#CityShorPicks: Heritage Home Stays Around Kolkata!

Attributes: Weekend Getaway, Around the City, Unusual Travel Places in India, Heritage

Home is where the heart is. And there are very few places on earth that can make you feel at home, especially when you are on a travel spree. The backpackers' culture is not much popular in Bengal but what as a tourism trend cropping up is, the popularity of heritage homestays in and around Bengal, attracting a huge chunk of travelers from abroad and other parts of the country.

There are so many hidden gems in and around the city of joy, that are offering the coziest of stays during your visit here. Cityshor has picked four best of the heritage homestays which are trending on top of any travel guide to Bengal.

Masimo guest house

Situated on the most iconic roads of Kolkata, this guest house or homestay near Raj Bhawan will give you a taste of British era in Bengal. Massimo Guest house is a theme guest house, inspired from Italian sculptures and monuments.  The house is themed on the works of five much celebrated Italian artists - Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Sandro Botticelli and Tintoretto. The guest rooms have replicas created by these legends. Staying here can have a life long impact on your memory as the energy of the house would keep growing on you. The vintage look of the furniture, veranda and other artifacts will add to the feel.

The tariff starts from Rs 2500.

Address: 10B, British Indian Street, Kolkata - 700069 (Near Raj Bhawan)
E-mail id for booking - reservations@massimogh.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/massimoguesthouse
Phone Number- 8961015649 (mob), 033 4001 9003 (Landline)
Website - www.massimogh.com

Bawali Rajbari

People who have done a little bit of research on the tourism of Bengal, they must have come across Bawali Rajbari - a resort and a homestay. This heritage place in South 24 parganas has recreated the old world charm and restored a huge mansion earlier owned by the Zamindar of Budge Budge. Along with attracting travelers and historians all over the world, this place also has become the go to destination for 'budget destination wedding' for people from Kolkata and near by towns. This huge, exotic property has all the luxuries that you get at a five star.

Tariff starts from Rs 5000/night/room onwards

Address: Village & P.O. North Bawali 24 Parganas (South), Kolkata 700137
Phone: +91 90733 12000
For bookings: Stay@Therajbari.Com
Website: http://www.therajbari.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rajbari-Bawali-1081730728586845/

Itachuna Rajbari

If you are hosting guests from outside Kolkata and want to make a good impression, then you may plan a short budget trip to Itachuna.  Itachuna Rajbari on the banks of Mahananda for North Bengal has always been popular among travel enthusiasts but the demand reaches sky high during this time of the year till March. Itachuna or Bargee danga has a history which is almost 300 years old. The property is also claimed to be one of the biggest among all the heritage homestays in Bengal. A royal treatment is much assured at this heritage resort and homestay

Tariff starts from Rs 2000/per night/ per room onwards

Address: Khanyan Polba Road
Pandua, West Bengal, India 712147
Phone: 096744 30332
Website: http://www.itachunarajbari.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Itachuna-Rajbari/258769530906879

Heritage Amadpur

Amadpur rajbari in Memary is a lesser known heritage homestay near Kolkata. An enchanting rajbari building with a series of unique terracotta temples makes this renovated mansion one of the best picks for a quick yet pocket-friendly weekend getaway. The rural touch of the green neighborhood, classic buildings, village life, will give a feel of time travelling to the 18th century. The rajbari belongs to the Chaudhuris, who came and established their Jamindari in Amadpur in the late 1600s. Since then, the house is never abandoned. The mansion is divided into two parts - 1. the Boro Bari (Big House) which is 375 years old, here you will be staying, 2. Terrocotta Temples which are almost 500 years old surrounded with Lakes, open spaces. This place is just two-hour drive away from the city.

Tariff on request.

Address : 4A, Mahendra Road, Ground Floor, Kolkata - 700025
Phone : (033)-24860513 
Mobile : +91 9831031183 | +91 9836731183
Email : contact@heritageamadpur.com | chaudhuris1@gmail.com
Contact Person : Shiladitya Chaudhuri



Author Credit: Amita Ghose

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