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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#1 of 4 hotels in Narendranagar
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Ananda in the Himalayas is an award winning luxury destination spa located in the foothills of the Himalayas, the birthplace of India's ancient arts of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda. Dedicated to restoring balance and harmonizing energy through a holistic approach, Ananda incorporates the healing principles of the East and the West with a specific focus on Ayurveda and Yoga, along with contemporary International spa experiences. Set amongst 100 acres of virgin forest and opened in September 2000, Ananda in the Himalayas is built around a Maharaja's palace estate and located 260 kilometres north of New Delhi. The resort features a restored Viceroy's Palace, world-class Spa, 70 deluxe rooms, 5 suites and 3 villas. Two of these villas are 2 bedroom villas and one is a single bedroom villa, with breathtaking views of the Ganges River and the mountainside. With the highest standards of service, luxurious accommodations, innovative dining and breathtaking mountain views, Ananda is an internationally recognised oasis offering an enriching experience designed to restore, renew and revitalise. Ananda signature wellness programs include Detox, Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, Weight Management, Stress Management, Yogic Detox, Ananda Yoga, Ananda Renew and Ananda Active. Getaway Spa packages starting at 2 or 3 nights are also available.
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Free breakfast
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moju72 wrote a review May 2022
Delhi190 contributions84 helpful votes
I’ve spent the last week amidst nature at Ananda in the Himalayas, a beautiful property perched on a hilltop, an oasis of tranquility. My heart is filled with joy and gratitude. The spa therapies, the food, the hospitality, everything has been exceptional. Hope to come again next summer for a week of self-care.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for choosing Ananda as your destination for travel and sharing your personal experience on Tripadvisor. The Himalayan locale and the nature that surrounds us are an ideal setting to promote serenity & healing. I am glad to know that your time at Ananda was tranquil and harmonious. Each guest journey is singular; hence it is gratifying to know that you had a memorable experience at Ananda. We are thankful for your recognition for the Culinary & wellness offerings and the services. Your words of encouragement would continually motivate us to go the extra mile to create guest delight. We thank you for your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Best regards, Aniket Sarkar General Manager
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Yuvraj Modi wrote a review Feb 2022
Ahmedabad, India85 contributions27 helpful votes
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Ananda is a place with very positive vibes where you find your body, mind and souls at one piece. We had booked premium valley view rooms for 3 nights to celebrate anniversary of my parents. Aiman Akhtar who handles sales at property made sure everything was done perfectly. We were warmly welcomed by front desk staff Mr Amit on arrival. After arrival our covid antigen tests were done in separate hall. Welcome drinks were served after test & Mr Amit was very kind and briefed us everything about property, palace and historic value of this palace with temple of Badrinath. Guests must ask same to him when they are checking in. Then after Mr Amit took us to our rooms in club car. Mr Rajesh & Mr Bhupi/Bhupender singh who drives club car their, drove us in whole property along with Mr Amit. So, we can know property better. We were given premium valley views rooms on 4th floor which had majestic view of Rishikesh valley. From all 3 rooms we had a good view of Rishikesh city. Rooms were gorgeous, neat and clean. Bathroom had a nice amenities with bathtub. Mr Pradeep who was housekeeping manager really took good care of us while we were staying there. Mr Pradeep had specially decorated my parents room for anniversary celebration with flowers and towels. Housekeeping services were quick too. He made sure our stay was comfortable. The complimentary daily immunity boosters were served are unique and tasty and provide a good supper. The food at Ananda is fresh, flavourful and healthy. The menu items are restaurant are extremely diverse in terms of both cuisine and taste. Mr Chandan Purohit & Mr Karan Thapa along with chef Arun took good care of us while we were staying there. Chef Arun made those dishes for us which were even out of the menu, Chef Arun specially curated different menu for the anniversary celebration with the guidance of Mr Purohit & Thapa. Abhishek and bhanu both servers were very enthusiastic and quick for serving us any dishes, food was used to reach our table hot & fresh which made our food experience at Ananda much more better. Both Abhishek & Bhanu had been extremely mannered & had vast knowledge of food which we were served to us. Restaurant had the most wonderful staff to make the food experience 10X better. At check out time Mr Ashish was kind enough and made our check out experience much more better. Check out formalities were swiftly done, all thanks to Mr Ashish. He guided our cab drivers too thay which way to go down or which road is better to take to home back. Every staff at hotel are polite, courteous & eager to help. Everyone is approachable and happy to be of service. You are always made to feel welcome. It’s very seldom that you hear and emphatic YES from every staff member to each request that you or your family makes. Needless to say our stay at ananda was very delightful all thanks to Mrs Aiman Akhtar, Mr Amit, Mr Ashish, Mr Chandan Purohit, Karan thapa, Abhishek, Bhanu, Pradeep, Rajeshji & Bhupiji.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Feb 23, 2022
Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for your patronage to us and sharing your comprehensive feedback. It is so heartening to read about your experience and interactions with our teams. It is gratifying to note that the warmth, care and personal attention by the team, has created a lasting memory for all of you. We deeply appreciate your kind recognition of our team members who have contributed to your experience. Your genuine affection and support will continually motivate us to go the extra mile to create guest delight. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ananda in near future. Best regards, Aniket Sarkar General Manager
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Amidave wrote a review Dec 2021
248 contributions68 helpful votes
