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Bikaner

Overview of Bikaner

With Pakistan as its border from one side and Thar desert from other three sides, Bikaner not only has a authentic cuisine but also an opulent past and heritage. Famous for housing the grandiose Junagarh Fort, the city is extremely famous and attracts a major tourist flux in Rajasthan. Bikaner displays the rich cultural heritage of medieval era. The excavations from this city prove that the civilization was at its peak here even before Harappan civilization.

Rao Bika Ji established the city in the year 1488 AD and thus named after the king Bikaner. The city has seen valiant soldiers, great wars and conquests and thus portrays the evidences of past glories. Imposing palaces, forts and stunning temples with great architecture boast of the finesse of the Rajput civilization.

Places of attractions

Junagarh Fort

Location: Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Built in the year 1593 by Raja Rai Singh, Junagarh Fort is huge fort with massive formidable walls surrounding the fort. The blend of Mughal, Gujrati and Rajput architecture, Junagharh Fort is one example of brilliant designs and intricate carvings. Some of the attractions inside the fort are Anup Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Dungar Mahal, Diwan-e-khas and Ganga Mahal.

Things to do at Junagarh Fort: Visting The Place

Lalgarh Palace

Location: Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

‘Lal’ meaning red, the Palace is named after the father of Maharaja Ganga Singh who built the Palace in the year 1902 in memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singh. The name of the Palace is Lalgarh due to the use of red sandstone. It is a stupendous example of the architectural brilliance of medieval period.The colossal lawns houses peacocks, which are a sight to watch when they dance.

Things to do at Lalgarh Palace: Visting The Place

National Research Centre on Camel

Location: Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

The one and only research centre is devoted to research on the four breeds of Camel. 400 Camels of around four breeds are kept here in this centre for research purposes. This also serves as a well known breeding ground for camels.

Things to do at National Research Centre on Camel: Visting The Place

Jain Temples

Location: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

This group of beautiful temples within the Jaisalmer Fort has carved structures that depict pictures of sages, hermits, animals, etc. Built in the Dilwara style that is famous all over the world for its architecture, these temples are dedicated to Rikhabdevji and Shambhavdev Ji.

Things to do at Jain Temples: Visting The Place

Deshnoke/Karni Mata Temple

Location: Deshnoke, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

45 kms from Bikaner, Deshnoke is famous for Karni Mata Temple where rats are worshipped. Centuries old temple is inundated with rats where the rats are worshipped due to an ancient legend. This rare temple attracts a lot of foreign tourist to witness the rats being worshipped.

Things to do at Deshnoke/Karni Mata Temple: Visting The Place

Weather in Bikaner

Bikaner is a city which experiences extreme climate throughout the year. While the summers are hot and humid, winters are chilly.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the Bikaner is from October to March when the weather remains cool and pleasant.

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How to Reach

By Air

Jodhpur Airport is the nearest airport to Bikaner, located around 251 km away from the city. From the airport, you can board a bus or hire a taxi to reach Bikaner.

By Train

Bikaner has two railheads- Bikaner Junction and Lalgarh Railway Station. Both the stations are approximately 6 kilometres away from each other and are located within the city, a reason why, train is widely preferred by most of the travelers.

By Road

When it comes to connectivity, Bikaner is well-connected to almost all other major cities of India by Road. You can hire a taxi or board a private bus to reach Bikaner by road.

Places to visit in Bikaner :
Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, National Research Centre on Camel, Jain Temples, Deshnoke/Karni Mata Temple
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Camel Safari Tour in Rajasthan

Duration: 16 Nights / 17 Days

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Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days

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Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days

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Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days

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Rajput Heritage Tour

Duration: 16 Nights / 17 Days

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