Itachuna Rajbari - nice weekend retreat
on Jan 1, 2020
Classic heritage resort to spend a night. It's 2 hours drive from Kolkata. 40 Kms stretch on Durgapur Expressway is a cakewalk followed by 20 Kms drive through country road which is in good condition but sometimes gets congested due to market/haats. Property is reasonably well maintained and pocket friendly too. We stayed in 'Chotoboudi r Ghor' which was very spacious and equipped with all amenities usually available in a 3/4 start property. The bed was a huge one and literally spanned from wall-to-wall. Food was awesome, specially the sweeets which probably comes from the shop across the street. People/staffs are pretty courteous. Reception staff attempts to give a uncanny feeling but that seems to be nothing beyond marketing strategy.
Area of improvement -
1. Need better housekeeping - in the evening one of the lights fused off which they could not fix
2. Asked boarders to fill water bottles o their own
on Dec 24, 2019
Nice place to visit. Just one word can express it all. Your stay, your comfort and all will be memorable. All modern amenities are available in this antique villa. A villa built on 20 bigha land is just awesome.
Meals need to be prebooked. Delicious meals. This is all about elegance that you get here.
But cons are also there. Booking clerk Sanjay is not at all a good person. He always entertain with ego; as if it doesn’t matter at all if you book it or not. They will get another customer. Secondly, we were charged Rs. 300 because sindur mark was there on our towel. Now, this is very common that sindur mark may appear on towel for a married bengali lady and sindoor leaves a very easily washable mark, but that they have charged from us. We doubt whether that mark was at all from our side or not. So, be cautious. When you leave the room, call the waiter to come and check before you if any such is available or not. Because they will impose others’ misdeeds on you if they get an opportunity. That’s cheap what I found.
Otherwise this is a lovely place for one night stay. Also keep changes if card swipe machine doesn’t work. They have swipe machine but network error can happen.
Majority of the staffs are well behaved. And definitely you will feel good if such kind of unfortunate things do not happen with you. But in my opinion, to some extent on a costlier side.
Perfect weekly getaway from Kolkata!
on Dec 24, 2019
Itachuna Rajbari is a century old Rajbari and a perfect heritage resort in Hooghly district, about an hour drive from Kolkata. The place, a modern village offers a perfect blend of nature and modernity to unwind in a royal ambience. The Rajbari is a place where history resides and you can feel its princely presence. The Rajbari is divided into five mahallas – a village courthouse, a ballet dancing hall, kitchen house, guest house and an andar mahal for ladies. It has one of the largest family temples of the Rajbaris of Bengal. The family deity ‘Shreedhar Jeeu’ is still offered prayers four times a day, with occasional mass gatherings in the plush courtyard. In the backyard of the Rajbari, a lush green area, erstwhile ‘Khamar Bari’, now converted to an outdoor shooting area. An adjoining pond with idyllic jungle is a hotspot for get-togethers.
Thier Manager Mr Sarkar is jovial and sensitive to your requirements. The food is home cooked Bengali cuisine. They have a standard veg Thali which is sumptuous with repeat servings of rice or roti or puri.
From ‘Luchis’ with “Saada Alur Tarkari”, “Dhokar Dalna” and “Shukto” to the sumptuous “Kasha Maangsho”, the menu represents some of the best age-old dishes from Bengali cuisine.
The rooms are well appointed and the AC / water geysers work well. There is tea coffee maker which makes life easier.
on Dec 24, 2019
This 18th century constructed property of Itachuna Rajbari is a classic example of medieval lavish architectures meant for elite people/zaminders. The present renovated condition of the two storied building is exceptional and quiet comfortable for this make-shift changeover for the tourists. Rates are little higher considering the facilities. Food, ambiance etc. are OK. By car it is on the Poba-Khanyan sectional highway and takes about 2 hour.
on Dec 21, 2019
Can be reached from Kolkata within 2 hrs drive. Mostly through NH and a half hour drive through rural bengal.
This is a red brick structure, built between 1741-1751 by the Maratha Warriors.
There is 'Antarmahal', Nat-Mandir and outer mahal. The Antarmahal is now being used for guest accommodation and kitchen-dining. In the Nat mandir still aarti is conducted everyday. The outer mahal consists reception office.
There is Naach Ghar also and is well preserved.
The stay was comfortable. The food served in old style utensils were delicious. Service was excellent. No problem in car parking.