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Ananda Spa, Ananda in the Himalayas

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Nestled in the Himalayas, swirled in the sacred mists of time, is Ananda, a world class destination spa once the residence of Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal. Now dedicated to its privileged clientele, the 21,000 square foot spa offers an extensive menu of over 79 body and beauty treatments, with unique focus on the traditional Indian sciences of yoga and ayurveda. The personalized therapy and activities programs is designed to meet individual needs and health goals – de-stress, detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-aging, weight & inch loss, while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition and exercise; accommodating for all preferences and comfort levels.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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weatherb in julyn at ANANDA HIMALAYAS

COULD YOU PLEASE ADVISE US IF JULY IS A GOOD MONTH TO VISIT THIS SPA AS I KNOW PARTS OF INDIAN SUBCONTINENT HAVE MONSOON WEATHER

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Check out our World Weather Guide www.worldreviewer.com/world-weather for the average weather conditions in June and July.

pl. advise what is weather like (temperature) during Nov month

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What is the cost of a 5 day Spa Package

To include weight loss, massage etc for 2 people

Rejuvenation of the Body, Mind and Soul.

Overlooking the Valley of Rishikesh, the spa is built around a vice-regal palace that is a striking architectural blend of Moorish and Italian Renaissance styles. Decor in the public areas—particularly the billiards room and rare-books library—is an obvious nod to the British Colonial era. The sleek, modern guest rooms with sunken bathtubs and terraces with views of the Himalayas are a quarter-mile away, the perfect distance for meandering, power-walking.

Unlike other regimes, Ayurveda's dietary guidelines aren't about counting calories and carbs. What (or what not) to eat is based on body type, the weather, seasons, time of day, age, and geography, among other criteria.

Can i get the details of the place and how to reach there??

I need to know the details of the place, stay arrangements, tarriff and other charges. How to reach your place.

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From Delhi Ananda is a 45 minute flight to Jolly Grant airport, a 4 hour train journey to Haridwar station, or a 7 - 8 hour drive. Package prices are vary depending on how long you want to stay and what treatments you want. You can stay overnight or book in to the spa for day treatments.

Ananda Spa

Carefully screened off from reality by the mighty Himalayas, the Ananda Spa has everything you could possibly require during a period of spiritual and physical rejuvenation, from peaceful, mountain gardens and views of the sacred River Ganges to comprehensive sports facilities and a treatment menu that sounds like a list of smoothie recipes: try a Himalayan honey and rose facial or a lemongrass and ginger salt scrub for starters…

Of course, peace and pampering are just the beginning, since this is a serious yoga retreat too, and you can learn how to incorporate Indian Yogic philosophy into your life and discover your Ayurvedic dosha while you are here.

Accommodation is minimalist and incorporates natural materials for a holistic and luxurious feel; you can practise yoga positions on your private balcony, indulge in the local, seasonal food on offer or while away an afternoon in the bright ‘Maharaja’s Tea Lounge’, surrounded by lavish tapestries and antiques from the days of the British Raj.

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