Itachuna Rajbari; a 250 year old heritage of Calcutta (Hooghly) houses
Enjoy old Calcutta in with two king sized antique bed in an air-conditioned room. The Bilash Manjari is a luxury suite which can easily accommodate 5 people.
This Rajbari is unique to Calcutta and sprawls across 10 acres of land.
Living here, you can easily connect to what Calcutta stands for - culture, tradition and art. High ceilings, natural ventilation, heritage architecture sprinkled with antique furniture.
The other name for Itachuna Rajbari is ' Bargee Danga'. The term has been derived from Bargee , which was a name given by the bengalis to the Maratha warriors. There was a time when Maratha's attacked Bengal repeatedly to collect Chauth, which was 1/4th of the tax that was to be paid by the Nawab of Bengal( Sub-e-dar), Bihar and Orissa. Apocryphally, after Aurangzeb the downfall of Mughal empire had started. The Bargee's attacked under the the guidance of Bhaskar Pandit and Raghuji Bhosle from (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Katwa , near Hooghly was made the early centre which was later changed to Medinipur.
Though the Maratha warriors stopped their attacks after the assassination of Mir Habib, they gained control over Orrisa. As a result many maratha Bargee's stayed back in Bengal and started their own trade. They amassed a lot of wealth. One of such Maratha warriors were the Kundans, now known as Kundu's also settled here. The Itachuna Rajbari was built by the ancestors of Shri Safallya Narayan Kundu in 1766.
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 today 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.
The Bilash Manjari luxury suite is locate in the ground floor of the property. It has one spacious room with two beds- one king-size bed and the other one is a single bed, and it also has another private bedroom with a king-size bed.
This room is furnished with a king size canopy bed and a single bed, an AC, a dresser, a wardrobe, a sitting area, and a TV.
The second bedroom is well furnished with a bedroom, a sitting area and an attached bathroom.
There are two bathrooms, and both of them are spacious and is equipped with a corner shower area, a sink, and a western toilet.
There is common seating area between the two bedrooms.
*Air Conditioners will be available between 12 NOON to 5 PM & 9 PM to 7 AM. ( the air conditioners work on generators, so minimum 08:00 hrs of rest time is required by the generators).
Meals need to be booked earlier. breakfast will be complimentary only when lunch and dinner is booked.
The room is cleaned once a day.
Parking is available.
You have access to:
1. Your room
2. The open spaces
3. The corridors
4. The dining room
5. The pond and tree grove.
You do not have access to:
1. The other rooms
2. The hall room. (That is just for the show.)
Interaction with guests
I will not be able to interact with you in person. However, there is a manager and a caretaker who will be there to assist you.
Other things to note
-All adult guests must have to present a original valid photo identity proof with residence address (like Voter ID, Aadhar Card, Passport, Driving License, etc.) at the time of Check In. One primary guest must be 18 years or above.
-We are a Rural Home stay Facility.Our house is more than 250 years old.We have regular maintenance & upkeep of all gadgets and appliances.Sudden Breakdowns / Power Cuts / Electrical Snags are unavoidable and beyond human control.Repair Services are not readily available.Under such circumstances, we shall certainly try to provide similar / better alternate facilities BUT the same is not guaranteed.Bookings cannot be cancelled / certain amounts can be adjusted OR refunded if possible for non usage of air conditioning facilities.
-Please do not smoke in public. You're only allowed to smoke in your room.
-Please do not consume alcohol in Public.
-Please do not remove anything from our home.
-We do not tolerate any kind of unpleasantness
-All internal gates of the Rajbari are closed at 11:00 pm, for security purposes, thereby please return to your respective rooms by 11:00 pm. Walking around the house and public places is strictly restricted after 11:00 pm.(except in case of an emergency.)
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