Spa and pool

At a glance

  • In partnership with Wellbeing Escapes
  • Luxury destination spa resort
  • Award-winning Ayurvedic spa
  • Breathtaking setting in the foothills of the Himalayas

Ananda In The Himalayas


Discover a world of holistic healing at this tranquil spa retreat which focuses on the traditional Indian practices of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation.

Feel the stress begin to melt away from the moment you arrive at this serene retreat, which is nestled in forested foothills and sits in a Maharaja’s sprawling palace estate overlooking the Ganges. This award-winning spa resort is the perfect setting for an authentic wellness escape; discover the wonders of holistic healing as ancient Indian arts harmonise your senses and leave you feeling energised, centred and nurtured while also setting you on the path to a healthier lifestyle. In addition to your spa and wellness program, which will include activities like group yoga, meditation, weekly treks and cooking demonstrations, spend some time on a wildlife safari at the Rajaji National Park or immerse yourself within a spiritual ancient temple and monastery tour.

Blending seamlessly into the beautiful surroundings, the rooms, suites and villas are designed in a classic colonial architectural style. Overlooking stunning views of the valley or palace, each retreat exudes a wonderful timeless elegance, combining luxurious bedrooms with a lavish bathroom and private balcony. For extra indulgences, the suites also enjoy the additions of an attached lounge and a private garden, while the private luxury villas feature a sauna and a secluded private pool.

You'll enjoy a nutritious and balanced diet when dining at the resort. The Restaurant specialises in the finest Indian and international cuisines, using fresh and organic natural foods to create a menu that enriches and revitalizes the body. For a change of setting, the restaurant extends onto a charming treetop deck, perfect for al fresco dining, and a quaint pavilion bar offers an extensive selection of fine wines and premium liqueurs.

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Key information

In a 100-acre forest retreat in the Himalayan foothills, overlooking the Rishikesh valley. Approx. 1 hour from Haridwar station for trains from Delhi (4-5 hours)

Airport transfer time: Approx. 45 minutes from Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun
Rooms: 78

Best for

The range of spa packages here make it an obvious choice for a wellbeing retreat and the perfect antidote to the vibrancy of Indian cities.

Good to know

Children 14 and over are welcome at this hotel.

Accommodation information

78 rooms, suites and villas


Restaurant with terrace, pool bar, tea lounge

*Denotes local charge