Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda is an award-winning luxury spa resort situated in the Himalayan foothills in Northern India. Located on a 100 acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate, Ananda is surrounded by beautiful Sal forests and overlooks the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges river valley. Ananda, one of the best ayurvedic retreats in India, incorporates traditional Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta with international wellness experiences, fitness and healthy organic cuisine to restore balance and harmonize energy.
Exploring the mountains of the Himalayas can be a luxurious affair if you want it to be, especially is you use the city of Darjeeling as a base. Here you can relax in colonial splendor before heading out for a few days to discover the nearby foothill towns. Take a few days to acclimatize to the altitude before your hike or trek a cross the state of Sikkim.
Ladakh is to the west of the Himalayas, and is another world, with extraordinary landscapes and a strong Buddhist heritage, similar,but arguably even more dramatic than, Tibet. Best explored from June to September.