For years, Mount Abu was the summer residence of
many Indian Princes, who wanted respite from the
stifling summer of their windless plains.
Bikaner House was the summer residence of the royal
family of Bikaner. Constructed in 1893 during the
minority of Maharaja Ganga Singhji, the mansion was
designed by the legendary architect Sir Swinton
Jacob, under the supervision of the Council of
Set on vast grounds amidst tranquil hills, Bikaner
House occupied one of the best locations in Mount
Abu and was visited regularly by the Maharaja and
the royal family. In 1962 Maharaja Karni Singhji
decided to convert the royal residence into a hotel.
"PALACE HOTEL" as it is now called has been in
operation since then. The Palace hotel, today a
classified 'Heritage Hotel' still stands glorious as
before a legacy from the Maharajas of Bikaner.
There are 15 suites, 17 deluxe rooms and 1 single room
in the Palace Hotel. Each of these rooms have their
own old world charm. All the rooms are unique and have
all the modern amenities to make your stay very
comfortable like attached bathroom with hot and cold
running water supply and shower, direct dialing
facility on telephone and television.
In an effort to maintain the history and heritage of
the property, the dining experience has also been
tailored to reflect a time gone by. A traditional
meal native to the region or traditional Indian food
or perhaps Continental fare, are all carefully
prepared to stimulate the palate. A meal in the
large ornate dining room which has played host to
many dignitaries and visiting heads of state in the
past add to the overall experience. The bar is
popular watering hole in the evenings where one can
relax with friends and family.
Currency Exchange, Safe Deposit, Doctor on Call, Car
Rental, Sightseeing Tours, Laundry are the
facilities which are provided by the hotel. There
are two tennis courts in the hotel which are located
in a marvelous hillside setting. Along with Tennis,
Billiards, Table Tennis, Badminton, Croquet, Volley
ball, Indoor Games, Playground and Pony rides are
the various recreation facilities in the hotel.
There is also a large conference hall with requisite
facilities, which can accommodate up to 150 people
in an auditorium setting and 60 people otherwise.
The Palace Hotel is located about 30 kms. away from
the Falna railway station and 172 kms. away from the
Udaipur airport. This hotel is located about 1 km.
from the city centre.