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Indore, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Wellness holiday can be a bit confusing....isnt it? But Mark my words, Ananda in the Himalayas is an outstanding Wellness Resort with all the properties of a perfect resting Destination. Be it the well known spa, the unbelievable wellness Menu (also the regular food is served), the beatuiful sunset point, the well designed 6 hole golf course, the rooms, the... More 

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for visiting us at Ananda and for reviewing your experience. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that our services and facilities met with your expectations. Look forward to welcoming you back to Ananda soon. Warm regards, Nikhil Kapur More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Looking for some escape inspiration? Check out the world's finest luxury health and wellbeing resort. It is set in a former Maharaja’s palace overlooking the holy Ganges. It is the best ever Hotel Spa I have found. Ananda in the Himalayas is next to Rishikesh. with modern spa therapies which makes it the perfect place for total rejuvenation of the... More 

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you very much for reviewing your experience. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your detox programme and that the Spa and the food quality met with your expectations. We do hope to see you back at Ananda soon. Do let us know at gmo@anandaspa.com if we may be of any assistance with planning... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

A beautiful property nestled in the mountains above Rishikesh. Takes about 45 mins by car from Dehradun airport. You arrive into a beautiful palace from where, you are taken to your room by a golf cart. Rooms are large, spacious and have beautiful balconies where you can sit and appreciate the view for hours. Select the premium valley view rooms... More 

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for visiting us at Ananda and for taking the time to review your experience. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that our facilities and services met with your expectations. We will pass on your compliments to the team members recognised by you, they will definitely be very motivated by... More 

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is the best spa in India. My wife and I stayed here three nights and loved the place. The spa treatments are excellent. The staff (Ms Kiran) went out of her way to accommodate our schedule. Don't miss the facial and salt scrub. The location and grounds are amazing. Restaurant is great with wide variety of menus and staff... More 

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you staying with us at Ananda and for taking the time to review your experience. It was a pleasure to meet with you during your visit and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We will pass on your compliments to Kiran we are sure will be very motivated by the praise.... More 

Cambridge
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

This is a gorgeous spot in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is a terrifying drive up very steep mountains to get there (two lane road that is used as if it is three, with walking paths on either side and lots of curves). Rooms are lovely and have great views of the Ganges. The palace itself is gorgeous and... More 

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for your kind patronage of Ananda and for reviewing your visit. It was a pleasure to meet with you and your friend during your stay and thank you for your kind words about our interaction. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your golf lesson. We do hope that you are playing even after... More 

Wash., DC
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I wanted to write this review because I had a very rude awakening upon getting to this meditation/yoga spa, where I spent four nights last week. My travel agent made a fatal error in advising me not to book a spa package, but to just book the room and get my spa appts. when I got there. I went by... More 

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for staying with us at Ananda and for reviewing your visit. Please accept our sincere apologies that we were unable to provide you the experience that you were looking forward to when you visited us. It is our effort to not only meet but to exceed the expectations of our guests, we have obviously failed... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Ananda is true to its name and leaves you in exactly in the state of Ananda. Nestled in the laps of the gorgeous Himalayas, overlooking the Ganges, with peacocks in your garden and exotic flowers peeing in through your balcony -- this place ensures you have forgotten everything about the world you left behind. Add a holistic spa therapy to... More 

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for your kind patronage of Ananda and for taking the time to review your visit. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Ananda and that our locale and Spa helped you to spend some relaxing days here. Ananda is located on the Palace Estate and is surrounded by old Sal... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

just gt back from a fab weekend at Ananda In The Himalayas. pampered to the core. attention given to detail. Staff are so caring & the spa treatments are very special highly recommend the ananda fusion & the body scrub. meals planned out are very interesting whether indian or continental ...very healthy yummy options . all in all. was mighty... More 

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you very much for staying with us at Ananda and for taking the time to review your experience. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the various activities in offer at Ananda. It was a pleasure to meet with you during your trip and we look forward to welcoming you back... More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I am very sorry to write this but I have given the hotel multiple opportunities to resolve the issues I have faced and with the exception of a few individuals, on the whole management has not responded appropriately, if at all. I am an American woman traveling alone as I often do - I have been on safari alone, ski... More 

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for staying with us and for reviewing your visit. At the outset, please once again accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused to you by the service at restaurant. I was very distraught on receiving your note and requested to meet you, however you were in the gymnasium and wanted to see me after... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I have visited Ananda in the Himalayas 2 times and allthough I am very well travelled in the luxuary segmant this place takes my breath away every time. Fantastic place for relaxing and doing yoga/meditation in a 5 star environment. I came alone to get time to reflect and left Ananda wiser than when I came. The masters, the place... More 

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you so much for your kind patronage of Ananda - in the Himalayas. We are very pleased to hear that you visited us for the second time and enjoyed being here. The Ananda philosophy is of the wellness of the mind, body and soul through the proven practises of Yoga, Vedanta and Ayurveda and our location... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf course
  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ananda in the Himalayas

Address: The Palace Estate, | Tehri - Garhwal,, Narendranagar 249175, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Narendranagar
Price Range: $451 - $780 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ananda in the Himalayas 5*
Number of rooms: 78
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