Vasu Hotel Kanakpura Karnataka

Vasu Hotel has been a landmark place to eat Masala Dosas and Bisi Bele Bath with chow chow [amalgamation of Rice, Dal and Vegetables sprinkled with khara mixture(Namkeens) ]in Kanakpura town, about 40kms on NH209 from Bangaloreย  since 2 decades.

About Vasu Hotel:

Vasu Hotel was started in 1983 by Mr. P Ramachandra Upadhay on MG Road in Kanakpura and since then they have opened another new branch at KNS Circle in Kanakpura (before the taking a left-turn to Sangam).

Currently the KNS Circle joint is run and managed by Mr. Janardhan, son of the Ramachandra Upadhay.

They have a small section to sit, but it is always full, so be prepared to stand and eat.

Moving on to the food….

The Masala Dosa is the best they offer and it is the amount of ghee(ready heavy) and time spent on the tava (grill) which makes it taste so damn good and the chutney compliments the ghee-laden dosa wonderfully ๐Ÿ™‚

Masala Dosa at Vasu Hotel KNS Circle Kanakpura Karnataka

Masala Dosa – yummmmmm!!

Next we moved to the Kesari Bath, which is good but not good enough to brag about.

Kesari Bath at Vasu Hotel KNS Circle Kanakpura Karnataka

Kesari Bath – The best in Kanakpura !!

We couldn’t try the famous Bise Bele Bath since the dosa filled us up, although the coffee was a disappointment ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


– Reach the place before 8am, post this the locals throng the place for breakfast

– They accept only Cash and expect the customer to render the exact money (So don’t think of splitting that 500 INR note for a plate of Dosa !!)

– There is no designated space to park the car

Janardhan the owner of Vasu Hotel KNS Circle Kanakpura Karnataka

Mr.Janardhan – Owner of Vasu Hotel

Vasu Hotel KNS Circle Kanakpura Karnataka

Vasu Hotel – Worth the stop for breakfast


Vasu Hotel

KNS Circle, Kanakpura Town (Before the left turn to Sangam from the Bangalore side)


Must Stop for a good Masala Dosa on Kanakpura Road (NH 209)

Annapoorna Hotel – Kollegal, Chamarajanagar

PS: This place has been closed down ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ย – Updated on March 03 2016

There can be only two reasons if everyone points to only one place to eat when one enters a new town – Either it is the only place to eat or it is too good to not to miss; Annapoorna Hotel in Kollegal, Chamarajanagar district falls in the latter category.

Although I was told not to miss the Masala Dosa (which I did – means another pending visit ๐Ÿ˜€ ), it was the Chow chow bath as popularly referred in Bangalore which keeps the taste buds busy!!

Chow Chow Bath - Kesari & Khara Bath at Annapurna Hotel Kollegal, Chamarajnagar

Chow Chow Bath

Chow chow Bath is a combination of Khara bath (cooked rava with spices) and Kesari bath (sweetened rava with cashew, raisins and sometimes pineapple too) – which is a must try at 20 INR/plate.

Kesari & Khara Bath at Annapurna Hotel Kollegal, Chamarajnagar

Yin and Yang ๐Ÿ˜›

Didn’t click too many pics, since this waiting around the corner ๐Ÿ˜€

NH209 - Chamarajanagar to Bannari, Karnataka

NH209 – Chamarajanagar to Bannari, Karnataka