Award Winning Luxury Destination Spa Resort

Ananda In The Himalayas

Near Rishikesh, Himalaya, India

At a Glance

  • Located in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains overlooking the historical and spiritual town of Rishikesh, Ananda is a tranquil spa resort easily accessible by train or short flight from Delhi.

  • Makes for a relaxing end to a busy northern India adventure or works equally well as a relaxing wellness escape on its own.

  • For guests looking for ultimate privacy in a unique setting, we recommend the Viceregal Suite in the former palace building.

  • Ananda offers a range of extensive wellness programmes which can be tailored to your individual needs. Consultation starts before your arrival and follow-up sessions can be arranged from home to ensure you can continue to apply Ayurvedic principles in your day-to-day life.

  • An evening visit to Rishikesh during one of the daily Arti ceremonies on the banks of the Ganges is must!

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The climate in Rishikesh is pleasant due to its location at the foothills of the Himalayas which provides a cool breeze. Rishikesh can be visited all through the year, but avoid the May month when the temperature reaches maximum. Summer usually lasts from March to June with an average temperature of 35°C. Winter starts around November until February and with a pleasant temperature range of 19°C to 33°C. The monsoon season is from July to September.

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Why not spend an evening in Haridwar at the evening aarti ceremony. A visit well worth making after a day of spa treatments.

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An incredible destination spa set in the Himalayan foothills in the grounds of a Maharaja's palace. The award-winning spa provides a complete range of therapeutic treatments from the traditional Ayurvedic system. Ideal for a few days rest or a full week.

Set in the foothills of the majestic Himalaya mountain range, above the holy city of Rishikesh and overlooking the sacred Ganges River, sits Ananda, one of the world’s greatest spas – certainly the setting is incomparable.

The 78 rooms and suites are set within the estate of the Maharaja of Tehri-Garwal’s and have views towards the Palace, the river or Rishikesh, a town renowned for its yoga and meditation schools.

The spa delivers treatments from the ancient Ayurvedic method but in a contemporary Western spa environment. The aim of such treatments is to balance the mind with the body. Clinical treatments for weight loss as well as therapeutic detoxification, de-stressing and cleansing treatments are all under the guidance of qualified doctors and nutritionists who will create a personalised course of treatment for you including your diet during your stay. Apart from spa cuisine, the restaurants provide a variety of pan-Indian dishes, Oriental and western food.

We can offer a range of 3 to 21 night packages which includes all spa treatments and meals. The packages are designed for certain needs such as detox, stress management, rejuvenation, fitness or yoga. The hotel also has superb rates for single travellers wanting some time alone for a spa detox.

Although the spa is the principal attraction, the setting is perfect for outdoor pursuits too. White water rafting, game fishing, wildlife excursions, cultural visits and of course trekking of various levels are all possible.

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Ananda In The Himalayas offers 78 rooms and suites set within the estate of the Maharaja of Tehri-Garwal’s and afford fabulous views towards the Palace, the river or Rishikesh. Suites feature spacious sitting and dining areas, bedrooms with period four poster beds and are beautifully appointed throughout with antique fittings and furniture. Some boast their own private terrace and roof top Jacuzzis overlooking the landscaped gardens below.


Ananda In The Himalayas only welcome children aged 15 years and over due to the resort having been designed with adults in mind, it is not suitable for younger guests.


Facilities at Ananda In the Himalayas include a heated swimming pool, yoga, two restaurants serving pan-Indian dishes, Oriental and western food, gym, bar, billiards room and library. The award winning spa features 24 treatment rooms with specialized areas for Ayurveda, Oriental and European approaches to holistic health and healing, a team of qualified nutritionists, Western & Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists with knowledge of ancient Indian sciences and modern western treatments.


Complimentary activities at the hotel include yoga, walking and use of the swimming pool. Activities at an additional cost include use of the spa, fishing, guided trekking, golf, game drives, cultural excursions, and white water rafting.



Daniel Smith (Staff)

Ananda in the Himalayas is very much a Destination Spa; it is exceptional for those wanting a week away from it all trying out one of their superb wellness packages. For those wanting snow-capped mountains, it may not be the ideal destination. With the Kingfisher flights to Dehra Dun (which connect through from London), Ananda is very well located. We adore the new villas with pools - a really great option for those who want exclusivity. Make sure you try and go for a Valley View Room.

Location & directions

Near Rishikesh, Himalaya, India

Located in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, close to Haridwar and Rishikesh, surrounded by graceful Sal forests, overlooking the peaceful Ganga as it meanders into the distance.

How to get there

9-hour direct flight to Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, followed by a 1-hour domestic flight to Dehradun. Ananda is a 1-hour transfer from the airport. Alternatively, its a 6-hour drive from Delhi.

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