A 300-year-old palace belonging to the Zamindars, Rajbari isa delightful itinerary on your visit to the erstwhile Capital of India during the British Raj. Here, among the slowly crumbling temples and generous ‘pukurs’ (small fish ponds) Rajbari Bawali invites you to experience the tradition, culture and cuisines of the Zamindars of Bengal.
The palace is resplendently restored, retaining the original ruins but all made safe and secure. Known as ‘inspired heritage’ the interiors have a shabby chic feel to them. Pillared verandahs and balconies surround a beautiful, green, flower-filled inner courtyard which is stunningly lit at night.
Rambling wings of the building lead out to ponds and down to the pool and spa and other bedrooms. The interior design combines rustic, chunky furniture with some rooms having a distinctly Indian style, others almost classical French / European and others understated.
Comfortable seating can be found in the many different relaxing areas be it by the pool, on the shady pavilion, sitting room and dining room. Almost all of the furnishings and fittings have been sourced by the owner who has spent months scouring India for the perfect pieces.