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Ananda Spa in the Himalayas

Nestled in foothills of the Great Himalayas, Ananda Spa Resorts is gem of all the spa resorts in north India. The dedicated rejuvenating destination was once the abode for Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal. Swirled in the consecrated mists of time, Ananda offers world class services that hail from ancient Indian therapies and are a wonderful way to restore energy of your body, mind and soul.

Exquisite Features of Ananda Spa resort
Haven for discerning traveler, this resort is divided into 70 deluxe rooms, 5 suites and 3 Villas. The view offered by each of them is unparalleled as it brings to life the imagination of a wonderland. To match up with the theme of the holistic health, at Ananda restaurant you can savor on scrumptious spa cuisine besides India, European, Oriental, and World cuisine. For an enhanced sensual journey, restaurant is built in an orchard of old Sal trees dominating the beautiful valley of Rishikesh and the menu, the most important thing, highlights the values of enhanced living, by serving food enriched with the vivid aroma of organic herbs and vegetables.

Ananda Spa and Spa Treatments
Ananda Spa is one of its own kinds. The 21000 square foot spa is dedicated to seventy nine body and beauty treatments. Methods derived from the most ancient traditional system of Indian Ayurveda and modern spa approach reflects the philosophy of the resort. The ultimate goal is to create a balance between the physical and mental state of the individual. The 21 treatment rooms of the spa resort are specialized areas for Ayurveda, Oriental and European systems of holistic health. Guidance of a better lifestyle comes from utterly talented team of Qualified Nutritionists, Experienced Western & Ayurvedic Physicians and Spa Therapists with understanding of primeval Indian sciences and modern treatments.

Treatment Menu
The secret of your wellness is enclosed in menu of treatments offered at the spa. Committed to your optimum well being, the services lead you on how to make the most of your spa experience.
Discover optimum well being through a full menu of treatments at Ananda Spa. Experience a renewal of energies, as your personal guide strives hard to maximize your spa experience. Prior to any treatment, a long interactive session your individual guide will make specially a schedule based on the consultation to meet your health goals. It includes following treatments:

i. Massage Therapies: Classic Swedish massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Ananda Touch (stress-relieving scalp, neck and shoulder massage), Thai Massage, Reflexology, Couples Massage (a luxurious experience for two in the Kama Suite).
All these therapies are designed to create a deep sense of relaxation bringing relief and restfulness to the body and mind.

ii. Water Therapy (Hydrotherapy): At Ananda, immerse yourself into the pure Himalayan spring water used in all hydrotherapies. The sauna, spa, steam room and hot and cold plunge baths pummel out the stress knots. The hydrotherapies offered at the resort are Seaweed Hydrotherapy Bath, Stimulating Blitz Shower, Jet Lag Hydro Massage and Hydro Jet Body Blitz.

Besides the above mentioned treatments, resort offers various body treatments as well focused on Exfoliation, Body Wraps and Skin Care Treatments for Men and Women.

Ayurveda at Ananda
Ayurveda is undoubtedly the most important part of the wellness treatment at the resort. Designed especially to cure, purify, unwind and revitalize keeping in mind the personal desires of customers, the Ayurveda treatment here has surpassed all physical treatments.
Strongly rooted in ancient traditions, the Ayurvedic therapies at Ananda are carried out under the guidance of qualified Ayurveda doctors and therapists. From therapeutic massages to more rigorous modes of toxic elimination a wide range of treatments are catered at the resort.

Ayurveda Therapies - for Body, Mind and Soul

a) Panchakarma (A minimum 14 days program): This age old therapy aims at recreating the inherent equilibrium among the various body energies. The bifurcation of the name tells about the fivefold purification treatment - Pancha meaning Five and Karma meaning therapy. This therapy also fights neurological disorders like arthritis, paralysis, rheumatism, dermatological problems and mental disorders.

b) Abhyanga (45 minutes Therapy): Two experienced therapists perform a synchronized massage on whole body using the beneficial herbal oil chosen according to the body nature. Massage followed by steam bath and shower induces vigor and vitality improving the physical consistency of your body.

c) Udvardhanam (30 minutes Therapy): This therapy involves a deep and dry massage using ayurvedic herbal powders. It aims towards removing extra fats from your body. As the dry powder massage stimulates the breaking down of subcutaneous fat storage the result can be observed as reduction in blood cholesterol, skin problems and obesity. Also it imparts mobility to the joints, toughens muscles and rejuvenates the body.

Other Ayurveda therapies offered at resort are Choornaswedan (30 minutes), Njavarakizhi (45 minutes), Pizhichil (60 minutes), Sirodhara (45 minutes), Takradahara (45minutes), Vamana (30 minutes) and a lot more.

Wellness Packages at Ananda:
a) Ananda Wellness Bliss: 3 nights / 4 days and 5 nights / 6 days
b) Ananda Ayurvedic Rejuvenation: 7 nights / 8 days, 14 nights / 15 days and 21 nights/ 22 days
c) Ananda Stress Management: 5 nights / 6 days
d) Ananda Himalayan Romance: 3 nights / 4 days and 5 nights / 6 days
e) Ananda Weight Management: 14 nights / 15 days and 21 nights/ 22 days
f) Ananda Yoga: 5 nights / 6 days, 7 nights / 8 days and 14 nights / 15 days
g) Ananda Fitness: 5 nights / 6 days, 7 nights / 8 days and 14 nights / 15 days
h) Ananda Anti - Ageing Program: 7 nights / 8 days

Wildflower Hall, Shimla

Oberoi's Wildflower hall is a masterpiece located in the virgin forest of pine and cedar in the foothills of Himalayas. Elevated to 8,250 feet, this resort was formerly the residence of Lord Kitchener. The present day magnificent structure has been incorporated with the grand colonial style. Holistic Ayurveda Treatments are offered at the Oberoi spa at resort.

