Located in the magnificence of the state of Rajasthan, the Laxmi Niwas Palace is one of the most gorgeous and splendid examples of architecture which has been honorably maintained with its former glory. Built during the 1900s, the Laxmi Niwas Palace is still a monument of impeccable artwork and architecture. The palace is made from red sandstone material and has been decorated with the handiwork of several artisans and masons who catered to the beautiful and artistic needs of the then Maharaja Ganga Singh. Undoubtedly, the palace’s beauty is most talked about and is a popular tourist attraction of Bikaner till date.
During the golden years of the Laxmi Niwas Palace, the palace was open to only royalties and dignified position-holders. The Laxmi Niwas Palace has now been converted and upgraded to a luxury hotel which is owned by Golden Triangle Fort & Palace P. Ltd. This heritage site is under their care and maintenance as they offer marvelous accommodations and amenities. There are 5-star restaurants like Swarna Mahal and Hari Mahal. There are pools, library accompanied with reading room, sports, billiards room, trophy bar and much more. The rooms come as Historical suites, Royal Deluxe Rooms, Royal Suites and the Palace rooms. There are many galleries and festivals that are held all through the year which can be attended. The Laxmi Niwas Palace also holds conferences, destination weddings, shoots and many more events.
History of the Attraction
Maharaja Ganga Singh, the ruler of Bikaner during the 1900s, built this palace for his residential purposes. The palace was built following the architectural style of Indo-Saracenic. The palace has been designed by renowned British architect, Col. Samuel Swinton Jacob. The palace was built to provide a means of livelihood to the common people of Bikaner and a glorious residence for the royal family.
The Laxmi Niwas Palace is a 2-minute walk from Lalgarh Palace and is well connected by roads and other nearby cities as it is enclosed in a triangle by Agra, Delhi and Jaipur
Things to Do in and Around
The Laxmi Niwas Palace is in itself a large site to explore with its majestic work and architecture. The palace offers a large number of amenities and facilities which can be availed. You can even go to nearby Karni Mata Temple which is 2.1 km away from the palace and Prachina Museum which is nearly 3 km away.
Opening/Closing Timings and Days
It is open during all the hours and days of the year.
No such entry fees recorded.
Best Time to Visit
Since Bikaner is located right in the middle of the Thar Desert, Laxmi Niwas Palace is best to be visited during the winter season. During the winters, the temperatures can dip to freezing points but still a chilly weather is better than an oppressive and dry summer weather which averages around 45-degree Celsius.