Ananda Features in Conde Nast Traveler 15 Best Wellness Retreats

You can’t get much closer to nirvana than Shanti Hospitality’s Ananda in the Himalayas — after all, it sits in the far northern reaches of India, at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range, near the birthplace of the ancient arts of yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda (a form of alternative healing that touts a perfect harmony between mind and body for optimal health).

The resort takes this legacy pretty seriously: Its holistic approach to wellness combines both Eastern and Western healing tactics — Ayurveda and aromatherapy treatments are at your disposal, as is a 24,000-square-foot, 24-treatment room-spa that near-guarantees a restorative experience—and the fresh air and 100 acres of forest don’t seem to hurt, either. Get your yoga on in the winter garden, overlooking a dense, leafy grove of Sal trees, then follow up the sweat session with a purifying whole body therapy, or give the steam room and temperature-controlled outdoor lap pool a try. We can already hear you exhaling.

Ananda in Tatler Spa Guide 2