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In the foothills of the Himalayas, set among 100 acres of virgin forest and built around a Maharajah's palace estate, Ananda is a sublime luxury retreat in which to renew body and soul. On arrival, guests make their way from the palace through woods and manicured lawns to the large modern spa for a consultation, after which their programme is entirely personalised.

Yoga and Ayurvedic

This luxury destination spa resort, located in the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas, which is the birthplace of India's ancient arts of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda, now embraced by this retreat dedicated to restoring balance and harmonising energy, through a holistic approach, incorporating the healing principles of the East and the West with a specific focus on Ayurveda and Aromatherapy, along with contemporary spa technology.

At the heart of the wellness focus, is the integration of Yoga and Ayurveda philosophies along with purifying whole body therapies, while incorporating the five elements of Nature, thus creating harmony between the mind, body and spirit. For more information on packages, view the Discover More tab above.

Health & Wellbeing

The rediscovery of happiness and self-contentment is the aim here; a really exceptional staff of therapists, many Tibetan, carry out the purifying whole-body rituals that form ananda's core treatments, all based around ayurveda, yoga and meditation. Outdoor yoga pavilions and a Jacuzzi looking out over the valley and forest promote peaceful contemplation and with tantalising, deliciously healthy food served in the restaurant, from the al fresco Tree Top deck to the elegant Pavilion, guests can experience complete immersion in a lifestyle of well-being.

Winner of the Conde Nast Traveller Readers' Spa Awards 2012 Number One Spa in the World Award.

70 deluxe rooms and 5 suites including the Viceregal Suite with a private terrace and rooftop Jacuzzi. 3 villas with living room, pantry, private sauna, and swimming pool with a deck around it for lounge chairs.

Each villa is tastefully appointed with luxurious furnishings. Two private villas come with 2 bedrooms and one with one bedroom. All of them with breathtaking view of the Ganges.

All rooms in the guest wing come with private balconies and all valley view rooms have magnificent view of the Rishikesh valley.

  • 24 therapy rooms
  • Extensive treatment programme
  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzis
  • Hydrotherapy facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pebble path
  • Gym
  • Outdoor yoga pavilions
  • Beauty Institute
  • Restaurant
  • 6-hole, par-3 golf course
  • Private golf lessons

A 45-minute flight from New Delhi to Dehradun Jolly Grant airport followed by a one-hour drive.

Health & Wellbeing Packages

All wellness packages include; Individual Wellness Consultation, Ayurvedic  Consultation, Detailed Debrief Session, Lifestyle Consultation and Counselling Session, Morning Wake up Signature Tea, 3 Spa Cuisine Meals a day, daily use of the Hydrotherapy facilities and Scheduled Spa and Wellness Activities, such as Yoga, Pranayama, Meditiation, Cooking Demonstrations etc.

Ayurvedic Rejuvenation

This is a personalised programme that includes stimulating and purifying therapies, daily Yoga and Meditation and Dosha-specific Ayurvedic diet to help reduce stress, improve health and address common ailments or simply delay the ageing process.
7 - day Ananda Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Santvanam Program for detoxifying, detressing and revitalizing
14 - day Ananda Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Sodhanam Program for deep therapeutic effect and relief from specific medical and health conditions
21 - day Ananda Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Rasayanam Program For all encompassing healing


  • 30 minute Personalised Yoga Session per room - 3 sessions 7 day, 4 sessions 14 day, 5 sessions 21 day
  • 30 minute Personalised Meditation Session per room, 1 session 7 day, 2 sessions 14 day, 3 sessions 21 day
  • 30 - 55 minute Personalised Ayurvedic Therapies, 13 sessions 7 day, 26 sessions 14 day, 38 sessions 21 day
  • 55 minute Swedish Massage, 1 session 7 or 14 day, 2 sessions 21 day
  • 85 minute Aromatherapy Massage, 1 session
  • 30 minute Ayurvedic Lifestyle Recommendation, 1 session

Wellness Bliss

The uniqueness of the Ananda Spa approach is contained in the saying "Swastha Jeevan Sandhya", meaning "healthy lifestyle approach with assistance". Guests benefit from this by a private consultation from a Lifestyle Assistant offering professional guidance and individual attention. Options are available from an innovative Spa menu of treatments and services that integrate ancient & contemporary therapies and treatments from various disciplines to suit individual needs and requirements.

Available for 3 or 5 nights and includes:

  • 45 minute Wild Rose Salt Scrub
  • 85 minute Aromatherapy Massage with the choice of grounding, detoxifying or invigorating blended oils
  • 55 minutes Swedish Massage (5 nights only)
  • 55 minute Reflexology
  • 85 minute Ananda Royal Facial (5 nights only)
  • 85 minute Stress Release through Hot and Cold Stone Therapy
  • 30 minute Ananda Touch - our signature treatment for the back (5 night only)
  • 60 minute Personalised Yoga Session per room (2 sessions for 5 nights)
  • 30 minute Personalised Meditation Session Per room (2 sessions for 5 nights)

Yoga Package

Personal Yoga - Pranayama - Advance Pranayama - Yoga Nidra - Ajapa Japa - Antar Mouna - Jal Neti - Kunjal Kriya - Shirodhara - Tibetan Ritual - Reiki - Ground Salt Scrub - Thai Massage - Reflexology - Aromatherapy Massage - Ananda Fusion - Rose Quartz Faciao

Detox Package

Abhyanga - Choornaswedana - Udwarthana - Nasya - Sneha Vasta - Kashaya Vasta - Tan Lepa - Detoxifying Jet Blitz Shower - Detoxifying Aromatherapy - Detoxifying Salt Scrub - Mountain Dew Facial - Energizing Earth Wrap - Detoxifying Aroma Cocoon - Earth Stone Massage - Jal Neti - Kunjal Kriya - Personal Fitness Training - Personalised Yoga - Pranayama - Yoga Nidra

Other packages include:

  • Active
  • Tranquility
  • Stress management
  • Himalayan Romance
  • Weight Management
  • Anti Ageing programme

Prices from £1,899 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Palace View Room for 7 nights on a room only basis

All Health & Wellbeing Packages at Ananda are the same price and these include Yoga and Ayervedic. See the full list in the Discover More tab above.

Ayervedic Rejuvenation

Prices from £2,699 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Palace View Room on a full board basis