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About Ananda in the Himalayas

A tranquil haven amidst the majestic Himalayan foothills, Ananda in the Himalayas is an award-winning destination spa retreat overlooking the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges River valley. Nurtured by the surrounding nature, the retreat is sprawled across a 100-acre Mahajara Palace Estate surrounded by graceful Sal forests and landscaped gardens. This spiritual location, the birthplace of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation, offers an ideal setting for those looking to integrate traditional Ayurveda and holistic wellbeing with yoga and meditation, emotional healing, spiritual awareness, and healthy organic cuisine to restore balance and harmonize energy, allowing guests to create a sustainable journey towards a healthier and more enriched lifestyle

Wellness Programmes at Ananda in the Himalayas

Hotel Facilities

The facilities at this tranquil retreat are aligned to ensure that guests are given space to pause, rediscover themselves and recharge. Restore mind-body balance with activities from the group activity schedule including morning Mantra chants, yoga, nature walks, cooking classes and educational lectures with the support of expert Ayurvedic doctors, skilled therapists, yogis and chefs are on hand to support guests during their stay. There's plenty of space to relax including the beautiful gardens, outdoor heated pool, billiards room and library.

Wellness Facilities

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 90 select body and beauty treatment programmes to choose from. Ananda’s spa reflects the spiritual energy of the Himalayan foothills and is spread over 24000 sqft with 25 treatment rooms and luxurious hydrotherapy facilities including steam, sauna, Kneipp foot bath and cold plunge.


Retaining values of traditional cooking, Ananda’s culinary experts explore new vistas in modern gastronomy, with emphasis on light and healthy meals. For guests on an Ayurvedic or integrated wellness programmes, menus are prepared as per Ayurvedic principles with customised daily preparations for each dosha or body type.

The Restaurant and Tree-Top Deck is built in a grove of ancient Sal trees, with a yantric decor, features the finest Indian, Asian and other international cuisines. The restaurant also includes a tree top deck for outdoor and intimate dining experiences.


The Tea Lounge at the Restaurant Pavilion is an ideal spot to spend a regal afternoon with tea and light snacks.


The Pool offers a cool, relaxed setting in which one can enjoy light healthy snacks that refresh and hydrate while offering a splendid view.

Good to Know

Pack lightly as all guests are provided with Kurta pyjamas to be worn during the stay


Set in the Himalayan foothills, Ananda in the Himalayas is surrounded by breathtaking views of the mountains, the ancient spiritual city of Rishikesh, and the sacred Ganges River.

Nearest Airport

Dehradun (DED)

Transfer Time

40 mins

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Accommodation at Ananda in the Himalayas

The 78 rooms, suites and villas are designed with classic elegance in the colonial hill architectural style and blend seamlessly with the lush surrounding landscapes. The 70 elegant rooms feature panoramic views of the valley or of the Palace. With a serene and natural feel, each room is a haven in itself with luxurious beds, perfectly appointed bathrooms with bathtubs overlooking landscaped gardens or the valley, and private balconies with picture perfect views.

Offers at Ananda in the Himalayas

  • Free night offer

    • Stay for 7 nights, Pay 6 on any comprehensive wellness programme

    • Stay for 14 nights, Pay 12 on any comprehensive wellness programme

    • Stay for 21 nights, Pay 18 on any comprehensive wellness programme

    • Stay for 28 nights, Pay 24 on any comprehensive wellness programme

            *valid for stays between now and 31.08.24*​

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