Welcome to Jacaranda, where history and gastronomy intertwine to create a dining experience that transports you back to the British Raj era in the Nilgiris. Our culinary journey is inspired by the lush landscapes of Ooty, where the British introduced exotic flora, including the enchanting Jacaranda trees that bloom in splendid hues just once a year.

At Rosewood by Nature Resorts, we have meticulously curated the Dak Bungalow Menu—a tribute to the historical dak bungalows or rest houses that dotted the routes of mail delivery and passenger movement during the British era. These bungalows, later repurposed as Inspection Bungalows for British Officers, became synonymous with warm hospitality and delectable meals.

Legend has it that the caretaker of a Dak Bungalow would commence cooking at the mere sound of approaching horses, signalling the imminent arrival of an official. This tradition of preparing a feast for weary travellers is the heart of our Dak Bungalow Menu.

Our menu is a celebration of the rich culinary heritage that evolved in the Nilgiris, blending local ingredients with influences from the British Raj. Each dish is a symphony of flavours, textures, and harmonious combinations that pay homage to the era of colonial charm.

As you embark on this culinary journey, savour the essence of history infused into each bite. From locally sourced ingredients to the meticulous craftsmanship of our chefs, the Dak Bungalow Menu reflects the spirit of the bygone era, where every meal was an occasion, and every dish told a story.

Join us at Jacaranda, where the past comes alive on your plate, and the Dak Bungalow Menu invites you to indulge in the flavours of nostalgia. Experience the magic of Ooty’s colonial history, one dish at a time, as we transport you to a time when the Nilgiris were not just a destination but a journey through time and taste.


  • 08:00 am - 10:00 am

  • 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

  • 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm