Ananda Spa is nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas in India, within a hundred-acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate. It is surrounded by forest and faces the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges. There are frequent flights from Delhi International Airport to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun and then a picturesque drive to the resort in a private car.
Expect a series of detoxifying, de-stressing and revitalizing experiences. Key treatments include Shirodhara (warm oil pour over the forehead) to revitalize the mind, Nasyam Sneha Vasti, a cleansing treatment and Hatha Yoga practices. You will firstly focus on improving the digestive and circulatory systems. You will then have treatments to release toxins, detox and balance the doshas. Finally, you’ll enjoy revitalizing Spa treatments such as Phizhichil, during which a lukewarm cloth dipped in medicated oil is squeezed over the body.
The Ananda Ayurveda Retreat is for those who are looking for improved immunity, better vitality and more energy. You may want to improve your metabolism and of course you’ll also benefit from glowing and younger looking skin. You’ll return home with knowledge of how your individual dosha balance is crucial to your overall health and prevention of illness. You’ll also come away with more knowledge on how to prepare Ayurvedic cuisine. Sound like you? Read on!
Ananda Ayurveda Retreats are India’s most luxury holistic, healthy holidays, set within a one-hundred-acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate. Overlooking the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges, Ananda Spa is an extremely special wellness retreat.
These Ayurveda Retreats integrate traditional Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta (ancient philosophy) with fitness and healthy, organic cuisine. Your luxury wellness vacation will be personalised with you in mind, to restore balance in the doshas.
This ancient system of healing is the over 5000 years old and is the origin of most natural medicine treatments today. A holistic approach to healing through mind, body and soul, Ayurveda bases itself upon the five elements or pillars of creation which are earth, fire, sky, water and air. These, along with the three primary forces of prana or ‘doshas’ which are Vata (air), Agni or Pitta (fire) and Soma or Kapha (water and earth) are the basic principles of this ancient system of healing. The key to well-being is keeping these in balance and at one with the five elements.
Ananda’s leading Ayurveda retreats take great consideration on gourmet, healthy cuisine which incorporates the principles of Ayurveda, with an emphasis on low-fat, whole grains. organic fruit and vegetables, low salt and no artificial preservatives. These fabulous Ayurveda holidays run from 7, 14 and 21 nights but if you’re dates are between that we’ll create something with you in mind.
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Top Tip: One of the evenings, do schedule in some time to visit Rishikesh and witness the Aarti (fire ceremony) at the Parmarth Nikentan Aashram on the banks of the Ganges.Make An Enquiry
7 night's accommodation in a Deluxe Palace/Garden Suite
Return transfers from/to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun
Individual Wellness Consultation; Ayurvedic Consultation (where required)
Where required, fitness consultation and tests
Ongoing progress checks with Ayurvedic Physician
Detailed debrief session and lifestyle consultation
Morning Wake Up signature tea and fresh fruit bowl provided every day
Ananda Rejuvenation Spa Cuisine meals (breakfast/ lunch/ dinner), per night per person
Scheduled wellness activities: Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Vedanta talks, Fitness, Cooking demonstrations and weekly trek
Daily use of the Hydrotherapy facilities: Steam, Sauna, Plunge Pool, and Hydrotherapy Foot Bath
10 x Ayurvedic Therapy Sessions
3 x Cleansing Therapies
2 x Personal Yoga Sessions
2 x Personal Pranayama Sessions
1 x Personal Meditation Sessions
SINGLE OCCUPANCY: USD$5390
SHARED OCCUPANCY: USD$4130
Airport Transfer Time: A picturesque 45 minutes from local airport Jolly Grant
Local Currency: Indian Rupee, Credit Card payments are accepted at the resort
Best time to go: Pleasant year round. March-June are the warmest months and June reaches +35c. July-September are cooler monsoon months and October-February are 19-27c with a slight chill
Eco conscious: *****
Children: Children below the age of 14 years are not permitted at Ananda. 14+ years old can take part in other scheduled activities like yoga, meditation, treks and use of the swimming pool. You need to be 18 years plus to use the spa facilities.
Tips: Check with us on clothing, as you may need warm evening wear depending on the month of your visit. Do attend the weekly healthy cuisine cooking class to learn how to cook gourmet Ayurveda cuisine and continue eating healthy at home