The peaceful Taj Nadesar Palace nestles amid on 28 acres of lush gardens and fragrant orchards close to the sacred waters of the River Ganges in ancient Varanasi. Formerly the residence of the local maharajah, the gracious 19th century building is steeped in history and character whilst being conveniently close to the holy city’s most famous temples and ghats.
Choose from just 10 spacious rooms and suites decorated with elegant antique furniture and original artworks from the royal family’s personal collection. Colour schemes are warm and muted, inspired by the flowers – marigolds and jasmines – often floated down the Ganges. A personal butler is at your beck and call, ready to help arrange yoga classes, river cruises, a horse carriage ride or a cup of steaming chai served beneath the hotel’s shady mango trees.
Wellness amenities at Taj Nadesar Palace include a fitness centre, mini golf course, croquet lawn and swimming pool. There is also a fabulous day spa offering a range of indulgent therapies whilst the guests-only restaurant serves refined Indian and international cuisine in an evocative setting infused with nostalgia. From time to time, a delicious barbecue feast is prepared by the pool, as live sitar and tabla music fills the evening air.