Ananda Spa Resort
Ananda Spa houses the only 'Aveda' Beauty Institute in India, an international beauty line now part of Estee Lauder. The 21,000 square foot spa offers an extensive menu of over 79 body and beauty treatments, integrating the traditional Indian systems of Ayurveda with the more contemporary Western spa approach. The spa experience strives to achieve the ultimate harmony between the physical and the mental realms of the individual.
With unique focuses on the traditional Indian sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda, Ananda Spa creates the skillful synthesis between age-old therapies and modern spa technology. The personalized therapy and activities programs is designed to meet individual needs and health goals - de-stress, detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-aging, weight & inch loss, while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition and exercise. Twenty treatment rooms with specialised areas for Ayurveda, Oriental and European systems of holistic health, a team of qualified nutritionists, Western & Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists with knowledge of ancient Indian sciences and modern western treatments - all gently guide you towards a better lifestyle.
At Ananda-In the Himalayas, the calming integration of lush greenery, fresh mountain air, Himalayan spring water, the luxurious therapy rooms overlooking the holy River Ganges and the mystifying Himalayas, provides the ideal environment for rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul.
This Spa resort is situated near Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar and is 260 kms north of New Delhi; 35 km from Airport; 42 km from Railway Station and 18 km. from Rishikesh bus stand.
This India Spa resort has 75 rooms. All the rooms are infused with natural Himalayan light, designed to imbibe the feel of the mountains. Built on a mountain ridge, the guest rooms offer breathtaking view of the valley and the city of Rishikesh or the Palace. The rooms have been designed in a minimalist and holistic fashion with wooden floors offset by essential furniture, walk- in closet and well-lit marble bathrooms with sunken bathtub facing bay windows offering exquisite views. One of the main features of the rooms is the independent patio balcony with breath taking view of the Himalayas, where one can relax or even practice Yoga.
The rooms have been divided into various categorizes as mentioned below:
The Viceregal Suites
This Suite, with a wrap around terrace, outdoor Jacuzzi and its own telescope, embodies the graciousness of a bygone era. Located in the Palace annex, in an area of 220 sqm, it exudes the warmth of Indian hospitality, with special local touches in the décor - framed antique Jamawar fabric, gold painted wooden artifacts and pillars with intricate paintings by Rajasthani master craftsman. The other facilities of this suite include a spacious dining and living room with seating for six, a bedroom with a four-poster bed, an adjoining dressing area and a separate shower and steam room.
Deluxe Suites and Ananda Suite
The superb one-bedroom deluxe suites are located on the first and third floor, while the spacious and delightful Ananda Suite is located on the ground floor of the guest residence. These rooms have a separate living room with a dining area and Ananda Suite has its own private garden. Overlooking the Rishikesh valley, the river Ganga or the landscaped garden and Palace, the suites feature a private bar, a walk-in closet, in-room safe, bay-window bath tubs and separate shower, tea cove making facility and telephones with data port and voice mail.
The dining facilities at this resort in India take special care of the health of the people.
The Pavilion is a casual and elegant setting for drinks and light snacks. Located in the restaurant building, the Pavilion is the ideal venue for intimate gatherings. Enjoy a drink or savour a complete meal under the expert guidance of the staff. The decor and the cosy ambience of this venue is reflective of the warmth of the English period. With a bar that features the finest wines and liquors, the Pavilion is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions with family and friends.
The Tree Top Deck
The Tree Top Deck is a delightful outdoor venue of the restaurant that is built on treetops, thereby infusing your meal experience with the beauty of the Himalayan mountains and the fresh, natural surroundings. Inhale the fresh air while enjoying a spa meal. Let the clear blue skies and the lush green vegetation serenade you while your palate is gently tempted by the exotic gourmet delight. At night, this venue offers a unique romantic dining experience, with the fireflies and the crickets, playing music to your meal.
