A place that seems separate and apart from the world: Ananda is situated on a high plateau at the foot of the Himalayas. The award-winning destination spa in the former palace of Maharaja Narendra Shah invites guests to take a spiritual journey. The 3 000-year-old Indian healing practices of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation seek to achieve the highest harmony of body, mind and soul. Everything—even the gourmet restaurant—serves this philosophy. The rooms, furnished with hints of Indian colonial style, offer a splendid view of the sacred Ganges.