Set amidst some 40 hectares (100 acres) of unspoilt natural terrain, Ananda overlooks the sacred Ganges River and Rishikesh Valley, and is housed in the former palaces of a maharajah and viceroy. To compliment the unparalleled majesty, of the Himalayas, the buildings have been restored to their original glory, complete with Moorish, Italian renaissance and Indian architecture.
Ananda is a true destination spa, where everything is dedicated to restoring balance and harmony. It aims to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul of every person who steps through the door, and the location of the property-at the birthplace of India’s ancient arts of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda-is the inspirational wellspring of the spa’s treatment and therapies.
This spa haven offers a total package which epitomizes the word ‘holistic’, Spa therapies are complimented by Yoga and meditation classes to encourage total well-being. The personalized therapy and activities programs are designed to meet individual needs and health goals – de-stress, detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-aging, weight loss, while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition and exercise.
Ananda Spa also houses the only 'Aveda' Beauty Institute in India, an international beauty line now part of Estee Lauder.