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Discover serenity at Ananda, India: Your Himalayan wellness sanctuary.

Experience the Wisdom of Ayurveda at Ananda's Wellness Retreat.

Embark on a journey to the epitome of well-being at Ananda, cradled within the breathtaking Himalayan foothills. Once the cherished Palace Estate of the Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal, this tranquil 100-acre haven beckons those in search of rejuvenation amidst the embrace of Mother Nature.

Nestled in the very heartland where Ayurveda, Yoga, and meditation were born, Ananda extends a heartfelt invitation for an annual odyssey of self-discovery. Our state-of-the-art amenities seamlessly fuse the age-old traditions of Ayurveda with holistic wellness, yoga, meditation, emotional healing, and delectable organic cuisine, all in an effort to rekindle your inner equilibrium and vitality.

Prepare for a transformative sojourn at Ananda, a place where you can rediscover the very essence of your being.

getting there

Hilltop Bliss Near Rishikesh - Travel Tips

Perched on a hill with a commanding view of the ancient spiritual hub of Rishikesh, Ananda beckons travelers seeking serenity. For optimal convenience, we recommend air travel as your gateway. Frequent flights whisk you from Delhi International Airport to Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport in a mere 45 minutes, followed by a scenic 40-minute drive through the Himalayas to Ananda.

SpiceJet, Air India, Vistara, and IndiGo provide daily flight services connecting Delhi to Dehradun. Be sure to consult their respective websites for the latest schedules.

For those seeking an elevated arrival experience, Ananda can arrange helicopter transfers from Delhi and other select locations. The journey from Delhi to Ananda’s private helipad, a mere 5 minutes away, unfurls in approximately 2 hours. 

For those preferring the rhythmic sway of train travel, daily trains ply the route from Delhi. The rail journey spans 4.5 hours from Delhi to Haridwar, followed by a delightful 90-minute drive that brings you to Ananda in the Himalayas. Ensure to verify train schedules on

Whether you require pick-up or drop-off services from the Railway Station or Airport, rest assured, our attentive team can arrange the necessary car transfers. Simply apprise Ananda Reservations of your needs, and we’ll provide you with the applicable transfer rates. Your journey to tranquility awaits!

Ananda's Ayurvedic treatments: Harmony for Body & Mind.

At Ananda, we offer a comprehensive array of authentic Ayurvedic treatments, each meticulously designed to enhance mental and physical well-being.

1. **Abhyanga:** A traditional four-handed massage using Sesame oil, Abhyanga promotes physical harmony, toxin elimination, relaxation, and normalizes blood pressure.

2. **Pizhichil:** Luxuriate in warm herbal oils that cover your entire body, enhancing immunity, joint lubrication, detoxification, flexibility, and immunity.

3. **Choornaswedan:** After dosha-specific oil massage, warm herbal poultices induce therapeutic sweating, improving circulation, toxin removal, and relieving muscle pain.

4. **Sirodhara:** A soothing stream of herbal oil on the forehead rejuvenates the mind, enhances memory, and normalizes sleep patterns.

5. **Takradahara:** Calming buttermilk poured on the forehead aids in insomnia, depression, and stress relief.

6. **Udwarthana:** Deep, dry herbal powder massage stimulates hair follicles, targets excess fat, and tones the body.

7. **Mukha Lepa:** Traditional herbs cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate the face, enhancing natural beauty.

8. **Tan Lepa:** Full-body mask detoxifies and alleviates aches, leaving the body refreshed.

9. **Tarpana:** Ghee application for tired or disordered eyes.

10. **Gandusa:** Retention of medicated oil in the mouth cleanses and aids in mouth and gum health.

11. **Kavala:** Movement and gargling of medicated oil in the mouth beneficial for ear, nose, and throat issues.

12. **Kati Vasti:** Relieves lower back pain with warm oil poured over a paste ring on the lower back.

13. **Talapodhichil:** A herbal headpack promotes relaxation and relieves stress and migraines.

14. **Urovasti:** Balances the Heart Chakra and reduces stress with warmed, medicated oil.

15. **Ayurvedic Head Massage:** Calms and relaxes the head, neck, and shoulders with medicated oil.

16. **Pada Abhyanga:** Focuses on foot nerve points, promoting relaxation, circulation, and skin texture.

17. **Marma Abhyanga:** Stimulates vital marma points to promote physical and mental recuperation.

18. **Prista Vamsha Therapy:** Comprehensive spine care, including oil pooling, back massage, and warm poultices to alleviate back conditions.

Experience holistic well-being with our expertly crafted Ayurvedic treatments at Ananda.

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