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High in the Himalayan foothills, Ananda is India’s only true destination spa, consistently winning awards which makes it one of the best spas in the country, if not the world.
With stunning panoramic views over the valley or the resort grounds, the 75 rooms and suites have been beautifully decorated in soft colours and each opens onto a large balcony where guests can choose to dine in private. There are also three new villas scattered around the grounds, which feature a private heated swimming pool, sauna and butler service.
The multi award winning spa offers countless beauty and body treatments, combining traditional Indian Ayurveda techniques with more modern Western ones. This is no body boot camp though - guests can choose to use the spa as they like, whether for a full detox programme or the occasional pampering treatment.
The Indian, Asian and Western cuisine is superb, and meals can be personalised according to your spa doctor's recommendations - but there's always plenty of chocolate for the odd treat!
While the spa might be Ananda's main draw, there are lots of other activities on offer, including yoga, golf and cooking classes, or slightly further from the confines of the resort guests can enjoy white water rafting, trekking to the Kunjapuri Temple or a visit to the Rajaji National Park.
Fresh cotton Kurta Pyjamas are delivered to your room daily and are perfect for wearing around the grounds.
Frances, Original Traveller