident in the use of age-old powders; oils, vessels, wooden beds, treatment rituals, and qualified therapists trained in traditional Ayurvedic schools. Ananda Ayurvedic Therapy programs are prescribed by the resident physician after a detailed consultation, which specifies daily routines, diet, and wellness activities.
YOGA & MEDITATION – Yoga at Ananda, a luxury hotel in The Himalayas, is completely pure and traditional in form, stemming from the roots of Hatha yoga and adapting it to suit individual needs. It is a disciplined science teaching the techniques of the renowned Bihar School of Yoga encompassing all aspects of life in different ways and levels to balance the mind, body and spirit. Our experienced Yoga teachers are trained to understand your personal objectives and goals during your stay at Ananda and beyond. They will then design a specific yoga and meditation program for you to assist you through your journey of life, balancing your being and assisting you to achieve health and well being.
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES – No spa program is complete without the fascinating global combine of complete wellness offered by blending the best-known therapies garnered from every corner of the world. Going back in time, researching ancient texts, the knowledge gleaned from the secrets of Egyptian princesses, the practices of ancient Rome, the rituals of the pagan Greeks, the origins of the first Spas from the practices of Europe, the spiritual teachings from the Masters of Japan, have all been brought together in new ways in the form of revitalizing treatments such as the sensuous aromatherapy, the deeply relaxing Swedish massage, the gentle healing touch of Reiki, the pressure points and tension release work through Reflexology. These are but a few of the experiences that help to revitalize and rejuvenate.
HEALING EXPERIENCES – Himalayan Crystals cleansed at the source of the Ganges, bring their healing powers balancing the chakras and cleansing the being of negative thoughts and energy. Crystals can increase vibrations to assist in the release of blockages. Since its beginning in Japan, Reiki has been adapted across varying cultural traditions. It uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands-on-healing. Through the use of this technique, practitioners believe that they are transferring “universal energy” through the palms of the practitioner, which they believe encourages healing. Read more about various energy healing treatments offered at Ananda below Reiki Healing Be empowered with Reiki healing. Reiki is a gentle hands-on healing technique that promotes a deep level of relaxation and healing on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Reiki uses the universal life force energy to break up energy blockages within the body, allowing healing energy to flow again freely and stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It reduces stress and anxiety and brings the body, mind, emotions, and spirit into balance. For many, Reiki opens the door to positive change and can offer support for many types of illnesses.
ACTIVE FITNESS – Ananda’s fitness offerings are in collaboration with Sumaya, India’s leading state-of-the-art personal training company, which focuses on customized fitness routines with a complete focus on individual lifestyle management. Guests who visit Ananda on a wellness program will experience Sumaya’s individualized, consultative, and goal orientated fitness approach. Using the latest equipment, functional training, and the most effective techniques, we will guide you towards a sustainable and effective fitness regimen that suits your needs. Read more about elements of Ananda’s Active Fitness below. Please note that the individual consultation for this program will be with our fitness expert.
Fitness Consultation and Assessment – This program is designed to assess your current fitness level and to recommend an exercise program that suits your lifestyle. Our exercise specialist will test your aerobic capacity, heart rate, and overall strength. We will assess your weaknesses, strengths, and advice you on a complete fitness program during your stay and beyond.
Body Composition Analysis – A useful, scientifically-based tool used to access the composition of your body tissue and recommend your target weight and lean body mass percentage.
Personal Training – Participate in personal training with the fitness expert who will design a unique program for your needs and objectives no matter what your fitness level. This program is designed to complement your home routine and to maximize your use of the Ananda facilities.
About Sumaya – Sumaya Dalmia, one of the leading fitness and wellness professionals in India, has been a pioneer in the Fitness industry since 1997. In addition to having a Masters Degree in Sports Science, she is certified in 11 disciplines by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as well as the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFFA) and is also a trained Pilates Professional from the Pilates Foundation. Her approach to training lies in understanding that everyone is unique and has individual goals and limitations. Therefore, she believes that fitness regimes need to be as unique as the individual because there is no ‘one size fits all’ in training plans. She advises and trains people with many different abilities and limitations including sportspersons seeking performance enhancement, senior citizens seeking a healthy lifestyle, fitness enthusiasts redefining goals, and even mothers trying to shed post-natal weight.
VEDANTA TALKS – Vedanta is derived from two words, Veda – knowledge, and anta – end. Vedanta, therefore, means the culmination of knowledge. It is the ancient Indian philosophy that answers the fundamental questions of life. Vedanta designs the pursuit of happiness through the logical and systematic exposition of eternal truths. Founded on no individual, it is a system of knowledge discovered by pre-eminent seekers of Truth. Knowledge promotes material and spiritual well-being. Combines dynamic action with mental peace. It instills the higher values of service to provide prosperity and peace to the community. Above all, its philosophy leads one to the ultimate goal of self-realization. At Ananda, daily interactive talks are conducted by senior disciples of Swami Parthasarthy, internationally acclaimed exponent of Vedanta.
PHYSIOTHERAPY – Ananda’s Physiotherapy and Osteopathic team have a minimum of 7 years of education and training including a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy and are well skilled to diagnose and treat a spectrum of physical health issues like
- Back and Neck pains
- Joint pains and injuries like shoulder, knee, ankle, and all similar dysfunctions
- Sports injuries
- Stress-related problems including Headaches or Decreased energy levels
- Posture and alignment problems
- Overuse injuries, ligament sprains, muscle strains, and tendon injury
- Chronic conditions like Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and muscle spasms
A comprehensive assessment powered by knowledge in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and exercise science helps in a veracious diagnosis of physical health. The procedure is to identify the underlying causes of the problems, rather than addressing only the symptoms – thereby providing lasting solutions. Our State of art services arena is well equipped with the latest therapeutic tools like Class IV LASERS, ZRT Matrix therapy, Joint alignment adjusting tools, Interferential therapy and more.
- Free parking
- Free High-Speed Internet (WiFi)
- Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
- Free breakfast
- Game room
- Golf course
- Airport transportation
- Valet parking
- Hot bath
- Bar / lounge
- Car hire
- Conference facilities
- Banquet room
- Meeting rooms
- Facial treatments
- Full body massage
- Hot spring bath
- Steam room
- Baggage storage
- Currency exchange
- Butler service
- 24-hour front desk
- Dry cleaning
- Laundry service
- Ironing service
- Air conditioning
- Private balcony
- Room service
- Flatscreen TV
- Wake-up service/alarm clock
- Non-smoking rooms
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