Dining & Cuisine
Everybody requires a customized diet. One type is not good for all, and standard diets such as high-carb, high protein or low-cal are simply not healthy choices for everyone. Ananda’s food concept is based on this belief and through incorporating key principles from Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda everything is made out of the five elements of air, space, fire, water and earth, including our bodies. The three body types are a combination of these - Vata constitutes air and space - Pitta is made up of fire and water - and Kapha is water and earth.
Therefore, when thinking about food we must take into consideration not just taste, but suitability to body type. For example, Vata body types (air and space) lean towards light and dry foods. In order to balance this, oily, moist and heavy foods, with tones of sweet, sour and salt need to be added to the diet. In contrast, Pitta body types (fire, water) need cool and heavy foods with sweet, bitter and pungent flavours to dowse the fire. Similarly, Kapha body types (water, earth) need light food, with bitter, pungent and astringent flavouring - such as thyme, rosemary and mustard.
Ananda in the Himalayas should not be looked at just as a place to diet and lose weight, but should instead be “a way of life”. Our cuisine is fresh natural foods low in fat and calories with an emphasis on whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, low-fat dairy products, and the avoidance of added or artificial salts, colors, flavors, or preservatives.
The objective is to provide a rejuvenation cuisine for guests, who, whilst relaxing, desire to re-vitalize their body and soul through a healthy approach to diet and lifestyle. This is reemphasized by the show kitchen at Ananda where our chefs instruct in how to make these dishes at home so that one may continue that ‘way of life’. Special care menus are provided in consultation with the in house Ayurvedic doctor, to align the specific imbalances of the various body types.
The ambience in the Restaurant is in complete harmony with the prolific use of Yantric Art. Enjoy a delicious meal while your aural senses are treated to the lilting strains of classical instrumental music. Our spa chef would be happy to assist you in your specific dietary requirements making your Ananda experience truly special.Read More
Whether it is the cup of tea on your mind or merely historic curiosity, the Tea Lounge is your awaited answer. Located in the Viceregal Palace, it is a warm, romantic setting for an afternoon cup of tea and light snacks.Read More
By The Pool
Perched on the side of a hill that slopes down to the valley, flanked by natural forest on one side and the exquisite Spa building on the other, this is the ultimate in relaxation.Read More
Private Dining Experiences
Unique Dining experiences are created in spectacular private venues to make your special occaision even more magical. The chefs at Ananda will create a customized menu perfect for the occaision.
To book a private dining experience during your stay at Ananda please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ananda In The Himalayas
The Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar Tehri - Garhwal, Uttaranchal - 249175, INDIA
0800 hrs to 2300 hrs Indian Standard Time
India Toll Free: 1800 102 5333, From Outside India: +91 124 4516650
From 2300 hrs to 0800 hrs Indian Standard Time
Within India and from Outside India : +91 1378 227500