Bikaner House

Coordinates: 28°36′32″N 77°13′48″E / 28.608901°N 77.229949°E / 28.608901; 77.229949

Bikaner House
Bikaner House 2019 (1).jpg
General information
Owner Before: Bikaner state
Now: Rajasthan Government
Technical details
Floor area 8 acres
Ballroom of Bikaner House

Bikaner House is the former residence of the Maharajah of Bikaner State in New Delhi. It is located close to India Gate.[1][2]

History

After the British Raj set up the Chamber of Princes, the rulers needed a residence in the capital city. A number of palaces were constructed in New Delhi, at the coveted Princes’ Park. Around the statue of King George V are the Hyderabad House, Baroda House, Patiala House, Jaipur House and Bikaner.[3]

It was designed by Charles G Blomfield.[4] After independence it was bought by the state government of Rajasthan. It was renovated in 2014–15 to be used as a space for arts and culture.

Architecture

It is spread over an 8-acre plot in Lutyens' Delhi. Among all the princely residences, Bikaner House was the least grand in design, as it was more like a bungalow than a palace.

See also

References

  1. ^ Mahapatra, Dhananjay (27 January 2006). "Bikaner House in occupancy row". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/stories-behind-the-royal-abodes/article8203558.ece
  3. ^ Sharma, Manoj (8 June 2011). "Of princes, palaces and plush points". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  4. ^ Ibrar, Mohammad (6 December 2016). "Lost Glory of Bikaner House Restored". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 April 2019.

Further reading

  • Bhowmick, Sumanta K (2016). Princely Palaces in New Delhi. Delhi: Niyogi Books. p. 264. ISBN 978-9383098910.

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