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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is ,for sure ,my favourite splurge destination! Everything is perfect, the accommodation , the food ,the location but what steals your heart are the People & the most amazing Spa I have ever been to! And the best part is ,unlike other similar places, they don't force any kind of lifestyle/ food choices on you! Very flexible with many...

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for visiting us at Ananda and for reviewing your experience. We are so pleased to hear that you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed our facilities and services. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ananda soon. Warm regards, Nikhil Kapur

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2016

My family and I have stayed here a number of times. The last time I stayed the suites were in urgent need of modernisation. Unfortunately, it was the same this trip. I must admit though the Chief Operating officer did say that the management had plans to refurbish the suites. I had heard that before and so hope that they...

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for staying with us at Ananda and for your review. At the outset please allow me to apologize for not spending more time with you during your visit, I do travel out of the resort on business and may have not been there for a greater part of your stay. It is our endeavor to...

Reviewed 6 September 2016

After booking fine hotels in India during my two week stay without incident via my mobile phone, including many properties at Oberoi Resorts and Taj Palace properties, I was surprised after booking a 2 night stay at Ananda to receive a phone call informing me the rate I booked is for residents of India only, and my new rate would...

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for your review. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due while reserving your stay. We do run promotional rates in the Indian market which are available to everyone resident in India and these rates do show up based on the location of the guest. We believe that you were already...

Mumbai, India
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Having heard of Ananda, we still decided to go without researching the place to maintain both the element of surprise and have an unbiased experience. A direct flight from Mumbai to Dehradun followed by a 50 minute drive set it up nicely. Hospitality, Hospitality. The words encompass our stay. Starting with the traditional Indian reception on arrival, followed up by...

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you very much for visiting us at Ananda and your kind review. Monsoon is a beautiful time to be here as the forests are lush green during this time. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location and services and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Nikhil Kapur

Reviewed 26 August 2016

Its great place to stay, relax and away from the crowd. Very fresh and green all over with excellent service. SPA is a great experience and I must that staff are very friendly and helpful. Some names which I still remember Sheetal (Receptionist) in spa who was very caring and helpful and professional in her job. I still remember how...

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for visiting us at Ananda, it was a pleasure to meet you during your stay. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we shall pass on your kind compliments to the team members mentioned by you. Hope your leg has healed now. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm...

mumbai
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Excellent staff all around. At the welcome, guest relations, at the restaurant, housekeeping and SPA. All in all extremely efficient and well trained and very very courteous. Wonderful service experience. The SPA itself is top of the line. Kept very well and the treatments are authentic and very very relaxing. The masseurs are fantastic. Restaurant offers various cuisines and alcohol....

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for visiting us at Ananda and for your kind review. We are happy to hear that you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed our Spa. We are also grateful for your feedback on the food and the rooms and have shared the same with the concerned departments. We look forward to welcoming you back to...

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I visited the Ananda spa in Uttarkant after a very stressful week of packing up my life after three years in India. It was the perfect monsoon escape! They have a lots of Ayurvedic herbs, medicines and doctors. They also offer yoga and guided meditation classes and nature walks and of course amazing spa treatments! The scenery is absolutely stunning,...

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for visiting us at Ananda and for your kind review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm regards, Nikhil Kapur

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 16 August 2016

having heard so much about this destination led me to a little lowering of expectations lest there may be disappointment in store. Happy to say that Ananda lived up to it's reputation and it was an amazing stay. The staff were well trained and a special word for the chefs who went out of their way to get me a...

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for staying with us at Ananda and for your kind review. We will pass on your kind compliments to the Culinary team, who we are sure will feel very motivated by your praise. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ananda soon. Warm regards, Nikhil Kapur

Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 14 August 2016

just spent 3 nights in this beautiful location, The grounds are exquisite, the spa is definitely world class its ambiance unbeaten and the quality of the endless treatments is professional The pool steam room and sauna areas are a joy as is the service from all staff around The rooms are functional comfortable and the bed is great, The only...

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Nikhil K, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for staying with us at Ananda and for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit overall. We have shared your feedback regarding the food with our Chefs who also received your inputs while interacting with you while you were here. They will take immediate corrective action and improve on their...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2016

One of the best experiences i have had in a hotel. Have stayed in their other properties such as Raj Vilas and Ananda did not disappoint. The experience is brilliant and the hotel embodies a spiritual vibe albeit in a luxurious environment. Everything is catered for but you feel you are away from the everyday rush of life. Staff are...

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Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for staying with us at Ananda and for your kind review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. At Ananda we have a holistic approach to wellness and believe that there must be harmony between the mind, body and spirit. We use Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta supplemented by Tibetan and International...

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ananda in the Himalayas is an award winning luxury destination spa located in the foothills of the Himalayas, the birthplace of India's ancient arts of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda. Dedicated to restoring balance and harmonizing energy through a holistic approach, Ananda incorporates the healing principles of the East and the West with a specific focus on Ayurveda and Yoga, along with contemporary International spa experiences. Set amongst 100 acres of virgin forest and opened in September 2000, Ananda in the Himalayas is built around a Maharaja's palace estate and located 260 kilometres north of New Delhi. The resort features a restored Viceroy's Palace, world-class Spa, 70 deluxe rooms, 5 suites and 3 villas. Two of these villas are 2 bedroom villas and one is a single bedroom villa, with breathtaking views of the Ganges River and the mountainside. With the highest standards of service, luxurious accommodations, innovative dining and breathtaking mountain views, Ananda is an internationally recognised oasis offering an enriching experience designed to restore, renew and revitalise. Ananda signature wellness programs include Detox, Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, Weight Management, Stress Management, Yogic Detox, Ananda Yoga, Ananda Renew and Ananda Active. Getaway Spa packages starting at 2 or 3 nights are also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ananda in the Himalayas

Address: The Palace Estate, | Tehri - Garhwal,, Narendranagar 249175, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Narendranagar
Price Range: ₹ 42,870 - ₹ 61,779 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ananda in the Himalayas 5*
Number of rooms: 78
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“Higher Floor, garden facing recommended.”
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