Brijrama Palace Hotel
Brijrama Palace Hotel is a boutique hotel located on the fringes of the water's edge on the banks of the River Ganges, and just a stone's throw away from the famous Darbanga Ghat. Built out of solid sandstone, and an impressive heritage building, Brijrama Palace is one of the oldest landmarks in the city, dating back to 1812. It is the best place to stay if you are keen to be in the very heart of the action and experience Varanasi's intensity and unique atmosphere; the Ganges, the evening aarti and morning pujas can all be viewed from the palace itself.
The palace comprises of 32 well-appointed en-suite rooms and suites, each one has been individually decorated to combine Banarasi old world charm with a contemporary touch. The rooms back on to light and airy corridors, which allow the natural light to flood the hallways, and dotted throughout the palace there are private seating areas allowing for guests to soak up the panoramic views of the river and horizon. It’s the perfect spot for viewing sunrise and sunset too!
The hotel has two dining options; the Darhbhanga restaurant offers a selection of international vegetarian cuisines whilst the Kamalaya café has an al fresco seating area that overlooks the spectacular River Ganges. The hotel can also offer exceptional dining experiences, such as River Boat Dining where the quietness of the river and the sound of temple bells are the soundtrack of your evening. Or a Maharaja Style dining experience at the Chota Angan surrounded by the hotel’s distinctive architectural style. It’s worth noting that due to the hotel's location on the ghats, both meat and alcohol are not permitted in the hotel.
There are a variety of activities on offer for guests at the hotel, including sunrise yoga on the rooftop terrace and live classical music in the atrium.
The hotel has Wi-fi available for guests.
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