Ananda In The Himalayas

About Ananda

Located in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, surrounded by graceful Sal forests, overlooking the peaceful Ganga as it meanders into the distance. Ananda is the spiritual pathway to the ultimate, discovered through the union of body, mind and soul.

It is not just a retreat that will leave you breathless with the enchantment of its surroundings, but assists in redefining lifestyles to include the well-known traditional Indian wellness regimes of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with best of International Wellness Experiences.

Concealed by the resplendent façade of the palace of the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, lies the luxurious reception area of Ananda. Popularly known as the Viceregal Palace, it has played host to some of India’s most renowned heads of state, during the Maharaja’s reign. Completely restored, the Viceregal Palace is the ultimate statement in subtle style.The reception area warms your heart and soul, as you are welcomed into the Ananda family by your courteous and efficient front desk staff

ANANDA is truly a once in Life Time/ Unique  Experience !!!

 

ITINERARY

Day 1 : Arrive Delhi / Dehradun – Transfer to ANANDA

Arrive at Delhi Airport / Railway Station  ( 07 hrs - 250 kms ) Or Dehradun Airport ( 1 hour ) & transfer to Ananda . Arrive at the Resort & check in . Day free at lesisure/ relaxation or to explore this beautiful destination Resort Or enjoy the activities on sight Or even have a rejunuvating SPA therapy . Overnight stay at the Resort set amounst Natural Beauty .

Day 2 :  Rishikesh / Haridwar Excursion

After breakfast Depart for excursion to Haridwar & Rishikesh .Arrive Rishikesh & Visit the famous ram Jhula / Laxman Jhula & other famous temples at Rishikesh .Later proceed to Haridwar & Visit the famous CHANDI DEVI - The Chandi Devi Temple, situated atop the Neel Parvat, gives a spellbounding view of the entire Haridwar town. MANSA DEVI - Mansa Devi Templesituated on the southernmost hill of the Shivalik ranges is the Durga temple called Mansa Devi. One can reach this temple either on foot or by a cable car. Perched on Bilwa Parvat, the temple provides a panoramic view of the Haridwar city with the Ganges flowing in its middle Haridwar is also famous for its local bazaars or markets. The main Haridwar bazaar is a long, winding street, probably the oldest part of the town, free of all vehicular traffic.One can enjoy shopping of various Religious Items. In the evening Attend the Sandhya Aarti which takes place at Hari Ki Pauri, in the reflection of golden hues of the floral Diyas in the River Ganges is the most enchanting sight in the twilight during the Ganga Aarati ceremony. This is the most important Ghat on the River Ganges where a holy dip is must for every devotee.Return back to the hotel & overnight stay at Haridwar .

Day 3 :  Ananda

After Breakfast full day free to explore the activities at this famous Destination . The options includes Gynasium , Steam , sauna , 6 hole Gold Course , Billards , Yoga Various Cultural activities , guided teks , Nature walks , Bird watching Etc or even enjoy at Outdoor swimming pool which is tempreture controlled . You even have adventure option for White Water Rafting at Rishikesh which is truly a unique experience ( Rafting subject to water level / climate & proper season for the same . Evening at leisure . Overnight at Ananda

Day 4 :  Departure

After Breakfast check out from the hotel & proceed to Dehradun Airport Or Delhi Airport / Railway station to board flight / train back to Home Destination .

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Kerala With Ayurveda 05 Nts

Kerala possesses an unbroken tradition of Ayurveda that has surpassed the many invasions and intrusions both foreign and native. For hundreds of years the Ayurveda Vaidyas (traditional practitioners of Ayurveda) were almost the only access for people seeking healing from every kind of disease in Kerala. The legendary eight families of Vaidyas (Ashta vaidyas) and their successors treated the entire state for centuries. Unlike the other Indian states the status of Ayurveda in Kerala is not alternative but mainstream. In fact, today, Kerala is the only State in India which practices this system of medicine with absolute dedication. 

