Ananda Spa Resort is a luxury destination spa resort in the Himalayan foothills in Northern India, near Rishikesh.
A short flight from Delhi to Dehra Dun, followed by a 90 minute car ride into the foothills of the Himalayas takes you to the luxurious ayurvedic spa, Ananda.
This award winning spa is probably the most luxurious place in India to go to for treatments and therapies. The therapy rooms face the holy River Ganges and the Himalayas. Ananda Spa Resort also houses the only 'Aveda' Beauty Institute in India, an international brand of natural beauty products owned by Estee Lauder.
Why we like it
The Ananda Spa is probably the best place in India to undergo Ayurvedic spa treatments in luxurious surroundings. It is a very special place where you cannot fail to come away feeling energised, refreshed and relaxed from the deeply immersive experience.
The resort combines colonial hill architecture, a truly beautiful landscape and a world class health spa. Some rooms have forest views, others have views of the surrounding valley and the river Ganges below. The resort has a large spa centre, offering over 80 treatments. Wellness programmes are tailormade for each guest.
For those inclined to venture beyond the spa, there are numerous activities available in-resort or out in the surrounding area. White water rafting, a jeep safari in a nearby national park, a visit to the holy town of Rishikesh are all within easy reach. Attending the extraordinary prayer ceremony on the banks of the Ganges with the drums, horns, fire dances and smell of burning incense is incredibly moving and is an experience you always remember.
A short flight from Delhi to Dehra Dun, followed by a 90 minute car ride.