The word 'spa' originates from the Latin term 'solus per aqua' (health through water). Spa may be a new western concept for the world, but in India it was always present in the form of the ancient medicinal science famously known as Ayurveda. Ayurvedic treatments have traditionally been popular in India since ancient times. Thousands of people from all corners of the world have been visiting India to take advantage of this wonderful gentle science since time unknown. And so, India has great prospects and potential for the growth of this new concept of Spa and promises to become the number one spa holiday destination in the world.
Though modern spas are very recent phenomenon for India, but they are fast gaining popularity in the country. Earlier only foreign visitors or the urbane rich class could enjoy a Spa holiday in India, but after recognizing its growth potential more and more affordable spa resorts are coming up in India and now even masses can enjoy the benefits of Spa Holiday in India. Today, India has a large number of Spa Resorts that exclusively focus on spa treatments with elaborate spa menu. India boasts various types of spas like the Day Spas, Salon Spas, Destination Spas, Resort Spas, Club Spa, Medical Spa, Cruise Ship Spa, Mineral Spring Spa and Airport Spa. India also has many luxury Spa Resorts that provides personalized treatments to guests. The luxury spa resorts in India are situated in the most enchantingly beautiful regions of India. Some of the best Spa resorts of India are situated in the lap of Himalayas, in exotic surroundings of Kerala and Goa. Located in the scenic and quiet surroundings, the luxury Spa resorts in India provide a relaxing ambience to their guests and offer a wide variety of treatments for physical and mental well being of the person. Ananda Spa in Rishikesh is one of the finest luxury Spa resorts in India, located in the lap of Himalayas.
Located in the lap of Himalayas at an altitude of 21,000 sq ft. in Narendra Nagar, Uttranchal, the Ananda Spa Resort is the finest resort in north India. Once the residence of an erstwhile Maharaja of Tehri, the Ananda Spa Resort is now a top class 5-star spa resort, offering as many as 79 different body and beauty spa treatments. Ananda Spa concentrates on revitalizing energy and restoring balance, through a holistic approach, with a specific focus on Ayurveda and Aromatherapy, along with contemporary spa technology. The personalized therapies offered by Ananda Spa are designed according to a person's needs and can be quite helpful in anti-aging, deep relaxation, de-stress, detoxification, cleansing and weight loss.
Ananda Spa offers 20 well-equipped treatment rooms with specialized regimen for Ayurveda and Oriental and European systems of holistic health. The team of qualified Spa Therapists, Nutritionists, Western and Ayurvedic Physicians offers guidance for nutrition and exercise. Some of the finest treatments offered by the Ananda Spa include Classic Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Thai Massage and Reflexology. The spa also offers Hydrotherapies, namely, Jet Lag Hydro Massage, Hydro Jet Body Blitz and Seaweed Hydrotherapy Bath.
Set amidst 100 acres of lush green surroundings of scenic Himalayas, Ananda Spa Resort is located at about 20 km uphill from Rishikesh and 260 km from Delhi. The luxury Spa resort features an erstwhile Maharaja's Palace, world-class Spa, 75 deluxe rooms and suites, all offering enchanting views of the majestic Himalayas and the Ganges River. The Spa also boasts luxurious hydrotherapy facilities, beauty institute, outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool, sauna, steam rooms, fully equipped gymnasium and squash court. The spa resort serves Ananda Rejuvenation Cuisine at its restaurants- The Pavilion, The Winter Garden, The Palace Lounge, The Hill Theatre and The Poolside. Ananda Spa also has a private helipad that is available for chartered flights from New Delhi. One can also reach Ananda by a helicopter.
Ananda Spa has also taken special care for leisure and recreational activities of its guests. The Spa resort offers facilities and services for adventures like trekking, whitewater rafting, nature walks, wildlife tours to Rajaji National Park and elephant photo safaris at nearby Chilla National Park.
Kerala Backwater Tour
Taj Mahal with Haridwar/ Rishikesh Tour (Ananda Spa)