Ananda is a world class destination spa nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. Among its many accolades, Ananda was awarded the World's Number One Destination Spa for three consecutive years by Conde Nast. The 21,000 square foot spa offers an exceptional variety of over 80 body and beauty treatments, yoga, and spiritual fitness. Clearly stated, Ananda's mission is to Energize your Body, Restore your Mind and Calm your Soul.
Experience The World's #1 Destination Spa for three consecutive years
Optional activities include rafting, hiking, art programs, and visits to the sacred town of Rishikesh
Namaste. Welcome to India! Arrive at Delhi International airport. You will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Delhi is a bustling metropolis that incorporates the ancient with the modern. Amidst the skyscrapers, the monuments stand as a silent reminder to India's legacy. Driving from the airport, you will be impressed with Delhi's spacious, tree-lined streets and garden parks. Overnight at the hotel.
The morning is free for resting after your journey. In the afternoon, visit the sites of Old Delhi: Red Fort, a marvel of red sandstone; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India; and Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Overnight in Delhi.
After breakfast, proceed on tour of Delhi. In the morning, visit the Red Fort, a marvel of red sandstone; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India; and Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. After lunch, drive past India Gate, the President's Palace, and visit the Qutub Minar. Overnight in Delhi.
After breakfast, transfer to the train station for your first class rail journey to Haridwar (4.5 hours). Breakfast will be served on board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Ananda Spa in Narendra Nagar. Overnight at Ananda.
Spend 5 blissful days at Ananda's Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Program.
Ananda is dedicated to restoring the mind, body and soul through a holistic approach that incorporates the healing principles of Ayurveda, yoga and innovative spa technologies. This unique approach is called Swastha Jeevan Sandhya, or "healthy lifestyle approach with assistance." Upon arrival, you will receive a private consultation from a licensed Lifestyle Assistant who offers recommendations and guidance on treatments during your stay.
The 21,000 square foot spa offers 79 body and beauty treatments, all integrating the traditional Indian science of Ayurveda with a more contemporary Western approach. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that means "The Science of Life." Originating over 5,000 years ago, it is considered to be the oldest living science and is often called the "Mother of All Healing." It stems from the ancient Vedic culture and was taught for thousands of years in an oral tradition from accomplished masters to their disciples. Some of this knowledge was printed 3,000 years ago; however, much of it remains inaccessible. The principles of many, if not all, Western healing systems are rooted in Ayurveda.
Ananda features 20 treatment rooms with specialized areas for Ayurvedic, Oriental and European systems of holistic health. A team of qualified nutritionists, physicians and therapists all guide you toward a more balanced lifestyle. Ananda Spa also houses the only Espa beauty institute in India, an international beauty line that is now part of Estee Lauder.
Ananda features rooms, villas and suites that overlook the holy Ganges river, majestic Himalayas and the sacred city of Rishikesh. The rooms have been infused with natural Himalayan light and feature a large, private patio for dining, relaxing or even practicing yoga.
Food is an integral part of rejuvenation and forms a fundamental element of Ananda's philosophy. Each menu has been created to provide maximum nutrition while maintaining exotic and delicious flavors. Ananda's signature restaurant features the finest in European, Indian and Asian cuisine. Other dining venues include the Pavilion, the Tree Top Deck and the Tea Lounge.
The spa's extensive recreation facilities include an outdoor lap pool, gym, Squash court, and 6-hole golf course. Opportunities for additional activities include river rafting, hiking, art and culture programs. We recommend taking advantage of the unparalleled yoga programs and facilities. If requested, yoga instructors can lead personalized visits to selected ashrams in nearby Haridwar and Rishikesh.
Enjoy your final morning of Himalayan indulgence. In the afternoon, transfer to the train station for your first-class rail journey o Delhi (4.5 hours). Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the U.S. Bon Voyage!