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ANANDA - IN THE HIMALAYAS
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Ananda-In The Himalayas is a luxury destination spa resort located in the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas, the birthplace of India‟s ancient arts of
yoga, meditation and Ayurveda.
Ananda is a retreat dedicated to restoring balance and harmonising energy, through a holistic approach, incorporating the healing principles of the East and the West with a specific focus on Ayurveda and Aromatherapy, along with contemporary spa technology. At the heart of the wellness focus, is the integration of Yoga and Ayurveda philosophies along with purifying whole body therapies, while incorporating the five elements of Nature, thus creating harmony between the mind, body and spirit.
Set amongst 100 acres of virgin forest and opened in September 2000, Ananda-In the Himalayas is built around a Maharaja‟s palace estate and
located 260 kilometres north of New Delhi. The resort features a restored Viceroy‟s Palace, world-class Spa, 75 deluxe rooms and suites and 3 brand
new villas two of these villas are 2 bedrooms and one is a single bedroom villa, with breathtaking views of the Ganges River and mountainside.
With the highest standards of service, luxurious accommodations, innovative dining and breathtaking mountain views, Ananda is becoming an
internationally recognised oasis offering an enriching experience designed to restore, renew and revitalise.
Guests can immerse themselves in a complete rejuvenation experience in the 21,000 square foot spa, with an extensive selection of therapies in the 21 treatment rooms, 4 consultation rooms. The Spa also features luxurious hydrotherapy facilities, a Beauty Institute, outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool, sauna, steam rooms, fully equipped gymnasium and squash court.
Dining facilities include: The Restaurant (Ananda Rejuvenation Cuisine); The Pavilion; The Winter Garden; The Palace Lounge; The Hill Theatre and The Poolside.
Ananda is ideal for conference and management retreats and provides extensive meeting facilities for up to 150 guests. In the Viceroy‟s Palace, there are also rooftop boardrooms and terraces with panoramic views, an amphitheatre, temple and landscaped gardens.
Ananda Adventure includes trekking, white water rafting, nature walks, visiting the wild elephants of Rajaji National Park, and elephant photo safaris at nearby Chilla National Park. With golf turf imported from the United States for the greens and tees, the six-hole, par-three course incorporates an independent driving range, perfect for private lessons. Small but perfectly formed, the golf course on its Himalayan axle is nonetheless challenging.
Spa Address The Palace Estate
Uttaranchal – 249175
Tel: 91 - 1378- 227500
Fax: 91 - 1378- 227550
Corporate Marketing and C – 26, Qutub Institutional Area Sales New Delhi - 110 016
Mumbai Sales 701 B Poonam Chambers
Dr. Annie Besant Road
Mumbai – 400 018
Tel: 91-22-2497 3408
Fax: 91-22-2497 5391
Location Located close to the holy town of Rishikesh in the
precincts of the Palace Estate of the Maharaja of
Tehri-Garhwal in the small town of Narendra
Nagar. Ananda is situated 260kms north of New
Delhi in the state of Uttaranchal.
Owning & Management IHHR Hospitality, New Delhi, India Company
Designer & Architect Chhada, Siembieda & Associates
Air A short 45-minute flight from New Delhi to
Dehradun‟s Jolly Grant airport followed by a one-
hour drive. (Please note Dehradun airport is
currently closed for a year for up gradation
Helicopter Ananda has a private helipad that is available for
chartered flights from New Delhi.
Train A four-hour journey from New Delhi to Haridwar
railway station followed by a one-hour drive.
Road The driving time between New Delhi and Narendra
Nagar is approximately five and a half hours.
75 deluxe rooms and suites with private balcony,
offers magnificent view of the Ganges river and
valley of Rishikesh or the Maharajas Palace.
The suites have their own private garden. The
Viceregal Suite, located in the Palace has a wrap
around terrace with an outdoor Jacuzzi.
