Ananda in the Himalayas

The Palace Estate, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, 249175, India | 4 star spa
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A travel blog entry by exploreindia


The 24,000 square foot Ananda Spa is a complete wellness experience and offers an extensive spa menu of over 80 treatments. Focused programmes (Ayurveda, Detox, Weight Management, Yoga etc) are overseen by the Ayurvedic consultants, nutritionists and experienced therapists to create a personalised therapy and activities programme designed to meet …

A bit of a catch-up day

A travel blog entry by ian_parnaby


We spent the early part of the day walking along the banks of the Ganges River. Our hotel is perched on the banks of the river and so it was a natural choice to go roaming. Early into our strenuous march we came across a few boys engaged in a familiar activity. And guess who had to join in ? Yes, Ian........ and yes, it was a game of cricket. The boys were just outside their school in an open space. We are not sure who enjoyed the experience more, ...

Rishikesh - the Land of Yoga

A travel blog entry by bangkokrandy


... hotels, such as those little bottles of shampoo and shower gel, or a mini-fridge. In fact, they don’t even provide towels – or soap or even toilet paper. Luckily I brought my own towel, soap and toilet paper. I guess for 8 bucks a night you can’t expect much.

As I was leaving my room this afternoon to go to lunch, a room in my hotel with a river view was being cleaned, which allowed me to see inside the room. The room was a bit bigger, and ...

Rishikesh - Yoga on the Holy Ganga

A travel blog entry by cavilleharris89

... bridge in the sunset. They were built by the organization of the guru Kailashanand, they resemble fairyland castles and have dozens of Hindi deity shrines on each level. The bells chant as the wind blows through the river valley before morning and evening Aarti. On my way back to the Ashram, walking along the river, enjoying this avenue at sun down that rings with not only these bells and others, but also live and CD music playing spiritual tunes, I was charged by my ...

Bangs, Bibles and Buddhists

A travel blog entry by 2bikesnpenguin


... about favourite passages from the Bible or requested that I say a prayer myself. As the only thing I could think of was ‘the path of the righteous man’ speech by Samuel L. Jackson in Tarantino’s film ‘Pulp Fiction’ it was with palpable relief when we were free to go, serves me right for going in for an easy life and telling him we were Christian. The following two days passed on rolling terrain under clear blue sky’s, ...

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This 4 star spa, located on The Palace Estate, Rishikesh, is near Lakshman Jhula Suspension Bridge.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding