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Biryani Ride Getaways from Bengaluru

The urge to ride a motorcycle on an empty highway at dawn in search of a breakfast place is incredible, yet some mornings are meant to be spent in a warm blanket than in a riding jacket on-board a motorcycle!!

Well that’s when you outta go-back to the bed and wake up for biryani-lunch ride 😬

Presenting the best biryani ride getaways from my beloved Bengaluru. 😋

1. Chinnaswamy Naidu Biryani, Hosur:

Started in the 1920s in Dindigul, Chinnaswamy Naidu, originally a chicken-dealer moved to Hosur after independence perfected the Dindigul biryani.

  • Location: Rajmahal Complex, Bypass Road (Opposite to the new Hosur Bus Stand) Google Maps Link
  • Timings: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm (Open all days of the week)
  • Mode of payment: Cash, UPI and cards are accepted
  • Type of Biryani: Dindigul Biryani (Chicken, Mutton & Biryani Rice)
Dindigul Biryani at Chinnaswamy Naidu Biryani in Hosur
Dindigul Biryani at Chinnaswamy Naidu

2. Hotel Hanumanthu, Mysore:

Easily the most famous and replicated biryani place in Mysore. The folks who run the original hotel on Akbar Road in Mandi Mohalla, Mysore call it ‘Pulav’ due to the nature of the preparation and not biryani. Hotel Hanumanthu has been serving gastronomical pulav and mutton chops since the 1930s.

Based on my friend’s recommendation – the mutton chops are extremely delicious and a must-eat.

  • Location: Akbar Road Mandi Mohalla, Mysore Google Maps Link
  • Timings: The timings vary on a day-basis – as provided below:
    • Monday Holiday
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday : 7 am to 10:30 am & 12 pm to 4:30 pm & 6 pm to 10 pm
    • Thursday: 2 pm to 4:30 pm & 6 pm to 10 pm
    • Saturday: 12 pm to 4 pm only
  • Mode of payment: Cash only
  • Type of Biryani: Pulav (Mutton & Biryani Rice)
  • Chicken pulav is served only on Sundays
Mutton Pulav Rice at Hotel Hanmanthu Mysore
Mutton Pulav Rice at Hotel Hanumanthu

3. Jai Bhuvaneshwari Military Hotel near Srirangapatna on Blore-Mysore Highway:

If you are a fan of Donne Biryani, this place serves a similar one except the Donne – locally known as Gowdru-style biryani.

  • Location: Baburayankoppal, Near Srirangaptna on the Bangalore-Mysore Highway
  • Timings: 11:30 am to 4 pm (open all days) – Monday holiday
  • Mode of payment: Cash only
  • Type of Biryani: Gowdru-Naati style biryani (Chicken, Mutton and Biryani Rice)
  • Chicken pulav is served only on Sundays
  • The place usually packed with partially-drunk borderline-violent men 😀 – so visit this place with discretion 😛
Mutton Biryani at Jai Bhuvaneshwari Military Hotel Bangalore-Mysore Highway
Mutton Biryani at Jai Bhuvaneshwari Military Hotel

4. Rahamaniya Hotel, Ambur:

The original hotel that kick-started the popularity of ‘Ambur Biryani’. In fact Star Biryani. Managed by one of the brothers is an offshoot of Rahamaniya Hotel.

  • Location: O V Road Mootukollai, Ambur Google Maps Link
  • Timings:
    • 11:30 am to 5 pm & 6 pm to 9 pm (open all days – except Saturday)
    • 11:30 am to 3 pm (on Saturdays only)
  • Mode of payment: Cash only
  • Type of Biryani: Ambur Biryani or Vanyambadi Biryani (Chicken, Egg & Kuska rice aka biryani rice)
Ambur Biryani at Rahamaniya Hotel in Ambur
Ambur Biryani at Rahamaniya Hotel

5. Selvi Mess, Salem:

Started 35 years ago, Selvi Mess attracts locals and visitors with the promise of simple, delicious Chettinad cuisine of biryani, white rice based full-meals, chicken/mutton/fish/prawns-based side dishes that complement the biryani or meals along with great hospitality.

  • Location: Selvi Mess, Salem Town (Google Maps Link)
  • Selvi Mess has expanded to 4 more new locations in-and-around Salem town (all of them are marked on Google Maps)
  • Timings: Open all the days of the week – 10:30 AM – 11 PM
  • Mode of payment: Cash & UPI-only, no cards are accepted
  • Type of Biryani: Chettinad Biryani
  • Parking: Parking for motorcycles, no dedicated parking for cars
  • Service: non-AC service in ground floor
  • Must- try: biriyani (chicken, mutton), meals, chilli fish

Chicken Biryani at Selvi Mess Salem

6. Khaja Restaurant, Vaniyambadi:

Back in the 1800s, this style of biryani was introduced by the Nawabs of Arcot who ruled this region of Tamil Nadu.

  • Location: Khaja Restaurant Vaniyambadi (Google Maps Link)
  • Timings: Open all the days of the week – 8 am to 11 pm
  • Mode of payment: cash only, no card, no UPI or wallet payment are accepted
  • Type of Biryani: Vaniyambadi Biryani (made with long-grain basmati rice)
  • Parking: No dedicated parking for cars – ample space to park motorcycles in front of the hotel
  • Service: non-AC service in ground floor + separate AC section on 1st floor
  • Must- try: chicken and mutton biryani + chicken 65Vaniyambadi Chicken Biryani and Chicken 65 at Khaja Restaurant Khaderpet Vaniyambadi

Interested to know more on Ambur & Vaniyambadi Biryani ?  Read my blogpost on Ambur & Vaniyambadi Biryani

7. Hotel Oyster, Hesaraghatta:

The ONLY pure vegetarian biryani on this list.

Hesaraghatta main road is referred as “the mushroom highway”, courtesy the plethora of mushroom farms and hotels, food stalls serving ‘full-menu mushroom’ delicacies.

From “mushroom kababs”, “mushroom biryani”, “pudina mushroom”, “mushroom burger”, “mushroom soup” and even “ragi mudde with mushroom curry” – they got’em all!!

  • Location: Hotel Oyster, Hesaraghatta (Google Maps Link)
  • Timings: Open all the days of the week – 7 am to 9 pm
  • Mode of payment: cash and UPI only
  • Type of Biryani: Naati-style Karnataka Biryani (pure-veg only)
  • Parking: free car+motorcycle parking at the entrance of the hotel
  • Service: non-AC service in ground floor
  • Must- try: mushroom biryani, mushroom kabab
Mushroom kabab and mushroom biryani with mushroom chilli and ragi mudde oota with mushroom curry at Hotel Oyster Hesaraghatta main road Bengaluru
For the Pure Vegetarian – Mushroom Kabab & Mushroom Biryani 
Touring on a Yamaha R3 in India in search of biryani
Perfect to explore biryanis on the highways ❤️

14 responses to “Biryani Ride Getaways from Bengaluru”

  1. sailajaP14 Avatar

    Absolutely divine biryanis! Yum. Love the photographs and the write-up is really useful. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thank you 🙂 hope you visit them soon 🙂

  2. Benaka Chandrashekar Avatar
    Benaka Chandrashekar

    Awwwesome article mate! Thank you so much for sharing them all! 😄

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thanks ben 🙂 Bon appetit !! 🙂

  3. Srikz Avatar
    Srikz

    🙁 what about us vegetarian biriyani lovers?

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Sri – I guess another blog for the vegetarian ones 🙂

    2. wandering wolf Avatar
      wandering wolf

      There’s no such thing as “Veg Biryani”

      1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

        🙏🏼

  4. orangewayfarer Avatar

    okay, first of of, this is a gem find of a blog.

    I love bisyanis but somehow the “Awadhi style with aloo biryani” conditioned mouth of mine could never really appreciate the small grained biryani s of the city, and i always seek refuge in Alishan, lately paradise.

    What is the specialty of the Military hotels? Have heard much about Shivaji Military Hotel. I loved the Thallaserry ones though, They served them a lot near my Alma mater, Christ university.

    Lovely blog. 🙂

    Check out my post on the Kormangala Iftari party, it is only gonna last for 2 more weeks. and critique me hard please?

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thank you for the kind words 😊Yes those places need to be explored – added to the list 🙂 keep reading and sharing!!
      Could share the link to your blog please ?

      1. orangewayfarer Avatar

        Orangewayfarer.wordpress.com

        🙂
        Cheers, happy blogging

      2. Ajay Ananth Avatar

        Thank you 🙂 some neat content you have – cheers!!

  5. Yash Avatar
    Yash

    Awesome for an biryani lover

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thanks Yash – happy biryani rides 🙂

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