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Hotel Fact Sheet - Gajner Palace, Udaipur

Contact Information:

General Manager: Mr. Madan Singh Shekhawat

Address:
Gajner Palace,Gajner , Bikaner
P.O. Gajner 334301 , Tehsil: Kolayat
Bikaner,Rajasthan ,India

Telephone for Gajner Palace
+91 1534 275061-9
+91 1534 275060 Fax

Airport
Daily flights from New Delhi, Mumbai or Jaipur to Jodhpur, the nearest airport around 250 km from Bikaner

Rail

Convenient daily overnight trains from New Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

Surface

1299 km from Mumbai; 754 km from Ahmedabad, 321km from Jaipur, 470 km from New Delhi.

Bus:
Air-conditioned coaches from New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur

Description:

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:

  • Lawn Tennis
  • Table Tennis
  • Cycling
  • Basketball
  • Chess/ Carrom
Accommodation:

Total rooms:
45                                Historic suites: 13                              Deluxe rooms: 32
Services & Amenities
At the hotel
   24-hour In-Room Dining Laundry/dry-cleaning/pressing Car rental desk Currency exchange service Doctor or nurse on call 24 hours Non-smoking rooms One-hour pressing Restaurant(s) and Umbrellas
Facilities & Amenities provided on Complimentary Basis
  
2 Bottles of packaged drinking water Soap Shampoo Shower Gel Toilet Rolls – 2 nos Moisturiser Comb Dental Kit * Shaving Kit * Bathroom Slippers * Tea/Coffee Maker Newspapers Hair Dryer In room safe Makeup mirror Wi Fi usage Twice daily housekeeping services Television

 

* On request
Business Services
At the Hotel
 
Business services available on request with prior notice Audiovisual equipment Computers Wireless Internet access at no extra charge Confidential Meeting Suite
Recreation
   
   Billiards room The Panghat Spa offering Ayurvedic treatments in exotic tented settings Folk Dance Tennis courts Nature walks and cycling Camel and jeep safaris into the sanctuary Table Tennis Solar and rowing boats at Gajner Lake
  Restaurants & Bars
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
Timings: 10 am to 10:30 pm
Mrigtrishna Bar
Continuing 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.

Timings: 11 am to 10.30 pm
Check-In and Checkout Policy

Check-in time and policies


Check-in time: 2 pm
Early Check-in: Subject to availability

Check-out time: 12 noon
If you wish to extend your stay, subject to availability of room, you will be charged 25% the normal room tariff till 2 pm; 50% from 2 pm to 6 pm; and 100 % after 6 pm.

Guaranteed reservations:
Booking will be considered confirmed on receipt of 100% advance of the total reservation amount.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation must be received at Central Reservations Office HRH Group of Hotels in writing, via email, fax or letter, at least 7 days before scheduled date of arrival in April- September, and at least 30 days before the scheduled arrival date during October- March. In case of later cancellation or no-show, the hotel reserves the right to charge one night’s retention for room plus applicable government taxes.

Credit cards

All major credit cards accepted