Brijrama Palace

Varanasi’s Brijrama Palace occupies a majestic former royal residence with an enviable location on historic Darbanga Ghat, next to the holy Ganges River.

One of Varanasi’s oldest landmarks, the sandstone Brijrama Palace occupies prime position besides the holy Ganges River. Its high walls and lofty pillars bear carvings dating back to the early 19th century, whilst its serene interiors are decorated with elegant period furniture and original antiques.

The 32 well-appointed guestrooms at Brijrama Palace are filled with the finest silks, plush rugs and hand-painted frescoes. Superior rooms also feature a classic slipper bath with a view over the Ganges River.

Dining options at Brijrama Palace are many. Choose from romantic meals served on board a riverboat to dinner out on an airy terrace. You can also sample delectable street food in the style of maharajas of old – sitting cross-legged on a low cushion. Recreational facilities at the hotel include a well-stocked library, boutique and lounge. In the evenings, enjoy live classical music, performed in the main atrium.


How to get to Brijrama Palace

Brijrama Palace is located around 25km or just over an 1 hour by road from Varanasi’s international airport.

Brijrama Palace Highlights

  • An elegant hotel located inside one of Varanasi’s oldest landmarks
  • With an enviable location on Darbanga Ghat, beside the sacred Ganges River
  • Featuring rooms decorated in fine silks and gilded frescoes
  • Offering a wide range of activities including romantic river boat dining
  • Enjoy all the most famous sights of the city on your doorstep

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Accommodation in Varanasi, Kolkata and The Ganges

Below are a selection of our preferred hotels in Varanasi, Kolkata and The Ganges. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Brijrama Palace

Varanasi's Brijrama Palace occupies a majestic former royal residence with an enviable location on historic Darbanga Ghat, next to the holy Ganges River.

Taj Bengal

The Taj Bengal is located in the exclusive suburb of Alipore, with Kolkata landmarks including the Victoria Memorial within easy striking distance.

Taj Nadesar Palace

Taj Nadesar Palace nestles on 28 acres of lush gardens and fragrant orchards close to the sacred waters of the River Ganges in ancient Varanasi.

The Gateway Hotel Ganges

The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi is a comfortable, tasteful hotel and an ideal base from which to explore the ancient holy city of Varanasi.

The Oberoi Grand

The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata occupies a gracious early 19th century building with a prime location close to the elegant Victoria Memorial.

The Park Hotel

Designed by esteemed UK-based architects Conran and Partners, The Park Hotel, Kolkata is an avant-garde design hotel in downtown Kolkata.


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Varanasi, Kolkata and the Ganges Overview

Why Varanasi, Kolkata & The Ganges: The Ganges River and historic cities like Varanasi lie at the heart of Hindu religion and culture. Explore the temples, laneways, markets, riverbanks and ghats, which offer a fascinating glimpse into ancient living history.

When to Go: October to March is the best time to visit when the days are drier and clearer, and temperatures mild.

Combine With: The Golden Triangle comprised of Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal) and Jaipur (Rajasthan), Khajuraho or the tiger parks of Bandhavgarh and Kanha.

Getting There: Varanasi and Kolkata can be reached by air, train or road.

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