Arpanaa Hotels, who already operates one of the best hotels and restaurants in Tiruvannamalai, are getting ready to open another hotel here, across the street from Ramana Ashram. This wll be a good addition, with quality food and accommodations.
It is across from the buest rooms next to the tank near the ashram. It has been under construction for about the last year. I think cloth covers the sign now.
We saw flower malas strung up at the entrance and decided to go investigate. Here is Carol at the entrance.
We met the chef, who says the restaurant will be open in a few days. And then met the new manager, Mr. G Peter. He is standing in the doorway to the restaurant.
On the floor, to celebrate the coming opening of the restaurant is a beautiful flower design, a kolam.
The is another at the entrance to the restaurant.
I have good hopes for this place. We have eaten at the original Arpanaa a number of times and always enjoyed it. It is pure Indian vegetarian. The menu is better than most other places in town, with many North Indian dishes as well as the familiar South India cuisine. Maybe some Western dishes as well?
Arpanaa is one of the best rated hotels in Tiruvannamalai. I heard from a friend who stayed at the hotel that they were very happy. The place has a very good service level. One thing that the main hotel had was a big generator. There are many power cuts every day here, since Tamil Nadu does not have enough electrical generation capability. So most places, even those with some kind of power backup system, don’t have the power to run your air conditioner during a power cut. At Arpanaa, like other high end places, you can run your AC all night long for a good cool sleep. The power situation in Tamil Nadu is pretty bad, so this can make a big difference in your stay. I don’t know if they will have the same capability here, but I think they will.
I am not sure what the room rates will be, or when they will open the residency. The other hotel charged rs 3000 per night. b
If you have questions, email Mr. Peter at email@example.com .