Ananda In The Himalayas

Ananda In The Himalayas – Uttarakhand

About Rishikesh

The meditation capital of India, Rishikesh has emerged out as a perfect destination for spiritual experiences. The place received global attention when in 1968, the English rock band, The Beatles, paid a visit in the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ashram and studied meditation here. The place is now famous as the Beatles Ashram. The 7th largest city of India, the town is preferred for spiritual, meditation and adventure activities. Be a part of the enthralling Ganga aarti during the evening hours. White water river rafting along with cliff-jumping, mountain biking, trekking, kayaking, abseiling, rock-climbing attract people of all ages from different corners of the world. 

About Ananda

Ananda or Bliss as it means in English is an award-winning luxury spa. Located in the capital of meditation Rishikesh at the foothills of Himalayas, this spa resort is spread in an area of around 100 of Maharaja’s Palace Estate. Enveloped by thick Sal forests, this spa resort offers spiritual treatment to its guests who come here from far off distances to spend some time in the tranquility and to get drenched in the mystic aura of Ganges river valley.
Among the world’s most luxurious destination spas, Ananda is a fine blend of Vedanta, Yoga and Ayurveda, wrapped in top-class global wellness treatment. The spa resort believes in offering organic cuisine to keep the fitness and health of the guests on track which makes it a perfect choice for a stay to create balance in life.


Ananda offers the ultimate luxurious accommodation experience that delivers peace and solace to its guests. The rooms here are divided into following
Guest Rooms
Guests rooms are divided into three different categories including Deluxe Palace with garden views, Deluxe Valley and Deluxe Valley premium floors.
Garden Suite
The spa resort has three garden suites. These suites face Maharaja’s palace or valley views. Every suite has a sitting area attached along with spacious bedrooms and bathrooms with all amenities.
Ananda Suite
This suite is a wonderful combination of luxurious enchantment with breathtaking views of the valley. The suite comes with dining and sitting areas as well as a garden area along with an extra powder room.
Viceregal Suite
Viceregal Suite at Ananda features a 4-poster bed. The suite has a spacious area for private sitting and a plush bedroom along with a luxurious dining area. The bathroom and dressing areas are furnished with antiques.
Ananda Villas
There are two-bedroom villas with an area of 1800 sq ft along with a one-bedroom villa with an area of 1200 sq ft. Every villa is luxuriously designed with a living room, dressing room, pantry along with the bathroom.


Ananda focuses on the healthy, organic cuisine which is based on the principles of Ayurveda. This means the food shouldn’t just satisfy the taste-buds but also should match with the body type. The cuisine of Ananda exclusively prepares its cuisine with naturally low in calories and fat content including fresh vegetables and fruits, dairy products, etc. The chefs at Ananda give the demonstration of preparing these organic dishes at home.
The signature restaurant of the spa resort offers delectable Western, Asian and Indian cuisine. The restaurant designs its menu on the principles of Ayurveda which says that everything should be composed of five different elements i.e. earth, water, fire, space and air. Yantric Art fills the restaurant with charming vibes.
Tea Lounge at Ananda offers you a romantic setting with a hot cup of tea along with slight snacks to go with. Take a sip by the poolside and enjoy cherish the vibes of Himalayan skies. The resort also offers a private dining experience to its guests.


The resort is known for its luxury and leisure experience. Guests can enjoy outdoor activities including golf at the 6-hole golf course by the hillside. If you want to rejuvenate, take a dip in the outdoor pool. Also, if snooker is your favorite game, try your hand at an antique snooker table. Moreover, the resort lets its guests learn the art of Ayurvedic cuisine preparation, demonstrated by the executive chef at Spa Cuisine.
Located in the spiritual capital of India, surrounded by several temples and shrines, the guests at the resort get a chance to delve into the mysticism. The guests can take a tour and learn the devotional culture by attending Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Ashram which is located at the banks of the Ganges River. Also visiting Virabhadra Temple, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Bharat Temple, Kailash Niketan Temple, Mindrolling Monastery, etc. is a spiritual experience.


There are various packages to pick which have been custom-designed to match the fitness goals of the guests. The fitness programs of Ananda work on a holistic approach so that better results can be generated.
• Holistic Detox
• Yogic Detox
• Active-fitness
• Weight Management
• Stress Management
• Ayurvedic Rejuvenation
• Panchakarma
• Renew
• Rebalance
• Dhyana Meditation
• Yoga


Based on a hill, Ananda overlooks the city. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun. There are daily trains available from Delhi. There are regular train services from Delhi to Haridwar.