INDIA - GAJNER, RAJASTHAN

GAJNER PALACE

HOTEL PACKAGE

TYPE

Heritage

DATE

Open

DURATION

Min. 1 Night

P.P. PRICE

from € 55

PAX

from 1

GAJNER PALACE - INDIA, RAJASTHAN

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INTRODUCTION

Gajner – Spread over 6000 acres, the forest of Gajner was transformed into a famous shooting reserve for sand grouse when Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner built the palace next to the Gajner Lake. Sir Ganga Singh was also an avid wildlife conservator. He introduced different breeds of deer and birds into the state sanctuaries, had wildlife preserves replanted, and ensured that wardens were posted to prevent poaching. Maharaja Karni Singh, grandson of Sir Ganga Singh, converted the hunting preserve of Gajner in to a wildlife sanctuary, a haven to endangered antelopes like the chinkara, black buck, blue bull as well as other rare animals. The sanctuary and lake attract more than a hundred species of migratory birds during the winter. Gajner Palace is a jewel in the Thar Desert, built by HH Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh of Bikaner on the edge of a lake. The property was converted into a heritage hotel in 1976. Lose yourself in this sprawling majestic palace, with its distinctive terraces and balconies; revered for its fabulous setting and unhurried way of life, explore a world of nature-walks, boat-rides, sanctuary dinners and desert safaris. Discover Rajasthan’s ‘best-kept secret’, just 30-minutes’ drive away from Bikaner.
Gajner Palace is 35 km from Bikaner, 275 kms from Jodhpur. 

ACCOMMODATION

The hotel consists of 32 Deluxe rooms and 13 Historic Suites British dignitaries stayed in the suites during their leisure trips to the Palace.

Adventure hike
through the wild canyons of the Hakos Mountains (easy to moderately difficult hike, sturdy hiking shoes recommended.)
Visit to the new HESS research facility
with the four large 15 m Cherenkov telescopes to study cosmic gamma ray events.
Visit to the capital, Windhoek
including a visit to the 30 heavy nickel-iron meteorites exhibited in the city center
Additional tour options:
Farm tour with game viewing:
zebras, oryx, kudu, clip-jumpers, baboons, etc., approx. € 40-
Quiver Tree Forest:
Adventure ride / hike, approx. € 40
Rhinoceros Tour:
Observation trip, approx. € 45
Excursion to the Gamsberg:
This 2,347 m high table mountain was once the location of the southern observatory of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy. Fantastic view down to Hakos pass and the Namib desert, approx. € 70, – (windbreaker recommended on Table Mountain)

When booking the optional tour “Safari – to the Atlantic” (3) instead of 12 nights on Hakos, only 10 nights on the guest farm and then 2 overnight stay outside in Svakopmund and in the Namib. (For details on the excursion program, see below)

Day 1: Safari to the Atlantic
Drive over the Gamsbergpass, the grass highlands, crossing the Kuiseb canyons, the Namib desert, wildlife observation and sightseeing of the famous Welwitschia desert plants. Overnight in Svakopmund, Namibia’s traditional health resort on the Atlantic coast.

Day 2: Safari to the Atlantic
Drive along the sand dune coast to Walfisbay. Optional: interesting boat trip to see seals, pelicans, flamingos and dolphins. Continue through the Namib, Gaub Canyon, grass steppes at Solitaire and overnight near Sesriem Canyon.

Day 3: Safari to the Atlantic
Excursion into the fantastic dune world of the Namib near Sossusvlei.
Return to the guest farm in the evening.

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ACTIVITIES

There are an array of activities, which the guests can enjoy at Gajner Palace like The Panghat Spa offering Ayurvedic treatments in exotic tented settings, Camel and jeep safaris into the sanctuary, Solar and rowing boats at Gajner Lake
 
We are furnishing below the details of the activities:

Raja Rai Singh built this formidable fort in the late 16th century. Magnificent in marble and red sandstone, the fort’s extensive wall has 37 bastions and two entrances. When you enter through the Karan Pol, the interiors of the fort unfold palatial spaces such as the Anoop Mahal with its gold leaf painting, Chandra Mahal (moon palace), Phool mahal (flower palace, with mirror inlay work), Har Mandir (royal place of prayers), Ganga Niwas and Rang Mahal (palace of pleasure), The Durbar Hall, Gaj Mandir and the Sheesh Mahal (mirror chamber).

