Hotel Bhanwar Niwas
Bhanwar Niwas - Rampuria Haveli
Situated inside the walled city of Bikaner is Bhanwar Niwas, the grandest and the most magnificent of the famed haveli belonging to the Rampuria family. Bhanwar Niwas is a tribute and testimony to the skills and craftsmanship of the artisans of Bikaner.
Completed in 1927 for Bhanwarlalji Rampuria, heir to a textile and real estate fortune, Bhanwar Niwas reflects the fashionable tastes of the 1920′s, a taste for the formal and well-ordered luxury with modern conveniences of the time. The architecture of the haveli is a fascinating mix of Indian and European styles.
Bhanwar Niwas is a certified Heritage-protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Experience royalty at Bhanwar Niwas.
Bhanwar Niwas offers its guests a buffet of eleven elegantly decorated unique suites, each offering an exceptional experience. Each suite is impressive, with intricately crafted beds draped with crisp linen and spacious living areas to unwind in blending comfort and classical elegance topped with discreet technology.
All the rooms come equipped with modern facilities and amenities.
The majestic Dining Hall with its high ceiling, hand-painted walls, custom-made chandeliers, and eclectic furniture makes the whole place feel like stepping back in time. Enjoy our much sought-after iconic ‘Rajasthani Thali’ and you are sure to feel like royalty yourself.
Bhanwar Niwas has recently launched an elaborate Ala carte at the Dining Hall for all-day dining. We handpick traditional global recipes and source local ingredients to bring the best flavors for you.
Coffee and Co.
Exquisitely crafted coffees served in the courtyard are a paradise for coffee lovers. Enjoy it with a variety of delectable sweet and savory appetizers.
Coffee & Co is the ideal place for a cute date or a meeting with a colleague, a get-together with friends, or a treat for your parents. Enjoy the fantastic coffee and great vibes here.
The Little drawing-room:
This snug and warm room guarantees a dreamy, romantic mood for couples and a homey, pleasant atmosphere for families.
The Blue drawing-room:
This blue beautiful meeting room has its walls adorned with the traditional Bikaneri gold leaf USTA art. Two stunning king-sized golden throne chairs highlight the room alongside many antique pieces. This room is luxury personified. Rest on rich upholstered sofas and let your imagination travel with this eclectic, detail-rich room with its unmatched beauty.
Constructed in rose-colored Dulmera sandstone with intricate carvings, its architecture is a fascinating mix of Rajasthani and European styles.
The marble used for the grand staircase and the verandahs came from Italy, while local carpenters made the furniture to the designs of Lazarus & Co from Calcutta. In terms of architecture and paintings, careful refurbishments, and the particular choice of furniture items and artworks, have all transformed this royal abode into a real museum of contemporary art and design.
The afternoon high tea is an ongoing family tradition of the Rampuria Family over the years. All family members get together for a cup of ‘chai’ or coffee along with some hot snacks. Carrying on this family tradition, Bhanwar Niwas has launched a brand new experience for its guests.
Whether seated in The Verandah or the Courtyard the opulent setting instantly sets the necessary tone for an afternoon indulging in freshly made ‘kachori or samosas’ along with four favorite tea or some of our delicious coffee’s. Served along with cookies, finger sandwiches, quiche, and more. If you make it to the top, a selection of sweets – including a delicious ‘homemade Chena toast’, a local specialty, and equally appealing mini muffins and cakes – await you.
Bhanwar Niwas is one of the most charming venues in Rajasthan for Intimate events. Celebrating with fewer guests doesn’t mean you compromise on the meaning behind the moments. Let us tell your story. We strive to transcend trends to create one-of-a-kind events that match our clients’ unique vision, story, and personality.
The century-old backdrops will add elegance to your ceremony and bring out spectacular pictures that you will treasure.
We pride ourselves on our creativity, resources, decades of event experience, and immaculate attention to detail to bring your dreams to life.
PRIVATE GUIDED HERITAGE WALK
The Rampuria Havelis are “The pride of Bikaner” according to Aldous Huxley who is a prominent writer and philosopher. His comment after making his visit to the Rampuria Haveli is rightly made so because of its antiquity, grandeur and exquisiteness.
