THE BARADARI PALACE-Neemrana, PATIALA
- Address:Baradari Gardens,Patiala,PunjabPlace:PatialaCountry:IndiaZip Code:147002
Neemrana Hotels has just restored a new property in Patiala called the Baradari Palace. Patiala has always been known for its rich cultural heritage. With a history of patronage, it remained the cultural capital of Punjab. Even today, it has much to offer in terms of museums, palaces and parks.
This newest addition to the Neemrana non-hotel hotels chain is its first venture in Punjab also becoming Punjab's first heritage-palace-hotel.
Rajinder Kothi was also known as Baradari Kothi because it was built around a grand Baradari (an open pavilion with 12 arches) also giving its name to the adjacent Baradari Garden. This sprawling garden-palace laid out around a Mughal-style baradari, was built in 1876 by the then ruler of Patiala Maharaja Rajinder Singh. Till then all the rulers of Patiala had lived at Qila Mubarak. The ruler wanted to move out of his residence and hence conceived the Baradari Kothi, the Baradari Gardens, the cricket ground, and the Patiala mono rail. The planning and construction of the gardens and the buildings were done by the ruler's younger brother Kaur Sahib Ranbir Singhji. This late 19th century palace, built in colonial style, housed the Punjab States Archives till recently.
After the death of Maharaja Rajinder Singh in 1900, the new ruler Maharaja Bhupinder Singh - who was only nine years old - and later the Yuvraj (later Maharaja Yadavindra Singh), and the Maharaj Kumar (later Raja Bhalinder Singh), and his eldest sister the Maharaj Kumari Surinder Kaur continued to live in the Baradari Kothi.
Twenty two years ago, when the restoration of the 15th century Neemrana Fort-Palace began, a new chapter of heritage tourism opened for India. Splendid historical ruins were restored for reuse, thereby re-cycling India's historical architecture into memorable tourism experiences. Aman Nath and Francis Wacziarg, the team of the two co-chairmen of Neemrana Hotels has pioneered the task of restoring properties with history and charm.
. The USP of the Baradari Palace, Patiala is that it will be the first heritage palace hotel of Punjab.
Come, discover the rich heritage of the Punjab starting from Patiala, which also boasts of the grandiose Qila Mubarak, once considered Asia's largest residence now a stunning museum.
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Patiala's Baradari Palace, is opened with 11 suites and 6 rooms
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- Access Airport:
55 kms Chandigarh
- Access Rail:
37 kms Ambala/Patiala