Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner

Visitor Information

  • Famous for: History, Photography, Seeking Experience
  • Entrance Fee: Rs.10 for Indians, Rs.20 for Foreigners.
  • Visiting Time: 10am to 5pm, all days of the week except Sunday
  • Visit Duration: 1 to 2 hours

Lalgarh Palace, is an architectural masterpiece built by the then Maharaja of Bikaner. It is a grand display of richness, both in terms of the history as well as the wealth. The palace has elaborate wings with huge corridors, all adorned with paintings and other extraordinary artefacts that make the place come alive with history. The palace is a great way to explore and fall in love with history, royalty and architecture. The brilliance of this palace can in fact be experienced more personally through a stay at the heritage hotel. A part of the palace has been transformed into this luxury hotel where you would be treated like royalty yourself, in the midst of regal interiors. Bask in the historic glory of this lavish palace and embrace the beauty of India’s heritage.

Lalgarh Palace
Photo by Noledam, CC BY-SA 3.0

Traveller Tips

  • Be sure to carry your bottle in the hot summer months.
  • Make sure to check before photographing certain areas as photography might be restricted for certain special quarters of significance.

Things to Do

  • Click lovely photographs of the place
  • Visit the museum and uncover details of the Maharaja and his royal dynasty
  • Stay at the heritage hotel and marvel at its beautiful interiors.

Best Time to Visit

To enjoy the lovely palace, you will be required to spend considerable time outdoors. Hence, it’s most advisable to visit the palace during the winter months of November to February, when the weather is pleasant and the scorching sun is replaced by the cool breeze. However, this time is also the most crowded due to number of tourists flocking to the area. Therefore, if you wish to enjoy its beauty in the absence of interruptions and can brave the heat, visit the palace in the summer months.

Lalgarh Museum
Lalgarh Palace Museum, Photo by Worldchoiceseo, CC BY-SA 4.0 

How to Reach

Bikaner itself can be reached by road, railways or by air. The nearest airport to Bikaner is the Jodhpur International Airport. Lalgarh junction and Bikaner Junction are the two railway stations to reach Bikaner. The Lalgarh Palace is located two kilometers from the Lalgarh junction and thus can be reached via the local transport available at ease at Bikaner.

Interesting Facts and Trivia About Lalgarh Palace

  • The palace in built largely in the European architectural style that will leave you in awe of its beauty.
  • The place was built for Sir Ganga Singh by the British administration themselves as they thought that the Junagarh Fort was unsuitable to the Maharaja of Bikaner.
  • A single wing of the palace cost around one million rupees to be built, due to the use of the finest raw materials in its construction.
  • The entire palace is coated with red sandstone that was especially brought from the great Thar Desert.

Nearby Attractions

  • Junagarh Fort
  • Ratan Behari Temple
  • Prachina Museum
  • Kote Gate
  • Sardul Singh Statue
  • Ganga Theatre
  • Soor Sagar

Nearby Restaurants

  • Chappan Bhog
  • Rendezvous
  • Laxmi Niwas Palace
  • The Garden Café and Restaurant
  • Restaurant the Rajput
  • Gallops
  • Kings Pavillion Restaurant

The Lalgarh Palace is one of the prime attractions of Bikaner, the place that gives the city its royal touch. The palace is beautifully crafted with the skilled eye of an artist and is a worthwhile place to explore. In order to closely marvel at its beauty, you must stay a night in the heritage hotel, especially crafted to give you the ultimate royal experience. The paintings, corridors, wings and sculptures, all entice your senses to their core and make you realize the worth of culture and history in today’s hectic life.

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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