Palace is one of the most beautiful palaces of central India, located
at about 140 km from Raipur in Chhattisgarh. One of the major tourists
attractions of Chhattisgarh, the beautiful and stunning 20th century
Kawardha Palace was designed and built by Maharaja Dharamraj Singh
between the period 1936-39 AD, using Italian marble and stone. Set
amidst 11 acres of lush green landscaped gardens, Kawardha Palace is a
tranquil and isolated retreat, surrounded by the beautiful and scenic
Maikal hill ranges. The architectural design of the Palace is a fine
blend of Italian, Mughal and Colonial styles, making it an interesting
attraction worth visiting in the region.
Still the residential home of Maharaja Vishwaraj Singh and his family,
the Palace has opened a part of it for tourists, since 1991. The top
floor of the Palace is the private residence of the royal family. The
interiors of the Palace are beautifully designed with grand marble
staircases, elegant sweeping verandahs and the high-ceilinged
guestrooms which have been traditionally decorated and retain all the
original furnishings. The main Durbar Hall is a magnificent domed room
with tall Corinthian pillars, marble floor, and sofas. The main
entrance to the Palace is known as the Haathi Darwaza (Elephant Gate)
and was once the scene of royal processions of the Maharajas.
Accommodation & Dining
beautiful and majestic Kawardha Palace offers 4 spacious double suites
and one 1st floor family suite to its guests. All the suites are
large, spacious with very high ceilings and marbled flooring. All
equipped with the best of luxurious amenities, the suites have large
old styled bathrooms with running hot and cold water facility,
dressing rooms, International Direct Dial Telephone, Satellite TV,
Personal Safe among others.
The large Dining Room at the Palace serves carefully prepared
mouth-watering local veg and non-vegetarians cuisine delicacies. The
Palace also boasts a sitting room cum Bar with an extraordinary
'zebra' striped marble flooring, serving beer and all forms of
alcoholic drinks. The long and spacious verandah in front of the
building is quite open and airy and you can enjoy a cup of coffee /
tea while enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings.
Services & Facilities
facilities and services available to guests at the Palace include a
Swimming Pool, Fitness Centre, Safe Deposit Lockers, 24-hrs Room
Service, Doctor on Call and Car Parking facilities among many others.
As Kawardha region is full of breathtaking scenery and tourist
attractions, guests can also enjoy sightseeing tours, nature walks,
bird watching, white water rafting and overnight treks for camping out
in the local tribal villages. The Palace also organizes excellent
sundowners on the dawn by a lake offering breathtaking views of the
valley and lush green forest surroundings. The main tourist
attractions in and around Kawardha include the Radha Krishna Temple,
the 11th century Chandela style temples with beautiful carvings and
amazing step wells.