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“Relax, get pampered or detox.. its the place to be ”

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Ananda in the Himalayas
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Narendranagar
Certificate of Excellence
New Delhi, India
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Relax, get pampered or detox.. its the place to be ”
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my best friend wanted to unwind and trust me ananda's was nothing less than a dream.
Though the rooms are old and very basic, but the food is yummm, they include breakfast and dinner along with room and the food also has calories mentioned..and trust me when i say the chefs are ao great they even accomodate food outside the menu for you the service is excellent and the spa is just heaven!

Stayed May 2016, travelled with friends
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gmananda2013, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review, 17 January 2017
Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

Thank you very much for visiting us at Ananda with your friends and for your kind review.

We are very pleased to know that you had an enjoyable stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This spa is located on beautiful, well kept grounds and has wonderful areas where classes are held at different times of the day. the food is good and healthy dishes are available if you choose.

The interview with spa personal to decide on treatments that may be of interest is average with not a lot of discussion about alternatives.

The rooms we used included a sitting room with balcony and a bedroom with bath. They are comfortable and located within easy walking distance to the treatment building and the restaurant.

You need at a minimum 3 nights at this hotel as it is a little time consuming to reach and it takes a while to get into the swing of the offerings that are available. A 5 day stay would give enough time to try different treatments, different offerings of classes and different foods. The clothing provided for the yoga classes is comfortable and they try to provide an appropriate size. If you are short the pants may be a little long, but they are easily rolled up and are of such a deliciously soft cotton that they are nice to weat

Stayed February 2016, travelled as a couple
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gmananda2013, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review, 17 January 2017
Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

Thank you for staying with us at Ananda and for sharing you experience.

We are happy to know that you enjoyed your visit and that our facilities and services met with your expectations.

The treatments available depend on the package chosen as the inclusions in our Getaway Programmes (3 to 5 nights) differ from package to package. Should you book a Wellness Programme (7 nights), your programme is prepared based on your personal consultation with our Ayurvedic Physician.

We look forward to the opportunity of being of service to you again.

Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Ananda offers you a very special spa experience. It is set in a beautiful landscaped hillside in the Himalayas and has incorporated a bit of the Maharaja of Tehri's palace property. There are various packages on offer and the food offerings are varied and calorie count is given against each item on the menu. The dining area has a vast elevated wooden platform around it and provides a very scenic setting for an outdoor meal. The Spa treatments are very relaxing and refreshing.

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  • Stayed May 2016, travelled with family
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gmananda2013, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review, 17 January 2017
Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

Thank you for visiting us at Ananda and for your kind review.

We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We took a couples connect package and were more than pleased!
We don't know where to begin-
Fantastic welcome ceremony, super professional attention to details, well appointed rooms, highly courteous staff, delicious food and drink options ( don't miss the evening high tea) beautiful scenery, guided mountain treks, yoga and meditation sessions, clean and scenic outdoor pool and last but definitely not the least- the spa and massage sessions (everything with the spa experience was truly fantastic).
Peacocks walk the grounds, Ganges winds down the slopes from your terrace, and Himalayan peaks beckon from a distance. What more would one want on a holiday from a lifetime?
Starting from the Director of Operations, Rahul, to everyone else in the staff, emphasis on nothing but excellence in customer service was apparent at every step.
There is no way we would not return soon!

Stayed December 2016, travelled as a couple
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gmananda2013, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review, 28 December 2016
Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

Thank you for staying with us at Ananda and for your kind review.

We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to the opportunity to be of service to you again soon.

Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur
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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Our travel agent of 20 years insisted we must go to this place. He was so true, it turned out to be an amazing experience.
The owner loves his property. No cutting corners. Excellent buildings, great maintenance, smiling and helping staff, 250 helping employees for only 80 rooms. Wonderful spas and massages, attentive security guards, new vehicles and polite drivers. What more you ask for ?
Mansi, Geeta, GM Rahul Makhija, in main office and Rahul, Saurabh, Roopesh, Sandeep in F&B were outstanding.
F&B Director Shyam Panvar and chief Cheff Sandeep made my wife's 60 th birthday very very special with great menu, many candles and live music.
Their Spa is out of world and all massage artisans are excellent and highly trained.
Place is worth all money spent.
Last but not least. They had upgraded us to premium valley view rooms. Hearty place .

Stayed December 2016, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Bharat P
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gmananda2013, General Manager at Ananda in the Himalayas, responded to this review, 28 December 2016
Dear Guest,

Namaskar!

Thank you for visiting us at Ananda and for your kind review.

We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that our facilities and services met with your expectations.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ananda soon.

Warm regards,

Nikhil Kapur
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Additional Information about Ananda in the Himalayas

Property: Ananda in the Himalayas
Address: The Palace Estate, | Tehri - Garhwal,, Narendranagar 249175, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Tehri Garhwal District > Narendranagar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Narendranagar
Price range (per night): ₹ 43,296 - ₹ 77,315
Hotel Class:5 star — Ananda in the Himalayas 5*
Number of rooms: 78
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 
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