Hotel Basant Vihar Palace was built because of a 'fanciful desire' of His Highness Maharaj Sri Ganga Singhji, a connoisseur of arhitecture and one blessed with an artistic sense. It was designed by him to be a seperate pleasure garden adjoining the Zanana Bagh (Royal Ladies Garden) of Lalgarh Palace. In 1993, the House of Bikaji converted this masterpiece of architecture into a heritage hotel - Hotel Basant Vihar Palace. An endeavour to offer tourists a true flavour of history and royal living (as opposed to the usual star-category hotels), Hotel Basant Vihar Palace today, remains a 'garden of eternal spring
Hunting, as a rule, was a sport limited only to the feudal chiefs and the Maharajas. Major game was hunted only during the period of British Raj . The palace, built by Maharaja Ganga Singhji, served as resort. There was invitation to the annual sandgrouse shoot in Bikaner that no one dared miss: it simply belonged on the top of the heap in society, so designed by Maharaja Ganga Singh at this hunting lodge. Royalty, both Indian as well as international,Viceroys and other dignitaries have been entertained here.
Location : 250 kms. from Jhodhpur Airport,3 kms from Bikaner Railway Station, 1 km from Bus Stand.
Accommodation : Rooms 21, Royal Deluxe: 18, Royal Suites: 3.
Dining : Vegetarian food (Indian, Chinese, Continental).
Facilities: Central air conditioning Royal deluxe rooms & suites with attached baths Running hot & cold water 24 hour room service Telephone, colour TV with Satellite channels Multi cuisine Restaurant
Money exchange Party and conference facilities Cerdit Card accepted.
Address : Bikaner, Rajasthan, India