3 brand new villas two of these villas are 2
bedrooms and one is a single bedroom villa, with
breathtaking views of the Ganges River and
Facilities include ? Panoramic view terrace
? Sunken bathtub with picture window view
? Separate shower
? Walk-in closet
? Two line telephones
? Private bar
? In-room safe
? Tea and coffee maker
? Temperature AC and Heat control
The Restaurant The Restaurant features the finest of Ayurvedic,
Asian and Western cuisine based on the basic
values of traditional cooking.
Tree Tops An outer deck of The Restaurant set within the
natural environs of the Himalayas.
The Pavilion A casual and cosy setting for drinks and light
snacks, located adjacent to The Restaurant and
Palace Tea Lounge Located in the Viceregal Palace serves high tea
and soft beverages.
The Poolside Set on the ridge of the Himalayan mountain hills
makes a perfect place to relax with healthy snacks
and fresh juices.
Hill Theatre In pleasant weather, dinner shows are
occasionally scheduled here. The Hill Theatre
offers a view of the Himalayas and the Palace.
Winter Garden Located in Viceregal Palace overlooks the valley.
This venue is set for service according to seasonal
21,000 Sq. feet area Ananda offers a unique blend of therapeutic
treatments based on traditional Indian practices of
ayurveda, yoga and meditation. The spa also
offers the latest European and Thai treatments to
purify the body and soothe the senses. (For
further details on the treatments please view
Facilities ? Separate beauty treatment salon
? Kama Suite for a couple with jacuzzi, sauna and
21 treatment rooms massage
? Hydrotherapy facilities: steam, sauna, Jacuzzi,
4 relaxation rooms Kneipe foot bath, cold plunge, showers, locker
and changing rooms 4 consultation rooms ? Outdoor heated lap pool and Jacuzzi
? Gym: 16 station life fitness gym with cardio,
strength training and aerobics facility
Spa Boutique Showcases a fine collection of silk, wide variety of
music, books, Ananda wears, art objects, herbal
teas and other organic food, skincare and
Yoga & Meditation Yoga and meditation at Ananda helps to achieve a
state of passive alertness that transcends the
every day level of thought and distraction.
Ma Anandamayi Abode Renowned spiritual figure, Ma Anandamayi was
respected for her propagation of universal love
The Maharaja of Garhwal, a highly spiritual
person, invited her to bless his Palace. The
Maharajah made a very special abode for Ma
Anandamayi, overlooking the Ganges valley,
where she worked to set up her Ashram. Outside
her abode, parishioners regularly congregated to
receive her presence, discourses on spirituality
Yoga Pavilion A majestic open-air marbled floor shelter with
gold leaf ceiling fresco, surrounded by a still and
peaceful water pool at the south end of expansive
palace lawn. The intimate setting excellent
location to view the sunset and is ideal for
individual instruction or private meditation.
Viceregal Hall The Hall is ideal for more active forms of yoga. A
tranquil hillside garden is tucked just outside the
valley‟s ridge – a perfect refuge for Himalayan tea
after an invigorating yoga session or peaceful
Board Room II Glassed on four sides, this intimate indoor setting
commands impressive view of the mountains.
Winter Garden Adjacent to the Ma Anandamayi Abode, this
outdoors area overlooks a dense grove of sal
trees. The tranquility of the spiritual leader‟s
former presence enhances the yoga session.
Hill Theatre Terraced Hill Theatre offers a view of the foothills
Fitness Centre Ananda Fitness Centre provides a world-class
high-energy balance to the tranquility of
encompassing spa experience.
Services ? Morning energisers - nature walks and jogging
? Fitness orientation – one-to-one training,
stretch and tone, abdominal workout
Outdoor recreational activities
An exhilarating extension to the spa at Ananda,
we offer an array of outdoor adventures and
thrilling explorations into the Himalayas, Ganges
and surrounding National parks.
? White water rafting
? Visit to Rajaji and Chilla National Park
Billiards Room Ananda houses one of the oldest billiard tables in
India. The charming room includes a spectator‟s
gallery and fireplace.
The Library The library houses the Maharaja‟s superb
collection of literary & historical books on the
Imperial era. It is currently being augmented by
contemporary topics, including ayurveda,
wellness, lifestyle, natural history, yoga,
meditation and more.
