Ananda In The Himalayas | India | If Only

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For Spa aficionados Ananda In The Himalayas is renowned worldwide as India's only destination spa. Nestled in a 100 acre mountain forest estate in the tranquil Himalayan foothills and on a ridge overlooking the River Ganges near Rishikesh, this award-winning hotel is a tranquil spa retreat in which to rejuvenate the mind and body.

Combining traditional architecture and style with elegant, modern facilities, the aim has been to create a retreat within enchanting surroundings that assists in redefining lifestyles through the combination of traditional Indian wellness regimes and the best of international wellness therapies. 


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At a glance

  • Luxury Hotel
  • 5 Star Deluxe
  • 78 Rooms



Making a statement with colours that echo nature's palette, the guest rooms are spacious and designed with classic elegance in the colonial style. Overlooking the Viceregal Palace and the Rishikesh Valley, each room is a haven with luxurious beds, private balconies with stunning views and well-appointed bathrooms that have bathtubs with vistas of landscaped gardens or the valley. For true indulgence each of the private luxury villas, set amidst the Sal trees, has a 40 sq. metre private pool and a deck area with comfortable lounge beds.



With menus designed for each individual guest, Ananda In The Himalayas provides rejuvenation cuisine for those who wish to revitalise their body through a healthy approach to diet. In the show kitchen chefs will also instruct guests on how to make these dishes at home. The Restaurant, which offers the finest Indian and international dishes, has been built amidst a grove of Sal trees with a Tree Top deck overlooking the valley below. The grand Viceregal Tea Lounge with its old-world charm and understated elegance provides the ideal venue for a delicious cup of Darjeeling tea. For relaxing refreshment the pool service offers fresh juice, garden-fresh vegetables and organic greens under clear Himalayan skies by the aquamarine pool.



From unwinding by the pool to daily yoga, from Vedanta or meditation classes to the state of the art gymnasium, from exhilarating weekly treks to cultural entertainment and cuisine demonstrations, the retreat offers a range of complimentary activities that will make any stay an uplifting and rejuvenating experience. White water rafting, safaris and even golf can be arranged, or for those who prefer to recapture the days of the Raj, an evening in the Maharaja’s billiards room is not to be missed. Located in the Viceregal Palace the billiards room houses the oldest billiards table in India and has entertained some of India’s most famous political personages, all of whom were guests of the Maharaja.



Regarded by many as one of the best spas in the world the resort offers well-known traditional Indian wellness regimes of Ayurvenda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with best of international wellness experiences. The Spa, with its 24 treatment rooms and luxurious hydrotherapy facilities, offers more than 80 body and beauty experiences. The personalised therapy and activity programmes, designed to meet individual needs and health goals through de-stress, detoxification, cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-ageing and weight loss. Qualified nutritionists, western & Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists, yoga and fitness experts are all on hand to gently guide guests towards a better lifestyle.


Getting There

Arrival Airport

Delhi International Airport


International flight to Delhi international Airport followed by a 45 minute domestic flight to Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun and a 40 minute drive to the hotel.


October to April affords the driest weather and a chance to see Shimla dusted in snow during December and January.