Thursday, August 15, 2013

Brij Raj Bhavan Palace, Kota, Rajasthan

Brij Raj Bhawan Palace, which is about 183 years old, is located on the right banks of river Chambal, near the city of Kota in Rajasthan, India. The palace was built in 1830 A.D. as a British Residency, which in 1900 A.D., later became the State guesthouse of Kota. Many VVIP's including Viceroys, Kings and Queens and Prime Ministers have resided here. In 1903, Lord Curzon visited the palace, and in 1911, Queen Mary of England stayed here on her visit. In 1971, the palace was visited by Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi.

Magnificent Brij Raj Bhawan Palace

Brij Raj Bhawan Palace

Brij Raj Bhawan Palace Front View

The palace was converted into a Heritage Hotel in 1980 and is also the residence of Maharao Brijraj Singh of Kota and his family. The palace in its colonial style gets a magnificent view from the Chambal River. The spacious rooms are decorated with graceful furniture. The drawing room and dining room looks stunning and reflects the influence of the royal family. The air-conditioned bedrooms with attached bathrooms are equipped with colour TV and telephone with national and international access.

Marraige Procession of Maharao Brijraj Singh

Brij Raj Bhawan Internal View

Luxurious bedroom of Brij Raj Bhawan

Well maintained lawns, terrace gardens, abundance of trees and greenery, and a wide variety of birds increases magnificence of the palace. Brij Raj Bhawan Palace serves Continental, Chinese, and Indian Cuisine including many specialities of the Hadaoti region. The food is made under the personal supervision of the royal family.

Brij Raj Bhawan Dining Hall

The Brij Raj Bhawan Palace in Kota, Rajasthan is considered haunted and is placed at 2nd position in the list of ten most haunted places in India.

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