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Bikaner: Unser Hotel "Laxmi Niwas Palace"

Lal Garh Palace Bikaner

Bikaner: Unser Hotel "Laxmi Niwas Palace"
Bikaner: Unser Hotel “Laxmi Niwas Palace”

Maharaja Ganga Singh constructed the Lal Garh Palace of Bikaner in 1902. It was built to commemorate Maharaja Lal Singh Ji, the father of Maharaja Ganga Singh. An architectural splendor of red sandstone, the palace was designed by Sir Swinton Jacob. 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 palace has now been converted into a hotel. Adding to the magnificence of the palace are its terraced lawns the Bougainvillea bushes. If lucky, you may also spot peacocks roaming around the palace. The Palace also houses a rich collection of well-preserved paintings, hunting trophies and old photographs.

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. The palace also comprises of a 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.

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