Ananda is a luxury wellness spa located in the Indian Himalayans. This peaceful and tranquil destination spa is located near the city of Rishikesh, which is India’s spiritual centre. Rishikesh was made famous by a visit from the Beatles in 1968. Ananda spreads across 30 acres surrounded by Sal forest and the holy Ganges River.
Why would you choose a destination spa for your vacation? The whole emphasis of the vacation can be placed on wellness and a change in lifestyle. This time is about finding new energy in an all nurturing environment while consulting with health experts in order to achieve personal goals such as detoxing, weight loss, relaxation or rejuvenation. In addition to the 8 wellness packages Ananda Spa offers, this Himalayan bliss is a great place to end a North India Itinerary.
Ananda Spa was ranked #1 in the world by Conde Nast in 2012 and it is the best spa in the world for yoga retreats. In addition,Ananda is also the perfect place for singles looking for like-minded individuals, couples looking for a romantic retreat, girlfriends looking for a relaxing getaway or mothers and daughters looking for an Ayurvedic spa program!
Aside from staying on the Ananda Spa property guests can spend their time trekking through the Himalayan foothills, white water rafting on the Ganges, taking a Safari in Rajaji National Park or visiting Rishikesh to witness the moving prayer Aarti.
Suggested Itinerary to India:
Day 1-2-Arrive New Delhi, stay one night at Imperial New Delhi then fly 45 mins from Delhi to Dehradun Airport, drive 1 hr to Ananda Spa
Day 2-10-Stay at Ananda Spa, enjoy a wellness package
Day 10-12-Return to New Delhi and stay 2 nights at the Lodhi New Delhi (was Aman New Delhi)
***Potential add-on destinations:
1) Agra to see the Taj Mahal
2) Keralafor a backwater tour
3) Darjeeling to visit the tea plantations