Ananda Spa

Location: The Himalaya | India

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Set on the foothills of the behemoth Himalayas, the Ananda in the Himalayas is the ultimate base from which to go on a journey of personal health, wellness and rejuvenation. Overlooking the holy Ganges River, the hotel is best known for its award-winning spa, but throw in superb views, a serene mountain atmosphere and divine cuisine and you’ll soon see that this place is much more than just a spa retreat.
Perfect forYogi wannabes, enervated couples and those who have over indulged a bit too much recently.
In the know
  • Located in the birthplace of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation.
  • Awarded multiple accolades, including ‘Best Spa in the World’ by Conde Nast. 
  • 25,000sq ft spa with over 80 body and beauty treatments.

Recommended for...

  • Spa & Wellness
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Setting & Views
  • Cultural Immersion

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Set in 100 acres of virgin forest in the grounds of a Maharaja’s palace, a few miles north of Rishikesh.

Rooms at Ananda Spa

The elegant rooms, suites and villas are built in a colonial hill architectural style and blend seamlessly into the natural surrounding landscape. Each room is air conditioned, offers sweeping views of the valley or nearby palace and has a private balcony.
For a bit more space, consider the Garden Suites, with their own secluded gardens, or the Ananda Villa, with its private sauna, swimming pool and large living room.

Food and drink

Not just taking taste into consideration but also suitability for different body types, the meals served at the hotel includes a combination of Indian and Western cuisine with a strong focus on traditional techniques. The menu changes every few months so you can expect local, organic and seasonal produce used in the preparation of the light and healthy dishes. For guests on a wellness program, menus will be prepared as per Ayurvedic principles for body types Vata, Pitta and Kapha.


The expansive spa has 24 treatment rooms, an outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool and divine hydrotherapy facilities, as well as an incredible menu of more than 80 body and beauty treatments, which range from traditional Indian systems of Ayurvedic to more modern Western spa approaches. To relieve any aches and pains, try the 30-minute Ananda Touch, which is a back, neck and scalp massage with a blend of sunflower and wheat germ oil.

Activities at Ananda Spa

Slide into your kurta pyjamas (provided in your room) and immediately begin your wellness holiday, choosing from the list of programs, such as weight management, detox, rejuvenation and stress management. In between your yoga and meditation sessions, you can go whitewater rafting, mountain trekking, wild elephant viewing in the nearby Rajaji and Chilla National Parks or simply unwind in the Tree Top Deck, taking in the fresh mountain air.

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Hotel location

18km from Rishikesh Bus Stand and 35km from Jolly Grant Airport.

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