The Rajbari Bawali, situated in a small village, one hour south of Kolkata is a historical neo-classical palace. Replete with decorative Italian architectural motifs, breezy balconies and graceful colonnades, it was formerly the resplendent headquarters of a kingdom ruled by the Mondal family.
Recently restored by the new owner, the hotel offers 30 bedrooms and suites, boasting an eclectic mix of traditional antique with all things modern. Outside is turrets and columns, ornate courtyards, and balconies overlooking the lake, fields and fascinating temples unique to this region. The spa provides a sancturary for pampering and a welcome bolthole between city sightseeing. A great addition to the Bengal hotel scene, providing a lovely base to relax at just outside Calcutta.
why we like it
The palace lends itself perfectly to grand celebrations and can be taken over in its entirety for parties.