Bikaner

Bikaner is a vibrant city founded by Rao Bikaji in the year1488 AD. This is also another popular city in the state of Rajasthan. The impressive palaces, beautiful and splendidly sculptured temples exhibit some of the finest creations and conceptions of Rajput civilization. The city has the largest Camel Research and breeding farm in the world. Lying in the north of the desert state, the city is dotted with many sand dunes. It is the fifth largest city of Rajasthan. The magnificent forts and palaces, its rich historical and architectural inheritance and traditional folk dance and music make Bikaner an interesting place of tourist destination in India. With this there are also some other popular tourist attractions in Bikaner.

Best known for its forts and Handicrafts

Ajmer is well known monuments, forts, gates, palaces etc. Bikaner is also known for its handicrafts and leather articles. Best for shopping are good quality of leathers including delicately embroidered ‘mojris’. Jharokas are also quite famous, sheep wool carpets, lacquer work and other handicrafts.
 


Main Attractions:-

Major Attractions of Bikaner

Junagarh Fort

Junagarh Fort was originally called Chintamani or Old Fort and is situated in the city of Bikaner. It is very well maintained place by the officials.This place is a must for avid travelers & photographers. These buildings depict a composite culture, manifest in the mix of architectural styles. The palaces worth visiting are Chandra Mahal, Phool Mahal and Karan Mahal. There is also a museum where you can explore some antiques that are related to the fort.

Lalgarh Palace

It is one of the most magnificent palaces in Bikaner built with red standstone. Here you can see mixed architectural styles of Rajput, Mughal and European. It was built between 1902 and 1926. Now it has been converted to heritage hotel. This is an amazing hotel and full of history and it really is quite grand, the grounds are lovely to just wonder around in.

Prachina Museum

In the year 2000, this museum was established as Bikaner Cultural Center and Museum that was established by Siddhi Kumari daughter of Late Maharaja Narendra Singhji of Bikaner. It contains a lot of dresses, cushions, rugs, utensils etc from the royal family.


Bhandeshwar Jain Temples

Dating back to the 15th century, it is one of the most significant Jain temple of the city and also a historic place of worship. The temple is decorated with gold-leaf work, beautiful sculpted pillars, and floral designs. It was built in the honour of 23rd Jain Tirthankar Parshvanathji. It is one of the pilgrimage places in the state of Rajasthan.

Camel Breeding Farm or Camel Research Farm

Camel Breeding Farm is one of the most major tourist attractions in Bikaner. The only of its kind in Asia, the farm produces the fastest moving Camels in the world. It is also known as camel research Farm. The farm permits tourists at certain time and enjoy camel ride and have pure ice cream made of Camel milk.
 

Getting there

How to get Bikaner

    Airport - Nearest airport to reach Bikaner is Jodhpur Airport and Jaipur International Airport that are located 260kms and 350kms away from Bikaner city accordingly. It is well connected with other major cities of India.

    Train - Bikaner Junction railway station is located in Bikaner district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is connected with other major cities of Rajasthan and with nearby city Delhi, Kolkata etc.

    Road - The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation runs deluxe and semi-deluxe buses connecting Bikaner to nearby cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer etc. You can also avail Volvo buses and private cabs to reach Bikaner  
 

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