What We Love
- Elegant rooms furnished with antiques and artworks from the maharaja owner’s personal collection
- Surrounded by mango orchards and jasmine fields, a three-mile drive from Varanasi
- Dinner by the pool lit by votive candles
- Butler service is included in the rate
What To Know
- A 12.42 percent luxury and service tax per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi for up to two devices
- It’s very quiet, but that’s one of its charms; if you want an active bar scene, this isn’t the place
- Despite the historic look, all rooms have WiFi and flat-screen TVs
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Built by the East India Company and acquired by Maharaja Prabhu Narain Singh in the 19th century, this elegant palace near the holy city of Varanasi is surrounded by mango trees and jasmine fields. Inside, it’s like stepping back into the days of the Raj, with black and white checked marble floors, curved verandas, iron four-poster beds, Persian rugs and a grand winding staircase. The public areas are filled with antiques and artworks from the maharaja’s personal collection.
Bed and Bath
The 10 guestrooms and suites are gracefully decorated with original antiques, traditional furnishings and mirrors framed with Venetian glass. The walls reflect the colors outside (marigold, pink and peach) and are dotted with historic photos and the maharaja’s paintings. The spacious bedrooms have majestic wrought iron four-poster beds draped in billowing fabric, and the marble bathrooms come with deep soaking tubs.
The palace’s restaurant serves refined Indian fare either on the veranda, by the pool or (if the heat is too intense), in the intimate air-conditioned dining salon, which has marble floors and antique sconces. The best way to tour the grounds is in the horse-drawn buggy, which once belonged to the maharaja. Head to the JIVA Spa for a treatment that brings together traditional royal wellness and therapeutic experiences. Since this is India, yoga classes are available, and, again, since this is India, there’s an astrologer on call.
In the Area
One of the most spiritually important cities in India, Varanasi exudes a richness that is felt by all, Hindu and otherwise. Everything revolves around the Ganges. At sundown, the best way to experience the aarti, a highly choreographed devotional ritual using fire as an offering (near Dasaswamedh Ghat, facing the river), is in a small boat that the hotel can arrange. Taking a boat is also the best way to see Varanasi and the Ganges at sunrise, when the scene is more tranquil and residents descend the stairs of the ghats to bathe in the river. On a less spiritual note, the mazelike streets of the old city are also filled with market stalls, and Varanasi has long been known as a center of beautifully woven silk. Buy a sari or a shawl at the Silk Weaving Center.
How to Get There
This was our first time coming to Varanasi, we didn’t know what to expect. The first day in Varanasi was crazy; people, rigsaws, motorcycles, and cars.
When you arrive at the Taj Nadesar Palace you are entering into a dream.
The fact that there are only twelve rooms make it extremely cozy and you can feel as if the hotel were yours. During this visit we had 5 out of the 12 rooms, so it was basically for us.
Service and staff were out of this world and were willing to go the extra mile to have us happy.
Every single detail of the rooms was perfect! I really appreciated the fact of having a lavazza espresso machine, and in-person wake up call.
Food was good but a bit slow.
This hotel is definitely 10/10.
We had an excellent time at Taj Nadesar Palace . The property is a palace with 12 rooms and are well maintained on 48 Acres of land with lot of history to be discovered. The local cuisine we asked for was excellent
and the service and hospitality out of the world
Good hotel for leisure trip.its a difference property in Varanasi. Taj property is always best in hospitality.
They have few rooms that is why there is no crowd .If you are going to Varanasi we suggest to stay over there.