Being the only resort of treatment for the people, the Vaidyars of Kerala were challenged to interpret the theories of Ayurveda and adapt them actively into effective healing systems in everyday life. Thus almost all the contemporary procedures and protocols of Ayurveda have evolved in and around Kerala. 

Day: 01: Mumbai - Cochin

On arrival at Cochin airport / Ernakulam Railway station,  transfer you to Hotel. Check in & leisure time . Later depart for a half day sightseeing of Cochin, Visit: The Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jews Street, St.Francis church, Chinese fishing net & the indo-Portuguese Museum. Later transfer you back to Hotel. Evening visit the Kath kali dance (ancient dance of kerala -Optional) Overnight  stay at Hotel. 

Day: 02: Cochin – Kanjirapally (Approx 130 Km 4 Hrs)

After breakfast depart Cochin and transfer to Chamundi hill, Check in at resort & Free time at lesiure . Evening Ayurveda Massage" Abhyangam treatment" which is a gentle but firm whole body Ayurveda massage from head to toe using warm medicated oil. Oils are chosen by the Ayurveda expert according to the Prakruti the ingredients for the Abhyanga body Massage are prepared together with soothing oils. The massage is done in a soft rhythmic way with one or two persons massaging at the same time for forty five to sixty minutes. Ladies are treated by a female therapists; gentlemen by male therapists.
Overnight at Resort. 

Day: 03: Kanjirapally

Ayurveda resort after breakfast continue abhyangam treatment after lunch today we  visit Tea gardens at Wagamon  which is  enchanting hill station at an elevation of 1100 meters above sea level. Vagamon has been recognized as the most excellent eco tourism destination in India by the Tourism Department of Kerala & National Geographic Traveler has furthermore listed Vagamon on their directory of the 50 most attractive places to visit in India. You have afternoon free to admire the beauty of the place one can go of trekking or enjoy paragliding (Option / Subject to weather) Here you get ariel view of the beautiful tea garden ‘feel alive’during the flight landscapes, defined by mesmerizing colors and nature’s vibrancy, is to be experienced to be believed. Overnight at Resort.
 
Day: 04: Kanjirapally

Ayurveda resort after breakfast continue abhyangam treatment afternoon visit the St Dominic's Cathedral, built in 1826, is one of the famous churches situated on the banks of the Chittar River. The church is known for its beautiful architecture and belongs to the category of Forane Churches. Later visit Vengathanam Waterfall is located 3 km from Chemmalamattom The waterfall cascades down to a depth of 70 ft. The brethtaking view of shimmering water from the hilltop is an enthralling experience. The specialty of the waterfall is that during summer, it converges to one fifth of the actual size but never dries up. Overnight at Resort. 

Day: 05: Kanjirapally - Kumarakom 

After breakfast check out from Hotel and  drive down to Kumarakom Arrive & Check in at Hotel . Later visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary situated on the eastern banks of the Vembanad Lake spread over an area of about 14 acres, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary boasts of some interesting variety of birdlife that proves to be a birdwatchers’ delight. Some of the species that you can spot here are Indian Darter, Little cormorant, different species of Egrets and Herons, White Ibis, several species of Kingfishers, among others.Bird lovers may also take a Sunset cruise (optional) enjoy the beauty of backwater by just relaxing near Vembanadu Lake. Overnight at Resort.  


Day: 06: Kumarakom- Cochin - Departure
After breakfast  check out at appropriate time and transfer to Cochin airport  / railway station for your return or onward flight/ train . 

End of Tour / services

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Oberoi Vanyavilas Ranthambhore 02 nts

THE OBEROI VANYAVILAS RANTHAMBHORE

 

Situated just ten minutes' drive from Ranthambhore National Park, The Oberoi Vanyavilas offers guests the opportunity to see Royal Bengal Tigers in the wild and enjoy the luxuries of an Oberoi experience.Spread across twenty acres of lush, landscaped garden, The Oberoi Vanyavilas is rich with indigenous plants and birds. From the top of our observation tower, you can admire panoramic views of the bordering jungle, spot wildlife at the nearby watering hole and sip champagne at sundown.Guests can stroll around our torch-lit pathways in the evening and delight in the melodious chorus of frogs singing in our lily ponds.

