General Manager: Mr. Madan Singh Shekhawat
Gajner Palace,Gajner , Bikaner
P.O. Gajner 334301 , Tehsil: Kolayat
Telephone for Gajner Palace
+91 1534 275061-9
+91 1534 275060 Fax
Daily flights from New Delhi, Mumbai or Jaipur to Jodhpur, the nearest airport around 250 km from Bikaner
Convenient daily overnight trains from New Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
1299 km from Mumbai; 754 km from Ahmedabad, 321km from Jaipur, 470 km from New Delhi.
Air-conditioned coaches from New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur
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.
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.
Besides its panoramic landscape and architectural beauty, the Palace Complex also has the remnants of a historic railway station: this hunting resort was connected to Bikaner Palace by rail in 1922. It also marked the beginning of the Bikaner-Sutlej canal project, a major development initiative of the Maharajas of Bikaner.
Gajner Palace is divided into four distinctive wings: Dungar Niwas, Mandir Chowk, Gulab Niwas and Champa Niwas.
The hotel's 13 historic suites are in Dungar Niwas where British dignitaries stayed during their leisure trips to the Palace. Each suite has been meticulously restored to its original grandeur. Every detail, from the furniture to the wallpaper, the four-poster beds and picturesque windows has been carefully recreated exuding an aura of a bygone age. All rooms have been thoughtfully fitted with modern conveniences.
The palace-hotel also offers 32 deluxe rooms in Gulab Niwas (used by glamorous railway officers in former times), Champa Niwas (the recently built section, with a beautiful courtyard surrounded by rooms) and Mandir Chowk (part of the reception area for dignitaries arriving by train and dominated by the presence of an ancient temple and age-old Banyan trees).
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.
Other facilities provided free of charge:
* On request