Lalgarh Palace and Museum, Bikaner

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Admire exquisitely arranged and intricately carved red sandstone at Lalgarh Palace and Museum, a royal complex designed by a British military architect in Indo-Saracenic style. Built between 1902 and 1926, the edifice is famous for its latticed sandstone, and once housed the royal Mughal family. Learn about the royal family of Maharaja Ganga Singh and check out the robes, uniforms, ornate fireplaces, magnificent colonnades still on display. Shri Sadul Museum features the world’s fourth-largest private library, and the complex also boasts a swimming pool made in Art Deco style. Use our Bikaner travel itinerary maker to add Lalgarh Palace and Museum and other attractions to your Bikaner vacation plans.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Excellent place to visit and stay... a royal palace feel.. a'la grande rooms and spacious huge gardens....  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    If the quality of services and rooms was equal to the beauty of the building would be one of the most beautiful hotels in the entire India. Everything is a bit sloppy. the indoor pool with a slight patina of feathers and dirt left by pigeons walked unmolested. We also met a stray dog in the pool. On the restaurant menu (very low quality) there were two fingers with dust. Breakfast to forget. And above all, the restaurant is in a cramped room with no Windows, when the Palace would salt and courtyards. The rooms are saved, thanks to the view of the beautiful gardens, cleaning and scale, although the furnishings are a bit dated.
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  • July 28, 2017
    This place is the 4th best thing to do in Bikaner but surprisingly i was the only tourist in this Palace Museum. Even the lights were shut off (Save electricity you know) . I purchased a ticket and st...  more »
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  • June 26, 2017
    To start with the first impression...the reception didn't have an AC which was very disappointing. Rooms are quite big but the ambience isn't great. Food was ok, again the dining area didn't have enough ACs to keep it cool.
  • April 11, 2017
    Wonderful place. Peaceful, Relaxing! Gr8 Food and Hospitality! Only drawback not very professional!
  • June 10, 2017
    Good historical hotel of Bikaner Raja Maharaja.
  • January 24, 2017
    Visited this palace hotel to attend a conference. The property is really not made for such events. There were lots of foreigners staying in the hotel, so my guess is that staying there could be a different experience altogether. The palace is magnificent, very classy, artistic and modern.
  • February 14, 2017
    An old palace converted into a hotel. The palace is beautiful and historic and contains a lot of memorablia from the days of the Maharajas. But the place lacks the intimacy and charm. It feels jaded and tired. The restaurant was touted as the best in Bikaner but we really did not want to sit in a dark retro looking place that lacked all character so we went elsewhere instead.

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Where to stay in Bikaner

True to its desert outpost reputation, Bikaner has a wealth of simple accommodations for the many weary travelers who rest up here. Find some hotels by the main train station, and some boutique options by the parks. And, true to its reputation as a town of palaces and princely importance, you'll find some pretty luxurious and regal options here too, with some palatial hotels located to the north of town, and some slightly smaller versions right in the center.
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