The museum has one of the finest collections of Rajasthan art with unique collection of terracotta, weapons, litho prints, miniature paintings of Bikaner school; coins of Harappan civilisation; and sculptures of the Gupta and Kushan era as well as of the late classical time. Managed by the Government of Rajasthan, the museum is currently located in a new building in the Civil Lines.
This museum was established by the royal family, in 2000, to present the cultural heritage of the place. It brings to life the long lost court traditions and glorious lifestyle of the Bikaner royalty. Essentially a craft museum, the Prachina Museum creates a platform for local artists to display their traditional crafts. The costume gallery displays the clothes of a glorious era when clothes were designed keeping in mind the wearer’s social status, personal tastes and personality. Also on display are European wine glasses, cut glass bric-a-brac object d’art, cutlery and crockery used in the regal kitchen, perfumes, ethnic carpets, unique jali rugs and delicately carved period wooden furniture.
At Jorbeer, 10 km from Bikaner, is a breeding farm for the ship of the desert. It was launched in 1984. An elite flock of Bikaneri, Jaisalmeri and Kachchhi camel has been developed and are maintained at the centre. Scientists at the centre, using molecular markers, have successfully identified genetic variations within and between camel breeds. They have also produced two camel calves using the technique of embryo transfer. The Centre has also generated useful information on double-humped camel found in Nobra Valley of Laddakh (in Jammu & Kashmir). The centre is an important spot on the tourist map of Rajasthan. And is open on all days from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm for visitors.
This famous shrine is one of the most popular pilgrimages of the region. The Mata is the tutelary deity of the erstwhile Bikaner dynasty. The temple is unique as its rats, called kabas, are venerated and the shrine is a sanctuary for them: They move freely in the temple. It is believed that these kabas carry souls of future charans (bards – children of the goddess) who inhabit the town of Deshnok. It is highly auspicious to sight a white kaba. The temple has fascinating huge silver gates and marble carvings that were donated by Maharaja Ganga Singh.

PLEASE NOTE:

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Your Astronomy expert and lecturer:
Dr. Klaus-Peter Schröder

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

ACCOMMODATION COST

Rates from:
1st August to 31st March 2022

Tour Price:
from € 55 per person on twin share for 1 night with breakfast 

OUR RECOMMENDATION:

–        Only accommodation at Gajner Palace along with transfers can be organized
–        We can suggest an itinerary, specially designed for you inclusive of 2 – 3 nights (or more, as desired) at Gajner Palace

INCLUDED

1 night stay at Gajner Palace
 Buffet Breakfast
All applicable taxes

NOT INCLUDED

● International and Inbound flights
Any transfers
Other meals, drinks
Tips
Personal expenses
Travel insurance

SERVICES

Billiards room, Tennis Court, Nature walks, Cycling, Table Tennis, Spa and Ayurveda
once the ballroom for the Maharaja and his guests, today it serves delightful Indian, Mughlai and Continental cuisine to 21st century visitors.
an extension to the Mirage, overlooking the lake and sanctuary, is where folk and tribal dancers regale guests through the evening.
Continuing with the theme of the desert, Mrigtrishna bar evokes similar emotions of gentility and elegant opulence as that of Mirage Restaurant. Not surprisingly then, Mrigtrishna translates to ‘mirage’ in English. Unwind with a glass of sherry as a cool breeze blows across the Gajner Lake.
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HOTEL

OUR RECOMMENDATION:
  • Only accommodation at GAJNER PALACE along with transfers can be organized
  • We can suggest an itinerary, specially designed for you inclusive of 2 – 3 nights (or more, as desired) at Gaj Retreat

SUSTAINABILITY

Social Responsibility Gaj Retreat is a luxury eco resort. Every aspect of the retreat is designed to be environmentally friendly and it has been built using local materials and manpower to ensure minimum negative impact on the environment. The retreat has extensive recycling and refuge-elimination programs in order to cut and offset its carbon footprint. Gaj Retreat truly features exotic luxury in complete harmony with all the elements of nature that make this property so very special. The Retreat spans over acres of beautiful forest land and has been developed with the deepest respect for the natural environment. Retreat also has a bio-gas plant as well. The core team of Gaj Retreat have a clear policy of sharing with the local villagers, therefore they have built properties in rural areas, employing local manpower, running a Degree College exclusively for The Girls, organizing periodic health check up camps for the village folks.

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INDIA / GAJNER - HOTEL PACKAGE

GAJNER PALACE

TYPE

Heritage

DATE

Open

DURATION

Min. 1 night

P.P. PRICE

from € 55

PAX

From 1

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Entry Policy

Currently no tourists are allowed into India. Actual and detailed informations can be collected from the foreign department of your country of residence.

How to reach

Gajner Palace is 35 km from Bikaner, 275 kms from Jodhpur. 
Best suited with round trips

 

Resort Policy

Open for all guests

Language in the resort
English