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Ananda in the Himalayas

Ananda has been rated the World's No. 1 Destination Spa for 3 years running by Conde Nast Traveller (2005, 2006 and 2007). True to its accolade, the Ananda is a locale where you will rediscover yourself.

The guest rooms, suites and villas at the Ananda make a statement with colours that echo nature, and views that leave one gazing in enchantment.

The spa experience strives to achieve the ultimate harmony between the individual's physical and the mental realms. It was rated among the Top 10 Yoga Retreats in the World by SpaFinder 2009. The 24,000 square foot spa offers over 80 body and beauty treatments, integrating the traditional Indian systems of Ayurveda with contemporary Western techniques.

In order to preserve the tranquility of the Destination Spa, Children below the age of 14 years are not permitted at the Ananda in the Himalayas.


75 Classically Luxurious Rooms78 luxurious Rooms, Suites and Villas


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Overlooking the Ganges, the Ananda is situated in the town of Narendranagar, Uttaranchal. It is a 40 minute drive from the Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun.

Special Offers

Ananda's signature wellness programs such as Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, Detox, Yogic Detox, Weight Management, and Stress Management are world renowned.

Rooms and Suites

Rooms at the Ananda are spacious, with views of the Palace and the Rishikesh valley. The 70 rooms in all comprise Palace View Rooms, Valley View Rooms and Premium Valley View rooms.

Exquisite Rooms

The rooms feature walk-in closets and perfectly appointed bathrooms with windows overlooking panoramic views. Each room opens onto a large balcony with picture-perfect views, ideal for a private meal.

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.

The Ananda Suite

Housed on the ground floor and overlooking the valley, the 3-bay Ananda Suite spells luxury and enchantment.

The Viceregal Suite

In the precincts of the Maharaja's palace, the Viceregal Suite is a perfect retreat for the connoisseur of luxury travel. It comprises a spacious sitting and dining area, and a plush bedroom featuring a period four-poster bed.

Ananda Villas

These beautiful villas are a dreamer's escape. We have two 2-bedroom villas and one 1-bedroom villa, each elegantly appointed with a living room, a dressing room and a huge bathroom featuring a private sauna with an unhampered view of the 40-square meter-private pool. Ideal for a quiet retreat into a tranquil environment.

Services on Offer

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Directory of services

  • Wi-Fi Internet (complimentary)
  • Phone
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Digital Safe Box
  • Air Conditioning/Heating
  • Terrace Balcony (private)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee and Tea-making Facilities
  • Kurta-Pyjama
  • Signature Ananda Amenities
  • The Daily Newspaper
  • Bathrobes and Bedroom Slippers
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Spa


    With unique focus on the traditional Indian sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda, Ananda Spa creates the skillful synthesis between age-old therapies and modern spa technology. The personalised therapy-and-activities program is designed to meet individual needs and health goals - de-stressing… detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-ageing, weight and inch loss, while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition and exercise.

    24 treatment rooms with specialized areas for Ayurveda, Oriental and European systems of holistic health, a team of qualified nutritionists, Western and Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists with knowledge of ancient Indian sciences and modern western treatments - all gently guide you towards a better lifestyle.


    The Restaurant

    The ambience in the restaurant is in complete harmony with the prolific use of Yantric Art. Our spa chef would be happy to assist in your specific dietary requirements, making your Ananda experience truly special.

    Tea Lounge

    Whether it is the cup of tea on your mind or merely historic curiosity, the Tea Lounge is your awaited answer. Located in the Viceregal Palace, it is a romantic setting for an afternoon cup of tea and light snacks.

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    By The Pool

    Perched on the side of a hill that slopes down to the valley, flanked by natural forests on one side and the exquisite Spa building on the other, this is the ultimate in relaxation.

    Private Dining Experiences

    Unique Dining experiences are created in spectacular private venues to make your special occasion even more magical. The chefs at the Ananda will create a customized menu, perfect for the occasion.

    Meetings and Events

    If you were to mix business and pleasure in a picturesque location, Ananda in the Himalayas is an option you could go for without second thoughts. The facilities for Board Meetings and Executive Retreats include an impressive boardroom which could seat up to 20 members of your contingent. A 15-foot high ceiling enhances the room's overall appeal. A fireplace and the Adhyatma Dham Pavilion with majestic mountain views, create inspiring venues for high-powered meetings with creature comforts and luxury features galore.

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    How to get there

    By Air

    There are frequent flights from Delhi and Mumbai to the Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun followed by a 40 minute picturesque drive to Ananda in the Himalayas.

    Drive From New Delhi

    The drive to Ananda could take anywhere between 5-8 hours depending on traffic. Although many of our guests do choose to come by road, we do not recommend this, as the traffic is difficult to estimate.

    By Helicopter

    Ananda in the Himalayas has its own private helipad. Personal choppers can land right within the spa parameters. A short scenic flight from New Delhi, the chopper experience transports you to the realm of the exclusive. Please contact Reservations for further information.

    By Train

    It is a 4-hour journey on the Delhi-Haridwar route, followed by a one-hour drive to Ananda in the Himalayas.

    Things to do

    16-Station Gymnasium
    16-Station Gymnasium


    Heated Swimming PoolHeated Swimming Pool

    6-Hole Golf Course
    6-Hole Golf Course



    Vedanta LecturesVedanta Lectures

    Cultural ActivitiesCultural Activities

    Cooking ClassesCooking Classes


    Nature WalksNature Walks


    White Water RaftingWhite Water Rafting

    Safari at National ParkSafari at the National Park