Lalgarh Palace

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  • Address: Lalgarh Palace, NH15, Samta Nagar, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334001, India
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +91-1512540201
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Hotel, Museum, Historical Site, Palace, Food And Drinks, Family And Kids

About Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner

One of the few palaces commissioned by the British for Indian kings, The Lalgarh Palace was commissioned for Maharaja Ganga Singh. Built between 1902 and 1926 the Palace has very iconic Indo Saracenic touch to it. Inside are huge grand rooms like, the drawing room, guests room, ball room, supper room, lounges, pavilions, all a treat to the eye. The carvings on the pillars, ceilings, lattice work are all very intricately beautiful. A part of the palace has now been converted into a grand hotel and a small museum.

Lalgarh Palace Information

  • Sri Sadul Museum is located inside the palace.

Lalgarh Palace Ticket Prices

  • 25 INR for Museum, Indian tourists.

Lalgarh Palace Opening and Closing Hours

  • Museum is open: 10.00am to 5.00pm from Monday to Sunday.

How To reach Lalgarh Palace by Public Transport

  • Ask locals for direction. Walk or take a rikshaw if possible.

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  • 95% of people who visit Bikaner include Lalgarh Palace in their plan

  • 32.98% of people start their Lalgarh Palace visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Lalgarh Palace

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

76.55% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lalgarh Palace

People normally club together Lalgarh Palace And Museum and Sadul Singh Museum while planning their visit to Lalgarh Palace.

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Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner Reviews

  • For weddings it's good. Very costly property. Well managed. Lot of staff to take care. Service is good. Infrastructure is royal. Properly showcase Rajasthan Royalty

  • Magnificent heritage property. Huge rooms with bigger bathrooms than one can expect. High ceilings, massive pillars, lush green lawns, intricate carvings all restored to the best. Good food with good quantity. Great service too

  • Very nice architecture. Gives the heritage feel that is expected. All amneties available

  • Good value for the money what I pay fir the room. Internet is no good, one has to come to the reception to get connected. Kitchen/restaurant needs improvement

  • This is the place which shows the dignity and royal feeling of my great city. Lallgarh Palace is such a beautiful monument of great empire of Bikaner Kingdom. Currently running as a hotel in one part of it. Earlier this was the official residential property of the royal family of Bikaner. Still in its one part royal family is living. Lalgarh Palace is a palace and heritage hotel in Bikaner in the Indian state of Rajasthan, built for Sir Ganga Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner, between 1902 and 1926.At present half of the place is home of Princess Siddhi Kumari and half has been converted into heritage hotel. Laxmi niwas palace is a part of Lalgarh Palace but it has been given on lease and recently is being used as a heritage hotel. Other parts of this royal campus are given to government for the purpose of government officials as veterinary university and office of the director of education. The palace was built between 1902 and 1926 in the Indo-Saracenic style. The building was commissioned by the British-controlled regency[1] for Maharaja Ganga Singh (1881–1942) while he was still in his minority as they considered the existing Junagarh Palace unsuitable for a modern monarch. Ganga Singh decided that the palace should be named in memory of his father Maharaja Lall Singh.[2] In 1972, Karni Singh, M.P., the Maharaja of Bikaner, established the Ganga Singhji Charitable Trust. The Maharaja endowed a part of Lallgarh Palace to be used in service of the trust. Two wings were converted into independent hotels with the income from The Lallgarh Palace Hotel, a heritage hotel used to support the trust. Currently, Lallgarh Palace is owned, and the hotel is run, by his daughter Princess Rajyashree Kumari. The complex was designed by the British architect Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob. After a ritual blessing ceremony construction commenced in 1896 on empty land 5 miles[2]from the existing Junagarh Fort on what is now Dr. Karni Singhji Road. The palace was arranged around two courtyards with the first and most impressive wing, Laxmi Niwas completed in 1902.[2] The remaining three wings were completed in stages with final completion of the complex accomplished in 1926.[3] Lord Curzon was the palace's first notable guest. Ganga Singh was legendary for his shikars (hunts) at his hunting preserve at Gajner, in particular his Imperial Sand Grouse hunts at Christmas.[4] As a result, the palace hosted many guests including Georges Clemenceau in 1920, Queen Mary, King George V, Lord Harding and Lord Irwin. The palace was originally designed to cost 100,000 rupees[5] due to the planned use of cheaper materials including the suggestion of using stucco instead of carved stone in the construction. Soon however all cost-cutting was abandoned and by time of the completion of the first wing the cost had increased to 1 million rupees[5] due to the use of the finest materials including the widespread employment of finely carved stonework. The three-storey complex is coated in red sandstone quarried from the Thar Desert. The complex contains the features considered essential for a late 19th-century palace: drawing rooms, smoking rooms, guest suites, several grand halls, lounges, cupolas, pavilions, including a dining room which could seat 400 diners. The complex features magnificent pillars, elaborate fireplaces, Italian colonnades and intricate latticeworkand filigree work. The Karni Niwas[3] wing houses the darbar hall and an art deco indoor swimming pool.

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