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Monday, February 8, 2010

Varanasi - The Nadesar Palace Hotel

The Itinerary:
"Feb 7: Delhi - Varanasi. Board the mid-morning flight to Varanasi. Check in to your hotel upon arrival. There is a break for lunch."
The Nadesar Palace Hotel property was built by the East India Company in 1795 and the Maharaja Prabhu Narain Singh used it as his city residence in 1899. More recently, the Taj Hotel group restored it and converted it to a small hotel. While the hotel is new, and landscaping is still underway, I think we are going to enjoy this brief taste of Colonial era comfort. The rooms are named for famous visitors who have stayed at the palace. Our room is the "Pandit Nehru Suite", named for the first India prime minister, who was on the guest register in 1952.

Varanasi is one of the prime photo destinations for Sigrid this trip, and there are not many decent hotel options, so we burned some travel points for an extra night.

Our tour operators get us to the Delhi airport and meet us in Varanasi. Surprisingly, we may have packed too much.


The hotel

Our room


Lunch on the Veranda

Dinner Selections:

Appetizer

"Maharajah Tali"

Black Lentils were incredible

Lamb Kebob

Naan


India Date: 07-Feb-2010 2:00 PM

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