As co-founders of Musiconcepts, we are privileged to have you amongst us at Ananda for a musical sojourn. Your presence amidst these verdant surroundings ensures that the Retreat will be a truly magical event.
Conceptualised by Musiconcepts, a company passionate about initiating new dialogues around both music and musicality in India, The Music Retreat enters its second edition this year. Separate from our much larger flagship event, The India Music Summit, The Music Retreat has been conceived as an exclusive space for a select number of artistes and a discerning audience.
We are aware that the many waves of the pandemic have skewed the dynamics of interpersonal relationships across the world at large. However, our desire to safely retrieve the pre-pandemic ambience is strong as ever.
The experience of live performances cannot merely be a memory. Moreover, your fans, including ourselves, have been missing you too! To that end, we are excited for the Retreat to bring us all back together from the digital to the physical space. We hope that you would also join us for sessions and concerts other than your own. The next three days are an escape into the art we have been deprived of for so long.
Welcome to The Music Retreat at Ananda in the Himalayas.
Ananda is located on a hill overlooking the ancient spiritual city of Rishikesh.
The drive to Ananda from Delhi takes approximately 5 hours depending on traffic conditions.
• Drive from Delhi (Sarai Kale Khan) - Meerut Expressway (NE3)
• Enter Meerut Bypass road to emerge onto NH 334
• Continue on NH 334 past Khatauli and through Muzzafarnagar Bypass Road (NH 334)
• Continue on Haridwar Road (NH 334) to Haridwar onto NH 34
• At Rishikesh, continue straight past Natraj Chowk towards Bhadra Kali Temple
• Take a left from Bhadra Kali Temple to drive up to Ananda
We recommend this as the most convenient travel option to Ananda. There are frequent flights from Delhi International Airport to Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun. Flight time is 45 minutes followed by a 40 min picturesque drive to Ananda in the Himalayas.
Spice Jet, Air India, Vistara and Indigo operate daily flights from Delhi to Dehradun. Please check their updated schedules on their respective websites. (Spicejet, Air India, Vistara (https://www.airvistara.com/in/en) Indigo)
Daily trains operate from Delhi. The train journey takes 4.5 hours from Delhi to Haridwar followed by a 90 minute drive to Ananda in the Himalayas. Please check updated train schedules on www.irctc.co.in
Ananda in the Himalayas can organize helicopter transfers from Delhi and other specific locations to Ananda. The journey from Delhi to Ananda’s private helipad (5 minutes away) takes approximately 2 hours. Please contact Ananda Reservations (email@example.com) for further information.