Welcome to Bari Kothi

The Bari Kothi was built in the late 1700s. The name of the house, Bari Kothi (literally meaning the Palace of the Elder), was coined in the late 1800s since it was the house of the elder (bari) brother, Rai Bahadur Budh Sing Dudhoria. Bari Kothi is known across Murshidabad as one of the most architecturally significant houses in the region showcasing Greek, Roman and French architecture. The Bari Kothi is spread across three-fourth acres of Land and houses a Sheesh Mahal, Library, Music Room, Durbar Hall, Janana Chowk, Gaddi Ghar, Halwai Khana, Gulabi Chawara amongst other parts of the house.

Luxury Heritage Hotel

Bari Kothi is a unique luxury boutique Heritage Hotel at Azimganj, Murshidabad in West Bengal. Bari Kothi is being launched with 15 luxurious Heritage Suites in the ancestral home of the Dudhoria family of Azimganj in mid-2018. The stay for a guest shall include, experiencing the local ‘Sheherwali’ culture, cuisine and lifestyle apart from seeing the lost heritage of Murshidabad. The operations of Bari Kothi is intended to be run by the local community thereby ensuring that the entire community is developed; making Bari Kothi a unique social tool. The Guest Experience will be unique for heritage, exploratory travel, art and culture enthusiasts.We do not sell rooms; we create experiences.

BARI KOTHI WILL BRING MURSHIDABAD ON GLOBAL TOURIST MAP: "The idea is to not let a guest come to Azimganj and stay in a room; that they could do at the best of hotels across the world. We would truly like them to experience Azimganj and Murshidabad." READ MORE

Look Inside Bari Kothi

  • Darbar Hall

    The Darbar Hall is one of the most architecturally significant ballrooms across the region with hand painted tiles placedroom...

  • Sheesh Mahal

    Sheesh Mahal, Room of Mirrors as the name suggests, is historically significant as it is found in almost every Indian Palace...

  • GaddiGhar

    GaddiGhar was the working area of the Zamindars. This area has beautifully carved unique Burma Teak pillars which highlights...

  • Strong Room

    A unique locker room where the family stored its wealth. The room is made of steel walls including the ceiling and houses...

  • Central Aangan

    The Central Courtyard of the heritage portion of the House has its signature marble work on the floor and showcases the fusion...

  • Music Room & Library

    The Music Room and Library building showcased almost all musical instruments that the Family members enjoyed...

  • The Clock Tower & Indaara

    The imposing Clock Tower is majorly influenced by the Roman architecture and is atop the Sheesh Mahal...

  • Bari Kothi Ghaat

    The Bari KothiGhaat is spread across almost 100 feet across the length of the Ganges and has a beautiful landscape....


About Dudhoria family

About the year 1774, the family first settled in Azimganj, having moved from Rajaldesar, in Bikaner, Rajputana. The first to emigrate were Harjimal Dudhoria and his two sons, Sabai Singh and Maujiram.

The history of the family affords a capital example of how one may attain to wealth, power and position in society by dint of sheer perseverance, patient industry, and honest labour.

Harjimal and his two sons started life at Azimganj as dealers in country-made cloths. They were so industrious that they prospered within a short time.



About Murshidabad

Murshidabad is a lush region situated in West Bengal. Known as Gour since ancient times, Murshidabad replaced Dhaka as the capital of the province of Bengal including Bihar and Orissa in 1704. Murshidabad's place in Indian History is cemented by its pivotal role in the power struggles between the Mughals and the British. Situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi, it is a city of splendours and is famous for its silk and Nawabs.

A city of grand stature, Murshidabad, has been named after the NawabMurshidQuli Khan, who was the Diwan of Bihar, Orissa, and Bengal, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. The Nawab had made the city his capital in 1716 AD and it continued to be the same under the succession of various other rulers, till in 1869 AD when it was constituted as a municipality. The city has been a host to a number of battles from that of The Battle OfPlassey, that took place between Lord Clive and NawabSiraj-ud-Daula, to The Sepoy Mutiny against the British in 1857 AD. Its dry earth and ancient air shrieks loud of the events that took place in history.

  • Murshidabad

    Having contributed 5% of the GDP of the world at one point in time, Murshidabad located in East India (about 200 kms from Kolkata) is famous for its culture, architecture, food and royalty.

  • Architecture

    The architecture in this region was majorly influenced by the Roman and Greek styles. The significant structures of this region still adorn and maintain such influence showcasing its royalty and opulence.

  • Community Living

    Sheherwali, the resident Community of this region were known for their blended culture, food and entrepreneurship.

  • Transportation

    Very easily accessible from Kolkata via a 5 hour drive, Azimganj can be accessed through rail and waterways too.

About Azimganj

Azimganj, situated on the banks of River Ganga, has etched its name in history as being the permanent abodeof almost all the most notable families of the region. As such, it boasts of beautiful Palaces / Havelis which stand out for their architecture. Azimganj is also very popular for its several 250-year old Jain Temples with idols made of precious and semi-precious stones.


Sheherwali cuisine is the finest vegetarian spread one can find, even in modern times, and is a wonderful melange of the cuisines of the west and the east of India. The terminology 'Sheherwali' literally means city (sheher) dweller and is used for the Jain families settled in Azimganj, Jiaganj, Lalgola, Cossimbazar, Malda and the adjoining areas, which were important cities and part of Murshidabad, the capital of undivided Bengal during the British empire. Noteworthy is its unique cuisine that is a melting pot of various cultures. Mention food and out tumbles preparations like chhaatakatarkari (vegetable prepared using lotus pod), mocha katarkari (banana flower preparation), kathbel chutney (wood apple paste), murikaladdoo (puffed rice and jiggery sweet), pitha (steamed rice dumplings stuffed with khoya), kacheaamkakheer (ram mango pudding) and boreykaboondiya (a sweet made of white bean powder) distinct to the Bengal region where such vegetables and fruits grow in plenty.

Local Attractions

Murshidabad, being a culturally and historically significant part of India has a lot of other local attractions:

  • One of the most important and, perhaps the most significant tourist...

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  • Another striking tourist spot of Murshidabad and perhaps one of the most well...

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    Katra Masjid

  • The Jain mandir consists of TirthankarNeminath, Shantinath, Chintamani Parsvanath...

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    Jain Mandir

  • Located a few kilometers off Murshidabad, this palace complex, built originally...

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    Kathgola Palace

Contact Us

Postal address:

Bari Kothi, Azimganj


Phone Number: +91 9051200800