In the Foothills of the Himalayas
Experience the quintessential life by The River. Blissful & blessed is Taj Rishikesh Resort and Spa, Uttarakhand, which sits by the banks of the majestic Ganga and is placed right in the foothills of the Himalayas. 30 kilometres away from the world renowned spiritual & yoga capital of Rishikesh, in an introverted gentle village called Singthali, this nest of utter, gentle calm is where life takes a restful pause to meditate on things far more profound than the worldly. This is an address that is other-worldly all right!
Welcome to a luxury hideaway by the Ganges called Taj Rishikesh
Upon reaching your destination, as your vehicle gently rolls down the hillside, the resort in hiding till then, comes into view. You notice its terraced topography as it meanders 300 feet, right down to the pebbled banks of the Ganges, while all around, the mighty Shivalik Himalayan mountains play watchful guardian. The retreat serves as a gateway location to the Char Dham pilgrimage sites of Kedarnath, Badrinath and also Hemkunt Sahib. For pilgrims looking for five-star comfort, this will be the last point of luxury on their way further into the mountains.
This 12.5-acre luxury resort with its eco-friendly habitat, is designed to not intrude on its premises. It creates a series of alternating spatial experiences that compound its organic feel. The public areas of the resort, its private residences and meadowed terraces are singularly geared to amplify the experience of being one with the Ganges and the Himalayas. Contemporary and yet endowed with rustic materials and provincial flourishes, the resort is an architectural tribute to the Garhwal region and the outer Himalayas. The interiors interpret the vernacular highlights of the region and are infused liberally with local materials found in the nearby villages. The air is happy and relaxed while thoughtful spaces encourage community interaction.
Each of the resort’s experiences and rituals across dining, wellness and discovery draw from the values of the region and the Ganges.
Served at all times, with an understated simplicity so infectious that it unclutters and clarifies the senses so beautifully.
Reclusive and Spiritual
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Evening Ganga Aarti Ceremonies
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The ESPA Signature Ceremonies is one such unique treatment, which combines the therapies of the East and the West and provides them in stunning Rajasthan-inspired tents with crystal chandeliers, swathes of rich fabric, outdoor pools and a seating place to enjoy a cup of aromatic tea. Each ceremony begins with a welcoming foot cleansing ritual with exfoliating Rosehip seeds and essential oils of ginger, clove and lime, to prepare the body and mind for the experience that follows.
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