- Set on the famous Dashashwamedh ghat on the banks of the Ganges – India’s most sacred river, Brijrama Palace is one of Varanasi’ oldest landmarks. Built in 1812, it was originally designed to serve as a fort. Today, it’s location on the Ganges gives guests a perfect platform from which to witness the daily life and spirituality of the city.
- The 32 spacious rooms combine world-class comforts with touches of the Maratha architectural style to recreate the atmosphere of a bygone era. As well as gilded frescoes and fine silks, superior rooms also feature a classic slipper marble bath with Ganga river views.
- Dining is an indulgent experience, starting with breakfast on the open-air terrace overlooking the Ganges through to the exquisitely crafted cuisine in the hotel restaurant. The Brijrama Palace also offers a private riverboat dining experience.
- Enjoy yoga sessions on the river facing terrace, a library, live classical music performances & complimentary boat rides on the Ganga. Guided excursions to the temples of Varanasi, hidden lanes, age-old ruins, and ghats.
- Just wander out of the hotel and you’re at the famous Dashashwamedh ghat, where the Ganges aarti takes place every evening, and the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
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- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Set on the banks of the holy River Ganges on the most famous of Varanasi’s 87 ghats is Brijrama Palace, an opulent fort hotel that is perfect for those that want to be close to the heart and soul of this deeply spiritual city. Built in the 18th century by the Royal House of Nagpur, this landmark palace has been lovingly restored. Murals, hand-painted ceilings and beautiful carvings revealed during the restoration have brought it back to life, ensuring the building is in keeping with this most atmospheric of cities. The hotel is approached by boat, immediately giving you the sense you are entering somewhere special. The central courtyard is filled with plants and sculptures and surrounded by a series of ornate pillars and arches cut from sandstone. Barnasi silk and gold leaf is used throughout the hotel and rooms are furnished with wooden four poster beds and beautiful Indian fabrics.
The restaurant serves delicious vegetarian cuisine while masala chai, coffee and traditional thandai can be enjoyed outdoors. In the evening there is live classical music in the lounge. This heritage hotel is in the heart of the city, next to the iconic Dasashwamedh Ghat where the evening Ganga Aarti ceremony takes place. As people flock with their offerings, the river becomes a blanket of twinkling lights with oil lamps & flowers carried along the water. Take a complimentary boat ride to the famed (and much-Instagrammed) evening Ganga Aarti, or to the iconic Kashi Vishwanath pilgrimage Temple. You could also book a private charter the boat & sail down the Ganges. There are few places on earth quite like Varanasi, so make sure you soak up its memorable & unique atmosphere from the stunning rooftop terrace.
The luxury heritage hotel has 32 well-appointed rooms across several categories — Nadidhara, Dhanurdhara, Vasundhara, Maharaja Suite, Varuna Burj on three different floors. The décor is elegant with traditional furniture and embellished in the jewel colours of Banarasi silks. Traditional lamps and beautiful paintings adorn the walls of the rooms that boast of time-honoured interiors with a chic twist. If it’s the view you are after, aim for the 300 square foot Varuna Burj Room, also known as ‘The Bastion,’ a semi-circular room which is an extension of the palace wall. Guests can enjoy a spectacular 180-degree view of the crescent at Varanasi and experience the Ganges.
The magnificent central atrium — the Bada Aangan — stages live classical music or dance performances every day. Panaya, the in-house shop, stocks rich Banarasi silks, Ayurvedic cosmetics and religious mementos for gifting. Beautiful views can be enjoyed from The Kamalya Terrace. The main restaurant, Darbhanga, serves a wide range of Indian and European/Asian dishes but as with all establishments situated in close proximity to the Ganges, only vegetarian food is served and no alcohol is available. The vegetarian fare is fit for royalty. The rich gastronomic sojourn that is the Banarasi thali consists of nine hearty dishes, including Banarasi dum aloo, matar nimona (mashed-pea curry) and ghuguni (bengal gram curry), along with crispy, colourful sago papads, and your choice of bread. The last course features the flavoursome world-famous Banarasi paan. The chef can also rustle up Chinese, Italian, Mexican, or Thai delicacies for those craving their global fare.
The hotel offers guided destination experiences including excursions to the temples of Varanasi, hidden lanes, age-old ruins, and ghats. At the hotel, enjoy live classical music at Bada Angan – the main atrium of the palace.