Experience How The Zamindars Of Bengal Lived At The Rajbari Bawali

by Sakshi Singhania
Experience How The Zamindars Of Bengal Lived At The Rajbari Bawali

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Experience the rich culture of Bengal and its glorious heritage, vacationing in the Rajbari Bawali, an actual mansion that was used by Zamindars during the British Raj!

What Is It?

Fantasizing of a weekend break or just taking out some time to refresh and unwind? Ever thought you could enjoy the very space that the maharajas and the zamindars partied at, during historical times? Rejuvenate yourself with a staycation that is so gorgeously inspiring and feel no less than the famous zamindars of Bengal! The Rajbari Bawali is truly a resort with a difference, with a 300 year old heritage property that is stunningly beautiful to say the least, the lush natural surroundings add to the charm, and its rich heritage shall make you feel like you’ve been transported into a completely different era!

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The History

The Zamindars were among the richest people in Bengal at the time of the British Raj and led lives of great affluence, conquests, style and glory! This very magnificent mansion has witnessed 170 years of their magical living, grandest parties and hosted the most iconic guests to Bengal! Probably the only building remaining from that time, the ruins have now been restored to create a glimpse back into history and reflect that very charm and opulence that the Zamindars of Bengal lived with!

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What’s In It?

 Majestic, traditional, historical, magical and luxurious is what the Rajbari is all about! Ponds, marble, wood carvings, sprawling courtyards have been worked upon by architects from all around the world and local, trained craftsmen to restore this magical luxurious beauty and keep it as close to what it was as possible! Unwind with tons of amenities like a sprawling spa, outdoor pool, ayurvedic treatments, detox, weight loss and yoga programs. Explore the serenity with organized village walks, countryside exploration or ride around in a cycle to remember those good old childhood days!

What Else?

Love food? They also set up yummy culinary demonstrations to show how food has been influenced over time by the mughals, portuegues etc, and what is the secret for that perfect ‘mishti doi’! Showcasing what Bengal culture and heritage is all about in every way; Rajbari manifests the awe-inspiring past, the grand architecture of the time, local arts and crafts and the Bengal performing arts so popular all around the world!

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Go in for their ‘classic heritage’ or ‘zamindari’ rooms for the old world charm at its best. They have ‘Dak bungalow’ and ‘chhoto bari’ (yes we are in love with the names) rooms also or an ‘ashram’ perfect for a group of three or four couples.


Where: Bawali, Hasnecha, Raypur, West Bengal 743384 (around 90-120 minutes drive from Kolkata)
Contact: 9073312000
Approx cost: ₹6500 per night per room onwards

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