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.
Luxury Yoga Retreats at Ananda
Ananda Luxury Yoga Retreats - India 5 Star Health Spa
Ananda in the Himalayas is one of Asia’s top luxury yoga retreats in the foothills of the Himalayas in India. Everything from Dosha specific Ayurvedic diet to the personalised plan of yoga and meditation make Ananda luxury yoga retreats unique. It renowned all of the world and recent visitors include the British Royal family, Oprah Winfrey (who wrote an amazing review) and Grammy award winning Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
Yoga Retreats at Ananda are totally authentic, focusing on mind, body and soul using ancient wisdom. During your stay at Ananda you will receive personal yoga sessions, you’ll learn or improve your Pranayama, or balanced breathing technique and you’ll also receive instruction in Yoga Nidra, a deep relaxation technique.
We love the spa treatments which are inclusive in all luxury yoga retreats program such as grounding salt scrub, reflexology and aromatherapy massage. Spa pampering comes care of a Rose Quartz Facial or Amethyst Rejuvenation.
All accommodation at Ananda in the Himalayas is luxurious from the Palace View rooms to the Vice Regal Site.
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 can be organized on request.
Why is it a Sanctuary
Honoring the ancient wisdom of Yoga at its source, classes and private consultation align mind, body and soul. You'll recieve expert yoga instruction and also pranayama and meditation. And of course, since its a luxury retreat, all yoga programs also include some spa pampering treatments too!
Spa treatments include Reiki, Grounding Salt Scrub and a very special Rose Quartz Facial or Amethyst Rejuvenation. Yoga includes personal consultation in yoga and pranayama and it you're able to stay for two weeks you'll learn advance pranayama with Bandhas and recieve a Tibetan ritual treatment.
We love Ananda's approach to eating following an Ayurvedic diet based on your Dosha. Learning what your own body loves is a valuable lesson to take away with you. 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 revitalize the body through a healthy approach to diet and lifestyle.
Who is it for
This luxury yoga holiday is for beginners and yoga enthuasts alike. It's for someone who insists on luxury but also wants to learn an authentic program. What better place to do that than one of Asia's leading destination spas!
Ananda Yoga Program
The program below is based on only 5 nights
Yoga Programs are between 5-14 nights, please inquire
3 x Personal Yoga sessions (per room)
2 x Pranayama (per room)
1 x Yoga Nidra (per room)
1 x Jal Neti
1 x Reiki
1 x Grounding Salt scrub
1 x Thai Massage
1 x Reflexology
1 x Aromatherapy Massage
1 x Rose Quartz Facial or Amethyst Rejuvenation
Prices are per person and are exclusive of 12-20% tax