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“If you want to feel like a new person, visit Ananda in the Himalayas. Ignore the electric carts and walk up to the palace annex for your morning yoga session – the best way to start your day. My room was on the lower level and faced the garden which was great as the green view was just so soothing, particularly when the valley remained shrouded in mist. However, for longer stays I’d recommend the villas featuring a private sauna with an unhampered view of the private swimming pool.”
Set in the foothills of the tranquil Himalayas, overlooking the Ganges River, Ananda Spa welcomes guests to an extraordinary retreat of spiritual enlightenment, where the focus is on relaxation, rejuvenation, and the restoration of mind, body and soul.
The spacious, well-appointed rooms are set away from the main palace, nestled neatly in the surrounding landscape. Each one comes with picture-perfect views and a design that expertly blends nature, style, and elegance together. The Viceregal Suite is the ultimate in style with a wraparound balcony and valley views, Persian rugs, a grand bathroom fireplace and antique four-poster bed.
Ananda’s healthy cuisine incorporates key principles from Ayurveda, which takes into consideration not just taste, but suitability to body type.
There’s also a heated outdoor lap pool surrounded by a comfortable deck, and the spa delivers a huge variety of treatments. Guests can also partake in lectures, classes and activities that include rafting, golf, cookery, meditation, mountain hikes and safari excursions.