Gulab Bhavan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Gulab Bhavan is a palace in Srinagar, India.

The palace is a former residence of the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir from the Dogra dynasty. The palace lies in the eastern part of the city and overlooks the Dal Lake.

The palace was built in 1910 by Maharaja Pratap Singh as a summer residence, and has been further decorated by his successor, Maharaja Hari Singh.[1]

After Indian independence Maharaja Hari Singh moved to Mumbai and the palace was converted into "The Grand Palace" hotel in 1956. Bharat Hotels took over the hotel in 1998. They restored the palace and extended it. In 2008, the hotel was rebranded to LaLiT Grand Palace Srinagar, of The LaLiT Hotels, Palaces and Resorts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saxton, Aditi (25 August 2011). "One hundred years of splendour". India Today. Retrieved 24 November 2011.