Maharaja Ganga Singh constructed the Lal Garh Palace of Bikaner in 1902. It was built to commemorate Maharaja Lal Singh Ji, the father of Maharaja Ganga Singh. An architectural splendor of red sandstone, the palace was designed by Sir Swinton Jacob. Bikaner Lalgarh Palace is a unique blend of Rajput, Mughal and European architecture on the outside. At the same time, the interior of the palace has a touch of oriental architecture.
Adorning the palace is some fascinating latticework and filigree work.
The palace has now been converted into a hotel. Adding to the
magnificence of the palace are its terraced lawns the Bougainvillea
bushes. If lucky, you may also spot peacocks roaming around the palace.
The Palace also houses a rich collection of well-preserved paintings,
hunting trophies and old photographs.
There is also a library in the Lal Garh Palace of Rajasthan. It is
believed that the library has the largest collection of original
Sanskrit manuscripts on parchments, copper and gold and silver plaques.
The palace also comprises of a museum, displaying an amazing collection
of miniature paintings, manuscripts, weaponry and even a World War I
bi-plane. Also a part of the museum is a unique collection of books,
photographs, manuscripts and albums dating back to the old times.