Luxury Resort in the Himalayas
Spectacularly set in the Himalayas and overlooking the sacred River Ganges, the Ananda resort hotel offers a unique environment for body, mind and spirit rejuvenation. Set in the ancient region where Ayurveda and Yoga techniques were pioneered, this luxurious resort boasts incredible views of the world’s highest and most mysterious peaks and combines traditional treatments with modern spa therapies in a superb setting with all comforts. The focus is spiritual, making Ananda the perfect place for world-weary travellers to relax and detoxify.
The wide range of facilities and activities include daily yoga sessions, and a gym library and golf course are provided.
For ultimate privacy and luxury, the resort offers three beautifully-designed villas, with personal butler services taking care of guests’ every need. Top-quality fixtures and fittings come as standard in the three suite designs, and all have air-conditioning, twice-daily maid services and every possible amenity. Deluxe suites open onto valley views and come with large balconies and walk-in wardrobes, and the Ananda suites each have private gardens as well as private living and dining areas. Connoisseurs of luxury accommodation will adore the Viceregal suites with their traditional, period furniture, rooftop Jacuzzis, private terraces and luxury en-suite facilities.
The resort’s restaurant, Treetop Deck and Pavilion are all elegant, romantic dining venues serving a delicious mix of Asian, Indian and Western cuisines. Yantric art decorates the walls, the background music is classical, the ambience is peaceful and the service is first-class. Only fresh, organic ingredients are used, and every dietary need is catered for. The Treetop Deck gives glorious views over the valley of the River Ganges, and dining at sunset is an especially romantic experience. Fine wines and brandies,, cocktails and spirits complement the excellence of the cuisine and its presentation.
Dramatic Himalayan views enhance the spa treatment rooms with their dozens of traditional Ayurvedic treatments and therapies. Fusions between traditional and contemporary spa approaches give invigorating and balancing effects on the body and mind, and beauty treatments include the Royal Bath, a traditional Indian bridal ritual. Yoga sessions take place in a marble pavilion each morning and evening, giving guests all day to enjoy the spa, swimming pool and fitness centre or an excursion to view the spectacular historic attractions in the region.