Himalayan Experiences

Nature Walks & Treks

Enjoy gentle strolls along picturesque hill trails from Ananda, or experience the thrilling guided mountain treks with views of snow-capped Himalayan Mountains
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White Water Rafting

Experience the thrill of white water on the Ganges river with rapids ranging from Class 1 to class 4+ and multiple suitable for first timers as well as rafting veterans.
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Ganga Aarati

The Ganga Aarti is a devotional ritual on the banks of the river Ganges at Rishikesh, where prayers and offerings are made to the holy river.
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Experience a wild life safari in Rajaji National Park spread across 820 sq. km. around Ananda, home to more than 500 elephants, and a bird watchers paradise.
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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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Frequently Asked Questions

Rishikesh is an idyllic spiritual city, situated at the banks of the Holy river Ganga, at the foothills of the majestic Himalayas. It is considered as the starting point for revered Hindu pilgrimages of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri & Yamunotri. It is also called as the birthplace of Yoga, as it is believed that ancient sages use to practice yoga in nearby regions, meditating deeply in medieval caves.  
Rishikesh is a great city to visit for a quick weekend trip from Delhi. It has something for everyone, and every age. Right from adventurous activities like white white water rafting, kayaking, zip lining, jungle safaris, to revered places of worship, ancient temples, attending Aarti at the banks of Ganga, vibrant ashrams and medieval caves, to spending time in nature doing long forest treks and nature walks.
There are many hill stations in the state of Uttarakhand. Starting from the holy city of Rishikesh, once can go up to Harsil, Auli, Mussoorie, Dehradun amongst others.
The area of Haridwar and Rishikesh is a 6 hour drive from Delhi, ideal for a road trip from Delhi! 
Ananda in the Himalayas is a great resort near Delhi. It is perfect for short and long stays. Discover the best wellness retreats in India from 5 nights. 
Ananda in the Himalayas is a wellness resort based near Rishikesh, Uttarakhand offering yoga & meditation retreats, ayurvedic spa experiences & more. It is a great hotel to relax while enjoying the beauty of the Himalayan foothills.