Built in the memory of maharaja Lal Singh, Lalgarh Palace has a graceful
facade of red sandstone, and is one of Maharaja Ganga Singh’s great
achievements. The maharaja ruled for a period of 56 years. The state especially
prospered under his rule. In the fort museum which is housed in the red
sandstone Ganga Niwas, built during the reign of Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh,
here can be seen a unique collection of miniature paintings, manuscripts,
weaponry and even a world war I bi-plane.
Designed by a Britisher for Maharaja Ganga Singh, lalgarh palace displays a magnificent blend of Oriental and European style. The terraced lawns and the Bougainvillea bushes add beauty to the palace. Peacocks stroll around Lalgarh Palace, which has been partly converted into a hotel.
The intricate filigree work and latticework exhibit the refinements and delicacy of craftsmanship. Lallgarh palace museum displays well-preserved hunting trophies and old photographs. The library of the Lalgarh palace is supposed to have the largest collection of original Sanskrit manuscripts on parchments, copper and gold or silver plaques. The Lalgarh palace has now been converted into a beautiful hotel. The large and airy rooms point towards a pervasive British influence, even though the Welcome group took over it's management in 1993 and made numerous renovations. The shri Sadul museum forms a part of the palace, and houses vast collections of books, photographs, manuscripts and albums that span several generations.