Akshaya Patra’s colossal kitchens have been doing the rounds for quite some time now owing to its task of churning out meals for 1.5 million children daily. Out of the 22 centralised kitchens, spread across ten states in India, South India has eight such kitchens located in the states of Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
Bangalore houses two centralised kitchens; one in HK Hill Road nestled in the same premises of the iconic ISKCON temple and the other in the small village of Vasanthapura, providing ample opportunities for visitors to explore the suburb as well as visit our mega kitchen. Both of these state-of-the-art kitchens are equipped with giant-size cauldrons capable of cooking up to 100,000 meals daily that is worth fascinating many!
People planning a visit to Hubballi’s Unkal Lake, known for its resplendent sunrise and sunset view can also drop in at our Hubballi kitchen known for its magnitude and technological initiatives. Tourists may also want to consider visiting our Mysuru kitchen that is only a few blocks away from Mysuru’s country famous Zoological Garden.
Similarly tourists visiting Visakhapatnam, Mangaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad must also visit our facilities located there besides their regular sightseeing. A visit to our kitchens will surely leave you with a unique experience that you haven’t witnessed before. The streams of huge cauldrons bubbling away and the relentless hands stirring the pulav with massive ladles will surely leave you engrossed and wondering.
Inquisitive minds can also learn about silos, solar panels, RO (Reverse Osmosis) plant and other fixtures of the mega facilities. Our kitchen visits will surely let you feel sights and smells that one cannot experience otherwise.
Hence next time you plan to holiday in any of these places; do make it a point to visit your nearest Akshaya Patra kitchen. Schools and colleges can also conduct industrial visits and day-trips for their students who are surely going to have an Alice in Wonderland experience beholding the sheer size of the kitchens in all its aspects!
Contributed by Nishant for The Akshay Patra Foundation.