Swirled in the sacred mists of time, nestled in the Himalayas is
Ananda - a world class spa and resort. Once the residence of the
Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, the palace and precincts now invite the
leisure, lifestyle and business traveler.
A legendary fount of religion and spirituality, Narendra Nagar,
was chosen by Maharaja Narendra Shah to house the palace of Tehri
Garhwal. Now, home to Ananda, this royal precinct and palace of
the past is bestowed with a renewed tranquility. As South Asia's
finest destination Resort and Spa, Ananda, brings alive a spiritual
vision, the uplifting wisdom of the ages and the pure bliss of being.
Ananda in The Himalayas ...The Palace
The Palace covers a large area, built at various stages, for different
reasons of hospitality. In 1910 An annex was added to commemorate
the arrival of the British viceroy, who often visited. The new Section
served to house his entourage.
The annex which currently hosts the Billiard Room, The Tea Lounge,
the Library, the Vice regal Suite and other facilities, boasts of
having hosted some of the most extravagant occasions for both Royalty
and Nobility, who were frequent visitors here. Orchestras played
in the ballroom, political dignitaries came up for a breath of cool
air and to gaze at the stars.
Spiritual heads like Ma Anandamayi and Swami Sivananda lent the
palace an aura of peace, tranquility and learning when they blessed
it with their presence. They had disciples who flocked from near
and far to hear their preaching's.`
Rediscover tranquility, in the mystical embrace of Himalayan mountains
and the holy river, Ganges. Journey into royal antiquity. Arrive
at South Asia's finest Resort and Spa, 'ANANDA' in the Himalayas
- translated from ancient Sanskrit to mean 'happiness and self contentment'.
Within a verdant haven of well being, at the elevating ascent of
the Himalayas, soothe your senses with serene silences. Attain sanctuary
of the mind and body, and discover the luxury of true wellness.
Once the abode of the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, ' ANANDA' is now
the chosen destination of the leisure, lifestyle and business traveler.
Experience the lifestyle of royalty. Wander through the palatial
sweep of gardens and tarry at the Tea Lounge. Play billiards at
one of the oldest tables in India. Peruse through priceless tomes
in the Maharaja's 100 year old Library. Spend a refined evening
attending exclusive soirees in the gracious Ballroom.
Located along the tranquil mountain ridge, The Valley View rooms
overlook the calming contours of the Ganges. The Garden Rooms, Deluxe
Suites and the Rafael Suite have their own private gardens. The
Palace Suite has an extensive terrace overlooking the music pavilion
and the sculpture garden.
The furniture and interiors in teakwood are inspired by period
furniture from the era of the Raj. Luxurious silks and handmade
artifacts add an opulent flourish and an understated elegance. Tantric
art adorns the walls, symbolizing the ascending levels of meditative
Heal your soul with a silver spoon and a menu for better living.
Savor our signature spa cuisine. Dine on meals enriched with the
vivid flavour of organic herbs and vegetables. For those who prefer
meat, we offer The healthier option of river fish and white meat.
Enjoy open air dining, with vibrant views of the valley. Retaining
the natural beauty of the outdoors - indoors, the restaurant has
been built around trees dating back to the last century.
The Wellness Centre invites you to a journey of self-discovery and
rejuvenation. Dedicated to your rejuvenation is a vast universe
of 21,000 sq. ft., embodying the promise of health and vitality,
youthfulness and beauty.
In the healing presence of nature and positive aura of the Spa,
uplift your spirits. Rely on the confident energy of Nutritionists,
Physicians, and Spa Therapists and their knowledge of ancient Indian
sciences and modern western treatments . Bring radiance to your
skin and body with detoxification treatments, which remove toxins
accumulated due to stress and strain, enroll in Weight Loss Programme,
reduce body fat and retain a slim seductive figure with secrets.
At the Wellness Centre, an intrinsic element of Spa treatment is
natural Himalayan spring water. Revive your body in the sauna, steam
room and the hot and cold plunge baths. Soothe away stress and tension
with Himalayan Hydrotherapy.
Experience the healing science of Ayurveda. Benefit from centuries
old herbal remedies. Remake yourself through the renowned 'Panchkarma'
treatment that detoxifies the body. Find release from asthma and
arthritis. Ayurvedic formulations are also available at the Ananda
Boutique, for the continued well being of our guests.
The ancient science of Yoga upholds wellness as a natural state
of being, when the mind, body, and environment coexist in total
harmony. Inner peace becomes a goal for the person seeking good
health and well being. Instructors from the Bihar School of Yoga
hold daily classes at Ananda. Reach your innermost potential through
meditation and attain nirvana. Achieve the enlightening postures
and knowledge of yogic chakras. Meditate in the primordial silence
of the valley. Conquer ailments and use the secrets of yoga to better
your health and living.
Empower your body with the encouragement and expertise of a Personal
Trainer. Work yourself to your best shape in the 16 - station life
cycle gym. Lose weight, tone up with strength and stamina enhancing
equipment. Join in aerobic classes and add a higher bounce to your
step from the ozone rich mountain breeze. Dive into the pool and
set your own pace, or join in aqua aerobics for a class in water