Ananda in the Himalayas

7-Night Ananda in the Himalayas Renew


Ananda is an award-winning luxury destination spa resort in India situated in the Himalayan foothills in Northern India. Located on a 100-acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate, Ananda overlooks the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges river valley. Voted by Conde Nast Traveller in their Reader Awards 2017 as the Favourite Destination Spa, this luxury retreat is renowned internationally for its integrative approach to Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta.

The Renew Programme provides a safe and effective way to revive and rejuvenate the body and mind combined with holistic anti-ageing processes and is an ideal programme for senior spa-goers. An individual wellness and fitness consultation will ensure the programme is tailored to your needs and goals, with a rounded selection of spa therapies throughout your stay to ensure you're feeling relaxed and revitalised.


price per retreat

Single Occupancy (1 person)

from US$6,720Enquire Now

Double Occupancy (2 people)

from US$10,290Enquire Now
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Ananda’s rooms, suites and villas are designed with classic elegance to complement the colonial architecture and the royal Palace estate. Situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, the resort blends seamlessly with the lush surrounding landscapes. Each elegant room features 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. The rooms at Ananda display panoramic views and a luxurious bathtub. Each room is kitted with fresh cotton Kurta pyjamas, aromatic baths, healthy ginger honey lemon tea, a choice of pillows, WiFi, tea makers and bathroom amenities.

Room choices include:

Guest Rooms
  • Deluxe Palace/Garden View Rooms - 45 sqm
  • Deluxe Valley View Rooms - 45 sqm
  • Deluxe Valley View Rooms (Premiu Floors) - 45 sqm
Garden Suite
There are three Garden Suites which either face the Valley or the Maharaja's Palace. These rooms offer charm with their large bathrooms and secluded private gardens.

Ananda Suite
Situated on the ground floor and overlooking the valley, the Ananda Suite features a large private garden and gazebo setting, with an extra powder room in the bathroom.

Viceregal Suite
The Viceregal Suite comprises of a dressing room, a private terrace and a roof gazebo overlooking the stunning Ganga Valley — reminiscent of India's regal past.

Ananda Villas
Each elegant Ananda Villa is appointed a pantry for the butler, a dressing room, a private sauna and stunning view of the private swimming pool.
Healthy cuisine is a key focus for guests at Ananda, taking in principles of Ayurveda in its menus. There is a large emphasis on fresh, natural ingredients which are low in fat and calories, and use of whole grains, lean proteins and avoiding added artificial flavours to any dish.

Ananda features a variety of in-house dining options. The spa’s signature restaurant features the finest Indian, Asian and Western cuisine. Based on the basic values of traditional cooking, the Restaurant explores new vistas in modern gastronomy, with emphasis on a light and healthy meal. Keeping in mind the long duration of stay of the guests, the la carte menu changes every four months according to the season. Guests can choose to dine in the restaurant, decorated with Yantric art; the Tree Top Deck, an outdoor venue with views over the forests and mountains; or the Pavilion, a casual yet elegant setting for drinks and light snacks.

For a light bite or afternoon refreshment, visit The Tea Lounge. Located in the Viceregal Palace, it is a warm, romantic setting for an afternoon cup of tea and light snacks. The lounge walls are adorned with the portraits of the erstwhile Maharaja and the other political dignitaries who visited Narendra Nagar during the reign of the Maharaja.

Guests can also opt for poolside or private dining, for a more intimate experience. 

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Spa Treatments
  • Hiking
  • Fitness 
  • Personal Training
  • Ayurvedic Consultations
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Wellness Seminars
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Reiki and Energy Healing
  • All 'Spa programme' inclusions as listed below:
    • 1 Jasmine salt scrub - 45 minutes
    • 1 Aromatherapy - 85 minutes
    • 1 Ananda Fusion - 85 minutes
    • 1 Tibetan Ku Nye massage - 45 minutes
    • 1 Honey and Rose facial - 55 minutes
    • 2 Eye Rejuvenator - 25 minutes
    • 1 Aroma Cocoon - 85 minutes
    • 1 Urovasti - 30 minutes
    • 1 Kati Vasti - 30 minutes
    • 1 Nasyam - 30 minutes
    • 1 Choornaswedana - 55 minutes
    • 1 Pizhichil - 75 minutes
    • 1 Debrief with Doctor and Lifestyle consultation - 30 minutes
    • 3 Hatha Yoga (per room) - 60 minutes
    • 1 Pranayama (per room) - 30 minutes
    • 1 Yoga Nidra (per room) - 45 minutes
    • 1 Ajapa Japa (per room) - 45 minutes
  • Individual Wellness Consultation; Ayurvedic Consultation (where required)
  • Personal Fitness Consultation, Fitness Test, and Body composition analysis where required
  • Ongoing progress checks with Doctor and Spa consultants
  • Detailed debrief session and lifestyle consultation and counselling  session
  • Ananda Rejuvenation Spa Cuisine meals (breakfast/ lunch/ dinner), per night per person
  • Morning Wake Up signature tea and fresh fruit bowl provided every day
  • Scheduled wellness activities: Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Vedanta talks, Fitness, Cooking demonstrations, and weekly trek
  • Daily use of the Hydrotherapy facilities: Steam, Sauna, Chill Plunge Pool, and Kneipp Hydrotherapy Foot Bath
  • All Meals included
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer

payment policy

  • Prices are in USD and are excluding taxes and fees
  • Prices shown are for Garden View Rooms. Room upgrades are not included in the price and will incur an additional charge: please enquire
  • Taxes on room (18% GST) and taxes on meals and spa (18% GST) included in the rates


The Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar, Uttarakhand 249175, India

Located on the 100-acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate, Ananda is surrounded by graceful Sal forests and overlooks the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges river valley. Ananda is a 45-minute drive from Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun.

By Air
There are many flights from Delhi International Airport to Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, taking around 45 minutes in the air, followed by a 40-minute picturesque drive to the spa.

Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Air India and Indigo operate daily flights from Delhi to Dehradun. 

By Train
There are daily train schedules operating from Delhi to Haridwar for a more scenic route. The train juorney takes 4.5 hours to Haridwar, followed by a 90-minute drive to Ananda in the Himalayas.

By Helicopter
Holicopter transfers can be arranged and takes approximately two hours from Delhi to Ananda's private helipad.

By Car
It takes approximately 5 hours (depending on traffic) to drive from Delhi to Ananda. It is less recommended to drive due to the unpredictable nature of traffic conditions.

Please note that the car transfers can be provided for pick-up or drop from the Railway Station or Airport. Please inform our team of your requirements and the respective transfer rates will be provided.