Brijarama Palace - Varanasi
BrijRama Palace, located on the banks of the Ganges river on the Darbhanga ghat in Varanasi is 200 year old and one of the oldest buildings in the city. Its striking architecture and design highlights the rich heritage and culture of the oldest living city of the world.
The original palace was constructed in 1812 by Shridhara Narayana Munshi, the then minister for the estate of Nagpur with influence of Marathi architecture style. In 1915, King Rameshwar Singh Bahadur of Darbhanga (Bihar) acquired the palace. Post 1915, the second floor of the palace was constructed and an elevator — one of the first in Asia — was installed.
The guest rooms decorated with traditional furniture, lamps and paintings and embellished with Banarasi silk ooze with understated elegance.The experience begins, where guests are greeted by a boatman in traditional livery at the Raj Ghat and escorted to the bajra (a traditional Indian wooden boat popular in Varanasi) that takes the hotel.
Name : Brijrama Palace
Type : Palace Heriatge Hotel
Location : Varanasi
Accommodation : 32 Double rooms, some have view of the Ganges river.
Food : Local as well as continental cuisine.
Image Credit : Brijrama Palace Hotel