PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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.
  • Ananda Spa is a cocoon for the union of physical balance and mental harmony. Indulge in the luxury of traditional Ayurveda and international wellness therapies with over 80 select body and beauty treatment programs to choose from.
  • These signature all-inclusive packages are programmes which are tailor made for individual health goals. Ananda’s wellness programmes follow a holistic approach towards achieving the best results in a safe, nurturing atmosphere expertly guided by our team of expert ayurvedic doctors, skilled therapists, nutritionists, yogis and spa cuisine chefs.
  • Amidst the mystical beauty of the Himalayas, overlooking the stunning landscape of the Rishikesh valley, living at Ananda is an experience which is soul stirring and a haven for those seeking bliss. A blend of elegance with serenity, Ananda’s guest rooms, suites and villas are an abode of spirituality, solace and opulence.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

Activities


The Himalayan Adventure: Safari / River Rafting

Go on a wildlife safari at the Rajaji National Park which is also a haven for bird watching enthusiasts with more than 460 species of Himalayan birds waiting to be spotted by you. Spot herds of Asiatic wild elephants or explore the Himlayan foothills on foot. Your personal guide will customize the trek for you according to the terrain or experience you seek, be it at Ranichauri, Kashmouli or from Rishikesh to Kunjapuri. Experience the thrill of white water rafting on the Ganges river with a range of rapids suitable for beginners as well as experienced adventure enthusiasts. You can also choose to just walk through the nature trails and explore the abundant flora and fauna around Ananda. A deep meditative experience “in the wild” is highly recommended.



Culture: Ancient Temples, Ashrams & Monasteries

At the home of Indian spirituality, immerse yourself with temple tours and experience devotional rituals, starting with the charming Ganga Arti at Parmarth Ashram on the banks of the holy river. Virabhadra Temple, Gita Bhawan, Bharat Temple, Kailash Niketan Temple, Lakshman Temple, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Teramanzil Temple (Trimbakeshwar View) and the Mindrolling Monastery (Dehradun) are just a few of the other centres of Hindu mythology around us. Take a trip down memory lane with the tour of the Beatles Ashram near Rishikesh which reopened recently after 40 years.

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Ananda In The Himalayas Yoga Pavilion

Located in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, surrounded by graceful Sal forests, overlooking the peaceful Ganga as it meanders into the distance, Ananda is the spiritual pathway to the ultimate. It is not just a retreat that will leave you breathless with the enchantment of its surroundings, but assists in redefining lifestyles to include the well-known traditional Indian wellness regimes of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with best of International Wellness Experiences to bring about the union of mind, body and soul.

These signature all-inclusive packages are programmes which are tailor made for individual health goals. Ananda’s wellness programmes follow a holistic approach towards achieving the best results in a safe, nurturing atmosphere expertly guided by our team of expert ayurvedic doctors, skilled therapists, nutritionists, yogis and spa cuisine chefs. Years of research by our ayurvedic, yogic and international wellness experts have enabled a unique integrated focus on the core physical and mental aspects which have the most impact. The results are award winning programmes which work to create a sustainable journey towards a healthier, enriched lifestyle.

Amidst the mystical beauty of the Himalayas, living at Ananda is an experience which is soul stirring and enchanting. A blend of elegance with serenity, Ananda’s guest rooms, suites and villas are an abode of spirituality, solace and opulence. A haven for those seeking bliss, a peaceful retreat for the tired and weary, a refreshing break for those escaping the daily city chaos, Ananda is where living is an extension of the self. The vast expanse of the palatial estate becomes your personal space where tranquility surrounds your spirit. Tucked away in the foothills of the Himalayas, overlooking the stunning landscape of the Rishikesh valley, you have no choice but to feel inspired. With the clean crisp mountain air and the symphony of silence, your sense of being is heightened, enveloped in luxury and wellness.

  • 70 beautifully appointed Rooms (45 sq.m) with private balconies and scenic views of the Palace or the Ganges river valley.
    3 Garden Suites with attached sitting rooms and secluded private gardens.
  • The Ananda Suite with luxurious private sitting and dining areas that open out to a large private garden overlooking the valley.
  • The Viceregal Suite with antique furniture and fittings includes a royal bedroom with a four-poster bed, large dining area and an expansive private terrace overlooking the landscaped estate gardens and the valley.
  • 3 luxurious Villas have spacious bedrooms, bathrooms featuring a private sauna, butler and pantry service and a 40 sq.m private pool surrounded by a deck area and equipped with comfortable lounge beds.
Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa Uttarakhand Deluxe Room King Bed

Deluxe Room King Bed

Located at the Welcome House, the Deluxe rooms with a view of the Ganges, exude minimalist chic and a spirit of utter calm. A generous 38 square metres in size, these rooms feature a king-sized bed, with tasteful furnishings, locally crafted furniture, a smart work desk, ergonomic chairs and extremely generous wardrobe spaces that are conditioned to suffice for large family vacations. The bathroom is spacious and has a rain-shower, premium fixtures and bath amenities. During your stay, you are accompanied by attentive service, WiFi, ports, plugs and a large flat-screen television.

Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa Uttarakhand Deluxe rooms Twin bed

Deluxe rooms Twin bed

Located at the Welcome House, the Deluxe rooms with a view of the Ganges, exude minimalist chic and a spirit of utter calm. A generous 38 square metres in size, these rooms feature twin beds, with tasteful furnishings, locally crafted furniture, a smart work desk, ergonomic chairs and extremely generous wardrobe spaces that are conditioned to suffice for large family vacations. The bathroom is spacious and has a rain-shower, premium fixtures and bath amenities. During your stay, you are accompanied by attentive service, WiFi, ports, plugs and a large flat-screen television.

Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa Uttarakhand Junior Suite King Bed

Junior Suite King Bed

The resort has five Junior Suites with four of them offering a view of the Ganges and the fifth with a view of the valley. 48 square metres in size, with a king-sized bed and a living room, these ergonomically designed suites are highly recommended for extended stays. Tasteful furnishings and provincial influences of the Himalayan Vernacular architecture are all around. A spacious bathroom offers a rain shower, premium fixtures and bath amenities. During your stay, you are accompanied by attentive service, WiFi, ports, plugs and a large flat-screen television along with a spacious balcony that offers crisp air and enchanting views.

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur Luxury Suites with Private Pool
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur Kohinoor Suite with Private Pool

A healthy lifestyle requires a customized diet. A nutritious and balanced diet according to an individual’s body type incorporating the principles of Ayurveda is the core to every meal at Ananda. According to Ayurveda, there are three body types. The first is Vata, which consists of air and space, the second is Pitta consisting of fire and water and the third is Kapha, which consists of water and earth. At Ananda, our food is not created only for taste but designed to fulfill the needs of these specific body types.

With a specially curated menu courtesy our in-house Ayurvedic doctors and Chefs, we serve food that is rejuvenating and soulful while being delectable and sumptuous.  Our cuisines use fresh produce from local organic farms and are low on fat and calories with a special emphasis on whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and low-fat dairy products. At Ananda, we avoid added or artificial salts, colors, flavors or preservatives.

Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa Uttarakhand Rock Flour

The Restaurant

The All Day Dining Restaurant Rock Flour with its al fresco stands like a sentinel perch welcoming all and “serving up the world”.

Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa Uttarakhand Rock Flour

The Tea Lounge

The All Day Dining Restaurant Rock Flour with its al fresco stands like a sentinel perch welcoming all and “serving up the world”.

Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa Uttarakhand Rock Flour

The Pool Lounge

The All Day Dining Restaurant Rock Flour with its al fresco stands like a sentinel perch welcoming all and “serving up the world”.

Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa Uttarakhand Rock Flour

Private Dining

The All Day Dining Restaurant Rock Flour with its al fresco stands like a sentinel perch welcoming all and “serving up the world”.

These signature all-inclusive programs are tailor-made for individual health goals. Ananda’s wellness programs follow a holistic approach towards achieving the best results in a safe and nurturing atmosphere guided by our team of expert Ayurvedic doctors, skilled therapists, nutritionists, yogis and chefs trained in preparing healthy cuisine. Years of research by our Ayurvedic, Yogic and international wellness experts have enabled a unique integrated focus on the core physical and mental aspects which have the maximum impact on an individual’s wellbeing. The results are award winning programs which work to create a sustainable journey towards a healthier and more enriched lifestyle.

Ananda in the Himalayas plays host to your recreational, spiritual and wellness needs. A typical day at Ananda is filled with myriad activities. Besides the scheduled activities of group yoga, meditation, cuisine demonstrations, vedanta and weekly treks, there are many other activities which our guests can choose from in addition to their spa and wellness programs.

If leisure is what you are looking for, be prepared to be spoilt for choice. Within the Palace Estate, lies the 6-hole golf course along the hillside. Designed to be fun and challenging, the course has bunkers at each hole and a few tricky water hazards. You can also spend your time playing snooker on an antique table or taking a few laps in the outdoor pool. For those looking for an exceptional culinary experience, we have plenty to suit your mood with themed dinners, curated with an eclectic fusion of Indian and continental cuisines. Learn to cook exotic international favorites based on Ayurvedic principles from Ananda’s
Executive Chef at the Spa Cuisine classes.

Taj Rishikesh Resort and Spa, Uttarakhand pool

Spa

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 centre 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 are designed to meet individual needs and health goals – de-stress, detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-ageing, 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.

