stretch of land covering the area of the back portion of Laxmi
Niwas Palace and various quarters of State time is known as Lallgarh.
Situated in this stretch of royal apartments is the residence of Late
Maharaja Ganga Singh, the maker of modern Bikaner, who personally
conceived, foresaw and supervised the construction of his personal
residence--The Laxmi Niwas Palace--- a magnificent red sandstone edifice
designed by Sir Swinton Jacob in the Anglo-Scenic style. This stately
building, great & grand, is built around a central courtyard and is
intricately carved from the skirting upto the highest dome. The stone 'jali'
work (lattice ) is awesome and stunning. The motifs, floral and
geometrical, leave you mesmerised. A lace- like work of stone on the
edges of the entire roof was devised as a glittering crown on the head
of the palace!!. The royal palace of Laxmi Niwas Palace has a gigantic
principal entrance--The Clock Tower which is secured by guards and
evokes memories of old grandeur and splendour.
long drive flanking the vast lawns with rows of trees, fairly big pools
and red sandstone quarters take you to the main building. The great
Portico extends a respectful and dignified welcome to the visitor. The
sculptural art on the pillars supporting this amazing high- ceilinged
Portico, along with the decorative carving, evokes the senses. The wide
retina of stately staircase lead you up to the reception which extends a
warmth of hospitality to the visitor. It is the pilot to the extensive
hallways and the vast 'chowk' or inner-courtyard, hallowed by the
memories of festive occasions and gracious functions of the past.
The huge area of the 'chowk', with a garden in the centre and a
beautiful fountain, presents a different angle to view the beauty of the
palace. All round this courtyard are rows of columns along the long
corridors providing an arresting view. On the walls are hung rare
Trophies, images of the sportive hunting hobby of the Rajputs. Opening
out into these long corridors are rooms of colossal size, with about ten
feet high doors, which have been painstakingly restored to their former
glory. The original paintwork, arabesque decoration on the walls
& ceiling have been restored by local artists and craftsmen.
The rooms have been refurbished with exquisite soft-furnishings and the
bathrooms have been made ultra-modern keeping in mind the needs of the
modern day travellers. The Laxmi Niwas Palace still today commands a
grand view. It is a monument of the glorious past, a vista of bygone
times, covering almost a century of changes ups
and downs. It is indeed the 'Crowning Glory' of Bikaner's forts and
Location : 240 km. from airport , 4 km. from Railway Station, 1
km. from the down Town Area.
Accommodation : Total 30, 4 Singles, 18 Double, 10 Suits -
Dining : Vegetarian food (Indian, Chinese, Continental).
Facilities: Air-conditioned, Mini bar and refrigerator,
Telephone, Bar, Coffee Shop, Swimming Pool, Television, EPBAX
Telephones, Laundry, Money Changer, Conference Facilities.
Niwas Palace Lalgarh Complex Bikaner