Bari Kothi was built in the late 1700’s with influences of Greek, Roman and French architecture by the Dudhoria family. The Dudhoria’s come from the Sheherwali merchant community that travelled across the country from Rajasthan to Bengal to set up businesses. Their astute sense for commerce led to them amassing great wealth.
This lavish mansion was extensively restored and renovated over a number of years; it opened in 2018 as a heritage hotel. Step into the property and it feels like you have walked into the set of a period film. Every nook and corner is decorated in bright colours and rich fabrics, showcasing the wealth and opulence of the merchants that once called this beautiful mansion home. One can get lost in its corridors as they lead into various purpose-built rooms and chowks (courtyards) embellished with colourful glass and patterned tiles. Guest suites are richly decorated with ornate pieces of furniture, fine fabrics, chequered tiles and decorated windows.
Leisure spaces within the property include a library, a music room, open courtyards and lounging areas: Janana Chowk, Gaddi Ghar, Halwai Khana, and Gulabi Chawara and a riverside cafe; as well.