USD 620.–
per Night / per Room

Healing Hotel Extras:

  • Early check-in, late check-out
  • From 5- and 7- nights: additional trip to Rishikesh to view ‘Ganga Aarti’
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Healing Focus

It is hard to put the Ananda experience into words, but what it comes down to is: you will feel like a king or queen in the maharadja palace, immerse into ancient Indian healing practices, experience an environment and energy that is nowhere else to be found, become part of the warm-hearted Ananda family and leave balanced, energetic – and deeply enchanted.

Ananda in the Himalayas offers the perfect marriage of a profoundly beautiful and spiritual location with a well-balanced program of treatments and practices, in a luxurious resort. It has earned a reputation as one of the world’s best health and wellbeing retreats – it won Conde Nast Traveler 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Top Destination Spa Resort in the World – and the accolades are well deserved.

Inspired by a deep understanding of ancient Indian traditions, Ananda Spa employs qualified Ayurveda doctors and therapists to administer personalized treatments ranging from therapeutic massage to toxic elimination; experienced Bihar School yoga teachers will design your yoga and meditation program; and there are daily interactive talks from Vedanta disciples and leading international masters. Ananda in the Himalayas is a total experience for anyone wishing to heal, cleanse, relax and revitalize, restore balance, and embrace holistic wellbeing.

„Ananda Spa combines traditional Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta with international wellbeing experiences, fitness and healthy organic cuisine to restore balance and harmonize energy.“
  • Ayurveda
  • Yoga
  • Spirituality


At Ananda in the Himalayas, you’ll live like royalty in the splendor of the Viceregal Palace, once home to the Maharajah of Tehri Garhwal. Here, beautiful gardens give way to breathtaking views of the mountains, the ancient spiritual city of Rishikesh, and the sacred Ganges River. Behind the magnificent façade, old-world charm lives on in the Viceregal Tea Lounge or the Maharajah’s billiard room, while the rooms, suites, villas and spa offer soothing modern luxury.

Set on 100 acres of lush grounds, this beautiful, tranquil resort reimagines the Indian tradition of retreating to the peace and quiet of the mountains to find a new sense of harmony and balance. Admire the views from the restaurant’s Tree Top deck, sip a refreshing drink beside the pool, or enjoy private dining in one of the many spectacular locations around the resort, while caring staff attends to your every need. Ananda in the Himalayas is the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life.

Ananda in the Himalayas_Music pavilion morning _Healing Hotel

Features & Benefits


  • 70 rooms with garden, valley or palace view
  • 4 suites with private garden and valley or palace view
  • 3 luxury villas, 40 sqm., private pool


  • Ayurvedic cuisine according to body type (vegan, vegetarian)
  • Fresh, natural foods, low in fat and calories with an emphasis on whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, low-fat dairy products
  • Avoiding added or artificial salts, colors, flavors or preservatives
  • The Restaurant: signature restaurant features the finest Indian, Asian and Western cuisine; modern gastromy with focus on light and healthy meals
  • Tea Lounge: located in the Viceregal Palace, it is a warm, romantic setting for an afternoon cup of tea and light snacks
  • By The Pool: sip a fresh juice under clear Himalayan skies, get a healthy sun-kissed tan as you lounge by an aquamarine pool enjoying garden-fresh vegetables and organic greens
  • Private Dining: unique dining experiences are created in spectacular private venues to make your special occasion even more magical. The chefs at Ananda will create a customized menu perfect for the occasion


  • Aqua fitness
  • Cooking classes
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Meditation
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Squash
  • Trekking
  • Yoga

Healing & Spa

Spa Facilities

An expansive spa spread across 25000 sq. ft. with its 24 treatment rooms, state of the art gymnasium, outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool, and luxurious hydrotherapy facilities is the center of attention at Ananda.

Healing Therapies & Treatments

Ayurveda therapies, International treatments, reiki healing, Vedanta talks, physiotherapy & fitness consultation

Healing Therapies

Sustainable & Social Practises

  • Garbage segregation is done to facilitate proper disposal and recycling
  • Used oil from the spa & kitchen is sent to biodiesel manufacturers for reuse
  • Recycles all E-waste
  • Grows ayurvedic herbs and kitchen spices in its on-site garden
  • Food waste is sent to the local municipal corporation for composting
  • Implemented a zero-waste water policy: All the recycled water from the sewage treatment plant is used for gardening without usage of harsh chemicals
  • Has a on-site water bottling plant to produce clean drinking water, served in reusable glass bottles
  • Used synthetic grass (turf) at the Golf course which does not need watering
  • Installed drip irrigation and sprinklers for all the gardens and lawns
  • Uses Micro switches and Key slots to manage electricity consumption
  • Uses heat pumps in place of hot water generators that helps in reducing carbon dioxide emission
  • LED bulbs and lights are used in all guest rooms and public areas
Elisabeth Ixmeier, COO, Founder
Dr. Elisabeth Ixmeier
Healing Hotels of the World
Meditating in a temple while the sun is rising followed by a yoga class in an open-air pavilion; when you sit for breakfast at the treetop restaurant, you experience nothing else but “ananda”: bliss.


Northern India, lush landscapes, foothills of the Himalayas, 100 acre maharaja palace estate, overlooking the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges river valley.

Please note: pick-up and drop-off transfers from and to the railway station and airport can be provided

  • Airplane
    Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun: 45 min
  • Car
    Haridwar: 90 min
  • Train
    Delhi to Haridwar: 4.5 hours


Ananda In The Himalayas

The Palace Estate
Narendra Nagar, Tehri – Garhwal
Uttaranchal – 249175

+91 11 61210000


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Booking Request: Ananda In The Himalayas

USD 620.–
per Night / per Room
  • Early check-in, late check-out
  • From 5- and 7- nights: additional trip to Rishikesh to view ‘Ganga Aarti’

Please note that a minimum stay of 2 nights is required.

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