In the foothills of the tranquil Himalayas is spiritual pathway to unite the mind, body and the soul-Ananda. Flanked by Haridwar and Rishikesh amidst the Sal forest looking over the meandering Ganga, Ananda is a retreat with facilities like Vedanta, Yoga and the traditional Indian wellness regimes of Ayurveda. At Ananda tradition meets the best of modern International Wellness experiences. This spa is aimed at propelling the concept of holistic lifestyle along with the Indian art and culture.
If you are looking for a way to escape the ever increasing stress and strain of your routine life, then this is the perfect place to visit. Not only will it instil vigour and lift your spirits but will also change your lifestyle.
Delhi, Ananda, Delhi
Day 01: Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport / railway station, welcome by our executive (a placard with your name will be held up by our executive near the custom area) followed by transfer to the hotel in a private car. After check-in, a briefing session will be held to provide information about the revitalising, relaxing and rejuvenating journey tour and also an India travel kit containing rail / air tickets, sightseeing vouchers, hotel vouchers, etc. will be handed over.
Day 02: Delhi - Ananda
We travel to the next destination - Ananda Spa Resort situated in the northeast of India, in Shatabdi Express. Ayurvedic and wellness consultation will mark the beginning of the day and the rest of the day will have several activities for rejuvenation and relaxation.
Ananda Spa Resort located in the state of Tehri Garhwal is the perfect blend of Modern spa and age old Indian Ayurveda with guidance from experts. Accentuating the appeal of this beautiful place set in the heart of the Himalayas is the gamut of 79 beauty and body treatments with a tinge of royalty. Also enjoy the delicious, nutritious and gastronomically delightful meals at Ananda set in the sylvan surroundings with the backdrop of the picturesque valley of Rishikesh. The wide range of massages, diet programs, and other activities are sure to instil in you new vigour and aura of positive energy.
Day 03: Ananda
A signature tea to welcome the new day filled activities that will paint your lifestyle with new colours. Following the scheduled activities to enhance your physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional wellbeing, a personalised mediation and yoga sessions are arranged. The focus of the yoga session will be postures or Asana and deep breathing or Pranayam. The combination of this will stabilise the mind and body. Dedicating the rest of the day to relaxation, enjoy an underwater lymphatic massage and aromatic bath.
Day 04: Ananda
No better way to welcome a bright morning than with a session of yoga and meditation. Want to soothe and loosen some sore muscles or just stretch your body and find the pressure points? Then spend the rest of the morning enjoying a Thai or Swedish massage. You may opt for other massages suiting your needs. You can also choose to dive into the depth of life by attending Vedanta classes (including lectures on philosophy of life) or simply enjoy a cooking demonstration.
Day 05: Ananda
After kick starting the morning with meditation and a stroll soaking the serene beauty of the surroundings, you can enjoy healthy breakfast which will fill you with energy for the activities in store.
Other than yoga, meditation and massages, Ananda also offers beauty treatments. It is the only owner of Ayurveda Beauty Institute in India. Exfoliate your skin with a rare combination of rose oil and sea salt cleansing scrub followed by a shower and application of rose lotion, by opting for the Wild Rose Salt Glow treatment. With the recommendation from the consultant you can enjoy Ayurvedic therapies like Abhyanga, Shirodhara,etc. The Shirodhara is a therapy where along with a gentle massage, a continuous stream of lukewarm herbal oil is poured over the forehead which helps in relieving stress. This therapy also reduces the pace of aging, has a curing effect on paralysis and improves memory. For those suffering from gynaecological stress, depression and insomnia, the Takradhara treatment can be chosen where cool buttermilk is poured slowly on the forehead.
Day 06: Ananda - Delhi
On the 6th day of our tour we travel back to Delhi to visit some places of historic importance - the Red fort and Jama Masjid followed by unique shopping experience - a cycle rickshaw ride around the Chandini Chowk.
Delhi, the Capital of India is considered a place of great historical importance. It is believed that it was capital of the Pandavas, Indraprastha. The monuments like India gate, Red fort, Lotus temple and Raj Ghat are the sites where one can see the history of India. Delhi is also ideal for shopping.
Day 07: Delhi
Departure from Delhi marking the end of this revitalising tour.
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