Baradari Palace – Exploring Heritage Character of Patiala
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.
Patiala at 70 kms from Chandigarh has always been the laidback heritage extension of now ITES hub of Chandigarh-Panchkula-Mohali. Patiala is full of history and just a walk around the town is enough to give one an idea.
The heritage character of Patiala is best captured with a stay at Baradari Palace, a Neemrana non-hotel extending the tradition of restoration of Palaces by Neemrana hotels.
Rajinder Kothi or Baradari Kothi as its popular known locally, was built in colonial style late 19th century, housed the Punjab States Archives till recently. It housed the royal family of Patiala and staying here is nothing short of a royal experience.
Baradari Palace is the first heritage palace hotel in Punjab and an excellent off-beat heritage getaway. Guests can 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.
Stay duration – Typical stay is 2 nights.
- Baradari Palace is recommended as Heritage Hotels and Experiential Retreats in Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh