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 bodies.
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." The cuisine consists of 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 Restaurant offers a menu for better living with meals enriched with the vivid flavor of organic vegetables and herbs. It is built in a grove of old Sal trees, overlooking the valley of Rishikesh. The light warmth of the early morning sun or the evening stars adds to the rejuvenation cuisine. The menu encompasses of delicacies from Asian, Western, and Oriental platter.
The Tree Top Deck is a delightful outdoor venue of the Restaurant that is built on treetops, thereby infusing the meal experience with the beauty of the Himalayan mountains and the fresh, natural surroundings. Inhale the freshest air while enjoying a spa meal. Let the clear blue skies and the lush green vegetation serenade you while your palate is gently tempted by the exotic gourmet delights. At night, this venue offers a unique romantic dining experience.
The Pavilion is a casual and elegant setting for drinks and light snacks. Located in the Restaurant building, the Pavilion is the ideal venue for intimate gatherings. Enjoy a drink or savor a complete meal under the expert guidance of the staff. With a bar that features the finest wines and liquors, the Pavilion is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions with family and friends.
Whether it is the cup of tea on your mind or merely historic curiosity, the Tea Lounge is the awaited answer. Located in the Viceregal Palace, it is a warm, romantic setting for an afternoon cup of tea and light snacks. The lounge walls are adorned with the portraits of the erstwhile Maharaja and the other political dignitaries who visited Narendra Nagar during the reign of the Maharaja. Of particular interest and mention are the signatures and pictures of Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India. While the lounge quietly tells a story of days of yore, relax on the lounge sofas or admire the rich, brocaded tapestry and let yourself wander back into time.