Conveniently perched on the river bank, on the Darbanga Ghaat, is the Brijrama Palace, one of the oldest landmarks of the city. The history of the palace dates back to the year 1812, in which it was built by Shridhara Narayana Munshi’ the then minister for the estate of Nagpur. In 1915, the Brahmin King of Darbhanga (Bihar) ‘Rameshwar Singh Bahadur’ acquired the palace and the Ghat also came to be known as Darbhanga Ghat.The first sight of the hotel is its historical elevator, installed in 1918, built to help the Darbanga king climb the second floor of the palace, also boasts of being the first elevator of India. The architecture and the design of the palace are directly influenced by the erstwhile ruling dynasty of the Marathas. The sandstone walls and pillars graced with Maratha art accentuate the palace architecture. Also, you may notice, a betel leaf runner along the roof corners of the walls- a signature pattern followed by Marathas during the ancient time
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Ranked No.2 in the ‘Best City Hotels in Asia’ survey by the Travel + Leisure USA Magazine
- All day dinning restaurant
- Indian specialty and multi-cuisine restaurants
- Temperature controlled swimming pool
- Couple spa suites
- 20 minutes drive from International airport
- Rooms for specially abled guests
- 24 Hours room service
- Yoga & Meditation
- Spa offering traditional Ayurvedic therapies
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The hotel offers 32 well-appointed rooms including Nadidhara, Dhanurdhara, Vasundhara, Maharaja Suite, Varuna Burj on three different floors. All the rooms have been tastefully done with a traditional Banarasi touch. The hand painted art with pure gold and silver that grace the ceilings at each floor will definitely mesmerize you. To admire are, the traditional lamps, beautiful paintings which adorn the walls of the rooms .The pure banarsi silk furnishings in the room, picked from the oldest silk house of the country, will definitely give you a feel of a royal guest. The rooms boast of time-honoured interiors with a chic twist, convenient bathrooms with uber luxurious bath amenities. The superior rooms also offer a classic slipper Clawfoot bath tub with the view of the Ganges, for a truly royal pampering.
“Earth” is a category of rooms that is accessed through private corridors. Spacious and well appointed with king size beds, the washrooms come with options of bath tubs or shower areas. Ceilings are vaulted, bordered with copper shades and sections of walls have traditional motifs. Vasundhara rooms offer views of the city .
“Wielder of the bow” is another reference to Lord Shiva where the rooms offer all comforts and in-room facilities including a study table and reading chairs. Double and Twin bed options are available with ensuite washrooms and shower area.
“River Guardian” is Lord Shiva as a protector of Ganga. This category offers views of the city and open to the beautifully embellished corridors of the palace along the central courtyard. With both double and twin bed options,the interiors of the rooms are finished in ivory with rear walls adorned with elegant motifs. All rooms and suites at Brijrama open on to wide spacious corridors dotted with lounge areas designed for abundant natural light and fresh air.
“The Bastion” is a semi-circular extension of the Palace wall which protrudes from the edge of the palace facing the east. The Burj Room is located towards the north end and hence named after the river Varuna. It affords a magnificent 180-degree view of the entire crescent at Varanasi and hence the Ganges in all her glory.
A lovely seating area in the viewing turret, a bedroom and ensuite washroom with a shower cubicle are other features of the room that opens to a long terrace overlooking the river. The turret is a unique design you will find only in Brijrama Palace.
River facing with sweeping views of the Ganges, the suites are luxurious spaces, well appointed with exquisite four poster king size beds, coffee table seating and a dining space. Washrooms offer a choice of exclusive bath tub and shower area with river view. The ceilings are adorned with hand painted colored fresco while the suite is appointed with rich silk furnishings of Benares. Choose from, 3 suites – Mandakini, Bhagirathi and Dhruvnanda named after the three tributaries of the Ganges.
The hotel also offers a Maharaja Style dining experience at the Chota Angan (small courtyard). The architectural opulence, the sight of the candle light spilling in various hues, at the intricate glasswork in the niches, of traditional Thikri art in blue and silver, along with the appetizing aroma of traditional food will transport you to times of Royalty. Savour the taste of authentic street food of india along with some innovative preparations with poise of Maharaja in the low seating dining. Our carefully designed vast menu will definitely spoil you for choices
River Boat Dining:
Amidst the beautiful and pure ambiance of Varanasi, In the Ganges, where the sound of the temple bells is the only music with occasional chirping of birds, the hotel also arranges a special River Boat Dining for its guests. In the quietness of the river, with your partner, you can enjoy the splendour of the panoramic view of the Ghats while you taste the finest of preparations by the hotel chefs.
If you are looking for a cozy corner, for uninterrupted endless conversations, the hotel takes pleasure in arranging a special candlelight dinner for you and partner. You can choose preparations from our vast menu or just let our professional chef take a call and pamper you with delectable cuisines.
The hotel is a delight for a gourmet. Enjoy refined cuisine and discreet, attentive service at the Darbhanga– a multi cuisine vegetarian restaurant offering the world famous cuisines. Beautiful fresco paintings, in varied hues embellish the ceiling and various niches in the restaurant and enrich your dining experience. The chefs at the hotel make sure that they understand your preferences, specific food allergies, and accordingly offer you the preparations to savour. You can also enjoy a choice of traditional banarasi food including Banarsari Thaali (a three course combination of various preparations of the local meal) , or may request the chef to prepare your favourite food from choices including, Indian, Chinese, Italian , Mexican or Thai . Our unpretentious flavoursome menu can be totally customized according to your tastes and desires.
You can also luxuriate at our open terrace high rise dining at – The Kamalya Café with the Ganges in the backdrop. The terrace café offers a magnetising view of the Ganges along with a hi-tea including some delectable snacks from chef’s preparations. You may also enjoy a read from an interesting selection of books at the library in the indoor seating of the café, and lounge away the day soaking up the sun in winters or enjoying a pleasant evenings in summers with view overlooking the horizon
Special moments are best lived at this iconic modern palace hotel ” The Brijrama Palace” in the capital city of India. Hotel has various options to make your special occasion , a memorable one.
The main atrium of the palace offers evening soirees of live classical music form a level above and resonates throughout Brijrama and brings to life the evening conclave of the Maharaja’s court.