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Bikaner

Lallgarh PalaceBikaner 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 civilization.

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..
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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 & coins.

Junagarh Fort 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. It’s a must visit spot to witness the royal lifestyle of the royal family of Bikaner
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Bhandeswari Jain Temple : It is the most oldest temple of Bikaner, it has wonderful rich mirror work, frescoes and gold leaf paintings.

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.
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Around Bikaner
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 heritage hotel.

Chinkara - Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary 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.

Kolyat : 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 this area.

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.
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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
Airport : 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 network.

Bus Station : The Bikaner Bus Station is centrally located behind Lalgarh Palace. It is well connected by road with all major cities of India.

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