Gulab Bhavan

Gulab Bhavan is a palace in Srinagar, India. The palace is a former residence of the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir from the Dogra dynasty. The palace lies in the eastern part of the city and overlooks the Dal Lake.

Gulab Bhavan
General information
Typepalace
Town or citySrinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Current tenantsLaLit Grand Palace Hotel
Completed1910

HistoryEdit

The construction of the palace was initially started in 1910 by Maharaja Pratap Singh as a summer residence, but it was under his successor, Maharaja Hari Singh's initiative that the major impetus to the construction of the palace was given.[1] The Gulab Bhavan was built under the guidance of Sh. Janki Nath Madan, Royal Engineer in the Court of Maharaja Hari Singh, who had received his engineering degree from Kings College, London, UK in 1934, with a tri pass (honours) in maths and physics.[2]

After Indian independence Maharaja Hari Singh moved to Mumbai and the palace was converted into "The Grand Palace" hotel in 1956. Bharat Hotels took over the hotel in 1998. They restored the palace and extended it. In 2008, the hotel was rebranded to LaLiT Grand Palace Srinagar, of The LaLiT Hotels, Palaces and Resorts.

ArchitectureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Saxton, Aditi (25 August 2011). "One hundred years of splendour". India Today. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
  2. ^ "The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar - Srinagar". wikimapia.org. Retrieved 22 July 2020.

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