From Matsya To Vamana, This Boutique Art Hotel In Maharashtra Has Vishnu-Themed Rooms

by Mallika Khurana
From Matsya To Vamana, This Boutique Art Hotel In Maharashtra Has Vishnu-Themed Rooms

Nestled in the artistic haven of Sawantwadi, a land where history dances with culture, stands the illustrious Sawantwadi Palace. This boutique art hotel, steeped in regal elegance, beckons travellers to immerse themselves in a world where every stone, every corner, and every meal tell a captivating story. Here, the legacy of the Sawant Bhonsle Royal Family comes alive, offering an experience that’s as rich in heritage as it is in hospitality.

Sawantwadi Palace Boutique Art Hotel Invites You 

Sawantwadi’s history dates back to the rule of the Royal Family of Sawant Bhonsles. The majestic Sawantwadi Palace, a masterpiece of architectural prowess, is a living testament to their legacy. This two-story palace, constructed by Khem Sawant III between 1755 and 1803, effortlessly marries English arches with native craftsmanship, creating a symphony of design.

Its red laterite stones, bricked brown walls, and immaculate lawn-covered square make it an irresistible tourist attraction. Sawantwadi is a haven for art, with the Sawant Bhonsle family dedicated to preserving the ancient art of Ganjifa and lacquerware. But they go beyond preservation; they’re making this art accessible to connoisseurs from around the world. 

Your stay at Sawantwadi Palace isn’t just about the luxurious rooms and regal ambiance. It’s an invitation to embark on a captivating journey through history, art, and culture. Private museum tours reveal the captivating stories of the last coronated king and the beloved Rajmata Satvashiladevi.

“Sip Tea with the Sawant Bhonsle” offers a delightful evening of warm conversations and shared experiences. Gather in the royal courtyard, surrounded by lush greenery, and engage in meaningful interactions with the family. It’s a chance to create cherished memories and relive the joys of an era gone by. While you’re at it, don’t forget to meet Sushi, the resident golden mascot, who loves some belly rubs.

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A Stay Fit For Royalty

The Sawantwadi Palace offers a royal stay that breaks historical boundaries when it comes to elegance and art. Each room is uniquely inspired by different avatars of Vishnu, featuring curated Ganjifa art and woodwork dear to the Royal Family. As you step into this world, you’ll encounter artefacts sourced from centuries ago, each bearing a tale of its own.

The blend of old-world charm and modern amenities, including a swimming pool and a restaurant offering global cuisines, ensures your stay is nothing short of regal. Each room tells a story, and each avatar is a legend. The spacious rooms, named after different avatars of Lord Vishnu, are adorned with Ganjifa art and unique thematic décor. From Matsya’s rooted experience to Kurma’s view of the open-sky atrium, every room has a tale to tell. Discover the legends and immerse yourself in a world where mythology, history, and beauty coexist.

Head Over For Culinary Delights Like No Other

Passion and love for food have crafted a unique culinary journey at Sawantwadi Palace. The Yuvraj and Yuvrani of Sawantwadi have painstakingly curated an immersive experience for your taste buds. From hand-picking the kitchen tiles to selecting the cookware, every detail has been thoughtfully attended to. Your stay at Sawantwadi Palace isn’t just accommodation; it’s a journey through time and art. It’s an invitation to partake in the legacy of the Sawant Bhonsle family, to discover stories etched in every corner, and to savour flavours that blend tradition with modernity.

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So, come and experience a regal retreat where history, culture, and hospitality converge to create an unforgettable escape at Sawantwadi Palace.

Where: NH 17, Sindhudurg, Khaskilwada, Sawantwadi, Maharashtra
Check-in time: Available 24 hours
Cost: Starting at ₹15,000 per night

Cover Image Courtesy: Sawantwadi Palace Boutique Art Hotel/Website

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