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Brijrama Palace

A Stay In A Premium 19th-Century Palace

Rating4.4(483)
Darbhanga Ghat, Varanasi
Stays > Heritage Hotel
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LuxuryExtreme luxury for people who want extra
An ancient heritage hotel situated on the banks of the Ganges River. It dates back to 1812 when was first built by the minister for the estate of Nagpur - Shridhara Narayana Munshi. The Brahmin King of Darbhanga acquired the palace, which later on came to be known as Darbhanga Ghat. The architecture and design rely heavily on the Mughal style. However, there is also an infusion of some Maratha art on the sandstone walls and pillars. The interiors are choked with antiques and artefact that could show more

A photo walkthrough

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Brijrama
The Brahmin King of Darbhanga acquired the palace, which later on came to be known as Darbhanga Ghat.
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Elegant Interiors
The architecture and design rely heavily on the Mughal style.
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Kamalya
The place has as many as 84 Ghats and 300 temples dedicated to various Hindu deities.
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Flute Session
You can also attend the evening Arti at the Dashashwamedh Ghat.
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Boat Ferry
You can even arrange for a boat-dining experience!
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Spacious Rooms
Facilities like tea/coffee stations, en suite bathrooms, marry the traditional all Indian décor and design with the best of modern amenities.
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Spa
While the spiritual chanting is there, a toned-down session to de-stress the senses is even better!

Quick gist

About the stay

  • A day at this royal heritage hotel right on the banks of Ganges river - full of spirituality.
  • Take in the spectacular view of the Ganges and the Ghats by being on the rooftop.
  • A stunning crescent, the Ganges weaves through you.
  • Be involved in a religious tradition by performing a holy-dip at the sacred site.
  • Let your ears be guest to the evening soirees of live classical music that resonates throughout.

Where is this?

  • Varanasi is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world.
  • The hotel is at a 2-minute walk from the Dashashwamedh Ghat.
  • The place has as many as 84 Ghats and 300 temples dedicated to various Hindu deities.
  • A walk to Sarnath, Ramnagar Fort, and Banaras Hindu University will complete your experience!

With whom?

  • You'll have an independent room/ suite at the place.

You get

  • Your accommodation is provided.
  • The hotel has some surprises as well for you!
  • Breakfast is complimentary.
  • Rest of the meals are also included.

Things to remember

  • Guided tours, activities, special arrangements come at an extra price.

Something unique

This hotel has a 100-yr old elevator, built in the year 1918 to help the Darbanga King climb the second floor of the palace, essentially the first-ever elevator of India.

Tips from insiders

  • The view looking over the holy Ganga from the reception floor is one of the best.
  • Free Ganga boat ride is offered from 18:00 every day where you can watch the Hindhi ritual from the river.
  • You can even arrange for a boat dining experience or a candlelight dinner.