Gajner Palace

Gajner Palace is a jewel in the Thar Desert, built by HH Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh of Bikaner on the edge of a lake. The property was converted into a heritage hotel in 1976.

Lose yourself in this sprawling majestic palace, with its distinctive terraces and balconies; revered for its fabulous setting and unhurried way of life, explore a world of nature-walks, boat-rides, sanctuary dinners and desert safaris. Discover Rajasthan's ‘best-kept secret', just 30-minutes' drive away from Bikaner.

The hotel's compound stretches over 6000 acres. The palace was primarily a hunting resort during the days of the British Raj and attracted several dignitaries, including the Prince of Wales in 1905, Governor General Lord Elgin, Lord Erwin in 1927 and Lord Mountbatten when he was Viceroy of India. The Imperial Sand Grouse shoots at Gajner Palace during the Christmas season was the most sought after invitation in the indian social calendar.

 
 

The Mirage Restaurant

Once the ballroom for the Maharaja and his guests, today it serves delightful Indian, Mughlai and Continental cuisine to 21st century visitors. The Imperial Terrace, an extension to the Mirage, overlooking the lake and sanctuary, is where folk and tribal dancers regale guests through the evening. Open for light snacks through the day, lunch and dinner

 

Mrigtrishna Bar

ontinuing with the theme of the desert, Mrigtrishna bar evokes similar emotions of gentility and elegant opulence as that of Mirage Restaurant. Not surprisingly then, Mrigtrishna translates to ‘mirage' in English. Dungar Niwas, where British dignitaries once stayed during their leisure trips to the Palace, houses the Mrigtrishna. Unwind with a glass of sherry as a cool breeze blows across the Gajner Lake.

 
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