From the word go we were amazed They looked after us very well . The spas were superb The trek was fantastic not too difficult The food was exceptional The service had nothing to complaint about The gm was ever so kind The acupuncture was worth it The golf was fun Over all super fun and pampered
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Aniket Sarkar, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas
Responded Jan 10, 2022
Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for visiting Ananda and sharing your personal feedback on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to know that you had a memorable experience. The nature, wellness offerings, cuisine and hospitality of our team, are aspects which help create singular journeys for all our guests . We are thankful for your kind recognition of the services extended by our team, who have left a lasting impression upon you. Your words of encouragement would continually motivate us to reach our true potential. We thank you again for your patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Best regards, Aniket Sarkar General Manager
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SanjithAiyappa wrote a review Nov 2021
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Its hard to describe another place like this. Its extraordinary. The location, its history, the staff and the guests were amazing. The attention to your needs is impeccable and everything they do is unique to this resort. A special call out to Mr. Soumya who took an already amazing experience to another level. One of the best places i have been to and an experience i have never had.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Aniket Sarkar, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas
Responded Dec 14, 2021
Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for visiting Ananda and sharing your personal feedback on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to know that you had a memorable experience at Ananda. The nature, wellness offerings, cuisine and hospitality of our team, are aspects which help create singular journeys for all our guests . We are thankful for your kind recognition of the services extended by our team especially Soumya, who has left a lasting impression upon you. Your words of encouragement would continually motivate us to reach our true potential. We thank you again for your patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Best regards, Aniket Sarkar General Manager
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Rajan V wrote a review Nov 2021
New Delhi, India4 contributions4 helpful votes
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Ananda, with its calming ambience, helpful staff, healthy cuisine, world-class spa is surreal. What really sets them apart is their attention to the minutest details. Special thanks to Dr Chandan, Mr. Kartik, Kamal, Birendra and Narendra.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 14, 2021
Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for choosing Ananda as your destination for travel and sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. It is most wonderful to know that you had a memorable experience at Ananda. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the Wellness and Cuisine offerings. Each guest experience is singular; hence it is gratifying to learn that we could extend a personal attention, warmth and care, which has left a lasting memory. We are thankful for your kind recognition of the services extended by our team members especially from Dr. Chandan, Kartik, Kamal, Birendra and Narendra. Your words of encouragement would continually motivate us to go the extra mile to create guest delight. We thank you for your patronage and look forward to continually being of service to you in future. Best regards, Aniket Sarkar General Manager
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Prateek wrote a review Oct 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Ananda was one of those experiences you’ll cherish your entire life. It’s a delight for all your senses - the views, the fresh air and lemongrass smell, the spa, and ofcourse the food. The staff is some of the friendliest folks I’ve ever come across. From Shubham and Sohaib who ensured our rooms and stay were as comfortable as humanly possible to the reception staff and everyone else. Kudos! We will return.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Aniket Sarkar, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas
Responded Oct 28, 2021
Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for visiting Ananda and sharing your personal feedback on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to know that you had a memorable experience at Ananda. The nature, wellness offerings, cuisine and hospitality of our team, are aspects which help create singular journeys for all our guests . We are thankful for your kind recognition of the services extended by our team, who have left a lasting impression upon you. Your words of encouragement would continually motivate us to reach our true potential. We thank you again for your patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Best regards, Aniket Sarkar General Manager
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bikash wrote a review Oct 2021
Siliguri, India1 contribution
It was our second trip at ananda and we had a great time and Mr Purohit and his team took a great care of us during stay and Mr Rawat took us for Ganga Aarti . The location of the resort is beautiful and full of nature.During our stay we felt very peaceful and calm.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Aniket Sarkar, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas
Responded Oct 28, 2021
Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for visiting Ananda and sharing your personal feedback on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to know that you had a peaceful & rejuvenating experience at Ananda. I am gratified to learn that we have continued to create wonderful memories over successive visits. We are thankful for your kind recognition of the services extended by our team. Your words of encouragement would continually motivate us to reach our true potential. We thank you again for your continual patronage to us. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Best regards, Aniket Sarkar General Manager
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kanishk wrote a review Aug 2021
