The exterior of Lallgarh Palace is covered in impossibly delicate stone carvings and has the distinct color of Thar Desert red sandstone. Local craftsmen carved the cupolas, domes, and balconies with such delicacy that the solid red sandstone has the fragile appearance of lace even today. Today, the Lallgarh Palace’s two wings have been reincarnated as a luxury heritage hotel with 59 rooms combining the best modern conveniences with vintage furnishings. The corridors of the Palace are lined with charming sepia photographs and prized hunting trophies. The grounds feature lush, lavish gardens frequented by peacocks and an indoor pool, completing the picture of a perfect desert oasis.
Location – Lallgarh Palace Complex Opposite Roadways Bus Stand, Bikaner, Rajasthan
Nearest Airport –Nal Airport
Venue Type – Restaurant, Parking, Banquet Hall, Swimming Pool, Baggage Storage, Safe Deposit, and wedding lawns.
The Palace is considered one of the most remarkable royal residences built during the nineteenth century, with a surprisingly harmonious blend of east and west. Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, the architect, valued the contribution of local Indian craftsmen. The end result is a grand structure with classical Mughal and Rajput touches on the exterior and British-inspired interiors that include billiard, smoking, and card rooms. It is said to be Jacob’s best work. Guests can dine al fresco in royal style, sampling traditional local delicacies as well as continental fare, to the accompaniment of Rajasthani folk music and dance.