 

Day 1 : Ranthambhore Arrival 

Arrive at Jaipur airport or Sawai madhopur Railway station and transfer to The Oberoi Vanyavilas . arrive and check in at the Luxury Tents - Be transported back to the times of the Raj, when caravans of royalty would rest overnight under magnificent shelters in the vast Rajasthani desert. Our Luxury Tents are temperature controlled and triple canopied to keep the rooms cool. Furnished with a four-poster bed and standalone bath, they epitomise luxury.
Evening can enjoy game drive in the Ranthambhore national park Ranthambhore is one of the Biggest and most renowed National Park with  PROJECT TIGER in the northern India . It is major wildlife attraction spot for nature & wildlife lovers There are many water bodies located all around the park which provide the perfect relief for the Forest Inhabitants during hot summer .A huge fort also towers over the park on top of a hill. Among mammals you can see Tiger and Leopard. Other animals include Hyena, Jackal, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, chital, Sambar, Neelgai, Chankara, Langur etc. The park has more than 270 species. Evening free at leisure to enjoy activities at the resort Overnight at  Ranthambore.
 

Day 2 : Ranthambhore 

Early morning can have jeep safari in the national park . Return back and after breakfast day free at leisure OR to Have some Wellness Treatment / Spa at The Hotel 
The Oberoi Spa  Set in Mughal archways, overlooking a vast lily pond, our spa offers Oberoi signature therapies, Ayurvedic massage and holistic beauty rituals. Each suite is furnished with two massage beds, a steam room, shower, standalone bathtub and private terrace with views across the water.. Overnight stay at Hotel .

 

Day 3 : Ranthambhore Departure 

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Sawai Madhopur railway Station / Jaipur Airport to board flight / train back to home destination 

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Taj Umaid Bhavan Palace

THE PALACE EXPERIENCE

The magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur one of the world's largest private residences is a golden hued desert sandstone monument set amidst acres of verdant gardens. An imitable tribute to art deco, the Palace has in its luxurious fold 64 rooms and suites. Stroll through the private museum, test your skills on the marbled squash courts or enjoy a game of billiards in the panelled recreation room. Take an exhilarating drive through the enchanting city of Jodhpur in a vintage car, accompanied by your royal butler. Stop beneath the starry night sky for a divine grilled feast accompanied by the music of the desert. Experience the art of India's ancient healing wisdom in the romantic new setting of the Taj Spa.
In those long ago days of reign, languid afternoons and indigo nights, the Maharaja and his guests were waited upon, hand and foot, by the Palace butlers.
Heading the royal entourage of page boys, ladies in waiting and valets, the resourceful butler was a silent force, fulfilling his master's wishes before they were voiced, heeding his master's voice seemingly before it even passed his lips.
The direct descendents of these Palace retainers are here to look after your needs and can be summoned with a quick call to Palace Services. They will draw a soothing bath, recommend the perfect meal or help you choose an ideal treatment at the Spa. Will pinpoint the best sights to see, or artifacts to treasure, and the best hunting grounds. They will plan a wondrous day out, and, if you like, accompany you bearing cold towels, iced drinks and a picnic lunch or caviar and a bottle of Pommery.
Throughout your stay, discreetly and unobtrusively, your butler will gladly guide you through the pleasures that lie within and without the Palace walls, no task too insignificant, no demand too unreasonable.

