Lalgarh Palace and Museum, Bikaner

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#3 of 11 in Historic Sites in Bikaner
Admire exquisitely arranged and intricately carved red sandstone at Lalgarh Palace and Museum, a royal complex designed by a British military architect in Indo-Saracenic style. Built between 1902 and 1926, the edifice is famous for its latticed sandstone, and once housed the royal Mughal family. Learn about the royal family of Maharaja Ganga Singh and check out the robes, uniforms, ornate fireplaces, magnificent colonnades still on display. Shri Sadul Museum features the world’s fourth-largest private library, and the complex also boasts a swimming pool made in Art Deco style. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Lalgarh Palace and Museum by using our Bikaner online trip maker .
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  • At check in, told to feel like Maharajah. I did. The room is really like guests for Maharajah. Foods are excellent. Walked around the hotel watching museum items. Sunrise from the roof top looks seren...  more »
  • Lalgarth Palace was designed in Indo-Saracen style by British architect Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob. Its construction began in 1896 and was completed in 1926 under the orders of Ganga Singh, the last of the Maharajas of Bikaner. It is built in carved stone covered with red sandstone. The complex is divided into several parts, a part is the private residence of the former royal family of Bikaner, in the Ganges Niwas is the Sadul Singh Museum with photos, Georgian paintings, clothes, weapons and objects belonging to the ancient Maharajas: Ganga Ganga Singh, Sadul Singh and Karni Singh and the other two parts are two hotels, the Lalgarh Palace hotel and the luxury Laxmi Niwas Palace. The museum is small and is visited soon when we left and approached the hotel entrance to take pictures the reception guy told us that he showed us the interior of the Lalgarh Palace hotel (we imagined he was coming in with the entrance of the museum) and took a guided tour , the truth is that it was quite interesting, we saw different rooms, luxury rooms, a room with hunting trophies that I did not like at all, a hearing room, a swimming pool and an interior garden. What I liked the most about the interior was the art deco style pool. The palace is architecturally beautiful and worth a visit. The entrance fee for the Sadul Singh museum for foreigners is 150 rupees. Highly recommended
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  • A lovely hotel where we decided to go for lunch. The grounds and locales are very well maintained but the staff and food are an altogether different story. When we came in for lunch we found the restaurant completely empty, we had to hunt down a staff member and then be seated. Food served was bland and tasteless, a baked vegetables dish was served to us without being baked and the cheese was simply grated and sprinkled in its raw state over the dish. We had to ask repeatedly for cloth napkins as they simply served us paper napkins, never heard of a heritage hotel serving paper napkins to customers. The Safed Maas we ordered had no taste at all and I couldn’t see any strands of saffron that is customary in this preparation. All in all a place to avoid for food, a coffee or beer to check the ground is good enough but I wouldn’t recommend this hotel for an overnight stay or food as there are much better options nearby.
  • One of the finest heritage hotels of Rajasthan......including hygienic food , safe swimming pool, fine amenities.... Beautiful paintings and photographs of nature..... Beautiful and rare portraits of the royal family..... Each and every minute is worth staying here....excellent.
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