Gajner Palace is spread over 6000 acres. Gajner Palace was built on the banks of Gajner Lake by Sir Ganga Singhji, one of the greatest Maharajas of Bikaner, in the early decades of the twentieth century. The palace is a 30-minute drive from Bikaner. Gajner Palace was a hunting resort of the Maharajas of Bikaner and was used for entertaining visiting Royalty & British dignitaries during the days of the Raj when Maharaja Ganga Singhji used to entertain his guests by arranging grand shoots and lavish feasts & entertainment. The christmas season was often celebrated with prearranged duck and Imperial Sand Grouse shoots. Royalty, both, National and International, Viceroys and other dignitaries were invited on this grand occasion. Gajner is an incomparable Jewel in the Thar. The red sandstone palace is distinguished for its architectural grandeur and luxuriously appointed suites and rooms. The Palace grounds feature thick forestation which encourages the guests to take up a simple walk around the grounds. One can get to view the migratory birds in winters like the Imperial sand Grouse, Bar-headed goose, Pintails, Teals and other ducks. The grounds also feature animals like antelopes, black bucks, Nilgai (Blue-bull), Chinkara etc. Of course the more common variety of birds like the Peacock, partridge, quail, doves and pigeons are quite common.
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