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
OwnerBefore: Bikaner state
Now: Rajasthan Government
Technical details
Floor area8 acres

Bikaner House is a princely house located in New Delhi designed by Charles G Blomfield.[1] It is a sprawling building now belonging to the Rajasthan government within walking distance of India Gate.[2]

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.[3]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ibrar, Mohammad (6 December 2016). "Lost Glory of Bikaner House Restored". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  2. ^ Mahapatra, Dhananjay (27 January 2006). "Bikaner House in occupancy row". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  3. ^ Sharma, Manoj (8 June 2011). "Of princes, palaces and plush points". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013.