At 7.30 am, I was back at the hotel and ordered for tea. Today, I wanted to visit Gajner Palace, Bikaner. Therefore, I decided to have breakfast there and at the same time, I could find an excuse to explore the surroundings. As such, around 8.30am, I was at
the premise of the palace, went to their restaurant, and ordered for food.
A thing worth mentioning here is that the breakfast was excellent! The head chef did ask me my opinion about the food. After finishing my breakfast, I asked for permission to look around. The fact is that the palace is now a huge heritage hotel and they allow only lodgers into the palace.
Gajner Palace Bikaner | Image Resource : rajasthanforyou.wordpress.com
The palace is huge and I could see that it was a perfect place for the royalties to enjoy peace and quiet in this
beautiful place. The huge, red building stood majestically alongside a lake. The lodgers here could enjoy the scenic beauty of the lake or the wooded area behind the hotel. Having declared the
palace as a heritage importance and the wooded area surrounding the palace as a preserved bird sanctuary, the place remains green and serene to this day.
Boating at Gajner Lake | Image Resource : bikaner.nic.in
I could hear the sounds of birds at regular intervals and it almost felt like I was visiting a bird sanctuary. I
did spot a black buck and the entire environment was so serene! Within the hotel, there is a temple too. As per the inscriptions, the Maharajas used this palace as a hunting lodge. Maharaja Ganga
Singh built the palace and presently, it is one of the oldest heritage hotels in Rajasthan.
Upon enquiry, I found that that the hotel has 13 Suites and Deluxe rooms each with elegantly designed balconies. I could see the balconies from outside and realized that this was where the royalties stood to view the surroundings before going hunting. After exploring the surroundings, I took a boat ride and took in the scenic beauty of the surrounding. What a lovely and peaceful feeling! The woods, lake, the serene atmosphere and the palace itself added to the beauty of the place.