especially during Kartik Purnima on full moon day between
October and November Gajner Palace was earlier used by the
former Maharajas as a hunting lodge and various British
dignatories also visited during the British Raj System.
During the reign of Maharaja Ganga Singhji,
this palace was used for duck and Imperial Sand Grouse
shooting and lavish entertainment. Christmas season was often
celebrated with great fun and frolic and both, national and
international kings and other dignatories were invited on this
grand occasion. Some dignatories who have visited Gajner
Palace are the Governor General Lord Elgin, Lord Mountbatten
of Burma, Prince of Wales (1905) and Lord lrwin (1927).
Now, the Gajner Palace has a private wildlife sanctuary. This
sanctuary is home to endangered antelopes like the Chinkara,
Black Buck, Neelgai and other animals. During winter months,
the lake also becomes home to more than a hundred species of
migratory birds, including the Imperial Sand Grouse. The
tourist can enjoy the jungle safari in the wildlife sanctuary
in the morning and evening.
Gajner Palace is divided into five different wings which are
Dungar Niwas, Mandir Chowk, Gulab Niwas, Champa Niwas and
Sardar Niwas. The hotel offers 31 well appointed rooms and
suites. Each suite has been meticulously restored to its
original grandeur. In Gajner Palace, one can also view the
photographs of the days of the British Raj System which have
been meticulously arranged in the corridors. The tourists can
also enjoy Camel Safari, Jeep Safari, Horse riding, billiards,
tennis and boating at Gajner Palace.
How to reach Gajner Palace
The nearest city is Bikaner which is about 30 km. Bikaner is
well accessible by rail, air and road. The nearest railway
station and airport is situated at Jodhpur which is about 250