Day 1 : Jodhpur Arrival

Arrive at Jodhpur Airport / railway Station and transfer to Hotel TAJ UMAID BHAVAN PALACE . Arrive and check in at the hotel . Umaid Bhawan Palace is home to a family museum, to Jodhpur’s royal train and a fine collection of vintage cars including a Silver Ghost Rolls Royce. There are tennis courts and croquet lawns, secret gardens and stables, a boutique filled with treasures, a library, a bookstore and a gallery for fine antiques.Architect Lanchester designed not just a palace, but also a house built for pleasure. There is a billiards room, underground pool, outdoor pool, marble squash courts, libraries, ball rooms, a whispering gallery, turret rooms and terraces with views of the city and yet more rooms to be discovered.Day free at leisure / Relaxation Or enjoy the facilities at the hotel . Overnight stay at Jodhpur 

 

Day 2 :Jodhpur

After breakfast proceed for local sightseeing including visit to the famous Mehrangarh Fort ( Supposed to be the best Fort in Rajasthan ) Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur is one of the largest forts in forts. It is also the most magnificent fort in Jodhpur, infact, in the whole Rajasthan. The fort is amongst the popular tourist places in India. It is situated on a 150 m high hill. It was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459. The Mehrangarh Fort can be reached from the city, 5 kms below, through a circular road. . Later visit Jaswant Thada which is to the  left of the Mehrangarh Fort complex It is a 19th century royal cenotaph built in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the 33rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur. The son of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, Maharaja Sardar Singh, in the memory of his father, built the Jaswant Thada.. Later proceed to Famous Mendore gardens located about 10 kms north of Jodhpur. It was the former capital of Maharajas of Marwar. Later it was abandoned for security concerns regarding the Mehrangarh fort. Its extensive Mandore garden, with high rock terrace, makes it a popular local attraction. Also visit the Most Famous Ummaid Bhavan Palace& Museum India is one of India's most imposing and recent palaces. It was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh. It is named after him only. It contains three hundred and forty seven rooms. The Umaid Bhavan palace was converted into a heritage hotel in 1977. The Palace is now segmented into the Royal residence, the Heritage Hotel and the Museum. In a part of the palace the royal family of Jodhpur still lives. In another part of the palace is a well-maintained museum. India's Umaid Bhavan palace has an amazing Central Rotunda, the cupola rising to a hundred and five feet high. There is also the Throne Room with its exquisite Ramayana murals, a library, a private museum, an indoor swimming pool, a Billiards Room, tennis courts and unique marble squash courts.Evening if time permits free for Shopping at Famous Nayi Sadak  Overnight stay at Jodpur 
 
OPTIONAL : JIVA SPA

Jiva Grande spa at Umaid Bhawan palace is created under a romantic heritage structure. Our spa suite architecturally reflects the glory and heritage of India and offers a serene space for you to retreat and connect within the stillness within .Jiva treatments have been carefully recreated from the fabled lifestyle and culture of Indian Royalty and the healing therapies that embrace Indian spirituality. Using the purest precious essential oils extracted from Indian herbs and pharmacopeias we have created unique Indian aromatherapy massage oil blends. All our products including the linen are 100% organic and natural.Healing hands of our therapist offer a range of Indian body therapies including our signature treatments.

 

Day 3 : Jodhpur 

After luxurious breakfast  Explore the The Sun City" founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, in 1459. It is named after him only. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. It is divided into two parts - the old city and the new city. The old city is separated by a10 km long wall surrounding it. Also it has eight Gates leading out of it. The new city is outside the walled city. 
Jodhpur is a very popular tourist destination. The landscape is scenic and mesmerizing. Jodhpur city has many beautiful palaces The city is known as the "Sun City" because of its bright and sunny weather throughout the year. OR  have an excursion trip to visit the famous Ranakpur Jain temples. Late evening free at leisure / relaxation . Overnight stay at Hotel 

OPTIONAL : Spa Treatments  OR Enjoy various indoor and outdoor activities at this palace hotel itself  
 

Day 4 : Jodhpur Departure 

After Luxurious breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Jodhpur Airport to Board flight back to home destination . 

