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Ananda Wellness Retreat

Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,990

Spend time rejuvenating and relaxing in the foothills of the Himalayas. The Ananda Resort has all the necessary facilities to enhance your wellness experience. The surrounding scenery will assist in the process. This stay is perfect for both fitness enthusiasts and those wanting to unwind.


Fly into Dehradun airport and transfer to the Ananda Resort 35 kilometres/22 miles away close to both Rishikesh and Haridwar in the foothills of the Himalayas. . Check in for a 5 night stay which includes 4 full days of wellness treatment. During your stay, you have many facilities to choose from including well-known traditional Indian wellness regimes such as Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with the best of International wellness experiences. Also included are massage, steam room, sauna and hot tub facilities.

On the day of your arrival, you will head to the Parmarth Niketan Ashram to witness the daily evening ritual of Ganga Aarti, a devotional ritual that uses fire as an offering. It is usually made in the form of a lit lamp, and in the case of the Ganges River, a small diya with a lamp and flowers that are floated down the river. People float leaf boats into the river with the flowers and lamps burning in them. Eyes follow these lamps as they go with the flow of the river. This small ceremony of ownership symbolizes hope, remembrance and wishes for future.

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Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,990

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Dehradun

Upon arrival into Dehradun you will drive to Ananda in the Himalayas, located in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, surrounded by graceful Sal forests, overlooking the peaceful Ganga as it meanders into the distance. Ananda is the spiritual pathway to the ultimate, discovered through the union of body, mind and soul. It is not just a retreat that will leave you breathless with the enchantment of its surroundings, but assists in redefining lifestyles to include the well-known traditional Indian wellness regimes of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with best of International Wellness Experiences to bring about the union of mind, body and soul. Arrive and proceed to the resort.

This evening proceed to Rishikesh. Not only known for its religious connection but it is also known for its beautiful landscape. Surrounded by hills (the Lesser Himalayas) on three sides and holy Ganga River flowing through it, Rishikesh is an ethereal experience. Rishikesh is the gateway to famous Chardham which are Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. In fact Rishikesh is a favourite of those coming to meditate and seek salvation. It is believed that meditation on the land of this holy place leads to salvation. Every year numerous people visit the ashrams to meditate and gain peace of mind and spiritual enlightenment.

Arrive and head out towards Parmarth Niketan Ashram to witness the daily evening ritual of Ganga Aarti. This is organized and performed by ashram residents, particularly the children who are studying the Vedas there. The aarti takes place at a very picturesque place on the banks of Ganga, in front of a Shiva statue built on the river. The ceremony commences with the singing of bhajans, prayers, and a purifying and sacred ritual that takes place around a fire, with the offerings made to Agni, the fire god. The lamps are lit and the aarti takes place as the final part of the ceremony. The children sing along with the spiritual head of the ashram, in sweet, haunting voices. A huge statue of Lord Shiva overlooks the proceedings

Devotees stand on the steps of the ghat at this time. The priests perform the rituals with lamps which are fueled by clarified butter. Vedic chants fill the air in praise of goddess of River Ganga and the conchs in the temples on the Ghat fill the air with their sound. People float leaf boats into the river with flowers and lamps burning in them. Eyes follow these lamps as they go with the flow of the river. This small ceremony of ownership symbolizes hope, remembrance and wishes for future.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration5 Nights
Accommodation

Ananda In The Himalayas

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    Ananda In The Himalayas



    The Ananda In The Himalayas Resort guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Rishikesh for business or pleasure. Only 35 km away, this 5-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: ...

    The Ananda In The Himalayas Resort guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Rishikesh for business or pleasure. Only 35 km away, this 5-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Lakshman Jhula Bridge, Swarg Ashram, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram.

    Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as golf course (on site), massage, steamroom, sauna, hot tub. Whatever your reason for visiting Rishikesh, the Ananda In The Himalayas Resort is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

    The Ananda in the Himalayas is an oasis of restoration, rejuvenation, and peace.

    Facilities

    • Fitness Centre
    • Golf
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 2

Ananda in the Himalayas

The day is spent in partaking in wellness treatments as prescribed by the doctor.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Ananda in the Himalayas

The day is spent in partaking in wellness treatments as prescribed by the doctor.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Ananda in the Himalayas

The day is spent in partaking in wellness treatments as prescribed by the doctor.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Ananda in the Himalayas

The day is spent in partaking in wellness treatments as prescribed by the doctor.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Depart Dehradun

Proceed to Dehradun where you will connect for your flight to Delhi.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Daily 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • Detailed debriefing and consultation upon arrival
  • Ayurvedic, personal fitness and lifestyle consultations
  • Ongoing progress checks with doctor and spa consultants
  • Daily morning wake-up signature tea and fresh fruit bowl
  • Ananda Rejuvenation Spa Cuisine meals as indicated
  • Daily use of the hydrotherapy facilities
  • Scheduled lifestyle, culture and wellness activities
  • Scheduled trek to the mountaintop Kunjapuri temple
  • Transfers to/from Dehradun Airport

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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