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Getting There

Ananda is located on a hill overlooking the ancient spiritual city of Rishikesh.

By Air

There are frequent flights from Delhi International Airport to Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun. Flight time is 45 minutes followed by a 40 min picturesque drive to Ananda in the Himalayas.

Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Air India and Indigo operate daily flights from Delhi to Dehradun. Please check their updated schedules on their respective websites. (Jet Airways, Spicejet, Air India, Indigo)

By Train

Daily trains operate from Delhi. The train journey takes 4.5 hours from Delhi to Haridwar followed by a 90 minute drive to Ananda in the Himalayas. Please check updated train schedules on

By Helicopter

Ananda in the Himalayas can organise helicopter transfers from Delhi and other specific locations to Ananda. The journey from Delhi to Ananda’s private helipad (5 minutes away) takes approximately 2 hours. Please contact Ananda Reservations ( for further information.

Drive From New Delhi

The drive to Ananda from Delhi takes approximately 7-8 hours depending on traffic conditions. Although a few of our guests do chose to come by road we do not recommend this as traffic is difficult to estimate.

*Information on Kanwad Mela*

During the month of Shravan in Hindu calendar (23 July  – 22 August 2018) tens of thousands of devotees throng Haridwar to collect holy water of the Ganges from Brahmkund in Har ki Pauri and carry it back on foot to their native place to offer it to the Shiv temple in their towns and villages.

  • All guests arriving by trains on the above mentioned dates to book the train till Dehradun Railway Station. The same applies for the return journey. All pick-ups and drop requests would be entertained from and to Dehradun Railway Station during this period
  • There would be no ‘additional’ charge for the car pickup or drop to Dehradun Railway Station for this period
  • During the ‘Kanwad’ festival, Ananda will not take car bookings for ‘Ganga Aarti’ or any local run to Rishikesh due to the high amount of traffic in Rishikesh
  • Additionally, please be informed that the traffic between the Jolly Grant Dehradun airport and Ananda during this period, would remain normal
  • A trip from Delhi to Ananda or a return trip by Road could take additional 2-3 hours or more, compared to the usual time taken. Sometimes traffic is also diverted via Meerut-Hapur-Bijnor-Najibabad to Haridwar

Please note that the car transfers can be provided for pick-up or drop from the Railway Station or Airport. Please inform Ananda Reservations of your requirements and the respective transfer rates will be provided.


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