Board Room I Suitable for small groups of 10-16. Once the
guesthouse dining room, this 15-foot ceiling room
with fireplace, enjoys a ground floor location
adjacent to the grand staircase and reception hall.
Board Room II Also suitable for small groups of 10-16. Glassed
on four sides, this intimate setting commands
impressive view of the Himalayas.
Viceregal Hall The Palace‟s recreation hall is the largest meeting
room at the spa wit high ceilings and wooden
floors. Ideal for meetings, presentation,
exhibitions or small functions for up to 140
Equipment ? Data projector
? slide projector (35 mm)
? flip charts
? VCR / TV / computers
? cordless mikes / wire mikes
? sound system
? OHP and white board
No.1 of the top 25 spas in CONDE NAST TRAVELLER, 2005 & 2006 the world
Destination Spa of the Year BASA AWARDS 2006 Best Overseas spa retreat CONDE NAST TRAVELLER, 2005
Best Overseas Lifestyle Condé Nast Traveller – 2003 Destination Spa (First
Best Pampering Spa Harpers Abroad – 2002
Best Spas in the World Tatler – 2003
Condé Nast Traveller – 2002 & 2003
Homes & Gardens – 2001
Tatler Travel Guide – 2002
Sunday Times, London – 2001
Spa Management Journal – 2000
Asiafit – 2000
East – 2000
Hot List Condé Nast Traveller – 2001
Travel & Leisure – 2001
Gourmet – 2000
Most sublime centre of the Condé Nast Traveller – 2000 year // to renew body &
Yoga Retreats Of The World Harpers & Queen – 2001
Association 5 Waves certification – BISA (British International
Spa Association) 2001
International Spa Association (ISPA)
Rediscover happiness and self-contentment at Ananda. Ananda Spa is
dedicated to restoring balance and harmonising energies through a holistic
approach blending the healing principles of the East and West with a specific
focus on Ayurveda along with contemporary spa technology. The Ananda Spa
is dedicated to providing guests with a total immersion in discovering a well-
being oriented lifestyle and a holistic therapy approach. At the heart of the
wellness focus is the integration of yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic
philosophies along with purifying whole body therapies incorporating the five
elements of nature thus creating harmony between the mind, body and spirit.
On arrival guests will begin their spa experience at Ananda by receiving a
consultation with one of the spa experts. This will allow Ananda to assist in
creating a personalised therapy and activity programme designed to meet
guests individual needs and expectations to achieve their health goals along
with guidance in the areas of: nutrition, exercise, stress management,
detoxification, deep relaxation and anti-ageing.
The journey from the palace to the spa snakes through woods and manicured
lawns. The reception of the spa is an airy atrium hall, were natural breeze
flow through ancient pines and wild flowers. The spa consists of three levels
including a state-of-the-art gymnasium overlooking the gardens of the Palace
and the valley of Rishikesh. The gymnasium has its own training master and
a hall for aerobics.
Separate wet spas for men and women offer the following facilities:
? A Finnish sauna overlooking the valley and the forest
? Turkish steam bath
? Chilled plunge pool
? Jacuzzi with spectacular view
? A footbath area, with natural rounded Ganga pebbles of different
grades, in which, the water temperatures change from one segment to
the other segment of the footbath
? A built in hydro-massage system
A walkway leads to the therapy rooms offering treatments like ayurvedic
massages, detoxification, hydro body exfoliating / scrub rub, water jet,
cellular massage, Swedish and Thai massage. The massage rooms are
equipped with private aromatic baths, and rest rooms. Each of these rooms
has individual showers.
A unique feature of the spa is the large Couples’ Suite, with its double Jacuzzi,
steam, resting areas and treatments where guests can have a private facial or body wrap.
One of the highlights of Ananda is the Beauty Institute, offering a variety of beauty treatments including facials, skin care, body wraps and aromatherapy.
The spa complex also houses a boutique where arts, crafts and accessories specially designed and developed for the resort are available. Adjoining the spa complex is an outdoor heated swimming pool and another Jacuzzi.