Situated in one of the oldest living cities of the world, on the banks of the river Ganges, Nadesar Palace has hosted royalty, statesmen and celebrities since 1835. The name Nadesar is derived from the Goddess Nadesari, whose shrine is located in the front of the Palace. Set amidst verdant gardens, mango orchards, marigold and jasmine fields, Nadesar Palace is a haven of peace and tranquility.
Works of art from the Maharaja’s collection decorate the walls of the Palace’s 10 luxurious suites. Embellished with original pieces of furniture refurbished to recreate the atmosphere of a bygone era, the décor of the rooms is intended to evoke the colours of marigolds, jasmines, and pale pink lotuses that are offered to the holy Ganges.
Dining at the Nadesar Palace is an indulgent experience starting with breakfast on the sun-kissed verandah; a spiritually inspired plated meal at lunch in the dining room, and a barbeque dinner by the poolside.
To unwind, the Palace offers a round of golf on the greens, a guided nature walk or a day at the Jiva Spa. On offer at the Jiva Spa is a signature treatment ‘Abhisheka’ inspired by time-honoured Indian purifying rituals.
Facilities and Services at Nadesar Palace, Varanasi
Guests can look forward to our quality facilities and distinctive services.
Hotel Business Services include:
Internet access from the Lobby Lounge
Wi-fi access available all day throughout the Palace and in your room
Fax or Photocopying - Available 24 hrs
Secretarial Services - Available on request
Packaging & Shipping
Hotel Leisure and Other Services include:
4 hole Golf Course being developed
Guided tours and sightseeing
Doctor on call
Astrologer (prior appointment needed)
For more information or any assistance, please contact Palace Services.
The Palace butlers can recommend the perfect meal or help you choose an ideal treatment
at the spa. They can highlight the best sights to see, or artifacts to hunt for,
plan a wondrous day out. Throughout your stay, discreetly and unobtrusively, your
butler will gladly guide you through the pleasures that lie within and without the
- The Royal Buggy ride: Take a ride in a horse driven buggy which was once used by
the Maharaja of Varanasi himself. We would be happy to guide you around the sprawling
grounds surrounding the Palace.
- Golf: Call your butler to arrange a relaxing putt and chip out on the greens.
- Nature walk: Let our botanist take you on a guided walk around the Palace lawns;
and enthrall you with a discourse on the unique flora of its environs.
- Yoga: Brush the world off your shoulders and reconnect with your inner self, with
the ancient discipline of yoga. You can choose a group class or a one-on-one session
especially tailored to suit your requirements and experience level.
- An excursion to Chunar Fort: Tucked in the Vindhya range, 45 kms away from Varanasi,
stands the Chunar fort. The fort was a Mughal stronghold, belonging in turn to Babar,
Shershah Suri and the great Akbar, until it was captured by the East India Company
- The delights of the city
- Take a boat ride on the Ganges, followed by a walk through the winding lanes and
by-lanes of the old city.
- Take a trip to the Benares Weaver Village and see first-hand the creation of the
city’s exquisite and renowned silks.
- Make your way to the ghats to witness the Ganga Aarti – the traditional ritual worship
at the Ganges.
Contact Palace service for further details and assistance in planning your trip.