The Rajbari BawaliIndia/The+Rajbari+Bawali

This 300-year-old Boutique Heritage hotel featuring a Greco-Roman style has been superbly restored. The property is reminiscent of both the British Raj and the feudal lifestyles of Bengal's Zamindari landlords. It is the ideal place to experience centuries old architecture, opulence and history of this small hamlet of the 24 Paganas, and Bengal’s traditional performing arts. In addition, there is also a strong focus on highlighting and supporting the local arts and crafts from its surrounding village communities.


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Classic Heritage (17 units)

  • Classic Heritage (17 units)
Classic Heritage (17 units)
Each of these 33sqm rooms is decorated with carved antique four- poster queen size beds, with marble floorings, spacious bathrooms, and modern amenities. Suitable for up to 3 persons. Three rooms are interconnecting.


Notun Bari Pond View (2 units)

  • Notun Bari Pond View (2 units)
Notun Bari Pond View (2 units)
These 35sqm rooms have a veranda and pond facing the entrance. Each is decorated with carved antique four-poster queen size beds, with marble floorings, spacious bathrooms, and modern amenities. Suitable for up to 3 persons.


Zamindari Suite (6 units)

  • Zamindari Suite (6 units)
Zamindari Suite (6 units)
The Zamindari junior suite is larger (41sqm) than the Classic Heritage Room and has a separate seating area. Each is decorated with carved antique four-poster queen size beds, with marble floorings, spacious bathrooms, and modern amenities. Suitable for up to 3 persons.


Royal Suites (3 units)

  • Royal Suites (3 units)
Royal Suites (3 units)
These 67sqm suites are similar in style to Zamindari and have a separate bathroom, living room and bedroom. Each is decorated with carved antique four-poster queen size beds, with marble floorings, spacious bathrooms, and modern amenities. Suitable for up to 3 persons.


Dak Bungalow (2 units)

  • Dak Bungalow (2 units)
Dak Bungalow (2 units)
Tucked away in a corner of the estate, these elegantly furnished two bedroom 50sqm villas have a living room, dining room, and kitchen. Suitable for up to 3 persons.


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Hotel Facilities & Highlights

Mantra Spa: This healing spa offers Bhutanese healing treatments.

Swimming pool: Guests can take a refreshing dip, relax poolside, and enjoy a candlelight dinner by the pool.

Restaurant: Thakur Dalan, Piano Room, Dining Room, and Verandah, Dungeon offer different cuisines including a Bengali Zamindari lunch, and Indian, Asian and Continental dishes. Bengali cooking classes are also available.

Conference Room: Conferencing facilities are provided in three different areas.

Your Host & The Team

“When I first saw Rajbari Bawali it was in a state of ruin, yet I was struck by its timeless elegance. It had an Angkor Vat like appearance. Banyan Trees, had taken hold of the building in many sections, and had destroyed away the roof and walls of several wings. I was transfixed and completely in love with the place. We sent a team of master masons from Murshidabad to train and work with the Agha Khan Foundation while they were restoring Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi. They worked tirelessly throughout the seven year restoration period to bring Rajbari Bawali to its current state.”

Welcome to Kolkata – West Bengal

Kolkata, or Calcutta as it once was is a city of beautiful architecture, fascinating history, great cuisine, friendly people and the Kolkata boutique hotels are not to be missed. How does one even begin to describe a city as overflowing with history, heritage and sensory experiences as Kolkata? By describing the wondrous sights and architecture that can be explored along its streets and hidden paths? By detailing its storied history and significance in the Indian psyche? By listing off the city’s many must-eats and must-tries? Kolkata is surely a city that must be experienced wholly by sight, sound, scent, taste and touch for one to truly understand. For a historic and vibrant sojourn, one must travel to Kolkata. Choose one of the distinct boutique hotels in Kolkata to base your travels and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Filled with culture and British colonial architecture, Calcutta, now known as Kolkata, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Shedding the name is a reclamation of the city’s Bengali heritage, though Kolkata came into prominence under the rule of the British Empire during which it was the headquarters of the mighty East India Trading Company and also the capital of the British Territories. This fascinating story is easily explored from the Secret Retreats carefully selected boutique hotel in the heart of the city.

To explore the city’s colonial past, visit one of India’s most distinguished buildings, the Victoria Memorial, built to commemorate Queen Victoria, and enjoy the views of this beautiful and majestic building from your room at our luxury hotel in Kolkata, the Glenburn Penthouse. Other sites to see include the Kolkata Botanical gardens or Mother Teresa’s Motherhouse. Sporting enthusiasts will surely enjoy playing golf on one of the world’s oldest courses at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club.

A stay in Kolkata’s boutique hotels immerses you in luxury and refinement, you will feel like royalty. To dip into the city’s Indian heritage, visit the Indian Museum, the Asutosh Museum of Indian Art, Kali Temple and Tagore’s House - a colourful architectural gem. Shop for bankura (clay) horse statues, saris from Shantiniketan, leather goods, and other traditional handicrafts in the New Market area warmly guided by your new found friends from your boutique hotel and home in Kolkata. Trade helped Kolkata prosper and the city’s many markets are a playground for visitors who love a good haggle.

Known as “the City of Joy,” celebrations here take on a vibrancy worthy of note, even in a nation known for riotous celebration and sensory overload as India. Celebrating culture, love and soulfulness, Kolkata harmoniously blends history and modernity in a charming mélange.

“Set in the countryside just south of Calcutta, this 30-room royal heritage getaway is a fully restored 300-year-old palace that once belonged to the Zamindars.”

Kim, the discoverer.

Useful Information

Total number of rooms: 30
Annual closing:

Time zone: (GMT+05:30) Kolkata
Currency accepted: INR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners
Electricity voltage: 220V
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The Rajbari Bawali is a 45-60mn drive from the airport, city, port or pier.
Nearest Airport: Kolkata International Airport (CCU) - 51 km
Nearest Train Station: Howrah - 34 km
Nearest Pier: Achipur Ferry Ghat - 11 km

Village & P.O. North Bawali, 24 Parganas (South)- Kolkata 700137 , India