Ananda in the Himalayas – the luxury destination spa which is part of Shanti Hospitality, a subsidiary of C&C Alpha Group Ltd has been named in Tatler magazine’s Spa Guide 2014. Read why this spa should be up next on your ‘destination of a lifetime’ list…
Tatler Spa Guide 2014 – What they say about Ananda in the Himalayas…
Try to forget that your traditional white Kurta pyjamas make you look like you’re in a cult – they’re darn comfy, and you can do Bihar yoga without your muffintop spilling over your leggings. Ancient practices and philosophies are the heartbeat of this place, taught in their purest forms but addressing modern life: yogic postures are geared towards oiling shoulders, hips and backs rusted by hours at a computer; breathing and meditation quieten frenetic, busy minds, aid concentration and help insomnia. Abandon the PJs for Tibetan massages, reflexology and facials, and exercise with white-water rafting or trekking. You’ll leave converted, corrected and cleaned up.
What we say:
Nestled in the Himalayas, Ananda is the ultimate escape from the mundane to the spiritual. The philosophy of Ananda is to seek harmony and balance, to be at one with the surroundings, to retreat to the peace and quiet of the mountains, to the stillness of the hills and the natural flow of the rivers.
Wellness programmes are crafted according to the needs of each individual, assessed through personal consultations with Ayurvedic specialists and other wellness professionals. Ananda’s unique culinary concept is an integral component of this wellness philosophy. Derived from the principles of Ayurveda, the spa’s rejuvenating cuisine is based on the individual body type of each guest. Ananda offers the finest Indian, Asian and western cuisine with an emphasis on light, healthy meals.
More than ever before, individuals moving on today’s fast track recognise the need to retreat amid holistic remedies and rejuvenating locales. At Ananda, the synergy of mind, body and soul is recreated through its surroundings and ancient rejuvenating processes and philosophies. All these experiences blend seamlessly to assist the individual on a private journey to an understanding of the self.
Location: Uttaranchal, India
Telephone: 00 91 1244 516650
Book It: Double, from £685. British Airways (ba.com; 0844 4930787) flies to New Delhi from £645, with onward flights with Spicejet (spicejet.com) from £80.