For many years Indians have been known to seek balance, harmony, and inner calm by “retreating” to the mountains – to seek this peace by retreating to the Himalayas is more than a mere journey, it is a yatra, a pilgrimage. And located in the in the Himalayan foothills, tucked into the Sal forests, and overlooking the River Ganges lies Ananda in the Himalayas – a destination spa which offers it’s guests a spiritual pathway towards creating harmony in their body, mind, and soul.
The elegant reception area of Ananda was once the palace of the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, popularly known as the Viceregal Palace. After checking-in guests can venture to the adjoining grand Viceregal Tea Lounge and enjoy a cup of Darjeeling tea.
There are 75 deluxe rooms and suites, as well as three villas, all of which offer views of the city of Rishikesh, the Ganges Valley, or the Viceregal Palace. Rooms come complete with personal yoga mats which come in handy during your stay. While at Ananda you’ll experience a blend of Ayurveda, Vedanta, and yoga in order to lead your mind, body, and spirit to a peaceful harmony.
Image courtesy of Ananda in the Himalayas