Ananda in the Himalayas

Northern India

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..

Ananda Spa Information

Location & Getting There

Ananda Spa is set in the foothills of the tranquil Himalayas, overlooking the Ganges River, in the town of Narendranagar. There are frequent flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Dehradun Airport, a 40-minute drive away.


At Ananda Spa, accommodations echo the beauty of nature, blending style and elegance into serene environments of pure bliss. 70 spacious rooms offer sweeping view of the Palace, gardens, or the Rishikesh Valley, along with large balconies, modern appointments, and spa-inspired bathrooms.

There are four types of rooms, three types of suites, and the ultimate Ananda villas – one- and two-bedroom villas up to 1800 square feet, with living rooms, private saunas, and 40 square metre private pools. Whatever accommodation you choose, guests at Ananda Spa experience the intersection of luxury and enchantment in an environment designed to heal.


A stay at Ananda Spa is an emotionally and physically uplifting experience. With a comprehensive schedule of activities for mind, body, and soul, Ananda offers something for every taste. Start the day with a mountain hike through the crisp air of the Himalayas, or salute the sun with a daily yoga practice. Attend a Vedanta lecture and reach for mental peace, equilibrium, and ultimate liberation. There are cooking classes, nature walks, safaris, rafting, and meditation. On the 6-hole golf course, practice your swing with a private coach or play a relaxed game in the serene environment among the trees.

The 24,000 square foot spa offers over 80 body and beauty treatments that integrate the traditional Indian systems of Ayurveda with a more contemporary Western spa approach. The personalized therapies are designed to meet individual needs and health goals, helping you de-stress, detoxify, and relax, while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition and exercise. Visit Ananda Spa and leave a more relaxed, rested, rejuvenated version of yourself.


Ananda Spa is best suited to adults.

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Why we recommend Ananda in the Himalayas

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.

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