Spa Facilities at Wildflower Hall
The rooms and suites at the resort are equipped with luxurious furniture and modern facilities. Premier Garden View Rooms, Premier Mountain View rooms, Grand Premier Room, Deluxe Suite and Lord Kitchener Suite are the various categories available in the resort.

The Oberoi Spa at the resort offers a blend of holistic self-correcting therapies adept in Ayurveda with primeval knowledge of oriental therapies. The spa porch towering the cedar and pine woods features hale and hearty dose of yoga, gym, meditation, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam and beauty parlor. Rediscover the essence of a healthy life by losing yourself to the aroma of herbal oils and powders.

Spa Menu
The therapies offered at the resort have taken inspiration from the great Himalayas and have been energized by pious mountains. Journey that you cover is priceless and the outcome is a more youthful body, mind and soul.

a) Signature Indigenous Rituals: This therapy offers 4 treatments - Spirit of Ayurveda, Journey to Tibet, Himalayan Romance, and Synergy. Spirit of Ayurveda is a two and a half hours long nurturing therapy that aims at revitalizing the connection between mind and body. As the essential oils get imbibed in your senses and take you to a state of meditation, the experienced therapists give you an excellent Indian head massage. Try Journey to Tibet's one and half hour long therapy that offers treatment based on twin benefits of energy balancing and healing sound.

b) Massage Therapies: Named after the five elements, the massage therapies offered at Wildflower Spa are globally renowned. Based on the fact that every individual is made of five elements namely - Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Space, these massage therapies will bring your body in harmony with nature. The menu consists of Earth (60 / 90 minutes), Water (60 / 90 minutes), Air (60 / 90 minutes), Fire (60 / 90 minutes), Space (60 / 90 minutes) and Couples massage (90 minutes).

c) Ayurvedic Therapies: This 5000 years holistic system of schooling has evolved down the lane and has achieved heights in providing a wonderful rejuvenating experience to humans. Aimed at creating and maintaining equilibrium of energies within individuals, it promotes good health between establishing harmony between human and nature. Various therapies offered at the spa are Ayurvedic traditional massage, hot herbal poultice therapy, Shiroabhyanga, Padabhyanga, Marma point therapy, and Shirodhara.

Devi Garh Fort

Located scenically on the exquisite Aravali Hills, Devi Garh Fort, Udaipur is a heritage site restored as a luxury hotel. This magnificent two hundred-year-old fort-palace located on a hilltop is a place where traditions have joined roots with modern culture. Interiors of this luxury hotel are highly modern and compliment the royal exteriors of the palace. Devi Garh fort, located in the heart of countryside is a perfect place to spend your days and night exploring the vivid culture of Rajasthan!

Accommodation and Recreation
Devi Garh Resort is second name for luxury. The 39 royal suits are incorporated with sheer comfort and contemporary essentials. The Devi Garh Suite is the premium suite possessing a personal swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Aravalli Suite, Palace Suite and Garden Suite are the other categories of suites available at the resort.

The Spa
The sensuous spa at Devi Garh Fort is a perfect way to spend your vacations away from hustle bustle of daily life. At spa, escape into a surreal world where you undergo various changes that result in real revivifying results. Pacify your body, kindle your mind, and strengthen your spirit with various therapies that are offered at the spa. Experienced therapists guide complete spa wellness therapies ranging from relaxation of body, mind and soul to complex therapies. Use of medicated oils and herbal pastes enhances the rejuvenating experience. With the gymnasium, steam, sauna, Jacuzzi, and beauty parlor, this place offers a perfect combination of natural and manmade comforts. Meditate during sunrise on the ramparts of the palace and attend yoga sessions to have control over body in the peaceful white rooms, thus making your wellness holidays worth a lifetime.

Spa Wellness Therapies

a) MARMA (90 minutes)
Body, Mind and Soul Massage: it focuses on stimulating the body's vital pressure points called Marmas with the use of medicated herbal oils. It is highly beneficial and begins with a perfect head massage done by qualified therapist and ends with a hot shower.

b) SERENITY (50 minutes)
This full body massage pampers your body with aromatherapy oils that blend with your body providing a harmonizing healing effect. You have the option to choose the oil according to your mood.

The vitality and energy of one of the five basic elements water is harnessed by the stones that have been washed long over by water. This therapy involves usage of heated stones picked up from the river bed of southern India. This therapy relieves your stressed muscles leaving you energized for a new innings.
Adam & Eve Serenity (50 Minutes), Padabhyanga Foot and Leg Massage (25 Minutes), Aromatherapy Back Massages (30 Minutes), Anti-Stress Head, And Neck and Shoulder Massage (30 Minutes) are rest of the therapies on the spa menu.

Other Famous Ayurveda and spa resorts in North India are:

Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore
Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi
Taj Lake Palace Udaipur

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