Ayurveda—far from the one-size-fits-all approach often found in western wellness— recognizes the individuality of our personalities and body types. While you could opt to do a seven-day Panchakarma in an ashram, when it comes to spas, Ananda is the place to go. Guests checking in for a shorter stay can still take part in a comprehensive Ayurveda program of spa treatments, yoga, Vedanta lectures, and meditation. In an area full of ashrams (including the one made famous by the Beatles in the late ‘60s, this Maharaja palace-turned-hotel sits above the sacred city of Rishikesh with views of the snow-capped Himalayas—it’s particularly out of this world.
Goop creates a comprehensive 10-day itinerary for visiting Northern India, and explains why Ananda is a must stay (and ‘do’) for your trip.