Heritage Hotels in Bikaner: Experience the Traditional Royal Hospitality


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August 6th 2013
Published: August 6th 2013
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A supreme historic city of Bikaner is located in the northern part of Rajasthan. Bikaner is endowed with a rich history and houses many palaces and forts dating back to the 15th century. Bikaner has emerged as a prime travel destination in Rajasthan unfolding its astounding historical beauty. There are several palaces and forts in Bikaner that have been transformed into heritage hotels. The heritage hotels in Bikaner are renowned for their elegant surroundings and impressive architecture. These hotels retain the royal grandeur of the erstwhile great Maharajas. Boasting a rich tradition of architecture, heritage hotels in Bikaner exhibits the work of skilled artisans in their architecture.

The royal splendor of these heritage hotels captivates the senses of millions who visit Bikaner from every corner of the world. The modernity and hospitality of these heritage hotels make your holiday experience all the more delightful. An ideal stay will offer tourists an enchanting glimpse of traditional Rajput hospitality. The well-maintained heritage hotels are not only renowned for their royal legacy but also offer modern amenities and facilities without compromising on comfort and luxury of the modern day. Bikaner is endowed with finest heritage hotels that have been developed by leading Indian hospitality chains. Apart from modern facilities, heritage hotels of Bikaner also offer a wide variety of recreation opportunities for their guests. The most sought after heritage hotels include Gajner Palace, Mehsagar Castle, Lalgarh Palace and Basant Vihar Palace to name a few. All these heritage properties are managed and maintained by the state.

Gajner Palace is an outstanding heritage hotel in Bikaner and is spread over a sprawling area of 6000 acres. Constructed in red sandstone, Gajner Palace served as a hunting lodge for the erstwhile Rajput rulers. The palace is famous for its architectural grandeur having plush rooms and suites. All 44 rooms are tastefully designed that include 31 Deluxe Rooms and 13 Historic Suites. Guests can avail best facilities at Historic Suites such as separate sitting cum dining rooms, big bathrooms and separate dressing rooms. The Deluxe Suites are also equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. Enjoy the charming twittering of birds, walk on splendid lawns and leisurely walk of peacocks. Its close proximity to Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary makes Gajner Palace Heritage hotel an ideal place for wildlife enthusiasts. Guests can enjoy the traditional Rajasthani fare having an extensive variety of Indian and Continental cuisine at Mirage, an in-house specialty restaurant. Imperial Terrace and Dungar Niwas Courtyard are the other popular in-house restaurants of this palace.

Basant Vihar Palace is yet another finest heritage hotel of Bikaner, built by Maharaja Ganga Singh Ji. Adjacent to the Royal Ladies Garden, Basant Vihar Palace was converted into a heritage hotel in 1993. All 21 rooms are well-appointed and fully equipped with latest amenities. The chandeliers and period furniture reflects the royal grandeur. Guests can relish authentic Rajasthani cuisines in its in-house restaurants that serve a variety of dishes in a unique presentation. Indulge in some of the best dishes from Mughlai, Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine.

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