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Executive Retreats
Ananda in the Himalayas is the ideal destination for Board Meetings and Executive Retreats - groups of upto 20 people. An impressive board room with a majestic 15 feet high ceiling and a fireplace and the Adhyatma Dham Pavillion with majestic mountain views create inspiring venues for high powered meetings.

The Yoga practices followed at Ananda are completely pure and traditional in form, stemming from the roots of Hatha Yoga. A disciplined science encompassing all aspects of life in different ways and levels, Yoga assists in balancing mind, body and spirit, restoring perfect health in the most natural and effective manner. Join our complimentary yoga sessions held twice daily and rediscover the balance in your life.

Kunjapuri Temple Trek
14km north of Ananda-In the Himalayas, Kunjapuri soars 1645 metres high to commemorate Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva idols. Awaken one’s spirituality with snowcapped Himalayan Mountains’ vistas and sacred surroundings at sunrise or sunset. Guided by the spa staff, the 3-4 hour trek experience is a sound balance to a fulfilling Ananda Yoga programme.

Trek to Laxman Jhula
Distance: 9 Kms
Time: 3 hrs (down hill only)
This is a downhill trek passing through verdant Sal forests. If the guests wish, they can spend the evening in the town of Rishikesh and watch the evening Aarti performed every evening on the banks of the river Ganga.The return to Ananda by car.
Charges for the trek: Rs.6000 (Inclusive of Taxes)

Nature Walk
Contemplate and receive nurturing. The morning starts with a fresh juice served in the Spa lounge. This is followed by stroll along the trail with a guide enjoying the beauty and tranquility of nature. At a certain point guests have the opportunity to be guided to a deep meditative experience. The walk ends with a ginger/lemon tea and a relaxed soak in the pool, spa or sauna.

To fully experience the benefits of the lifestyle promoted by Ananda you are encouraged to participate in our daily activities programme.

6.00 am nature walk/trek
7.15 am ananda yoga
9.00 am full moon stretches/synergy yoga
9.30 am golfing skills
10.30 am vedanta – pathway to knowledge
12.15 pm aqua yoga – (seasonal)
2.45 pm gym activities
3.30 pm spa orientation/quiet time
4.00 pm fitness class
5.00 pm ananda sadhana – guided meditation
5.15 pm ananda rejuvenation cuisine demo*/ayurveda lecture*
6.15 pm vedanta – pathway to knowledge
7.00 pm weekly cultural entertainment at the ampitheatre.

  • a weekly activity schedule is available in the rooms
  • * these activities are held three times a week, alternatively

When we tug at a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world” - John Muir

Following consideration of the importance of environmental sustainability and a commitment to be of benefit to the Tehri Garhwal community, ‘Ananda In the Himalayas’ strives to achieve environmental and social sustainability for the destination spa segment.

‘Ananda In the Himalayas’ commits to continually improve environmental and social sustainability performance. Spirituality, holistic living and balance are integral parts of the Ananda philosophy therefore being in harmony with nature and our surroundings is central to our core belief.

‘Ananda - In the Himalayas’ has developed environmental policies and procedures in accordance with the requirements of the Green Globe Company Standard. Our policies will be renewed and revised annually to ensure that we are always current in our approach toward a sustainable future. Sustainability education has been included as an essential training module for all employees. We have identified a green team at the property that is committed to the cause of sustainability; this team is responsible for ensuring ongoing environmental performance, identification of environmental risks, recording and monitoring of impacts and implementing environmental and social sustainability measures.

Special consideration is given to employing and empowering the local staff and wherever efficient and environmentally sustainable/organic, products and services are sourced locally.

‘Ananda - In the Himalayas’ complies with all relevant legislation and regulations and has achieved “Benchmarked” status in the hotel restaurant and spa segment.

We encourage staff to present our commitment to environmental and social sustainability and our Benchmarked status under the Green Globe programme to our guests, suppliers, contractors, agents and wholesalers.

(Jan to Apr 2010)

"The Ganga, especially, is the river of India, beloved of her people, around which are intertwined her memories, her hopes and fears, her songs of triumph, her victories and her defeats. She has been a symbol of India's age long culture and civilization, ever changing, ever flowing, and yet ever the same Ganga."

Jawaharlal Nehru – 1st Prime Minister of India 1947 - 1964

Nothing in the world can quite compare with the colour, gaiety, wellbeing or religious fervour of Indian festivals. And no Indian festival can quite equal the vibrancy of the Kumbh Mela – held in worship of the sacred River Ganges, of the age-old battle of Good versus evil and of the obvious and ultimate victory of good.

All major Indian festivals are related to the worship of water and the rivers in one form or the other. The Kumbh, however, takes precedence over them all, as the festival that worships the life-giving Ganga or “Ma Ganga” (Mother), as the river is referred to.

The holiest of all the rivers, Ganga or the Ganges is a perennial river, held in high regard by the Hindus. The Ganga has an exalted position in the Hindu ethos. It is repeatedly invoked in the Vedas, the Puranas, and the two Indian epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Babies are baptized in the river because it is believed it has qualities that cleanses the child; Similarly, when a Hindu dies and is cremated, the ashes are released into the river, for it is believed that only then does the soul receive absolution and is free to join its’ source, the “Maker”.

The Ganga is also worshipped as a goddess, Ganga Devi, one of the two daughters of Meru (the Himalayas), the other being Uma, the consort of Lord Shiva.

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