Now the Darikhana is RAAS’s most popular alfresco dining venue. In comparison, the Baradari was the haveli’s ‘newest’ addition; built in the 1850s as the Thakur’s personal entertainment pavilion, it was where he spent his days, and no doubt many a night, entertaining and being entertained. It has retained this purpose throughout the centuries and now serves as a restaurant at the heart of the hotel, hosting events all year round. The pavilion has also retained its original multi-pillared structure; i ndeed, its name ‘baradari’ , means ‘twelve pillars’.
Original stables, converted into snug alcoves for reading and relaxing, and a small 18th-century temple make up the sides of the picturesque courtyard and we pride ourselves on the beautifully cultivated gardens filling the open space.