Taj Nadesar Palace, Varanasi
Set amidst verdant gardens, mango orchards, marigold and jasmine fields, the Taj Nadesar Palace is a haven of peace and tranquility in one of the oldest cities in the world.
Set back from the larger Taj Ganges, Taj Nadesar Palace has hosted royalty, statesmen and celebrities since 1835. Opening its doors to the public after an extensive renovation from Taj Hotels, the palace is considered one of the best hotels in the city.
Within this bijou palace property you will find works of art from the Maharaja's personal collection adorning the walls of the 10 luxurious heritage rooms & royal suites. The rooms are embellished with original pieces of furniture refurbished to recreate the atmosphere of a regal bygone era. You will find hand carved four poster beds, private sitting rooms and marble clad bathrooms with free standing baths. With only ten rooms you will experience some of the best service with personal butlers to attend to your every need.
Dining at the Nadesar Palace is an indulgent experience starting with a la carte breakfast on the sun-kissed verandah; followed by a spiritually inspired lunch in the elegant dining room, finishing with a fragrant barbecue dinner by the poolside.
To unwind, the palace offers a round of golf on the greens, a guided nature walks or a days rejuvenation at the renowned Jiva Spa.
Situated in one of the worlds most ancient cities of Varanasi, there is plenty to explore from the dawn boat rides on the sacred Ganges river, to walking the ancient ghats and discovering the warren of bazaars, temples, university and daily, holy life. Nearby is the famous deer park of Sarnath where Buddha first taught the Dharma and there are several magnificent stupas and monasteries to discover.
Being such an incredible palace hotel, the Taj Nadesar Palace was featured in our list article covering 50 luxury things to do in India.