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
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
Money exchange Party and conference facilities Cerdit Card accepted.
: Bikaner, Rajasthan, India