This mahal consisting of small rooms behind the Phul Mahal, it is named after Maharani Chand Kanwar, one of the queens of Maharaja Gaj Singhji. The most interesting here is the dadoed paintings that resemble the precious stone inlay work of Agra. One of the rooms here displays the idols of some of the Hindu divinities placed in the niches under the ceiling.
Ganga Singh Museum
This 2 story circle building, popularly described as the best museum in the state, it displays a rich array of archaeological discoveries from prehistoric Harrapan and early Gupta period. Separate sections put on view paintings, arts and craft, terracotta, pottery, carpets, coins and ancient Rajput weaponry.
Oh Rats... Again!
We arrived, and became lost, in the city of Bikaner. We were rescued when the owner of the accommodation we were looking for stumbled across us on his motorbike.
The Veno Paying Guesthouse was the perfect retreat to take a breather. Located on the outskirts of town, we had one of the huts that surrounded a paved garden. It was cheap, quiet and even had a small swimming pool, though that was teaming with more aquatic wildlife than the Great Barrier Reef.
We spent a day lost in the old city and visited the imposing fort. After two hours of looking at the historical artifacts and strolling its ramparts, we were just leaving when it dawned on me that I’d been there before, with Mark, five years before. That’s the great advantage of being intellectually challenged; I can visit the same great sights over and over and every time is like the first!