The other name for Itachuna Rajbari is ' Bargee Danga'. The term has been derived from Bargee , which was a name given by the bengalis to the Maratha warriors. There was a time when Maratha's attacked Bengal repeatedly to collect Chauth, which was 1/4th of the tax that was to be paid by the Nawab of Bengal( Sub-e-dar), Bihar and Orissa. Apocryphally, after Aurangzeb the downfall of Mughal empire had started. The Bargee's attacked under the the guidance of Bhaskar Pandit and Raghuji Bhosle from (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Katwa , near Hooghly was made the early centre which was later changed to Medinipur.
Though the Maratha warriors stopped their attacks after the assassination of Mir Habib, they gained control over Orrisa. As a result many maratha Bargee's stayed back in Bengal and started their own trade. They amassed a lot of wealth. One of such Maratha warriors were the Kundans, now known as Kundu's also settled here. The Itachuna Rajbari was built by the ancestors of Shri Safallya Narayan Kundu in 1766.
The Rajbari is divided into five mahallas – a village Courthouse, a Ballet Dancing Hall, Kitchen house, Guest house and an Andar Mahal for ladies. It has one of the largest family temples of the Rajbaris’ of Bengal. The family deity ‘Shreedhar Jeeu’ is still today offered prayers four times a day, with occasional mass gatherings in the plush courtyard.
In the backyard of the Rajbari, a lush green area, erstwhile ‘Khamar Bari’, now converted to an outdoor shooting area. An adjoining pond with idyllic jungle is a hotspot for get-togethers.
The Bilash Manjari luxury suite is locate in the ground floor of the property. It has one spacious room with two beds- one king-size bed and the other one is a single bed, and it also has another private bedroom with a king-size bed.
This room is furnished with a king size canopy bed and a single bed, an AC, a dresser, a wardrobe, a sitting area, and a TV.
The second bedroom is well furnished with a bedroom, a sitting area and an attached bathroom.
There are two bathrooms, and both of them are spacious and is equipped with a corner shower area, a sink, and a western toilet.
There is common seating area between the two bedrooms.
*Air Conditioners will be available between 12 NOON to 5 PM & 9 PM to 7 AM. ( the air conditioners work on generators, so minimum 08:00 hrs of rest time is required by the generators).
Meals need to be booked earlier. breakfast will be complimentary only when lunch and dinner is booked.
The room is cleaned once a day.
Parking is available. Guest AccessYou have access to:
1. Your room
2. The open spaces
3. The corridors
4. The dining room
5. The pond and tree grove.
You do not have access to:
1. The other rooms
2. The hall room. (That is just for the show.) Interaction with GuestsI will not be able to interact with you in person. However, there is a manager and a caretaker who will be there to assist you. The NeighborhoodYou can drive to Mahanad Kali Bari, 8 km from Rajbari. This temple is more than 200 yrs old.
-Jateswar Shiv Temple, 2 km from Mahanad Brahmamayee Kali Bari.
- Pandua is 7-8 kms away from Itachuna. This 13th century place is known for its Minaret which soars up to 125 feet high.
-Bandel church – 45 mins drive
-Chinsura Imambara – 45 mins drive
-Chandannagar, feel the French settlement- 60 mins drive.
-Ghushkara Jungle – we are planning nature walks, trekking & biking activities soon. Getting AroundBy Car :
From Kolkata go Straight to Durgapur Expressway via Dakhineswar or Vidyasagar setu. After driving for around 1 hr you will cross Azad Hind Dhaba and then Hindusthan Hotel on the left, take the next left exit and turn right under the bridge, this is Bosipur, now drive straight towards Halusai which is 19 kms from Bosipur, take left towards Khanyan Railway Station. After 10 mins drive from Halusai, ITACHUNA RAJBARI is on the left hand side of the road.
By Train :
Board any Burdwan bound train via main line or Memari /Panduah local from Howrah Station.
Get down at Khanyan station which is next to Talandu station (Bandel, Adisaptagram, Mogra, Talandu, Khanyan).
Travelling time in train is around 1 hr & 30 mins.
Take left exit from platform. Magic, Auto & Van Rickshaw is readily available. Magic & Auto (approx Rs.6 per head one way)will take 7 mins whereas Van Rickshaw (approx Rs.15 per head one way) will take around 12 mins to reach ITACHUNA RAJBARI.
-Ola is available.
-Private cars can be booked. Other Things to Note-All adult guests must have to present a original valid photo identity proof with residence address (like Voter ID, Aadhar Card, Passport, Driving License, etc.) at the time of Check In. One primary guest must be 18 years or above.
-We are a Rural Home stay Facility.Our house is more than 250 years old.We have regular maintenance & upkeep of all gadgets and appliances.Sudden Breakdowns / Power Cuts / Electrical Snags are unavoidable and beyond human control.Repair Services are not readily available.Under such circumstances, we shall certainly try to provide similar / better alternate facilities BUT the same is not guaranteed.Bookings cannot be cancelled / certain amounts can be adjusted OR refunded if possible for non usage of air conditioning facilities.