This 19th Century Restored Palace Embodies The True Patiala Spirit {Pegs Included}

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75 acres of a garden palace that’s been carefully restored by Neemrana Hotels, The Baradari Palace is where Punjab’s warm hospitality and architectural flamboyance come to life. A stay here will ensure that you’re spoilt silly with their lavish buffets and luxury rooms.

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Before we launch into a mini history lesson, here’s a fun fact: Philauri, the movie with Anushka Sharma {remember?} was shot here. Now that we got that out of the way, know that this garden palace dates back to 1876. It was Maharaja Rajinder Singh who supervised the building of this 12-door palace {hence the name, Baradari} and Kaur Sahib Ranbir Singh {maharaja’s younger brother} designed this beauty. 

At this palatial property, Sikh, Mughal, Colonial styles of architecture meld seamlessly into each other, but one thing that’s constant is the town’s gregarious, larger-than-life and Patiala peg-loving character. The rooms are charming and are named after members of the royal family. Some of them come with a verandah view while the others come with a terrace. The vintage wooden furniture and the haveli-like vibe is hard to miss, though.

Their meals are mostly about desi chicken curry and aloo gobhi, but they also try Continental and Chinese once in a while. These North Indian dishes {the paneer is delish, we hear} will have you stay put at the Darbar Hall for way longer than expected.

When you’re done basking in luxury, get a peek into the life of the Patiala royal family as you head to Quila Mubarak that’s now been turned into a museum full of memorabilia and artefacts that have a compelling life story to tell. In fact, the hotel folks graciously offer curated tours to nearby sites like Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal and visits to the local fabric shops.

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The room tariffs start at INR 4k and go up to about 7k. You can check them out and book here.

BRB: Pegs be callin’.


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