Spa of the week – Ananda in the Himalayas


Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas is a world-class destination Spa, the Ananda – In the Himalaya, where Ayurveda is a way of life. Set amongst 100 acres of virgin forest, it is here that India’s ancient arts of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda was first discovered. From massages and specialized diet programme to fulfill personal goals to the more rigorous transformations in lifestyle, the Ayurveda experience has been designed keeping in mind the individual’s desire to heal, cleanse, relax and revitalize. Ananda – In the Himalayas is built around a Maharaja’s palace estate and located 260 kilometers north of New Delhi.

The wellness program at Ananda follows the cardinal principle of the ancient Hindus – that there is no dividing line in human personality between the mind and the body. That if beautifying the mind is to beautify the body, the converse is equally true. This is evident in the use of age-old herbal powders; herbal oils, brass vessels, wooden beds, treatment rituals and qualified therapists trained in traditional Ayurvedic schools in the 24,000 square foot spa offering 24 treatment rooms.

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Guests can choose from an extensive selection of therapeutic treatments based on traditional Indian practices of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation. The spa also offers the latest European and Thai treatments to purify the body and soothe the senses. Ananda’s signature spa product portfolio includes a full range of body, face and bath products. Using the power of pure essential oils these products invigorate, detoxify and ground the mind, body and the soul.
Ananda in the Himalayas
Popular treatment for men – Deep Tissue Massage
An experience recommended for those really tense, knotted and painful areas, the Deep Tissue Massage might be just what those strong muscles need. Using a variety of muscle release techniques, the therapist will work within your pleasure/pain threshold to release and relax chronic tension.

The treatment which can be customized to last anywhere from 55-85 minutes is priced at INR 4,800 ($75) plus taxes.
A spa experience at Ananda
Popular Treatment for women – Abhyanga Massage
A four-hand synchronized full body massage using herbal infused Sesame oil; the Abhyanga experience or the four-handed-massage, helps improves physical consistency, sleep patterns and eye sight. Women looking to cleanse their system can benefit from the massage as it helps to liquefy toxins and induces relaxation, whilst eliminating impurities. The massage is often referred to as an anti-ageing therapy.

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The 55-minute Abhyanga massage is priced at INR 4,500 ($71) plus taxes.
yoga at Ananda
Signature Treatment – Ananda Fusion
The signature massage from Ananda in the Himalayas, Ananda Fusion caters to an individual’s personal needs. A fusion of Thai, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Deep tissue, Tibetan and Swedish massage techniques are applied to create a massage with a powerful therapeutic effect specific to and individual’s personal requirements. The treatment uses various blended essential oils, Hot Tibetan Poultices, Ayurvedic dosha specific oils, peppermint foot lotions and sea salts infused with indigenous essential oils are selected by the therapist to match the requirements of the guests.

The Ananda Fusion treatment is priced at INR 4900 ($80) plus taxes