The most magical thing about travelling is that it is often the answer to everything. Whether you’re looking for an adventure to take you away from a mundane routine or just a chance to take a break and rejuvenate – A good trip always does the trick!
Rishikesh – The quaint town in Uttarakhand is all that a fulfilling travel experience is made of. Home to sweet spirituality, Rishikesh is known as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World‘ ever since the Beatles visited Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram here in the late 60s.
If you are looking for a place to rest, refresh and reflect – Rishikesh will provide you with the most enriching opportunities, one of them being the unique and luxurious Ananda Spa Resort.
Situated at the foothills of the Himalayas and with a view of the serene holy Ganges River, the Ananda Spa Resort is the perfect relaxation sanctuary. The destination resort is equipped with only the best amenities to create the most peaceful and luxurious environment for you.
Not only does Ananda make for a relaxing stay, but it also provides many spa treatments and wellness programs to give you a chance to transform your life into becoming healthier and happier.
In this day and age, it’s become quite habitual to make productivity the first priority and put health in the backseat. Keeping this in mind, Ananda has thoughtfully curated programs such as detox, fitness, stress management and yoga with a team of professionals dedicated to making a difference in one’s health journey.
The resort’s Activ-Fitness program is focused on improving your physical health with indoor workouts and outdoor activities like yoga, meditation and treks. And then set amidst the beautiful Sal forests in the area, there is the Integrative Healing program that takes a holistic approach to create a balance between good mental health and physical wellbeing by working on stress triggers.
The unique programs here aim to positively influence all facets of your life. One of the most beautiful programs that are no-doubt worth giving a try is the 7-day Ayurvedic Rejuvenation treatment.
This program is designed in a way that fits every individual’s needs. The 7-day Cleanse uses authentic ayurvedic treatments and follows a controlled diet and yoga plan to help you achieve an improved immunity, more energy and good metabolism.
The days involve spa treatments, personal fitness consultations, body composition analysis and counselling sessions among other things. The program makes sure that everything in the package is tweaked to fit your specific needs.
From wellness activities like yoga, meditation and cooking demonstrations to daily facilities like the sauna, plunge pool and Kneipp Hydrotherapy foot baths – The program is more than equipped to make this the most relaxing experience that you have ever had.
After a week-long detox at this lovely resort set in the most scenic destination, you will have felt like a new person ready to take on the everyday challenges of life.
While you’re in town visit the Chaurasi Kutia, also known as the Beatles Ashram, where the Beatles stayed to learn transcendental meditation and wrote most of the White Album. And just 30 minutes from Rishikesh, attend the Ganga Aarti in Haridwar – A grand and moving ritual made of prayerful chanting, echoing temple bells, countless earthen diyas and a crowd of thousands.
Hike to the Neer Garh Waterfall early in the morning, admire the shrines of many a Hindu deity at the 13-storey Swarg Niwas & Shri Trayanbakshwar Temple and treat yourself to a delightful dinner at La-So-Va, a rooftop buffet of the best vegetarian and vegan dishes.
Most of all remember to take a moment to stretch your feet and bask in the peacefulness of the Himalayan breezes and the spiritual vibe of Rishikesh. This little town is quite an unforgettable memory.