The Lallgarh Place defies the bleak and rugged reality of the harsh Thar Desert around Bikaner.
The renowned architect, Sir Swinton Jacob, was commissioned for the proposed residence of the young ruler, Maharaja Ganga Singh. Initially, the palace was proposed to be finished within a lakh of rupees and further reductions in cost were suggested to be made by substituting stucco for carved stone.
But the moment Maharaja Ganga Singh got personally involved in the building exercise, all cost cutting was banished. The Palace began in 1896 and by the time the first quadrant, Lakshmi Niwas was completed in 1902, cost had already zoomed to ten lakh rupees. The idea of using cheap stucco was replaced with the finest and most intricate stone carving of all the modern palaces in India. The princely abode welcomed Lord Curzon as its first important guest. Maharaja Ganga Singh named his new residence in honour of his father, Maharaja Lall Singh.Lallgarh Palace was the most completely integrated example of Indo-Saracenic architecture, and as some hold, the most perfectly realised of Sir Samuel Jacob's creations. The sheer poetry in sandstone was further extended for the Maharaja's son, Sadul Singh, and grandson, Karni Singh..
LOCATION : 247 Kms. From Jodhpur Airport, and 3 mks / 10 minutes drive from Bikaner Rly Station.
ACCOMMODATION : 37 Aircon/ Aircool rooms and 01 suite.
BANQUET & CONFERENCE HALLS :
38 air-conditioned rooms
Telephone with direct dialling facility
Running hot and cold water
Refrigerator in rooms
Television with satellite channels in rooms
Indian and continental cuisine
Well stocked bar
Indoor swimming pool and jogging trail
Tennis, billiards, croquet and masseur
Credit cards and money exchange
Doctor on call
LEISURE : Multicuisine Restaurant.
ADDRESS : Hotel Lallgarh Palace, Bikaner Rajasthan-334001