Yoga classes, meditation and once deciphered on safari the treatments are without doubt the most luxurious and interesting that I have ever had. The golf course looks exciting thru the jungle but formidable so gave it a miss. I could see thousand of golf balls lost to the hills and gullies. On the other hand the joy of watching the white face baboons swinging in the trees can only make one smile.
A beautifully organised well run and happy staff. Perfect will I be back, of course when I can. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back for another rejuvenating and relaxing experience with us.
Me and my wife went there for our 36th marriage anniversary this month. Rashmi in reservation did a fabulous job finding me the perfect room for me. We stayed at the Viceregal Suite just above the reception within the Maharaja's Palace. If you can afford it, it is a fabulous two room suite with excellent bathroom, in built sauna,and largest terrace I have ever seen in any suite rooms Ihave stayed. The views from the terrace are fantastic.
The service was excellent. Pradeep , our butler was excellent. A trip to Ganga Aarti at an ashram in Hrishikesh was ethreal. The food was exquisite, with the dining staff the best ever. The chefs were upto the mark. I would rate the taste of cuise one of the best in India. But the best part was their SPA, and fantastic massages offered by them. I would rate the Ananda Fusion Spa experience the best. All other spa experiences were great. The Couples Connection Spa was however mediocre at best, maybe both of us are not into "scrub" as much. The morning YOGA sessions were delightful and my wife enjoyed them a lot.
Will we visit again? Certainly, we are already planning to visit them again next year and will plan to stay at least for weeks. Than you very much for visiting us at Ananda and for choosing us as the venue for the special occasion of your anniversary. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and liked the Viceregal Suite that you stayed in. We will also pass on your compliments to Pradeep. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ananda soon. This is such a beautiful retreat in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Given the fact that it is nestled just above the village of Rishikesh which considers itself the yoga capital of the world , you feel like you are wrapped in a spiritual embrace. The people are so warm and welcoming. We were fortunate enough to stay in the two bedroom suite and the suite was absolutely stunning.
It had it's own pool that was surrounded by beautiful greenery and a great view of the valley below. A big thank you to Joji who made sure we had everything we needed. If you have time, I highly recommend you take the Kunjapuri Temple Trek.