Situated in the northern region of Rajasthan, just east of the border with Pakistan, is the city of Bikaner which is known for its 16th century Junagarh Fort, a huge complex of ornate buildings and halls, Karni Mata Temple which is home to many white rats and exquisite havelis and palaces.
One of the earlier established cities of Rajasthan, the city is nicknamed as the ‘camel country’ because of world’s best riding camels prevalent in Bikaner. This city is also home to beautiful palaces and heritage properties that have become the hot spot for the destination wedding in Rajasthan.
Like an oasis in the desert, the Gajner Palace, built on the edge of a lake was converted into a heritage hotel in 1976. Situated 30 minutes away from the main city of Bikaner, this palace is an architectural beauty with sprawling terraces and balconies, majestic setting, and restored grandeur which has 13 historic suites in Dungar Niwas where the British stayed, 32 deluxe rooms in Gulab Niwas, Champa Niwas and Mandir Chowk that are open venues for various wedding ceremonies or social gathering.
LALL GARH PALACE
Blending a perfect mix of east and west styles, the Lall Garh Palace was built in the 19th century that is considered among the most remarkable royal residences of Rajasthan.
The palace is covered in delicate stone carving, restored 59 rooms and suites with vintage furnishings, lavish gardens that are often visited by peacocks and royal ambience that provides a picture perfect set for a dream wedding. Having served as set for many Bollywood movies and TV serials, the Lall Garh Palace is one of the best wedding locations of Rajasthan.
LAXMI NIWAS PALACE
An inspiration behind Lutyens’ and Baker’s architectural style and a home to once princelings, Europe’s pre-eminent bluebloods, King George V and Queen Mary only, Laxmi Niwas Palace today stands open for those who wish to taste the flavors of royalty.
The untouched, signature old style luxurious rooms and suites, marble topped terrace and pavilions, expansive gardens and halls filled with chandeliers and antiques will take you back in time to the lost era. The palace has been a favorite of many high profile celebrity weddings, film shoots and private shows.
KARNI BHAWAN PALACE
Once a home to Maharaja Karni Singh, the Maharaja of Bikaner, the Karni Bhawan Palace is inspired by the deluxe art deco style of the US and Europe.
The massive palace has a brilliant past and till date has restored age old photographs and paintings, boasts exquisite furniture in the courtyards and banquet halls and has 12 authentically pleasing art deco suites and rooms. For the perfect wedding ambiance, the entire palace gets transformed into a dreamy royal wedding venue for you to have the best of royalty.