A typical day at Ananda

Ananda offers a wide range of complimentary activities to make your stay a rejuvenating experience. View a sample weekly activity schedule here.
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Himalayan Experiences

Experience the thrill of white water, enjoy gentle strolls along the picturesque hill trails from Ananda or visit the Ganges at Rishikesh.
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The Resort Experience

If leisure is what you are looking for, be prepared to be spoilt for choice. Within the Palace Estate, lies the 6-hole golf course along the hillside. Designed to be fun and challenging, the course has bunkers at each hole and a few tricky water hazards. You can also spend our time playing snooker on an antique table or taking a few laps in the outdoor pool. For those looking for an exceptional culinary experience, we have plenty to suit your mood with themed dinners, curated with an eclectic fusion of Indian and continental cuisines.Learn to cook exotic international favorites based on Ayurvedic principles from Ananda's Executive Chef at the Spa Cuisine classes.

Ancient Temples, Ashrams and Monasteries

At the home of Indian spirituality, immerse yourself with temple tours and experience devotional rituals, starting with the charming Ganga Arti at Parmarth Ashram on the banks of the holy river. Virabhadra Temple, Gita Bhawan, Bharat Temple, Kailash Niketan Temple, Lakshman Temple, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Teramanzil Temple (Trimbakeshwar View) and the Mindrolling Monastery (Dehradun) are just a few of the other centres of Hindu mythology around us.Take a trip down memory lane with the tour of the Beatles Ashram near Rishikesh which reopened recently after 40 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ananda invites Visiting Masters each month, conducts daily Vedanta talks, golf classes, weekly healthy cuisine cooking class, and on demand Tour of ancient Temples in Rishikesh, Adventure activities like trekking and white water rafting and wildlife safaris. 
Visiting Masters at Ananda are experts in certain specialised wellness fields either in physical therapy or energy healing or other related areas. Visiting Masters from across the world are in residence at Ananda for a period of 15-30 days and individual sessions can be booked with them.
Vedanta is ancient vedic philosophy which combines dynamic action with mental peace. It instills the higher values of service to provide prosperity and peace to the community. Daily talks are conducted by Vedanta teachers at Ananda.
Ananda organises transfers to Rajaji National Park (1 hour drive) where guests can take a jeep safari jungle drive. Rajaji is home to abundant wildlife include elephants, leopards, tigers, and indigenous Himalayan birds.
Weather dependent, we offer a scheduled weekly trek to Kunjapuri temple which has panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. Other more challenging treks are also available on demand to Ranichori and Kashmouli.

The rapids of the Ganga are thrilling, yet safe even for the first-time rafter. The guides are completely in command and will instruct you on basic paddling techniques and safety procedures.
The Rishikesh Temple Tours when booked includes ancient temples, ashrams & monasteries like Virabhadra Temple, Tapkeshwar temple, Lakshman Temple, Neelkanth Mahadev, with extensions to Vasishta Gufa, and the Mindrolling - Nyingmapa Monastery and the evening Ganga Aarti spiritual ceremony at Rishikesh.
Yoga meditation and fitness sessions are available for teens and young adults. Adventure sport activities from white water rafting, trekking as well as zip lining can also be organised.
Ananda can be booked as an ideal retreat venue for small board level or leadership meetings of upto 15 persons with meeting halls and breakout rooms available along with customisable wellness programme options.
To maintain the tranquility of the wellness retreat, we do not host weddings, parties or large events. Pre-wedding photo or video shoots are also not permitted in the hotel premises.