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Location : Bikaner in Rajasthan, India
Built In : 19th century
Popular For : Blend of Oriental And European Style of Architecture
When To Visit : October-March

Lalgarh Palace - Bikaner
Lallgarh Palace - Bikaner, Rajasthan

Heritage Journey to the Land of Maharajas - Rajasthan

Facilities : Swimming pool, Croquet ground, Tennis Court, Billiard Room, Lounge Bar, Gift Shop, Large Gardens, Lawns for Weddings, Receptions and Events. Banqueting, Masseur, Astrologer, Doctor on Call , Internet.
Accommodation : 40 Elegantly Appointed Air Conditioned Regal Room. 6 Single Rooms and 32 Double Rooms.
Royal Suites : Superior Room, Delux Room, Maharaja's Royal Saloon.
Palace Museum : Royal Portraits, Trophies, Shikar Objects, Early Cameras and Movie Projectors and Weapons.
Cuisines : Mention some Rajasthani Cuisines. Inhouse Restaurant and Bar.
Don't Miss : Enjoy Rajasthani and Indian dishes at the hotel. Sip in liquor at an open air Barbeque and Garden Bar.
Distances : Air : Nal Airport - 17 Km .
Rail : 3 km. Directly Connected by Rail.
Road : NH8 and N11. 5 km from Bikaner Main Bus Stand.
Inside Tip : Stay for Two Days to Enjoy the Royal Luxury of the Palace.
Conduct Tours : Sightseeing of Bikaner. Junagarh Fort, Shiv Bari Temple, Karni Mata Temple.
Conference Facility : Darbar Hall is best suited for the purpose.

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A Hideout In Desert - Lalgarh Palace

Sand storms lash the town in summer and a golden haze hides even the tallest buildings, as trees are bent by fierce winds. A land more hostile is difficult to imagine, and to construct a red sand stone palace in this inexorable ambiance is next to impossible. The rarity was achieved through an architectural plan drafted by Sir Swinton Jacob, the eminent architect of the early 20th century. And hence the greatest symbol of Bikaner's aspiration to be one of the world's modern kingdoms, was structured.

The famous Lallgarh Palace (named after maharajah Lall Singh, who spelt his name with two lls), on one hand served to portray Ganga Singh's endeavor to make Bikaner prudentially more liberated while on the other, it also served as a link with the continuing tradition of the past.

Heritage Journey to the Land of Maharajas - Rajasthan

A Paradise of Red Sandstone

A huge but compact palace, Lalgarh Palace is built entirely of red sandstone embellished with magnificent filigree work and is an integrated example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. Its facade is almost entirely composed of the pierced stone screens called jaalis. A well known feature of Rajasthani architecture, the jaalis keep most of the sun out even as they let in the most trivial whiff of breeze.

The famous palace attractions of BIkaner lies in the main building that consists of the personal dwelling pads of several branches of the royal family, some of which are recently renovated while others still retain their past grandeur. Take for example the alcove where the Rajmata or Queen Mother resides, a section that has never being photographed because of the numerous shikar (hunting) trophies and old snapshots that embrace its walls. Walk over to the balcony to see the sprawling terraced lawns with blooming bougainvillea and peacocks dancing with tails fanned out, which make this palace a not-to-be missed visual retreat.

Nesting The Old Glory

Go through the Lalgarh palace museum in Rajasthan. The fort museum, located inside the Ganga Niwas, holds an unique omnibus of miniature paintings of Bikaner school, manuscripts, terracotta wares, armors, armaments and even a world war I bi-plane. The eye catching and soul soothing library of the Lalgarh palace is supposed to have the largest collection of original Sanskrit manuscripts on parchments, copper and gold or silver plaques. The exhibits are splendid masterpieces of Harappan civilization, Gupta and Kushan era, and sculptures of late classical time. A must see corner is the separate section displaying exclusive arts and crafts of the region. The museum is opened from 10 am to 4.30 pm and is closed on Fridays.

Heritage Journey to the Land of Maharajas - Rajasthan

Cool Tips

For Lalgrah palace in Bikaner, you can choose between a good road ride or can relax in the metaled compartments of a broad gauge rail, because Bikaner has kept both its options open. Situated at 456 km from Delhi and 334 km from Jaipur, the city also offers paying guest accommodation facilities in reasonable prices at the Tourist Center, RTDC. Unmetered taxis, auto-rickshaws and tangas (horse drawn carriages) meander all across the city and will be privileged to shift you from one corner to another, in the city. Summers are hot, so get yourself light tropical clothes and manage to enter the palace at the time of opening to avoid an exposure to a sizzling hot weather.

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Top 5 Reasons To Visit The Palace

Lalgarh Palace - Bikaner

Lalgarh Palace - A Miracle In Red
The famous Lalgarh fort is a marvelous amalgamation of Indian and European architecture. Embellished with mesmerizing filigree work all over the palace, this creation is surely the magnum opus of Sir Swinton Jacob. This forms the famous palace attractions in Bikaner.

The Hub of The National Bird
Bikaner is all about peacock. Whether it is the lush green gardens of the maharajahs or the exquisitely carved interiors of their dining hall, you will find the national bird dancing with fanned wings all over the palace, forming one of the main attractions.

Beauty In The Eyes of The Beholder
The section of Rajmata was never been photographed because the walls are lined up with ancient portrays and hunting trophies. A visit is must because you don't know what awaits round the corner. Enjoy the Lalgarh palace museum in Rajasthan India to enjoy the culture of India.

Taste the Flavour of Bikaner
This ancient city of Rao Bika is famous for its wide variety of namkeens (salty snacks) and sweets. Give your taste buds an impeccable flavour of desert by its numerous mouth-watering delicacies

Visit The Museum
If you happen to visit the Lalgarh Fort in Bikaner, don't miss the Fort Museum housing many interesting artifacts of the bygone era - miniature paintings of Bikaner school, manuscripts, terracotta wares, armors, armaments and even a world war I bi-plane!

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