Lallgarh Palace, Bikaner
The Lallgarh Palace rises above acres of surrounding gardens. The cupolas, domes and balconies were carved by local craftsmen with such delicacy that even today the solid red sandstone has the fragile appearance of lace. The interior of the palace is laid out with a grand reception hall, drawing rooms, a billiard room, card rooms, smoking room, dining rooms and an indoor swimming pool. When completed, the Lallgarh Palace in its grandeur and beauty was considered a fitting residence for the Maharaja of Bikaner.