Map of Ananda

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 www.irctc.co.in

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 (reservations@anandaspa.com) 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.

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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Frequently Asked Questions

Ananda in the Himalayas is located on the Palace Estate of Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal close to the spiritual town of Rishikesh in North India. We are approximately 35 kms/22 miles, about a 45 minute drive, from Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun.
We recommend flying to Dehradun airport. There are multiple daily flights from Delhi (45 minutes) and at least one flight from Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Amritsar, and Ahmedabad. Car transfer from Dehradun airport to Ananda is about 45 minutes.Driving distance from Delhi to Ananda is approximately 6 hours. 
Private charter flights are avaiable from Delhi to Dehradun and from other locations as well. Helicopter services are available to reach Ananda's helipad. Ananda can organise these services.
Tourist Visa is required for travel to India on leisure. E-tourist visa if applicable for your country can be applied for on the Indian government site https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html
If departure flight is from the International terminal then minimum 2.5 hours is advisable and if departure to Dehradun airport is from the Domestic terminal then minimum 4 hours is advisable. Lounge facilities are available in both International as well as Domestic airports.
Ananda has a moderate climate throughout the year ranging mostly between 18 to 30°C or65 to 85°F.April, May and early June are warm, while the evenings cool slightly. Late June through to early September are the monsoon months with showers which are mostly mild but few periods of heavy showers may occur. September and October are pleasant with bright sunny days. Between November to March the days are cool and clear with plenty of sunshine. Temperatures drop between the end of December and mid-January and jackets are advised.
The standard check-in time is 2:00 pm and check out is 11 am. For a guaranteed early check-in, we would recommend that the room is reserved a day in advance to guarantee early access.

We have our own fleet of Honda CR-V, which can accommodate 3 guests comfortably in one car with luggage.
We can suggest accommodation for your driver at the nearby municipality of Narendra Nagar.