HANDY TO KNOW
Airport Transfer Time: Frequent flights from Delhi and Mumbai arrive at Jolly Grant airport, Dehadrun then a picturesque 40 min drive to Ananda.
Local Currency: Indian Rupee
Credit Card payments are accepted at the resort
Best time to go: Ananda has pleasant weather most of the year. Nov-March is cool, clear with sunshine (jackets for morning and evening). April-June begins to see warmer weather. Late June-Sept see sporadic monsoon but less humidiity. Sept-Oct is sunny, warm and humid.
Eco conscious: The resort has a commendable attitude to preserving the surrounding nature.
Children: Children under 14 years of age are not permitted at Ananda. Children 14-18 may join in scheduled activities. Spa and Jacuzzi is strictly 18+
Tips: Check the time of year for visiting as you may need a jacket for mornings and evenings (and some socks) As always comfort is key.
Ananda Spa Healing Holidays
Ananda Spa Healing Holidays
Ananda Spa Healing Holidays are truly transformative, looking at each individual in a holistic manner. The Dhyana Self Realisation Program allows guests to gain more control over their physical and mental faculties, balancing them emotionally as well as spiritually.
Wellness guests are guided through daily meditation sessions including Yoga Nidra (physic sleep), Ajapa Japa (spontaneous mantra chanting), Antar Mouna (inner silence) and Trataka (gazing on a candle flame).
One-on-one hatha yoga sessions are personalised for each guest to help release physical stiffness and tensions and attain stillness, whilst Pranayama breathing techniques balances the energy and internalises the mind to assist meditative practices. Topics related to Yogic philosophy and its incorporation into daily practices are discussed with the Yoga Guru. The Dhyana program also includes Swadhaya or self-study which is a deeper reflection on each day’s experiences.
Multi award winning Ananda in the Himalayas has long been known as one of Asia’s top luxury Ayurveda resorts with a fantastic focus on holistic wellbeing. The resort looks like a palace and has royalty and celebrities gracing its doors. We love the authenticity of the wellness programs.
Contact us directly to begin to personalise your journey within.
Ananda is situated in the town of Narendranagar, part of the state of Uttaranchal, close to the cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar. There are frequent flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, followed by a 40 minute picturesque drive. Car transfers from either the airport or train station are included.
Why is it a Sanctuary
You have all the trappings of a 5 star resort with the authenticity of Ayurveda without the frills. If you want to feel like your learning from an ancient source, Ananda is a top choice. These aren't just spa treatments, they are therapeutic and the program as a whole leaves you feeling far more acquainted with your body type and how to care for it.
Wellness guests are guided through daily meditation sessions including Yoga Nidra (physic sleep), Ajapa Japa (spontaneous mantra chanting), Antar Mouna (inner silence) and Trataka (gazing on a candle flame).One-on-one hatha yoga sessions are personalised for each guest to help release physical stiffness and tensions and attain stillness, whilst Pranayama breathing techniques balances the energy and internalises the mind to assist meditative practices.
Your personalised Ayurvedic diet will be based on your Dosha or body type. For example Vata body types (air and space) lean towards light and dry food. In order to balance this oily, moist and heavy foods with tones of sweet, sour and salt must be added to the diet. The aim is to revitalise the body through a healthy approach to diet and lifestyle.
Who is it for
For those on a journey to get to know the self. You may be at a turning point in your life, children fleeing the nest, separation or retirement and feel uncomfortable in your own skin and in search of larger answers.
Ananda in the Himalayas Healing Holidays
This program is available for 7, 14 or 21 nights so please do enquire
Below is an outline of 7 nights in an entry level suite:
7 nights accommodation in a Valley Suite
Return local airport transfers
Individual Wellness Consultation; Ayurvedic Consultation (where required)
Personal Fitness Consultation, Fitness Test and Body composition analysis where required
Ongoing progress checks with Doctor and Spa consultants
Detailed debrief session and lifestyle consultation and counseling session
Ananda Rejuvenation Spa Cuisine meals (breakfast/ lunch/ dinner), per night per person
Morning Wake Up signature tea and fresh fruit bowl provided every day
Scheduled wellness activities: Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Vedanta talks, Fitness, Cooking demonstrations, and weekly trek
Daily use of the Hydrotherapy facilities: Steam, Sauna, Chill Plunge Pool, and Kneipp Hydrotherapy Foot Bath
6 x 60 mins Meditation
5 x 60 mins Personal Hatha Yoga
6 x 30 mins Pranayama Sessions
1 x 55 mins Abhyanga
1 x 75 mins Kundalini back massage
1 x 55 mins Reflexology
1 x 55 mins Shirodhara
1 x 55 mins Shiatsu
1 x 75 mins Amethyst Rejuvenation Facial
Includes Government Tax and Service