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|Owner||Before: Bikaner state
Now: Rajasthan Government
|Floor area||8 acres|
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.
It was designed by Charles G Blomfield. 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.
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.
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