Ananda Meditation Retreats

Pause and look within on these luxury Meditation Retreats in India with Yoga and Ayurveda

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Ananda Luxury Meditation Rishikesh, India


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.

What to Expect

You don’t have to be in an ashram to learn meditation. These luxury meditation retreats are thoroughly authentic. Each guest is guided through Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses from the mind), Dharana (focusing of the mental awareness) and towards experience of Dhyana (continued meditative awareness). Enjoy a specially curated Ayurvedic menu and plenty of time to pause and look within.

Who's it For ?

These luxury meditation retreats at the foothills of the Himalayas are for those of you who want to pause and look within but are not prepared to rough it. Ananda Spa is India’s leading Ayurvedic Health Resort, focusing on ancient therapies to heal the body, mind and soul. If you’re suffering from stress and anxiety, have trouble sleeping or feel burned-out then a meditation vacation will help you to pause, unwind and learn life-long tools to remain harmonious.

Luxury Meditation Retreats offer you an opportunity to pause and learn the tools to reduce stress and anxiety. Mindfulness techniques are now accepted a successful way to balance the mind and enhance holistic health.

The Dhyana Meditation program is a luxury wellness vacation in India which uses the practice of meditation as one of the key tools to bring harmony to the mind. In our fast paced world of connectivity, it’s increasingly difficult to disconnect and be at one with nature. Set within a Maharaja’s Estate in the Himalayas, Ananda Spa has the most perfect surroundings to allow you to withdraw from the world. You will begin by learning Pratyahara, a withdrawal of the senses from the mind, followed by Dharana, focusing mental awareness.

As well as group wellness sessions, you will also receive personal sessions on yoga and pranayama (balanced breathing). You will enjoy some Ayurveda Spa treatments and other Spa therapies. Your meals are created to balance your individual Dosha, produce derived from local organic farms and prepared with the guidance of in-house Ayurvedic Doctors.

Meditation Retreats are available for 7,14 and 21 nights but if your dates fall within these, simply let us know and we’ll design something with you in mind. Towards the end of this wonderful journey to self-realization, you will experience Dhyana or continued meditative awareness.

If you’d love to visit Ananda, you can view all wellness programs on offer here. If you feeling unsure of what kind of healthy experience you need, gift yourself a moment and fill in this confidential questionnaire.

Top Top: Do not miss the Vedanta talks scheduled every evening. Discussing the eternal principle of life, they equip you with the strength of intellect to meet daily challenges and lead to the ultimate goal of self-realisation.

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Ananda Meditation Programs

The 7-night program below is a guideline and there are lots of differing lengths of stay, suites and villas. We will design something with you in mind, so please enquire.


7 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Palace Garden View Suite

Return transfers from/to Jolly Grant Airport

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 counselling 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

5 x Personal Yoga Sessions

6 x Personal Pranayama Sessions

6 x Personal Meditation Sessions

2 x Ayurvedic Therapy Sessions

4 x International Therapy Sessions

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Good to Know

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

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