Most destination spas require a trade-off between creature comforts and a rigorous well-being program. But not this palace (the main building was a maharaja’s home) of Ayurveda and yoga in India’s Himalayan foothills. “Spoil you silly” is how the Ananda GM describes his staff’s mandate, but the pampering is underpinned by the Ayurvedic doctors, yogis and teachers here. The chef is a genius, too. Whether there for R&R or health concerns, guests are matched with one massage therapist, one yoga teacher, even one waiter for their stay. Rooms start at $450; the Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar, Tehri Garhwal; 91-1378/227-500; anandaspa.com.
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