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The Oberoi Amarvilas 02 Nts

THE OBEROI AMARVILAS - AGRA 

The Oberoi Amarvilas enjoys an unrivalled position, just 600 metres from the iconic Taj Mahal. Each of its rooms affords uninterrupted views of this ancient monument to love, while elements of the layout and design pay homage to its Mughal splendour.The hotel is approached along a sweeping driveway, verdant with native trees and lit by flaming torches. Just inside, a Mughal style quadrant is ornamented with cascading fountains and framed by an arched passageway and gold leaf frescoes.By day, guests can travel in their private golf buggies to the Taj Mahal. At night, they can savour a candlelit dinner beside its soft silhouette.

 

Day 1 : Agra Arrival 

Arrive at Delhi Airport ( 04 Hrs ) /’Mathura Railway Station ( 1.5 hrs ) Or Agra Station & transfer to Hotel. Agra, Located in Uttar pradesh on the banks of the River Yamuna, the city of Agra is synonymous with the Taj Mahal- one of the Seven Wonders of the World, renowned for its beauty and historical significance. Check in at The OBEROI AMARVILAS . Day free . Late afternoon visit the famous Agra Fort, begun by Akbar between 1565 and 1573. It is situated on the west bank of the Jumna River, about 2km upstream from the Taj Mahal  Akbar built the fort of sandstone; his grandson Shah Jahan, the builder of the Taj Mahal, constructed palaces of white marble within the fort itself.Agra Fort is entered today at the south end, through a low outer wall and gate built by Aurangzeb. Visitors then pass in succession through two of Akbar's gates, the Amar Singh and the Akbari, before finally gaining admittance to the fort proper. The original entrance to the fort was through the grander Delhi Gate in the west wall. Late evening leisure time at Hotel . Overnight at Agra 
 

OPTIONAL : Candle Light Dinner - Enjoy a romantic dinner beautifully crafted and set with flowers and candles in your room balcony. Our private butlers will pamper you with the choicest of food and drinks. Balcony overlooks the resort's lush gardens and water bodies and Taj Mahal in night silhouette.

 

Day 2 : Agra 

After early Breakfast Proceed to Visit the World Famous Taj Mahal – Come walk along the pathway beside the reflecting pool, with fountains upto the mausoleum Crafted in soft and pure marble and jeweled with semi precious stones where in the serenity of paradise rests the queen in peace with her king . Come to unfold the pages from the past to churn the charm out of its mystique and enrich your imagination about this marble of an epic in stone The Taj !!. Return back to hotel and have Option for Various Spa treatments /Therapies . 
SPA : Secreted behind large fretwork doors, tiled with dramatic dark sandstone and white marble, and ornamented with miniatures and oil portraits, our spa is supremely majestic.The focal point of our spa is a dome roofed, white marble steam room. The fully-equipped gymnasium looks out onto our garden, and manicures and pedicures are conducted in the adjacent salon. Therapy rooms on the fourth floor have uninterrupted views of the Taj Mahal. Evening free for shopping at Local Sadar Bazar . Overnight stay at Agra 

 

Day 3 : Agra Departure 

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Delhi Airport / Mathura Or Agra Railway Station to Board flight / train back to home destination 

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The Oberoi RajVilas - 03 Nts

THE OBEROI RAJVILAS

The Oberoi Rajvilas, is a royal resort set in a breathtaking thirty two acre oasis of beautiful landscaped gardens, filled with exotic birdlife. Built around an 18th century Shiva temple which affords chanting with a Hindu priest, meditation and morning yoga, The Oberoi Rajvilas is a haven of mystical peace and natural serenity.Traditional techniques have been used to replicate the famous pink lime plaster walls of Jaipur, throughout the resort. Also adorned with Mughal arches, gold leaf frescoes, high domed ceilings and magnificent crystal chandeliers, The Oberoi Rajvilas epitomises traditional Rajasthani charm and Oberoi luxury.

