Balaram Palace Resort Palanpur
Balaram Palace Resort at one time was hunting retreat for Nawabs of Palanpur but has now been transformed into a Heritage hotel. It was built by the twenty ninth ruler of Palanpur around 1922 – 1936 and is a classical example of baroque and neo-classical styles of architecture. This heritage hotel is close to the Rajasthan border and the Balaram Ambaji reserve forest in the Aravallis.
The specialty of this palace resort is that it is completely surrounded by flower beds and gardens with a total area of thirteen acres which is upland geographical area that rises from hilly stream. At the time of British Raj, the heritage hotel was frequented by many notable personalities like Lord Mountbatten and others.
Balaram Palace Resort Palanpur - A Heritage HotelIf you stay in this heritage hotel you will feel as if you have returned to the Nawab era because of the architecture as well as ambience inside the Balaram palace resort. There is clear sense of royalty inside the heritage hotel and you experience it when you go in and see the large rooms and display of antiques all around the palace. The hunting point and the pool are still present and they are nearly a century old and worth visiting. It is certain that you will cherish your stay at the hotel and take away beautiful memories of the picturesque landscape and nature which is present all around the palace resort.
Facilities at Balaram Palace ResortSome of the finest facilities available at the heritage hotel include:
- Explore Continental, North Indian and Chinese cuisine at the Chitrasani restaurant.
- To host conferences and special events, there is a banquet hall called Madana with capacity to hold seventy five people.
- All rooms are with Wi-Fi internet connection.
- As per request safaris, sight seeing and nature walks can be arranged.
- Facilities for outdoor as well as indoor activities.
- Twenty two A.C. rooms which have all the modern day amenities.
- Avail car rental facility whenever required.
- Doctors available on call.
- For VIPs there is facility of helipad
- Satellite TV and direct dial phones plus STD/ISD facility
- Room and laundry service for each of the rooms
- Hair dryer as well as a weighing scale in every room
Holiday Packages by Balaram Palace Resort PalanpurThere are many special packages to choose from, such as:
Weekday Packages: These packages are ideally suited for families with package duration being of two nights in which two adults and two kids under the age of five are allowed. If there is extra person then Rs.1,250/- will be charged extra every day for such person. For different category of rooms there are different rates like, Gold Rooms are Rs.11,000/-, Royal Tents are Rs.12,000/-, Platinum Rooms are Rs.13,500/- and Nawab Suites are s.15,500/- with check-in time being 12 noon and check out at 11 am. The package includes food coupon of Rs.1,500/- and rate for the room. It is also worth mentioning here that the weekday package does not remain valid on weekends as well as on public holidays.
Honeymoon Package: This package is for couples and duration is two nights. Price of the package is Rs.18,000/- and it includes rate for the room and all the meals which also consists of a candle light dinner as well as a complimentary cake.
Picnic Package: This is a day picnic package of 1 day and costs Rs.1,700/- for each person, inclusive of breakfast as you arrive then lunch, tea and dinner to end the day. You can take part in various indoor or outdoor activities and games, nature walks plus on request potty sessions are also set up.
Conference Package: This package is for corporate events and duration is on night only. Rates are based on single occupancy, double and triple sharing with Rs.5,000/-, Rs.4,500/- and Rs.4,000/- being the respective rates for each of them. The cost is inclusive of things such as room charge, bed tea, from breakfast to lunch, tea and dinner as well as conference facility.
Type of Rooms Available at the Palace ResortHere are types of rooms in the resort:
1. Nawab Suite
2. Platinum Room
3. Gold Room
4. Royal Tent
Nawab Suite: It is an excellent suite with its own living room and you can directly look at the royal garden from the rooms in the suite. Previously it was used by the Nawab himself and now it has been opened up for tourists. The rate for double occupancy is Rs.7,000/- per day. In case there is going to be an extra person coming along then for such person you will have to pay Rs.1,250/- extra and there is no charge for kids below the age of five. You can pay using all the well known cards such as American Express, Master and Visa Card.
Platinum Room: These lavish rooms are splendidly designed and situated within the main palace itself. Earlier the family of the Nawab and their friends used to live in these rooms. All the rooms are luxurious in all aspects with each room having its own dressing area. The cost for single occupancy is Rs.5,000/- while for double it is Rs.6,000/-. For any extra person, the cost will be Rs.1,250/- per person.
Gold Room: These rooms were given to Nawab’s ADCs with a sit-out provision for people and a private garden on the rear side which are surely going to like. For double occupancy the cost is Rs.5,000/- while for single it is Rs.4,000/-.
Royal Tent: These tents have been made in such a way that they perfectly merge with the surrounding ambience of the Balaram Palace. Each of the royal tents has separate dressing rooms and living space with front as well as rear sit out provision.
Address of the Resort:
Balaram Palace Resort
Chitrasani Village, Off. Abu-Palanpur Highway No. 14,
Phone: +91 – 2742 – 284278/284380
Mobile: +91 – 9879507277
Fax: +91 – 2742 – 284336
Booking Office Address:
Shop No. 1 & 2, Favourite Plaza,
Opp. Town Hall, Ellisbridge,
Ahmedabad – 380006.
Phone: +91 – 79 – 26575286, 26576388
Fax: +91 – 79 – 26578412