Ananda Luxury Ayurveda

Uttaranchal, India

Luxury Ayurveda Resorts - Ananda Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation

Ananda in the foothills of the Himalayas is one of Asia’s finest luxury Ayurveda resorts. Ayurveda personalized programs at Ananda include stimulating and purifying therapies, daily yoga and meditation and a Dosha specific Ayurvedic diet.

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 Ayurveda programs. Of course you will experience treatments such as Shirodhara, Pizchilli and Abhyanga but you can also expect lesser known, highly therapeutic treatments such as Udwarthana and Choornaswedana.

In ancient India, holistic living was simply a way of life. These days on the fast track to progress we can often feel out of balance and disconnected from nature and our own inner self. At Ananda, you retreat to the peace and silence of the mountains and are assisted to re-connect. Personalised yoga and pranayama instruction as well as a private Ayurvedic lifestyle consultation, make Ananda’s Ayurvedic vacations special.

If you have 7 nights to spare the Ayurveda program will detoxify your body, help you to de-stress and begin to revitalize. If you have health concerns or feel that you need a complete overhaul, dedicate 14 nights to this program for deep therapeutic effect and relief from specific medical conditions. The complete 21 day Ayurvedic program brings all encompassing healing benefits.

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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.

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Why is it a Sanctuary

You have all the trappings of a 5 star resort with the authencity 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 aquainted with your body type and how to care for it.

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You may have heard of Pizichilli or Shirodhara but here at Ananda your program with include lesser known highly therapeutic Ayurvedic treatments mingled in with daily yoga, meditation and instruction in balanced breathing or pranayama. Yoga nidra is taught to help you deeply relax and you'll recieve consultations on maintaining an Ayurvedic lifestyle too.

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Soul Food

Your personalized 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 revitalize the body through a healthy approach to diet and lifestyle.

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Who is it for

The 7 night version of the program is for those who wish to de-stress and renew while learning about Ayurveda, yoga and meditation. The 14 night program is simply superb for people who are suffering from either a specific medical condition or feel burnt out and in need of a new healthy lifestyle.