Location: This property provides a tranquil haven amid mango orchards and marigold trees in the middle of Varanasi.
History: Nadesar Palace has been hosting royalty and VIPs since 1835, with all rooms faithfully restored to their original grandeur.
Service: Palace butlers are on hand to serve meals, assist with enquiries and provide information on both Varanasi and the palace.
The Nadesar Palace lies nestled in the heart of vibrant Varanasi among mango orchards, marigold and jasmine fields. Built by the East India Company and acquired by Maharaja Prabhu Narain Singh in the 19th century, the property is named after goddess Nadesari, whose shrine is located in front of the palace. All accommodation at the boutique yet opulent Nadesar Palace, which includes just 10 luxuriously appointed Heritage Rooms, Heritage Suites and Royal Suites, is generously scaled with large windows overlooking the gardens and spacious bathrooms in cool white marble. There is a restaurant serving local cuisine and satvik fare, which is said to bring calmness, intelligence, strength, health, happiness and longevity. Fresh fruits and vegetables, cereals and grains form the main ingredients of satvik food. The grounds are just 13 miles from Varanasi’s airport (VNS).
Each of the ten rooms and suites at Nadesar Palace is named after a celebrity who once stayed at the hotel. Rooms are spacious and luxurious, decorated in colonial style, featuring arched doorways, marble floors, art deco mirrors and artwork from the Maharaja’s collection.
These large suites feature beautiful antique furniture, artworks belonging to the Maharaja, four-poster silk canopy bed and luxurious marble bathroom. Historical Suites overlook the palace gardens. Rooms include WiFi, flatscreen TV with DVD player, safe, mini bar and phone.
These luxuriously appointed rooms have garden views and feature four-poster beds and spacious marble bathrooms with freestanding tub. Original furniture, rare artworks and rich linens recreate an elegance true to the palace's heritage. Rooms include WiFi, flatscreen TV with DVD player, safe, mini bar and phone.
The Royal Suites offer a separate living room, dressing room and bedroom, with antique furnishings, luxurious four-poster bed and large marble bathroom with freestanding tub. Rooms include WiFi, flatscreen TV with DVD player, safe, mini bar and phone.
This opulent palace spa has three treatment rooms and specializes in traditional Indian therapies using Ayurvedic principles, though more contemporary treatments are also available. Massage, anti-aging facials, skin rejuvenating scrubs and wraps are all available. Yoga classes are also offered.
An opulent stepwell-style pool is positioned behind the palace, surrounded by sun loungers and parasols for poolside relaxation.
This casual-yet-sophisticated venue offers fine Indian cuisine inspired by the royal menus. Local dishes and sweetmeats are on the menu, complete with Varanasi special - the betel leaf.
Light meals, drinks and cocktails are available in the courtyard that surrounds the pool. Guests can relax on a sun lounger with a chilled beverage or enjoy sunset drinks with a magnificent garden view.
Guests can enjoy breakfast with a view or take afternoon tea al fresco on the colonnaded verandah terrace. The verandahs provide peaceful green views over the palace gardens.