Bicycle Ride With every turn of the wheel, discover a new facet of village life in India. Ride out on a journey of exploration and adventure, cycle along the riverside and discover the local crafts. Marvel at a riverside temple where people take part in pujas, see how handmade bricks and tiles are made, visit a small-scale industry where men stitch embroidery for saris and rejuvenate yourself as you drink chai from the local Tea shop.
And then, pick a spot and end your enthralling bicycle ride with a peaceful picnic by the banks of the river Hooghly.
Culinary Demonstrations There is so much more to Indian cuisine than just ‘curry.’ Irrespective of the city you travel to, it is impossible to miss the variety of fresh organic fruits, vegetables, and aromatic spices prevalent in that particular region. But there are so many different influences on the food of a particular region, from the invaders who ruled to the geography of the land, and West Bengal is no exception. Freshwater fishes, prawns, mustard, poppy seeds, and rice form the staple Bengali Cuisine. Learn how these have been influenced over time alongside one of our chefs at the Rajbari Bawali. Discover the secrets of the Indian Masalas tampered to perfection and Mishti Doi, a classic Bengali Dessert.
Raj-Bhoj Indulge in the sinful Raj Bhoj (The Royal Meal) of Bawali, it is true to its claim, though difficult to finish, it’s a culinary dream. It’s a real treat to all the five senses of every human and a must indulge activity.
Sun downer on the river Hoogly
Sun downer on the river Hoogly Soak in the freshness of the greens around, and bask in the glory of the afternoon sun as we take you out on a ride to reach the banks of the river Hooghly. The wonder of experience in a rural fisherman’s country boat would be arranged for, to make you feel special. Treat your eyes to the beautiful sight as the artistic rays of the sun paint the water surface with the reflections. Watch the graceful Gangetic dolphins waltz unabashedly, as the sun sets behind the banks of the river
The Country side
The Country side Wake up and smell the coffee, literally! Our rooms are beautiful and so is everything that surrounds us. The Rajbari Bawali is set in a serene location away from the chaos of the concrete jungle. Explore with us and spend hours on the banks of the Hooghly River, talk to the locals and dance to the folk music of the villages of Bangla.
Village walk Breathe into the fresh scent of the early morning sun and let us take you into the heart of the village town of Bawali. Most of the people who work at The Rajbari are from the village that surrounds it. Feel their colourful lives as we take you around and you ingrain your minds with the beautifully rustic houses, the unperturbed ponds, and the smiling faces that greet you at every corner. Every step will take you closer to the core of Bawali. Welcome your morning as you breeze past the farms where the elders toil, to the playgrounds where the children soil, to the ponds where the mothers mingle over chores, and the temples where the families pray.