Ananda in the Himalayas

"When I dream of India, I am transported to the foothills of the Himalayas and Ananda. We launched this ground-breaking spa over 20 years ago and it is a place I hold dear to my heart. I have witnessed first-hand the transformative impact of what they offer."

Mel Cutcliffe

Ananda has long maintained its position as one of the world’s most authentic and spiritual health hideaways. Invigorating and deeply restorative, its approach is centred on four pillars - Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda and Vedanta (the philosophies found in the ancient Hindu scriptures).

The property, set in a Maharaja’s palace estate, offers beautiful views of the mountains, the holy town of Rishikesh (the birthplace of yoga) and the river Ganges. The multi-award winning 24,000 square foot Spa acts as the epicentre to varying programmes overseen by consultants, nutritionists and experienced therapists and all designed to meet individual health needs.

With over 80 treatments – both Ayurvedic and international – as well as personalised yoga, Pranayama and delicious Ayurvedic cuisine, guests are supported on a transformative journey of healing and regeneration. Delivered face-to-face by their in-house experts, new virtual wellbeing programmes were introduced in 2020 and are highly personalised and intensive.

Winner of the 2019 & 2020 Conde Nast Traveler’s (UK & USA) Reader’s Choice Awards: Ranked No 1 'Destination Spa in the World'.

+Eastern Wisdom +Holistic Healing +Active +Indian Culture