Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner TourismThis grand
palace is an architectural masterwork in
red sandstone, and was built by Maharaja
Ganga Singh Ji in the memory of his father
Lal Singh Ji in 1902. Sir Swinton Jacob
designed this oriental fantasy. This architecture
is a fusion of Rajput, Mughal and European
architecture. The exterior contrasts dramatically
with the oriental interiors and amenities.
The palace has beautiful latticework and
filigree work, which are hallmarks of a
The Palace has an amazing collection of
well-maintained paintings and hunting trophies.
Sprawling lawns with blooming bougainvillea
and dancing peacocks make a visual extravagance.
Designed by a Britisher for Maharaja Ganga
Singh, this palace displays a magnificent
blend of Oriental and European style. The
terraced lawns and the Bougainvillea bushes
add beauty to the palace. Peacocks stroll
around the palace, which has been partly
converted into a hotel.
Lalgarh Palae, Bikaner ToursThe intricate
filigree work and latticework exhibit the
refinements and delicacy of craftsmanship.
The palace museum displays well preserved
hunting trophies and old photographs. The
library of the Lalgarh palace is supposed
to have the largest collection of original
Sanskrit manuscripts on parchments, copper
and gold or silver plaques.
Built in the memory of maharaja Lal Singh,
Lalgarh Palace has a graceful facade of
red sandstone, and is one of Maharaja Ganga
Singh’s great achievements. The maharaja
ruled for a period of 56 years. The state
especially prospered under his rule.
In the fort museum which is housed in the
red sandstone Ganga Niwas, built during
the reign of Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh, here
can be seen a unique collection of miniature
paintings, manuscripts, weaponry and even
a world war I bi-plane.
The Lalgarh palace has now been converted
into a beautiful hotel. The large and airy
rooms point towards a pervasive British
influence, even though the Welcome group
took over it's management in 1993 and made
The shri Sadul museum forms a part of the
palace, and houses vast collections of books,
photographs, manuscripts and albums that
span several generations.