Baradari Palace in PatialaThe Baradari Palace speaks of grandeur and great cultural heritage. It is a sprawling palace that is spread in a huge area. The Palace has slowly undergone the transformation of becoming a fine property hotel from a palace. It is a heritage hotel. The hotel is among the very few in the country that can boast of marrying history with present day modernization. It is among the few that are in a different league of their own. It is a perfect place to enjoy a comfortable stay and also soak in the pleasure and pride of the rich architectural taste of Punjab.
History of Baradari Palace
As already mentioned, the Baradari Palace has unique history attached to it. Abode of the Royal family of Patila, it was built on the lines of a variety of styles of architecture and is a visual delight. The Palace was commissioned by Maharaja Rajinder Singh and is a beautiful white structure centred on a rectangular shaped Sikh Mughal style twelve door pavilion. The architecture of the Baradari Palace does not conform to a particular style but has been inspired by variety of styles such as Mughal, Hindustani and Colonial architecture.
The Baradari Palace has been used for different purposes over a long period of time. With passing time the palace has been used as guest house, university and finally a hotel. Listed below are some of the uses of Baradari Palace over time:
- State Guest House (Shahi Mehmandari)
- Punjab University
- Punjab State Archives from 1972 to 2006
Face-lifting of the Baradari PalaceThe present day Baradari Palace is the result of great and hard labour. The old `palace was not in the best of conditions when it was overtaken by the Neemrana Group. From roofs to rafters, everything was in bad condition. In fact, the main ceilings in the Darbar Hall too had been ravaged. The Group countered the challenges of sourcing materials such as Minton clay tiles and commissioning workers and artisans from places such as Pondicherry, Rajasthan, Orissa, Bihar and Delhi.
The noteworthy achievement is the way in which the past has been replicated in the property. One can get transported back in time as one finds the same minton clay tiles in the verandah, mosaic chip floors, tick wooden batons in the roofs and Burma teak flooring as was used in yesteryear.
Accommodation and Tariff in Baradari Palace in PatialaThe Baradri Palace oozes comfort and royalty in its rooms. The sprawling property has comfortable rooms and suites to offer. One unique feature of the property is that the rooms and suites are named after the names of Royal Family members. The tariff of the rooms range between Rs 4,000 to Rs 7,000. The rooms are situated on the first floor and the second floor of the Baradari Palace. Some of the rooms’ names are Rajaja Baba Ala Singh, Raja Sardul Singh, Maharani Mohinder Kaur, Maharana Karam Singh etc.
The Baradari Palace
Patiala, Punjab 147002
Fax: +91-175 2304533
One of the finer hotels in Patiala, the Baradari Palace will make your stay in Patiala worthwhile. If you want to enjoy comfort with a walk down the memory lane of Royal living, this is the place where your room.
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