Amongst the many styles of architecture of the various Neemrana non-hotel Hotels is The Baradari Palace – a 19th century architectural marvel in the heart of Patiala that has been lovingly restored.
A colonnaded colonial building constructed in 1876 as a new home for the then-ruler Rajinder Singh, it is centred around a Mughal-style baradari – a pavilion with 12 arches which gives it name to the surrounding garden and to the neighbourhood. A gloriously sunlit patio looks over the Baradari Garden and serves as an informal dining area and a specious corridor.
The spacious rooms with high ceilings – now all air-conditioned are luxurious without being cluttered, their relative emptiness allowing the eye to absorb details like the wood louvered ceilings and the arched doors with the old brass latches – reviving an authentic scent of the Indian royal lifestyle in colonial India, making it the ideal choice for discerning directors that endeavour to portray authentic period history.
It was here, among others, where the Bollywood movies Bodyguard, Yamla Pagla Deewana, and Mausam were filmed. The Baradari gardens that surround the Palace offer opportunities for outdoor shots without any external disturbances and vast opportunities for creative film directors who can adapt their locales with an inventive imagination.
Video shoot location charges are Rs. 1.5 lakhs per day.
Still photography location charges are Rs. 75,000 per day.