Nestled in the Himalayan mountain estate and set amidst sal forests, Ananda in the Himalayas was established in 2000. Salon India takes you on a journey through this picturesque surrounding of mountains to experience Yoga and ayurvedic practices, combined with international spa therapies.
Spa Name: Ananda in the Himalayas, Rishikesh
Owner: IHHR Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
Size of the Spa: 24,000 sq. ft
Construction Time: 3 years
Brief: Set in 100 acres of virgin forest, Ananda in the Himalayas is built around a Maharaja’s palace estate and located 260 km north of New Delhi.
The resort features a restored Viceroy’s Palace, a world-class spa, 75 deluxe rooms and suites and three villas. Two of these villas are two bedroom villas and one is a single bedroom villa, which offers breathtaking views of the Ganges River and the mountainside.
The flooring of the spa is a combination of weed, marble and tile. The lighting uses warm hues and subtle brightness to induce a sense of calm. Ananda uses advanced equipment that is constantly updated whenever necessary. However, it avoids the use of any unnecessary equipment, as they believe in keeping the experience natural and authentic.
Services Available: Guests can immerse themselves in a complete rejuvenation experience in the 24,000 sq. ft spa, with an extensive selection of therapies in the 24 treatment rooms. The spa also features luxurious hydrotherapy facilities, a beauty institute, outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool, sauna, steam rooms, and a fully equipped gymnasium.
An amphitheatre, yoga pavilions in natural surroundings and landscaped gardens complete the palatial Ananda experience.
Wellness Experiences at Ananda: Years of research by their ayurvedic, yogic and international wellness experts have enabled a unique integrated focus on the core physical and mental aspects of a client. The results are award-winning programmes, which work to create a sustainable journey towards a healthier, enriched lifestyle.
The programmes include Weight Management, Stress Management, Detox, Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, Yogic Detox, Renew, and Active.
Architects: Chhada, Siembieda & Associates
Spa Manager’s Quote: "Ananda is a wellness destination that sets its guests on a journey to personal wellbeing. Our USP is the spa. It is the core of our wellness activities and the heart and soul of Ananda," says Colin Hall, Director of Spa Operations.
Products Used: Ila, and Ananda’s custom-made spa blends