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B.N.R. HOTEL
South Eastern Railway (ESTD. 1922)
Puri, INDIA

'BNR' stands for 'The Bengal Nagpur Railway Company ,Limited'-a British owned company established in 1887 under the supervision and with the support of the Secretary of State for India .It had its Indian headquarter at 11,Garden Reach Road ,Calcutta with the Board of Directors at 47, Gresham Street,EC.2,London .

After the highly venerated and ancient Jagannath Temple at Puri(dating back to the 12th century A.D.), perhaps the hoariest of institutions at Puri is the Hotel still fondly called 'B.N.R.Hotel' nearly forty three years after the Company's name was changed to 'South Eastern Railway' after its nationalisation in 1955.

Inside the Hotel, you can shower and head for the dining room, a lovely, Cape-Cod style room overlooking the hotel garden. Fresh flowers adorn the crisp, linen table cloths, while turbaned waiters serve you meals in old style on fine crockery.Lazing and eating-lots of it- is the principle activity at the 'BNR' A typical breakfast consists of juice, porridge, eggs, liver, potatoes, toast, jams,marmalade,tropical seasonal fruits and coffee or tea. At lunch and dinner, there are western style gourmet meals with seasonal Indo-continental pota'ge,fresh seafood ,exotic fowl dishes like the one named after the German princess Demidoff , and other courses including epicurean souffles .The Hotel also has an English-style billiards room. If you are alone, ask one of the waiters to play with you. The elderly turbaned waiter can give you a real good game. Other comforts of the guest are also taken care of.

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You may get in touch with the hotel manager at :

Telephone :(91 6752) 22063/23006

Fax : (91 6752) 23005

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