The Ananda Spa is currently celebrating its award for the å‘Best Pampering Spa Retreat for Body and Soulå’, presented by Harpers Abroad, the coveted accolade of Harper`s & Queen 2003.
As the ultimate holistic wellness sanctuary for rejuvenation and revitalisation, Ananda Spa is a truly unique destination that blends therapeutic treatments based on traditional Indian practices of Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation.
Located in the Himalayan foothills, 260 kms north of New Delhi in the state of Uttaranchal, the exclusive Ananda Spa has 75 deluxe rooms and suites with private balcony which come complete with amazing views over the Ganges River and Valley of Rishikesh or the Maharajas Palace.
This world-renown spa also inspires the latest in European and Thai treatments to purify the body and soothe the senses, based on the principle of harmonising wellness, fitness and relaxation therapies.
Suites at the Ananda Spa destination have their own private garden, and the Viceregal Suite, located in the Palace, has a wrap around terrace with an outdoor Jacuzzi. Spa professionals who have visited the Ananda Spa in the Himalayas will applaud the award - for those who are yet to visit - a true mind-body experience awaits in a spa that spans 21,000 sq-ft, with four meditation and relaxation rooms, four consultation rooms, 20 treatment rooms, a total of 79 treatments, and a separate beauty salon.
The Spa Services The Ananda Spa Include :
?Kama Suite for couples with Jacuzzi, sauna and massage
?Men`s and Women`s complete Hydrotherapy facilities; including steam, sauna, Jacuzzi, Kneipe foot bath, cold plunge, showers, and changing rooms
?Outdoor heated lap-pool and Jacuzzi
?Gym with 16 station Life Fitness equipment, cardio, strength training and aerobics facility
?Yoga & Meditation
?Skin and hair care therapies
?Strength and toning instruction
?Lifestyle, medical, fitness and dietary consultation facilities.
Ananda Spa also houses the only Aveda Beauty Institute in India, an international beauty line, now part of Estee Lauder. Ananda incorporates extensive recreational facilities including a squash court; six-hole golf course; art and culture programme; outdoor adventure activities such as rafting, trekking, wildlife safari, which all work to embrace the spa’s philosophy of ‘the multiple pillars of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing’.