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.

Taj Rishikesh Resort and Spa, Uttarakhand pool

Ayurvedic Rejuvenation

Ananda’s Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Program is designed to suit every individual’s personal needs. The program aims at improving vitality of one’s body through Panchakarma treatments along with complementing Ayurvedic treatments, controlled diet and yoga. The program results in improved immunity and energy, better metabolism and healthy, glowing refreshed skin.

Ayurveda forms an intrinsic part of the wellness regime for the guests. From massages and specialized diet programme 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 programmes are prescribed by the resident physician after a detailed consultation, which specifies daily routines, diet and wellness activities.

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Yoga / Meditation / Vedanta

Traditional Hatha Yoga: is practiced at Ananda guided by expert Yoga teachers who will design a tailor made yoga and meditation program based on your goal. Yoga at Ananda 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.

Hatha Yoga, pure and traditional in form, is adapted to suit individuals needs of guests at Ananda. Teaching the techniques of the renowned Bihar School of Yoga, it is a disciplined way of living, encompassing all aspects of life and working on different levels to balance the mind, body and spirit. The Yoga Program helps you cultivate the ancient discipline of yogic practices to recharge yourself by enhancing clarity of thought. Every aspect of your mind, body and soul achieves a heightened sense of balance.

Meditation At Ananda: our experts provide guided meditation techniques to attain emotional and mental harmony from within. Some of the meditation techniques include Yoga Nidra (a deep relaxation for the body to restore itself), Ajapa Japa (the repetitive chanting of a mantra with the movement of breath and awareness in psychic passages) and Antar Mouna (a systematic meditation technique which deepens insight into the processes of the mind).

A process of self-realization, the practice of meditation is one of the key tools to help harmonize the mind and tap into the potential of higher consciousness. Ananda’s Dhyana Program guides each guest through Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses from the mind), Dharana (focusing of the mental awareness) and towards experience of Dhyana (continued meditative awareness).

Vedanta: It is a scientific presentation of the eternal principles of life and living, enabling one to attain the rare combination of material prosperity and mental peace. At Ananda, complimentary lectures are conducted twice daily by senior disciples of Swami Parthasarathy, an internationally acclaimed exponent of Vedanta.

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Weight Management / Detox

Weight Management: The Weight Management Program is a safe and effective way to lose weight. Ananda is the perfect haven to gain control over your body through Ayurvedic and Western treatments, detox therapies, exercise, yoga, diet and meditation. This program aims to improve your metabolism and leaves you with a toned body and renewed vigor.

Detox Programs: Ananda’s signature Detox Program rests the digestive system through controlled eating of whole organic foods, improves the circulation of the blood and lymphatic systems, filters toxins from the body and finally nourishes it with essential nutrients. The program includes personalized experiences of Aromatherapy, Hydrotherapy, Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatments, Yoga, Meditation and a Dosha (body type) specific diet.

Ananda’s Yogic Detox Program uses Asana (Posture) and Pranayama (Yogic breathing) to activate the organs and prepare them for the process of cleansing. Traditional Hatha Yogic cleansing techniques (Shatkriya) are used to detox in a natural and effective way.

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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.

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.

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Renew / Stress Management

The Ananda Renew Program effectively unlocks your youthful fervor. It cleanses your body from within and revives your mind and body through holistic anti-ageing processes and beauty remedies. This program also provides relief from muscle stiffness, rheumatism and arthritis.

The Ananda Stress Management Program focuses on a healthy lifestyle which aims at minimizing stress, creating positive changes and promoting synergy in your life with the help of the grounding Aromatherapy, Tibetian Ku Nye massages, Reiki and other comprehensive healing experiences that results in the balance of mind, body and soul.

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Renew / Stress Management

The Ananda Active Program integrates the best of indoor fitness workouts along with outdoor activities such as personal fitness training, guided outdoor treks, yoga, aqua fitness and therapeutic spa experiences to enhance muscle tone and cardiovascular fitness. In partnership with Sumaya, a pioneer in the fitness industry, the program provides a fitness experience that is individualized, consultative and follows a goal orientated fitness approach.

Ananda’s fitness offerings are in collaboration with Sumaya, India’s leading state-of-the-art personal training company, which focuses on customised 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 programme will be with our fitness expert.

Fitness Consultation and Assessment:

This programme is designed to assess your current fitness level and to recommend an exercise programme that suites 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 programme 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 whom will design a unique programme for your needs and objectives no matter what your fitness level. This programme is designed to complement your home routine and to maximise your use of the Ananda facilities.

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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.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Uttarakhand, India
Nearest Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
Local Currency
Indian Rupee
Time Change
GMT +5:30
Language
Hindi,English
Best time to go
October to March

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