Monday, October 25, 2010

Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner

Lalgarh Palace is located outside the Bikaner city limits. It is at a distance of 3 kms from the city. This palace was built between 1902 and 1926 by Maharaja Ganaga Singh in the memory of his father, Maharaja Lal Singh. 

The architecture of the palace is Indo-Saracenic where one can see elements of Rajput, Muslim and European styles.

Now, this palace has been converted into a heritage hotel. But, the first floor of the palace is converted into a museum, the Shri Sadul museum. The museum has on display are artifacts and personal possessions of the Bikaner Maharajas.

56 comments:

Life Ramblings said...

lovely palace. i hope to visit it someday.

Sylvia K said...

It makes a beautiful hotel and how interesting to have the museum there to enjoy during a stay! Great post and photos as always, Rajesh! Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

Leora said...

Quite an elegant palace - very ornate.

Liz said...

What a great place. It's not often you find a structure that's as museum and hotel at the same time.

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ladyfi said...

What a fabulous place! I'd love to stay there.

EG Wow said...

Another gorgeous building! Very nice.

reg said...

what a beautiful palace. I hope my kids build something like this to remember me by !!!

Diane AZ said...

What a beautiful blend of architectural styles. And how nice that it is now a hotel and museum. I imagine it's lovely on the inside as well.

ewok1993 said...

what a spectacular memorial.

Auntie E's Garden said...

Love the buildings.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Raj :)
si può entrare all'interno della torre ?
Bellissimo palazzo !
Ciao :)
Myriam

eileeninmd said...

Very pretty shots. It is nice that the palace is now a museum and a hotel. Thanks for sharing your world.

indicaspecies said...

It's a magnificent palace!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very interesting.

Kay L. Davies said...

It must be a very interesting hotel and museum now, Rajesh.

Kay, Alberta

SandyCarlson said...

That is an incredible place. I can detect the merging of cultures you describe.

V Rakesh said...

Absolutely grand! Fabulous pictures! Thanks for showcasing them!

magiceye said...

so beautiful!

joshi daniel said...

beautiful!

Randi said...

Lovely shots! What a wonderful combination - hotel and museum.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

looks a bit similar to Shalini palace, Kolhapur...

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alicesg said...

Nice that they converted it to a hotel. Now ordinary people can stay at a palace. :)

joo said...

Must be wondrtful to stay in hotel like that!

mapeh homepage said...

An intersting place to see and experience. Great post...

Zuzana said...

I sure would love to stay in a hotel like that.;))
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Arija said...

Looks like a great place to stay and enjoy an in house museum as well.

Viola said...

Such a beautiful palace! Wow, and now it has turned to be a hotel - and a museum.. It must be exciting to stay there for a couple of days.. :)

Pooch Purple Reign said...

impressive and beautiful. great shots rajesh
~laura

imriz said...

india seems full of heritage structures such as these.

RNSANE said...

I must win the lottery for sure, Rajesh, since the loss of my job of 21 years in San Francisco's budget cuts means I can't stay in such an extraordinary place as I once could on my nursing salary. It is so beautiful and I would so love to be queen for a day...or a week!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Rajesh -- that is quite an amazing memorial! It would be amazing to stay in one of those hotel rooms. I would probably have to settle for going through the museum -- that too, I'm sure, would be a great experience.

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George said...

I think would be fantastic to stay in this beautiful hotel and to explore the museum. It certainly is a wonderful building.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

A gorgeous building in all respects. Great architecture too.

Evelyn said...

Hi Rajesh
I love the architecture.

When the British went to Malaysia, they brought this style of architecture. Have a look at this builidng (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2377/2194821564_bddcb308a8.jpg?v=0) - similar style...

Leovi said...

A beautiful palace

Eden said...

Impressive building. Great photos as always. Thank you for sharing.

Jacob said...

I was going to say he must have had a very large family to need such a very large place! :-)

Glad to see that the palace has been put to good use. I would love to take a tour and see those artifacts, etc., that you mentioned.

Dave said...

lovely palace, beautiful architecture.

jay said...

Magnificently elegant! Looks like a great place to stay ... if you can afford it! :)

Rajesh said...

Thanks for the appreciating this beautiful palace. Part of it is converted into heritage hotel.

Sarah said...

Awesome...thank you for sharing!

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Pie said...

What a beautiful structure.

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Shahz said...

You share so many information about India.. Thank you....Happy BM!!!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful building!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

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LV said...

Another great feature from your wonderful country. I enjoy seeing the things you share from there. Always a pleasure visiting your blog.

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

Beautiful place. good shot

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Briarside Lane said...

Wonderful architecture. Happy Blue Monday.

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Rajesh said...

Thanks for the appreciating this beautiful palace. Part of it is converted into heritage hotel.

Team G Square said...

nice info and great capture

Nethra said...

I like the way you describe the place or architecture of the buildings. Nice pictures. :)

Pratibha The Talent said...

hotel with museum ...nice combination and feel like going there.nice click!

Sourav said...

Been there, loved the palace and the experience too. Your post made me relive that :)

Rajesh said...

Thanks for the appreciating this beautiful palace.