The affluent and lavish inner halls and rooms are decorated and beautified with aesthetic object d’art; first-class landscapes and portraits and artefacts made from fine wood which are few of the major and notable attractions of the Rampuria Haveli. Bhanwar Niwas offers a private heritage walking tours for guests to enjoy the splendor and magnificence of these architectural marvels and to absorb the incredible heritage of Bikaner.
"My wife and I stayed for 3 nights in a beautiful room in this very, very nice hotel. Everything was up to our expectations and we enjoyed our stay in this impressive place with its friendly and competent staff. The restaurant is grand and I must give credit to the kitchen for serving some tasty Rajasthani dishes."
We knew this hotel is a living haveli so we were excited to have a one night stay here. Staying at this hotel was really the impressive and wonderful experience in our many days trip in Rajasthan. We were stunned entering this huge beautiful haveli and being showed around to see other luxurious rooms with antique furniture and art collections of Rajasthan. For us it’s like staying in a palace.
Even though the road is narrow and small but we really enjoyed that morning walk. We had dinner and breakfast here. It’s vegetarian but tastes great. The dining room is also grand and beautiful. We loved sitting at the table outside the dining room and enjoyed the night at Haveli.
"A wonderful experience for our final day of touring in Rajasthan. We could not believe our eyes when we entered our room - so large, with a beautiful four poster bed, antique furniture and paintings. Set around a large courtyard makes the hotel a peaceful oasis in the hectic city. As a large group was staying, we were given a private table for dinner overlooking the courtyard listening to a man playing the flute. Staff were all very friendly and helpful."
"This is what a heritage hotel should be, extremely well managed, comfortably and well-cared for. After so many heritage hotels that clearly suffer from massive disinterest and neglect from their owners, it was a pleasure to stay at one where the manager is absolutely on top of things and where the public spaces as well as the rooms exude warmth and charm. The service was excellent and the food delicious. For those who wish to be in the heart of Bikaner's old town, right in the midst of all the tiny winding streets, this gorgeous haveli is the place to be."
We have been in Rajasthan for 10 days from Khimsar to Nagaur to Bikaner and Jodhpur, and our favourite place has been Gaj Kesri for several reasons. The food at Polki restaurant was delicious and our large party of over twenty people were all served a piping hot Rajasthani thali with baajri ki roti and fresh seasonal sabzis at the same time. Not only was the coordination and service exceptional, but the food was just like traditional home-cooked food, giving our digestive systems a break from heavy restaurant food. The gajar ka halwa was also perfect! The grounds are also huge, clean and beautiful so that we enjoyed strolling and admiring the spendid architecture and courtyard perfect for gatherings of any size. Bikaneri Usta art and crafts are on display in all rooms and in the magnificent drawing room with portraits of members of the illustrious Rampuria family who own havelis in the city and are renowned for their philanthropic work and support of traditional Rajasthani arts, crafts and jewelry. Gaj Kesri is the ideal place to rejuvenate on a tour of Rajasthan, so peaceful and surrounded by wild lands, and we went on multiple tours: Joorbheed to see huge migratory birds and vultures, Jhunagarh Fort to see the exquisite mahals, and the Bikaji bhujia factory to see how Bikaner’s world renowned snacks and desserts are made. There is so much to see in Rajasthan and I will definitely be returning to explore more places such as Jaisalmer, but I know one thing for certain…I will definitely fit in another multi-day stay at Gaj Kesri to enjoy home-style cuisine, the peaceful grounds complete with a spa and pool, the incomparable service, the helpful arrangement of local tours and knowledgeable guides, and the warm hospitality.
Amazing stay. You are on fringe of the city, still out of the city. The moment you enter the premises, it grows on you. Elegantly furnished rooms in heritage style, nice architecture and green surroundings hit on you. Walk lovers can hit green lawns and yoga lovers can use pool area between the greens. Serenity and calmness in lush green environment takes you to next level of peace.
What a spectacular property! Each corner of the property has a beauty of its own, the kind of art installations and eye for detail is worth all the praise! The staff was very generous and super courteous, and the food is breathtakingly amazing!! They took very good care of us and the variety of food we were served was beyond imagination. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
How to get Here
Bikaner is well connected to all major cities of India through roads and railways. There is a daily flight to and from New Delhi.
Jaipur : 350 Kms
Jodhpur: 250 Kms
Delhi: 500 Kms