For a yoga retreat that brings the height of exclusivity and luxury to the original home of yogic practice, look no further than IHHR managed Ananda in the Himalayas. The luxury spa, which is part of C&C Alpha Group’s Shanti Hospitality arm is a luxury spa resort set in an opulent former Maharajah’s palace. Just 20 minutes up a winding mountain path from Rishikesh, the ‘yoga capital of the world’, Ananda is an exclusive oasis away from the throngs of backpackers and bustling ashrams of the main town. Traditional yoga and meditation practices are taught by experienced teachers, and diet plans are personalised for each guest, in line with traditional Ayurvedic principles. Past guests have included Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt.
Prices start at £3,962 per person for seven nights. Visit anandaspa.com