The Desert Kingdoms: Bikaner

Bikaner: "The Red City"

Bikaner, Rajasthan


February 25, 2007

Dear Family and Friends,

"The Lalgarh Palace is a sprawling extravaganza of carved friezes, jalis, pillars and arches in the distinctive reddish-pink sandstone. (Bikaner is known as The Red City.) Constructed between 1902 and 1926, the palace combines traditional Rajput and Renaissance European features with Art Nouveau decor inside." [*]