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Ananda - The Spa Resort

Swirled in the sacred mists of time, nestled in the Himalayas is Ananda - a world class spa and resort. Once the residence of the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, the palace and precincts now invite the leisure, lifestyle and business traveller.

History

A legendary fount of religion and spirituality, Narendra Nagar, was chosen by Maharaja Narendra Shah to house the palace of Tehri Garhwal. Now, home to Ananda, this royal precinct and palace of the past is bestowed with a renewed tranquillity. As South Asia's finest destination Resort and Spa, Ananda, brings alive a spiritual vision, the uplifting wisdom of the ages and the pure bliss of being.

Ananda The Palace

The Palace covers a large area, built at various stages, for different reasons of hospitality. In 1910 An annexe was added to commemorate the arrival of the british viceroy, who often visited. The new Section served to house his entourage.

The annexe which currently hosts the Billiard Room, The Tea Lounge, the Library, the Viceregal Suite and other facilities, boasts of having hosted some of the most extravagant occasions for both Royalty and Nobility, who were frequent visitors here. Orchestras played in the ballroom, political dignitaries came up for a breath of cool air and to gaze at the stars.

Spiritual heads like Ma Anandamayi and Swami Sivananda lent the palace an aura of peace, tranquillity and learning when they blessed it with their presence. They had disciples who flocked from near and far to hear their preachings.

The Ananda Resort

Rediscover tranquillity, in the mystical embrace of Himalayan mountains and the holy river, Ganges. Journey into royal antiquity. Arrive at South Asia's finest Resort and Spa, 'ANANDA' in the Himalayas - translated from ancient Sanskrit to mean 'happiness and self contentment'.

Within a verdant haven of well being, at the elevating ascent of the Himalayas, soothe your senses with serene silences. Attain sanctuary of the mind and body, and discover the luxury of true wellness. Once the abode of the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, ' ANANDA' is now the chosen destination of the leisure, lifestyle and business traveller.

Experience the lifestyle of royalty. Wander through the palatial sweep of gardens and tarry at the Tea Lounge. Play billiards at one of the oldest tables in India. Peruse through priceless tomes in the Maharaja's 100 year old Library. Spend a refined evening attending exclusive soirees in the gracious Ballroom.

Accommodation at Ananda

Located along the tranquil mountain ridge, The Valley View rooms overlook the calming contours of the Ganges. The Garden Rooms, Deluxe Suites and the Rafael Suite have their own private gardens. The Palace Suite has an extensive terrace overlooking the music pavilion and the sculpture garden.

The furniture and interiors in teakwood are inspired by period furniture from the era of the Raj. Luxurious silks and handmade artifacts add an opulent flourish and an understated elegance. Tantric art adorns the walls, symbolising the ascending levels of meditative experience.

Dining at Ananda

Heal your soul with a silver spoon and a menu for better living. Savour our signature spa cuisine. Dine on meals enriched with the vivid flavour of organic herbs and vegetables. For those who prefer meat, we offer The healthier option of river fish and white meat. Enjoy open air dining, with vibrant views of the valley. Retaining the natural beauty of the outdoors - indoors, the restaurant has been built around trees dating back to the last century.

The Spa at Ananda

The Wellness Centre invites you to a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation. Dedicated to your rejuvenation is a vast universe of 21,000 sq. ft., embodying the promise of health and vitality, youthfulness and beauty.

In the healing presence of nature and positive aura of the Spa, uplift your spirits. Rely on the confident energy of Nutritionists, Physicians, and Spa Therapists and their knowledge of ancient Indian sciences and modern western treatments . Bring radiance to your skin and body with detoxification treatments, which remove toxins accumulated due to stress and strain, enroll in Weight Loss Programme, reduce body fat and retain a slim seductive figure with secrets. At the Wellness Centre, an intrinsic element of Spa treatment is natural Himalayan spring water. Revive your body in the sauna, steam room and the hot and cold plunge baths. Soothe away stress and tension with Himalayan Hydrotherapy.

Ayurveda at Ananda

Experience the healing science of Ayurveda. Benefit from centuries old herbal remedies. Remake yourself through the renowned 'Panchkarma' treatment that detoxifies the body. Find release from asthma and arthritis. Ayurvedic formulations are also available at the Ananda Boutique, for the continued well being of our guests.

Yoga at Ananda

The ancient science of Yoga upholds wellness as a natural state of being, when the mind, body, and environment coexist in total harmony. Inner peace becomes a goal for the person seeking good health and well being. Instructors from the Bihar School of Yoga hold daily classes at Ananda. Reach your innermost potential through meditation and atttain nirvana. Achieve the enlightening postures and knowledge of yogic chakras. Meditate in the primordial silence of the valley. Conquer ailments and use the secrets of yoga to better your health and living.

Fitness Centre at Ananda

Empower your body with the encouragement and expertise of a Personal Trainer. Work yourself to your best shape in the 16 - station life cycle gym. Lose weight, tone up with strength and stamina enhancing equipment. Join in aerobic classes and add a higher bounce to your step from the ozone rich mountain breeze. Dive into the pool and set your own pace, or join in aqua aerobics for a class in water calisthenics.