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Brijrama Palace, Varanasi

Varanasi, the oldest living city in the world has quintessentially some strange and ethereal feel about its existence. The serenity and tranquillity that it offers is unmatched and beyond words. Anyone who tries to get into a debate finds himself sounding like a nincompoop, as the history and culture is so deep and vast that it is impossible to decipher it in its entirety in one lifetime.

This city has a lot to offer those who visit here which includes a peek into its culture, festivals, mouth-watering local cuisine, relics & temples, spirituality and of course it's warm hearted people ever brimming with joy and effervescence.

Nestled between the Rivers Varuna & Assi, Varanasi offers Stone step embankments known as Ghats leading to the river, which run the entire length of the old city. There are 87 such Ghats, and hence Varansi is also globally known as the City of Ghats.

Situated on it's own Ghat, Brijrama Palace was built in 18th century by the Royal house of Nagpur and is one of the oldest structures in Varanasi. Belonging to the 1589 Hotel's group, It was also known as "Darbhanga Mahal" for some time. Re-christened as Brijrama Palace in its later history, the palace is named after the influential and once mayor of the city, Late Shri Brij Pal Das Ji and his wife, Late Shrimati Rama Devi.

The palace hotel is carved out of solid sandstone and has beautifully crafted interiors, featuring artistic verandahs and pillars, Brijrama Palace in Varanasi is now an uber luxury hotel for guests arriving from all over the world. The hotel is at stone's throw away from the famous Dasashwamedh Ghat, site of the annual Ganga Aarti.

An absolutely unforgettable experience at Brijrama Palace starts with a Bajraride on an Indian wooden boat from Mahishasura Ghat to reach the palace. Once at the hotel guests receive the warmest of receptions, followed by a show around. The palace hotel offers a number of suites with luxury facilities and amenities complementing their heritage architecture.

The rich heritage feel that is offered by the property is evident in each of the different category of accommodation offered at Brijrama. The total inventory of 32 may be classified as Nadidhara- 13 rooms, Dhanurdhara – 10 rooms, Vasundhara- 5 rooms, Burj – 1 room (you get 180 degree panoramic view of river Ganges) and Maharaja Suite – 3 rooms. Each of these has a unique story to recite that takes one back in time.

One can experience a wide selection of International vegetarian delicacies at Brijrama Palace Hotel's fine dining outlet called Darbhanga. The restored ceilings and walls of restaurant are akin a bouquet of frescos and artwork. The flavours are personalized to the guests' preference and the discreet service adds to the charm of dining at this heritage location.

Kamalaya - the café offers you choice of sip from its excellent selection of teas and freshly roasted coffee beverages. Thandai, a traditional beverage is served with finger snacks at the caféand along the al fresco seating area overlooking the Ganges.

History and traditions go hand in hand, celebrate your special moments be it a family ceremony or a holy observance, Brijrama Palace provides the ideal spot and services. The hotel has an open air banqueting space which can host up to 125 guests.

Brijrama offers a breathtaking view of the river and the old city from Udayan where one may experience the sunrise with yoga. Bada Aangan, the traditional palace lounge that offers its patrons an enchanting evening to be remembered with Live classical music playing across the atrium accompanied with a coffee table library explaining the region and cultural heritage of India.

At Brijrama one may also visit Ahilya, an inhouse boutique displaying rich Benarasi Silk created by one of the oldest weaving houses of the city. Ahilya also offers a selection of Ayurvedic cosmetics and religious souvenirs which can be taken back home as memoirs to be cherished for a long time to come.

A refreshingly swanky brand of hotel that offers a rich traditional feel, Brijrama Palace offers well thought of Services and Facilities.