Lalgarh Palace Quick Facts

PlaceBikaner, Rajasthan (India)
Built inBetween 1902 AD to 1926 AD
Built byMaharaja Ganga Singh and the British Government
Architectural styleIndo-Saracenic style
ArchitectSamuel Swinton Jacob

Lalgarh Palace Overview

Bikaner is one of the famous cities of Rajasthan's largest and grandest state of India. Everything about Rajasthan is unique, this state is not only different from other states of the country in its geographical environment, but its culture, its building construction method is also very different. Located in Bikaner, the most famous district of Rajasthan, Lalgarh Palace is not only historical but also a unique example of Rajasthani architecture.

Lalgarh Palace History

This world famous palace was built by the British between 1902 AD to 1926 AD for Maharaja Ganga Singh, because the British believed that the king was inappropriate for the existing Jungar Palace, so they built this palace for the king. In the year 1972 AD, Maharaja Karni Singh of Bikaner established Ganga Singhji Charitable Trust. The Maharaja used a portion of the Lalgarh palace as a service to the trust.

Lalgarh Palace Interesting Facts

  1. This grand palace was built by the British government for Maharaja Ganga Singh, the famous ruler of Bikaner, between 1922 AD and 1926 AD.
  2. When this palace was completed in the year 1926 AD, Maharaja Ganga Singh, the ruler of Bikaner, named it after his father "Maharaja Lal Singh" so that he can always be remembered.
  3. The Palace complex was designed by the famous British architect Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob.
  4. There are 2 huge courtyards located in this palace, which were arranged very well from all around.
  5. This Palace was built in many Vajos, the first of which Lakshmi Niwas was constructed in the year 1902 AD and the remaining 3 Vajos were constructed in the year 1926 AD.
  6. The palace's First guest was Lord Curzon, after which in 1920 the palace hosted many guests including Georges Clemenceau, Queen Mary, King George V, Lord Hardinge and Lord Irwin.
  7. This Palace was constructed with very good materials, initially this palace was to be built at a cost of 100,000 rupees but as time progressed, the cost of its construction increased to 1 million rupees.
  8. This Palace is made of 3 storeys, in which sandstone has also been used in its construction.
  9. Many things have been included in the premises of this palace in the late 19th century which include drawing room, smoking room, guest suite, grand hall, living room, pavilion etc.
  10. The most amazing structure of this palace is its dining room, which can accommodate more than 400 people at the same time.
  11. The "Shri Sadul Museum", located in the western part of this palace, includes the world's fourth largest private library, which is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on all days of the week except Sundays.

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