with its rich history draws countless number of tourists from all over the
world. With infinite tales of defiance, passion and loyalty, this place has
a lot more to offer The exotic camel safaris, beautiful forts, exotic folk
performances, camel races, old havelis and colorful bazaars make Bikaner an
interesting place to witness. Hordes of people passing with their camels
ringing bells in their necks, women in their colored dresses carry earthen
pots and colorful turbans of men will delight you to stick to this palace.
The imposing palaces, beautiful and richly sculptured temples of red and
yellow sand stones exhibit some of the finest creations of Rajput
Bikaner is located in the northern part of Rajasthan, it was was founded by
Rao Bhikaji in 1488 A..D. Bikaner is famous for its historical background,
forts & palaces, wild life sanctuary and above all Bikaner has the
world's largest Camel research and breeding farm..
Places to see
Lallgarh Palace :
This palace was built by Maharaja
Ganga Singh. It is a beautifully designed & made up of red sandstone and
has a perfect blend of Rajput, Mughal and the European style architecture.
It is must visit spot.
Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum :
This museum house the
collection of best terracotta ware, weapons, miniature paintings &
Junagarh Fort :
This fort was built by Raja Raj Singh. It have beautiful
palaces & temples.
Prachina Museum :
Located in the wonderful Junagarh
Fort, the museum houses regal costumes and antiques. Its a must visit
spot to witness the royal lifestyle of the royal family of Bikaner
Bhandeswari Jain Temple :
It is the most oldest temple
of Bikaner, it has wonderful rich mirror work, frescoes and gold leaf
Camel Research Farm :
The farm is just 8 km away from
Bikaner. It covers an area of 2000 acres & is the world's largest Camel
research & Breeding center.
Gajner Palace :
The lovely palace is located in the
banks of a beautiful lake. Once it was the hunting lodge for the Royal
Family of Bikaner. Now the beautiful palace is converted into a Grand
Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary :
The sanctuary is just 32 kms away from
Bikaner. Its the perfect place for adventure lovers to spot the Nilgai,
Chinkara, Black buck, Wild boar , flocks of imperial sand grouse and many
more migratory birds. Jeep Safari with a guide is the best option to visit
this wonderful sanctuary.
It is just 50 kilometres from Bikaner. It is a
temple complex of Kolyat and a holy place of pilgrimage for Hindus. The
complex has few temples, pavilions and ghats. A bath in the holy lake
especially on Kartik Poornima (November) is considered incredibly fortunate.
Katariasar Village :
It is just 45 kms away from
Bikaner. This village is a must visit plaace if you want to experience the
ethnic rural and cultural life of Rajasthan. Herds of chinkaras, desert fox,
rabbits, peacocks, parrots and partridges are found in large quantity in
Karni Mata temple, Deshnok :
The Deshnok village is
located 32 kms away in the south of Bikaner. The place is famous for the
Karni Mata temple. Karni Mata, considered as living form of Goddess Durga
lived here in the fourteenth century and performed many miracles.
Climate & Best Time
Bikaner, one of the most visited destination in Rajasthan is situated at an
altitude of 228 metres. In summers, the temperature varies from 49ºC to
43ºC. Winters are very pleasant with the lowest temperature being 8ºC
Best time to visit Rajasthan is during the months of October to February.
Bikaner Air/Rail/Road Links
Bikaner doesn't have any official airport. The
nearest airport is Jodhpur airport (235 kms)
Railway Station :
It is connected to Churu, Jodhpur (243
km), Bhatinda, Kalka Jaipur (321 km) and and Delhi (470 km) through railway
Bus Station :
The Bikaner Bus Station is centrally
located behind Lalgarh Palace. It is well connected by road with all major
cities of India.