Lallgarh Palace is a century old palace located at in Bikaner in Rajasthan state,India. It is located deep in the heart of the Thar Desert.
Lallgarh Palace was commissioned by Maharaja Ganga Singhji (1881–1942) of Bikaner. It was built in Indo-Saracenic style of architecture in between 1902 and 1926, as the existing Junagarh Palace was thought to be unsuitable for the young and modern monarch like him.
Bikaner Laxmi Niwas Palace, which is part of the Lallgarh Palace, was constructed in 1902. Remaining three wings were completed in stages with final completion of the place was in 1926. The Karni Niwas is the palace with Durbar Hall (King’s noble court) and an indoor swimming pool.
Lallgarh Palace is at a distance of around 5 miles from the old Junagarh Palace. Junagarh Palace is located inside the Bikaner Junagarh Fort. The three story Lallgarh palace is coated in red sandstone obtained from Thar Desert. The dining room have a capacity to seat 400 diners!
The palace was named after Maharaja Lall Singh, father of the young monarch. The architect was Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob (British architect).
Two wings of the Lallgarh Palace, and have been converted into luxury heritage hotel. There are 59 rooms in this hotel. The palace is also available for corporate conferences and weddings as well as film and photography shoots.
The Maharaja Ganga Singhji Trust was formed in 1972 by the legal heirs of the royal family and transferred two wings of the palace into the Trust. In 1974, this trust started running this heritage hotel from those two wings.
How Do I Go to Lallgarh Palace Hotel?
Lallgarh Palace Hotel, the best among hotels in Bikaner, is located near the roadway bus stand in Bikaner city. Bikaner is well connected by roads, train and flight to other parts of the country
Bikaner Junction railway station (station code BKN) is the railway station located in the city.
Bikaner city is well connected by roads. NH 11, NH 15 and NH 89 joins at Bikaner. There is an airport at Bikaner which is connected with daily flights to Jaipur and New Delhi.