Bikaner is a place in Rajasthan, India. Rao Bika was founded this city. This place is famous for snacks and sweets. Other name of this city is Camel Country. Major attraction of this place is Camel rides. Major festivals of this place are Camel Festival, Gangaur Festival, Kite festival, Kapil Muni fair, Holi, Jambeshwar Fair. This is one of the best places for shopping lovers also. Worth buying things are Nokha Quilts, wooden antiques, Kundan work fabrics, Lacquer Bangles, Jewellary, clothing’s etc.
What to see in Bikaner:
Jain Temple: This temple is dedicated to Shri Sumatinathji. He is the 5th Thirthankar. It was constructed in 15th century with white marble and sandstone. Major attractions of this temple are mirror work, fresco, leaf painting, Religious painting.
Junagarh Fort: Raja raj Singh founded this fort between 1588 to 1593. Major attractions of this place are Rang Mahal, Ganga Mahal, Dungar Mahal, Diwan-e-khas, Badal Mahal, Phool Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Anup Mahal. Architecture of this fort is so beautiful.
Lalgarh Palace: In the memory of Maharaja Lal Singhji it was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh. European, Mughal, Rajput architecture can be seen on this palace.
Moolnayakji Temple: In Bikaner, this is the first Vaishnav Temple. It was built in 1486.
Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum: Major attractions of this place are antique carpets, Royal Bikaner Train, traditional Rajasthani musical instruments, terra cotta ware.
Laxminath Temple: It is one of the oldest temples of this place which was built by Rao Bikaji in 1488.
Deshnok Temples: Other name of this place is Karni Mata Temple. Silver door of this temple is one of the attractions of this temple. Rats feed here. In the temple premises rates can be seen.
Rajasthan State Archives: This place is well known for historical wealth records. Attractions of this place are Khatoot, Arzdasht , Vakil Report, Akbarat, Manshurs, Nishans, Persian Farmans.
Shiva Bari Temple: Major attractions of this place are Huge Idol of Lord Shiva and wall paintings of Nandi Bull facing Shiva lingam. Beautiful columns, Pavilions and domes are other attractions of this place.
Other attractions of Bikaner: Other attractions of Bikaner are Bhandeswari Jain Temple, Jain Havelis, Sadul Museum, