Bungalow One

A tranquil retreat in an ancient Indian city


Amble through a historic city at leisure


                       Savour wholesome home-cooked meals


Curl up with a book in a quiet corner 


     Rest in the shade of an orchard


            Dine under a canopy of stars





Bungalow One was built by an Englishman in 1869, and has been a cherished family home for three families since then. Three generations of our family have lived here since the last sixty-five years.

Allahabad is a perfect example of a historic city coming to terms rapidly with changing India. Bungalow One is a reminder of the leisurely life and simpler ways of a bygone age.


Located in Civil Lines in the heart of Allahabad, the one-acre compound comprising the main house, garden, orchard, and vegetable patch is a private retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.  In addition to being a tranquil base from which to explore the city, it is an ideal place from which to watch the world go by.

Bungalow One is home to our family, three dogs, and numerous squirrels, birds and butterflies...