Ananda Spa Holidays

Feel youthful and regain vitality through Ayurveda, Spa, yoga and meditation

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Ananda Spa Holidays 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 by private car.

What to Expect

Ananda Spa holidays are created using the ancient principles of Ayurveda, to regain holistichealth and wellness. This luxury spa vacation is named 'Renew' and it aims to help you to regain your vitality and youthful fervour. Experience Ayurveda treatments such as Abhyanga, Choornaswedana, Shirodhara and Pizhichil, as well as Aromatherapy, head massage and facials. Practice yoga and learn meditation and pranayama to reconnect with self and feel renewed. 

Who's it For ?

The Ananda Spa Renew program is perfect if you’re feeling aged, lack lustre and want to rebalance energy levels and get more out of life. Much more than a luxury Spa holiday, you’ll learn how to love your inner realm too, through the practice of mindfulness meditation and balanced breathing. Yoga helps to stretch the limbs but also quieten the mind. The luxury Spa treatments are divine, ranging from Eastern Ayurveda to facials and aromatherapy. 

Ananda Spa holidays in India are so much more than an indulgent vacation away from it all. These luxury Spa treatments include ancient Ayurvedic Spa therapies, such as Abhyanga, Choornaswedana, Shirodhara and Pizhichil.

During Abhyanga, warm oil infused with herbs, is poured over the body. Choornaswedana is a massage treatment which is superb for detoxification, with the application of herbal poultices and dosha specific oils. One of our personal favourites, Shirodhara, is an Ayurvedic treatment where warm, medicated oil is gently poured over the forehead, relaxing and renewing body and mind. Pizhichil is another sublime, Ayurveda massage with warm oil. In addition to experiencing Ayurveda, you can also indulge in aromatherapy, head massage, a divine honey and rose facial and an eye rejuvenator treatment.

Feeling youthful is also an inside job and Ananda Spa is the perfect, peaceful retreat in which to learn mindfulness. You’ll experience guided meditation, practice yoga and learn how to balance the breath with pranayama.

As a guest at Ananda Spa, you will receive Ayurvedic healing meals which are specific to your dosha. All meals include fresh natural food, low in fat and calories, with an emphasis on whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and low-fat dairy products. You have full use of the steam, sauna, chill plunge pool and Kneipp hydrotherapy foot bath. You can also join the following group classes at your leisure; Yoga (beginners and intermediate daily), Pranayama and Meditation daily, Vedanta lectures ( lectures and interaction daily), Fitness classes daily. There are also weekly cooking demonstrations, wellness lecture and a weekly trek to Kunjapuri mountain top and temple.

If you’re personal stress levels are high, you may also want to consider the Ananda Stress Relief program and if Ayurveda sparks your interest, there is also a dedicated Ananda Ayurveda Retreat.

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 Spa Programs

The 7-night program below is a guideline and there are lots of differing accommodation and lengths of stay. 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

4 x Ayurvedic therapy sessions

7 x International therapy sessions

1 x Cleansing therapy session

3 x Personal Yoga Sessions

1 x Pranayama

2 x Personal Meditation 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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