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Taj Nadesar Palace, Benaras

Client: Taj Group of Hotels
Date: 2003 - 2009

The Nadesar Palace, situated on the banks of River Varuna in Benaras, was originally built by the East India Company as a guest house. The palace has been converted into a unique hotel with10 keys and a three treatment room spa.

Meticulous conservation studies have been done to retain the original character of the building. The grounds and orchards have been rejuvenated and revived. A four hole Golf Course has been developed to upgrade leisure activities within the palace grounds.

The inspiration for the décor of guestrooms comes from colors of the Ganga. Benarasi Brocade accents, traditional crafts of Benaras and restored art works from the collection of the Maharaja are used for styling.

Awards & Recognition

Crystal Award Asia Pacific
- Best Boutique Hotel Spa 2011

Forbes life
- The World's Top Microboutique Hotels 2010

Tatler Travel Guide
- 101 Best Hotel Guide 2010

Vogue India Beauty Awards
- Best Destination Spa 2010

Condé Nast Traveller
- UK Hot List 2010
- US Hot List 2009

Travel + Leisure
- 45 Best New Hotels of 2009