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"If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, a fruit or water, I will accept it."

{Bhagwat Geeta-9.26}

'VARR – Temple Food of India’, an award-winning specialty artisanal restaurant in Rishikesh, takes you on a culinary pilgrimage of the most popular and delectable prasadams served across the temples of India. Bhog offered at temples are an extraordinary facet of the culinary landscape of India. Each temple offers unique prasadam made from seasonal and local ingredients, infused with distinctive flavours and served with humble devotion.

At VARR (a moniker of vardhan), award-winning chef Anuj Kapoor has created an artisanal and inimitable menu of Raj Bhog thalis for lunch and dinner that takes patrons on a culinary pilgrimage across Gurudwaras in North India, the Char Dhams in the Himalayas, Brijbhoomi in the northern plains, Sri Padmanabha Swami, Thiruvananthapuram, Akshhardham Temple of Vadtal, Gujarat, and Jagannath Temple Puri, to name a few.

Lilting chants, soothing incense, and striking temple artefacts promise to infuse a sacred aura. All our preparations use pure Desi Ghee infused with immunity boosting Ayurvedic herbs and spices such as triphala, holy basil (tulsi), curry leaves (kadi patta), gooseberry (amla), turmeric, cinnamon, black peppercorns, honey, bay leaves etc.

And what better place to relish than in the Gateway to the Himalayas – Rishikesh. We look forward to your patronage at VARR, housed in Rishikesh’s boutique hotel ‘HOLYWATER by Ganga Kinare'.


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"Specialty artisanal restaurant at 'HOLYWATER by Ganga Kinare', serving the most popular and delectable prasadams from temples across the country. At VARR, we will take you on a culinary pilgrimage where you will relish mouth-watering thalis conjured up by our award-winning chef Anuj Kapoor, inspired by Gurudwaras across North India, the Himalayan Char Dhams, Brijbhoomi, Sri Padmanabha Swami, Thiruvananthapuram, Akshardham Temple of Vadtal, Gujarat, and Jagannath Temple Puri, to name a few."

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

VARR has been ranked no. 1 across India two years in a row (2022 & 2023) in Tripadvisor’s BEST EVERYDAY EATS category.

Each Thali costs Rs.1,000 + 5% tax for one person currently.

VARR is located inside HOLYWATER Hotel by Ganga Kinare. It is 300m away from our landmark property GANGA KINARE and 1km from AIIMS Rishikesh.

VARR's concept of temple food is such that we have 4 different temple food thalis but because each thali is complex including upto 19 different items in each thali, we only serve a specific thali for lunch and dinner every day. The next day we have the second thali and so on. After 4 days we repeat each thali again, one day at a time. We only serve a la carte items from 10:30am - 12:30pm and from 3:30pm – 7:30pm.

VARR is an eclectic collection of unique temple food from temples across India. The cuisine, inspired from the 4 corners of India has been curated into 4 chef special Thalis.

Just call us at +919410705304 or +919015544000 and we will respond ASAP.

We suggest that during peak months from March - June you call us to reserve a table. We also suggest that you visit us between 12:30pm – 3:30pm OR 7:30pm – 10:30pm during Thali meal hours. Outside of these hours we don’t serve our thalis but can try to do some basic selections from the thali itself.

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