Item #4634

Rating: 5 Stars

Category: Vacation Ideas

Title: Ananda in the Himalayas | Best Luxury Spa/Resort in India


User's Notes:
This was one of the best vacations I have ever had. We weren't so sure at first what to expect, especially considering the different views we found in Trip Advisor's reviews. It is hard to match different minds and preferences... <p>But here is what I liked about Ananda: Ananda is more than a hotel, a spa, a yoga retreat. It holds the combination of what the founders visioned when it was established: body, mind, knowledge. In everything from the treatments, lessons, active sports, tracks, yoga, meditation, food and atmosphere, everything is accompanied with meaning and purpose. </p><p>Now, it may not have the most luxurious rooms and decor, but in my opinion, it is part of this place charm. Unbelievable service and hospitality managed with some modesty and down to earth appreciation of nature and kindness. Know what to expect for and you will not be disappointed. I could easily spend there 2 weeks if relaxation and spiritual experience is what I was looking for. The staff helped us celebrate my husband's birthday in an unforgettable way, and made this day very special! Looking forward to being back!</p>

User Selected Text:
Ananda is an award-winning luxury destination spa resort in India situated at the Himalayan foothills in Northern India. <p>Located on a 100 acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate, Ananda is surrounded by graceful Sal forests and overlooks the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges river valley.</p><p>Ananda, one of the best luxury ayurvedic retreats in India, integrates traditional Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta with international wellness experiences, fitness and healthy organic cuisine to restore balance and harmonize energy.</p>