Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner

The beautiful city is dotted with the some of the most exotic monuments that adorns the beauty of the city that is centuries old. The city is known for its numerous forts and palaces that narrate the story of princely legacy of the state. The Forts and Palaces in Bikaner in India are one of the major attractive propositions of the city that allures the tourists to the city. One such marvelous creation of the city that has been the cornerstone of attraction of the city is the Lalgarh Place, Bikaner.

On the outskirts of the city, this imposing red sandstone palace was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh, in commemoration of his father Maharaja Lal Singh. This oriental fantasy designed by Sir Swinton Jacob is among the purest forms of Rajput palaces, with a fine blend of an oriental facade and an occidental interior.
Bikaner Lalgarh Palace is a unique blend of Rajput, Mughal and European architecture on the outside. At the same time, the interior of the palace has a touch of oriental architecture. Adorning the palace is some fascinating latticework and filigree work.
The intricate dextrous carving on the red sand stone is a hallmark of great craftsmanship. The palace treasures a marvelous collection of old photographs and hunting trophies, well preserved and exhibited. The lush sprawling lawns with dancing peacocks and beautiful bougainvillea adorn the palace.

Adding to the magnificence of the palace are its terraced lawns the Bougainvillea bushes. The Palace also houses a rich collection of well-preserved paintings, hunting trophies and old photographs.
A part of the palace has been converted in to a hotel and one part houses a museum called Sri Sadul Museum.
The museum, displaying an amazing collection of miniature paintings, manuscripts, weaponry and even a World War I bi-plane. Also a part of the museum is a unique collection of books, photographs, manuscripts and albums dating back to the old times.
There is also a library in the Lal Garh Palace of Rajasthan. It is believed that the library has the largest collection of original Sanskrit manuscripts on parchments, copper and gold and silver plaques.

Visiting Hourse: 1000 - 1700 on all weekdays except on Sunday.
Entry Fee: Rs. 5/- per head (Wednesday closed)


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