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
Bikaner House 2019 (1).jpg
General information
OwnerBefore: Bikaner state
Now: Rajasthan Government
Technical details
Floor area8 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][3]

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.[4]

It was designed by Charles G Blomfield.[5] 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[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. ^ Mahapatra, Dhananjay (27 January 2006). "Bikaner House in occupancy row". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.livehistoryindia.com/cover-story/2019/09/22/sanjan-digging-deep-into-history
  3. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/stories-behind-the-royal-abodes/article8203558.ece
  4. ^ Sharma, Manoj (8 June 2011). "Of princes, palaces and plush points". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  5. ^ Ibrar, Mohammad (6 December 2016). "Lost Glory of Bikaner House Restored". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 April 2019.

Further reading[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Media related to Bikaner House at Wikimedia Commons