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Escape to the mystical and glorious Himalayan mountains for a spiritual and physical rebalance of your mind and body. Stay at the internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning Ananda Spa.
Ananda, which means bliss, is a calming sanctuary to escape to, a 100 acre pampering estate high up in the Himalayan foothills with views down to the Ganges and Rishikesh.
Programmes at the Ananda Spa include nutrition, exercise, stress management, anti-ageing and detoxification are available, led by an on-site ayurvedic doctor alongside efficient, unflappable therapists, or you can just come here to relax and dip in and out of treatments which include Thai massage, reiki, body wraps, scrubs and beauty treats inspired by Ancient Indian traditions. Enjoy small rituals before each therapy - butter lamps to represent fire, crystals to represent the earth and Himalayan water cymbals for a touch of pre-treatment sound therapy.
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Weather and when to go
The foothills of the highest mountains in the world enjoy a more moderate climate than the Humalayas themelves. Reaching 30°C between May and July the temperature stays in the high 20s until September. The weather cools off in October through to the middle of April when the temperature drops to 15°C.
Visas: You will need a valid passport and visa to enter India. Please contact the necessary Consulate or Embassy closest to you to apply for a visa. Visas cannot be obtained on arrival.
Passport and visa must be obtained in advance. You are responsible for determining specific passport and visa requirements in the participant's country of origin and for obtaining the necessary documents prior to departure.
Inoculations: No compulsory Inoculations are required if you are arriving from the United States, Canada or Europe. If you entering from Africa or parts of Latin America, certification of Yellow Fever Inoculation is required.
Although no vaccinations are required to go to India, Typhoid and Hepatitis A vaccinations are recommended. Also Anti Malarial Medication,Tetanus Gamma Globulin Viral Meningitis For full advice, contact your doctor or travel clinic.
Malaria is a risk in India, including some urban and many rural areas, depending on elevation.
PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR FOR ADVICE ON ALL MEDICAL MATTERS WELL IN ADVANCE OF TRAVELLING TO INDIA
himalayas, india 5 nights from £1,810
Programmes in nutrition, exercise, stress management, anti-ageing and detoxification are available, led by an on-site ayurvedic doctor alongside efficient, unflappable therapists, or you can just come here to relax and dip in and out of treatments which include Thai massage, reiki, body wraps, scrubs and beauty treats inspired by Ancient Indian traditions.view