A personal note from Ales!
The majority of the trips I create for my clients usually include some of the popular sites as well as some customized and unique experience which range from volunteering at an Elephant Sanctuary in Northern Thailand, to a 3 day meditation retreat at a Buddhist Monastery to something as simple as a personalized, Vegan cooking class in Florence.
In the last couple of years I have been receiving more and more requests for experiences which have purpose and meaning which allows travelers to experience more than just the beautiful sites and local culture.
In this month’s newsletter I’d like to share about a wonderful property which would be the perfect add on to a journey in India, a place where you can inspire and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul – the Ananda in the Himalayas Spa.
The Ananda Spa in the Himalayas is set amidst some 40 hectares (100 Acres) of unspoilt natural terrain, overlooks the sacred Ganges River and Rishikesh Valley and is housed in the former palaces of a Maharaja and Viceroy.
To compliment the unparalleled majesty of the Himalayas, the buildings have been restored to their original glory, complete with Moorish, Italian renaissance and Indian architecture.
Grounded in Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with contemporary international therapies which enhance and augment the original, Ananda is the ultimate escape from the mundane to the spiritual, where every corner spells harmony and every colour soothes the senses.
Ananda is a true destination spa, where everything is dedicated to restoring balance and harmony. It aims to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul of every person who steps through the door, and the location of the property-at the birthplace of India’s ancient arts of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda-is the inspirational wellspring of the spa’s treatment and therapies.
This spa haven offers a total package which epitomizes the word ‘holistic, Spa therapies are complimented by Yoga and meditation classes to encourage total well-being.
The personalized therapy and activities programs are designed to meet individual needs and health goals – de-stress, detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-aging, weight loss, while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition and exercise.
Ananda Spa also houses the only ‘Aveda’ Beauty Institute in India, an international beauty line now part of Estee Lauder.
Accommodation choices range from elegant guest rooms with private balconies to wonderful suites and villas, some even with a private pool.
Whether you are looking for private spiritual journey or take a group for some rejuvenation this is the perfect place to get inspired and pampered.
Getting to Rishikesh takes some planning but I am happy to make the arrangements for you and it you can even add a few days to visit the magnificent Taj Mahal or some downtime in one of Goa’s beautiful beach resorts.
If you would like more information on this amazing resort or on travel to India in general, please let me know if you have any questions and feel free to contact me anytime.
Wishing you happy travels, may each journey inspire and nourish your soul.
I’ve been passionate about travel ever since I can remember. Having had the opportunity to travel all around the world for many years it’s my greatest desire to enrich peoples lives in a profound way by creating unforgettable journeys, and give each of my clients the amazing experiences I’ve had throughout my travels.
By allowing me to design your journeys, you can be assured that you will be taken care of from the moment we start planning your vacation until the moment you return. Contact me and let me know where you would like to go or let me help you find the destination that will give you the experience you are looking for.
May all your travels stir your soul and change your life forever – Ales.