Shri Padukuduru Lakshminarayana Bhat, hailed to Chennai from his hometown Karnataka (Padukuduru) at the age of 18 only with his determination and self confidence. He founded Raaj Bhaavan Group, 40 years ago to provide supreme quality services at cost effective prices. Mr. C.R. Bhaalakkrishna Bhat, a Diploma holder in Hotel Management, started the branches - Pursaiwakkam, Thirumurthy Nagar, Kings Cottage, Kings Kastle, Kings Ayurvedic Resort.

Unique Features

  • This 4 decade old restaurant continues to pamper its patrons with the same fervor eternally.
  • The recipes are unique traditional secrets; perfected by our master chefs.
  • The ingredients used are of the best possible quality, from reliable outlets. Hygienic drinking water is availed from reverse osmosis plants in the hotel premises, at no extra cost .
  • We maintain uniform high standards in all our hotels. The various branches have been awarded "The Best Vegetarian Hotel" on different occasions.

Raaj Bhaavan in Nungambakkam serves as a restaurant, whereas the other branches have accommodation facilities too.

The Uphill Journey

  • From an unknown village near Udupi in Karnataka to Chennai - t he journey was tough.
  • From a waiter in a hotel to the founder of Suprabath and later the Raaj Bhaavan Group of Hotels. He is still popularly known by his first venture as Suprabath Bhat.

His Achievements




At the age of 18, P.L. Bhat set foot on Chennai alone. After a week in Krishna Cafe, he joined a hotel and worked as a waiter for 2 yrs.


His family moved to Chennai. The great “Banyan” had strengthened its roots.


Hotel Suprabath in Triplicane was started as a partnership concern.


P.L.Bhat is the sole proprietor of Hotel Suprabath , Triplicane


Second solo venture - Hotel Ganesh Bhavan - Otteri


Third solo venture - Hotel Suprabath - Nungamabakkam


Hotel Raaj Bhaavan, Nungambakkam was inaugurated


Started Hotel Prakash Bhavan in Parrys Corner as a joint venture


Hotel Raaj Bhaavan in Purusawalkam started.


Hotel Raaj Bhaavan (Hotel Sangeta Guest house Thirumurthy Nagar inaugurated.)


Kings Cottage

Practical Hotel Management Course Provider

He trained several youngsters of his family, providing them with food, shelter and a free practical course in Hotel Management. He later handed over each one of his flourishing establishments to them to find newer challenges for himself.

The Midas Man

The man with the Midas touch, who was instrumental in setting up several restaurants. His sharp managerial skills and financial tactics could beat the best management graduates. He was equally successful in other fields, particularly the pharmaceutical field.

The perfect Recipe For Success

His, over 7 decades of wisdom combined with the trendy ideas of his son-in-law C.R. Bhaalakkrishna Bhat set the stage for a successful combination of tradition and modern avenues in hotel industry.

The Journey Continues

The journey continues after describing and now maintaining the standards for over 50 years. The last decade has seen the duo moving on to boarding and lodging sections. The journey continues into newer areas.