 

Day 1 : Jaipur Arrival 

Arrive at Jaipur Airport / railway station and Transfer to THE OBEROI RAJVILAS . Jaipur the fascinating capital of the marvelous state of Rajasthan, is one of the well planned cities of its time . Jaipur was established by the then Maharaja Sawai Jai singh in the year 1927 . The graceful architecture of the city that that runs across in pink colour has earned jaipur the title of “ PINK CITY “ Check in at Hotel and relaxation / leisure . Early Evening visit the famous AMER FORT  , situated on top of a hill. The Amer Fort, 11 kilometers from Jaipur, is one of the most famous forts of Rajasthan.. This fort is also very popularly known as the Amer Palace. The Amer Fort was built in red sandstone and marble and the Maotha Lake adds a certain charm to the entire Fort. Though the fort is quite old and may even look so from the outside, it is beautiful on the inside and boasts of various buildings of prominence like the 'Diwan-i-Aam', the 'Sheesh Mahal' and even the 'Sukh Mahal'. The Amer Fort has influences of both Hindu and Muslim architecture.. Evening return back to the hotel .  Enroute can also have a view of famous Jal Mahal  situated in between the lake .Overnight Stay At Jaipur 

 

Day 2 : Jaipur

After luxurious Breakfast  depart for city tour of Jaipur the pink city  covering city palace Which has impressive gateways and temples. It houses seven storyed  Mubarak Hall, Chandra Mahal and Museum houses a rare collection of paintings and manuscripts, carpets, costumes. Also visit famous City Palace,which  is a palace complex, situated in the core of the Pink City Jaipur. The beautiful complex comprising numerous edifices, vast courtyards and attractive gardens, is a souvenir of the majestic history. The Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal are some of the significant structures in the complex. To preserve the valuable items of the bygone era, many compartments of the palace have been converted into museums and art galleries. To witness the beauty of the palace, thousands of visitors from across the world visit the City Palace every year. Jantar Mantar Jaisinghs observatory, considered to be one of the largest observatories ever built. Combining religion, science and art, the Jantar Mantar is the name given to a series of five, magnificent structures built in Jaipur, New Delhi, Ujjan, Varanasi and Mathura. Jaipur was the seat of Maharaja Jai Singh II during the 1720's and this is when this magnificent structure was built here. The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is considered to be the largest of the five observatories and also houses the world's largest sundial. The Universe and the Cosmos have always been of interest to man, and it was this interest that compelled the Maharaja to build an astronomical observatory Later have a view of the Hawa Mahal or Palace of winds ( From outside ) . late afternoon return back to the hotel .Overnight at Jaipur 
 OPTIONAL  – SPA THERAPIES 
The Hotel spa is located in an 18th century haveli (mansion), restored to ancient splendour with authentic, pink Jaipuri lime plaster walls and decorated with vegetable dye frescoes, white marble and red sandstone floor tiles. Treatments include the very best in Ayurvedic and Western beauty therapies.Hotel  offer yoga and meditation every morning in the Shiva temple.

 

Day 3 : Jaipur 

After luxurious breakfast Morning free for shopping at Famous Bapu Bazar , MI Road , Johaari Bazar & and old City of jaipur Or just relax Or explore this beautiful PINK CITY on your own . Evening visit Chokhi Dhani an ethnic village resort ( AT YOUR OWN COST )Capturing the spirit of Rajasthan & ensuring the perfect Rajasthani Experience at this unique village resort Enjoy the activies & traditional dinner. This beautiful resort situated away from the urban City gives the right blend of Tradition & modern amenities in typical ethnic environment Enroute visit Sanganer famous for Rajasthani prints and Architecture. Evening return back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

OPTIONAL – SPA THERAPIES  OR ELEPHANT SAFARI AT NAILA
Travel like Royalty. Enjoy and explore the landscape of the Jaipur countryside with a leisurely elephant ride that culminates with a gourmet picnic at the magnificently restored Naila Fort. The safari can be arranged either early in the morning or in the late afternoon.

 

Day 4 Jaipur Departure
 
After luxurious breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Jaipur Airport / Railway Station to board train / flight back to home destination .
 

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