The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is introducing the iconic Taj brand in Rishikesh with the opening of Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa, Uttarakhand. It will be the company’s third hotel in the state.
Offering unrestricted views of the Himalayas, the resort is well positioned to tap into the growing potential of the wellness and spiritual tourism market, said Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and CEO, IHCL.
The resort, 30 kilometres from Rishikesh, is spread over 12.5 acres (five hectares) of terraced gardens on the banks of the river Ganges in the shadow of the Himalayas. Each of the spacious 79 rooms has panoramic views of the Ganges’ white sandy beaches and the mountains behind. Taj Rishikesh is a unique blend of contemporary and rustic, blended with nature; an architectural tribute to the Garhwal region in which it resides.
Guests have a choice of distinctive culinary options which include an all-day diner, a specialty restaurant offering cuisine inspired from the entire Himalayan belt and an open-air pizza bar. The resort is an ideal destination for intimate weddings and conferences, with indoor and outdoor banqueting spaces. It is home to the Jiva Spa, spread over 20,000 square feet which and including treatment rooms and an expansive Yoga Pavilion. Jiva Spa is rooted in the rich and ancient wellness traditions of India, offering holistic programmes including yoga and meditation.
Guests can also partake in a private Ganga Aarti ceremony on the resort’s Pebble Beach or in adventure-filled activities like white-river rafting, rock climbing, rappelling, kayaking, local village visits and hiking.
Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is known as the spiritual and yoga capital of the world.
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