The Tea Lounge
Located in the Viceregal Palace, the Maharaja's Tea Lounge is a warm, romantic setting for an afternoon cup of tea and light snacks, taking you back to the by-gone days of the British Raj and royalty. The lounge walls are adorned with the portraits of the erstwhile Maharaja and the other political dignitaries who visited Narendra Nagar during the reign of the Maharaja. Of particular interest and mention are the signatures and pictures of Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India. While the lounge quietly tells a story of the days of yore, relax on the lounge sofas or admire the rich, brocaded tapestry, dating back to the royal times. Enjoy spectacular sunsets or appreciate the beauty of the well-manicured gardens. Savour the cup of tea at the royal card tables, which have been retained from the time of the Maharaja. Exquisitely crafted to perfection, these card tables have the enclosures made of glass. The tapestry and the curtains exude the warm and inviting hues of yellow and blue, both traditional colours of Indian royalty.
Whether it is the cup of tea on your mind or merely historic curiosity, the Tea Lounge is your awaited answer.
Health facilities at Anada Spa Resort
Ananda Spa Resort is located in the region that gave birth to Ayurveda, a scientific process of identifying the imbalance in the main bio energies (3 Doshas, called Vata, Pitta and Kapha) of the body and correcting that to achieve health and harmony. For centuries, most of the herbs used in Ayurvedic therapies have been sourced from the natural wealth of these forested foothills.
Ananda Yoga helps you to enhance physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being using three branches of Yoga: Hatha, Kriya and Raja. Drawing from a wealth of spirituality and ancient healing arts, Yoga at Ananda, set at the source of these traditions- Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, is an experience that is highlighted by the environment - the Himalayan Sal Forest, overlooking the river Ganges and the holy town of Rishikesh.
Discover optimum well being through a full menu of treatment at Ananda Spa. Experience a renewal of energies, as we guide you on how to maximize your spa experience. After a detailed consultation your personal guide will customize a program to help you achieve your health goals, manage stress, detoxify, cleanse, and lose weight as well as other personal goals.
Aveda Beauty Institute
Enhance your beauty by being closer to the best of Mother Nature. Aveda, an internationally celebrated and deeply eco-conscious company, have inaugurated their maiden concept spa in India at Ananda.
Fitness plays an important role in the rejuvenation process and Ananda offers the guest a gamut of fitness activities to bring about a sense of enhanced well-being.
Recreational facilities are plenty. Like there is the outdoor lap pool; a 16-station life-cycle gymnasium; Squash court; 6-hole golf course; opportunities for outdoor adventure activities like rafting, trekking, wildlife safari and the art and culture programs.
You can discover the richness of Indian Art and Culture at Ananda Spa Resort. Propelled with the concept of a holistic lifestyle and well being, the spa rests on the healing philosophy of physical, mental and spiritual health. While the vast menu of spa programs and adventure activities energies the body, serene yoga and meditation sessions uplift the mind. The inclusion of art and culture into the regime of the guests is carefully orchestrated to elevate and aestheticism the human spirit.
Indian Art and Culture is the true index of the vastness and diversity of the Indian sub-continent. Art at Ananda is the culmination of a body-mind-soul exercise targeted to let the individual experience 'rasa'- the ultimate aesthetic experience, which the source of all 'Ananda'- bliss.
Ananda Art and Culture involves the coming together of the rich and varied forms of Indian classical and folk traditions, performing and visual arts, traditional and contemporary cultural ethos. Whether it is a classical performance of Bharatanatyam - one of the oldest classical dance forms in the world, originating in the South of India, or a soulful evening of Ghazals - poetic love songs, culture at Ananda becomes a self-reflective statement.
Amidst the mountain settings and against the backdrop of the magnificent Himalayas, the magical venue of the amphitheatre, called the Hill Theatre, resounds with the precise tinkling of ankle bells or the melodious strains of the sitar. Get acquainted with the age-old traditions of the Indian performing arts or watch an award-winning craftsman at work on the lawns.
|Name:||Ananda Spa Resort|
|Location:||The Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar 260 kms north of New Delhi 35 km from Airport 42 km from Railway Station 18 km. from Rishikesh Bus Stand|
|No.of rooms:||75 rooms|
|Facilities:||Tree-top dining, Yoga centre, Ayurveda centre, Holistic treatments, Traditional Indian music, Gymnasium, Squash court, 6-hole golf course, Rafting, Trekking, Wildlife safari, Art and culture programmes|
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