A palatial retreat in the peaks of the Himalayas, Ananda Spa reaches new heights of luxury spa holidays
From the outside Ananda appears a vast towering palace with grandiose steps leading to intricate archways that lead into a portico and the entrance of the hotel. Inside its imperious facade cedes to a modern cosseting luxury that’s a pure escape for both body and mind.
From the comfortable and beautifully appointed rooms large windows look out over the cinematic vista of the Himalayas rising behind the hotel’s gardens. Within the gardens themselves the pool is the ultimate place to connect with nature, as the infinity pool cascades into the surrounding forest and the dappled sunlight reflects on the water’s surface through the tree canopy – your cares will seem a million miles away. Ananda is a world-class spa resort rebalancing the body with yoga and recalibrating the mind with meditation. Yoga consultations will help you to reach your own personal goals for the retreat and visiting masters offer one-of-a-kind teaching. The spa itself blends the best of ancient Indian philosophy with Western spa techniques. The extensive menu includes massage, wraps, scrubs as well as facials, reflexology and healing crystal therapy.
The restaurant at Ananda offers meals with organic and healthy light meals to enhance wellbeing. Eat at the Treetop Deck and sit in the boughs of the trees overlooking the magnificent mountains. The tea lounge is an equally intriguing spot for a cup of tea and a bite of something sweet. The décor of the tea lounge will whisk you back to days gone by with portraits of Maharajas, rattan chairs and 1930s furniture.
A stay at Ananda is so much more than a spa holiday, its remote location, connection with the natural beauty of the mountains and sumptuous interior are a cocoon from which you will emerge butterfly-like with a new lease of life.
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