Bikaner House

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

Bikaner House
General information
Owner Before: Bikaner state
Now: Rajasthan Government
Technical details
Floor area 8 acres

Bikaner House is a princely house located in New Delhi designed by. It is a sprawling building now belonging to the Rajasthan government within walking distance of India Gate.[1]

History[edit]

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.[2]

Architecture[edit]

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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