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We had the opportunity of visiting ananda in the last week of august.From the moment we stepped into the property it was a superlative experience. The service was one of the best we experienced in India. The rooms were spacious and well thought of and the spa (as expected ) was of a very high standard given that its a spa resort.The highlight of our trip was the food served at the restaurant. The staff was extremely attentive and although we went out of the menu many times (although not needed) , there was not a single dish we could point fingers at .The food maintains a very very high standard whilst being healthy.Special shout out to the Puran who waited on our tables mostly. There were times that we had to tell him to not spoil us so much else we would have a difficult time when we got back to reality. Another special mention to the helpers in the men's changing room. From the moment i stepped in , it was almost as if i did not even have to walk and someone would do it for me, I felt like i was floating around and it was purely effortless.i just had to look at them and they were there with whatever help i needed.A small example being that i just had to lift my arms and someone was there with a robe ! Overall a highly luxurious stay , spoilt beyond reason and can't wait to be back !! Small tip :try to visit post august till march since its a bit of a rainy season and also book the villa which has a private pool (though more expensive). Thank you ananda for the lovely rejuvenating stay !!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Aug 30, 2021
Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for choosing Ananda as your destination for travel and sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. It is most wonderful to know that you had a memorable experience at Ananda. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the Wellness and Cuisine offerings. We strive to ensure every guest has a bespoke experience; hence it is gratifying to learn that we could extend a personal , warm and caring experience which has left a lasting impact. We are thankful for your kind recognition of the services extended by our team members especially from Puran and our Spa team. Your words of encouragement would continually motivate us to go the extra mile to create guest delight. We thank you for your patronage and look forward to continually being of service to you in future. Best regards, Aniket Sarkar General Manager
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alsacien75 wrote a review Aug 2021
Vancouver, Canada2179 contributions614 helpful votes
I have come four times to Ananda, a sumptuous palace with a SPA, service and perfect cuisine ... little by little the clientele has changed, menu and computer site in just two languages: English and Russian ... the clientele has become bling bling, speaking loud and clear, far from the tranquility of yesteryear, significant price difference for Indian Residents and Foreigners, room prices and packages still on the rise with significant taxes. In short, from the calm, zen and serene Ananda, the clientele transformed it into a noisy place, without education, which no longer makes me want to go back there despite the 4 trees that I planted the day I left…. good luck and try to turn to a more European or Anglo-Saxon clientele by also adjusting your prices (your personnel costs are far behind the costs of large European palaces) ps: curious these comments without real foreign editors, that small contributors of 1 to 20 comments only per person whereas the clientele is international?
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Aniket Sarkar, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas
Responded Aug 30, 2021
Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for visiting Ananda last year and sharing your candid feedback on Tripadvisor. We are glad to know about your patronage to us over the years. We respect your personal observations on the change in our guests and impact on your stay experience. Ananda remains a place of tranquility for all who visit and we respect the cultural diversity amongst our guests. We have been fortunate to host many guests from overseas, however we have always had equal extend of guests from within India. We do extend special offers to encourage guests residing in India to use our service and offerings. Our communication in a foreign language is to assist guests in regions where English is not a common language. We have established and maintain enhanced measure of safety for Covid 19 at a significant expense, including having our guest services and Wellness teams reside on premises, which is not a norm with most establishments. Being a regular patron of Ananda, I hope you would appreciate that Ananda remains a bespoke experience where guests come to seek peace and harmony ; hence we may not be suitably compared to other global destinations. In closing, may I thank you again for your patronage and taking time to share your feedback. We look forward to being of service in future. Best regards, Aniket Sarkar General Manager
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jyotsnansharma wrote a review Jul 2021
New Delhi, India1 contribution
We visited between 16th-19 the July .The hospitality was exceptional with special mention to the hostesses at the restaurant who were efficient . miss Bellesa was good at her job and went out of the way to make the visit comfortable. Looking forward to visiting again with family and friends.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded Aug 9, 2021
Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for visiting Ananda and sharing your personal feedback on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to know that you had a memorable experience at Ananda. Every guest journey is singular in itself and we strive to ensure every guest has a bespoke experience. We are thankful for your kind recognition of the services extended by Bellesa. Your words of encouragement would continually motivate us to reach our true potential. We thank you again for your patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Best regards, Aniket Sarkar General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ananda in the Himalayas
Which popular attractions are close to Ananda in the Himalayas?
Nearby attractions include Shiv Gauri Pashmina World (3.2 miles), Shri Badrinath Ji Temple (4.3 miles), and Kunjapuri Devi Temple (2.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ananda in the Himalayas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ananda in the Himalayas?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ananda in the Himalayas?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ananda in the Himalayas?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ananda in the Himalayas?
Conveniently located restaurants include VARR - Temple Food of India, The Arches By Salvus, and Sitting Elephant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ananda in the Himalayas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Ananda in the Himalayas have airport transportation?
Yes, Ananda in the Himalayas offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ananda in the Himalayas located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Narendranagar.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ananda in the Himalayas?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Ananda in the Himalayas offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.