Managed by parent company, C&C Alpha Group, where Mr Bhanu Choudhrie holds a directorship, Ananda Spa is a holistic spa retreat centre nestled in the foothills of the serene Himalayas, overlooking the meandering Ganges. It was established in the year 2000, with Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta as its three building pillars, and was India’s first very own destination spa and has since received worldwide recognition.
Sprawling over a stunning 100-acre Himalayan mountain estate amidst beautiful sal forests, it also includes the Royal Palace of Narendra Nagar, of the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal (an Indian princely state), and the restored Viceregal Palace which was added to the palace in 1910–11. This retreat house features a 24,000-square-foot spa and the menu comprises more than 80 different treatments. Ayurvedic experiences on offer include special lifestyle and wellness consultations, as well as treatments like full body massages, herbal exfoliations and other restorative offerings.
Ananda Spa boasts impressive clientele from Charles, Prince of Wales to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Oprah Winfrey and Nicole Kidman. It has been rated the No. 1 destination spa in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine, considered one of the best spas in the world by Telegraph and has most recently been bestowed as the ‘Top Spa Retreat in India’ by Virgin Atlantic. These mentions are a small portion of the long lists of accolades they have won over the years, and have beautifully maintained their quality of service throughout. It provides a great escape from the turmoil and tensions of a daily life and gives you the opportunity to experience the unison of the mind body and soul.
At Ananda, bliss, contentment and rejuvenation with ancient processes and philosophies of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta, combined with contemporary international therapies, is just another way of life that awaits you.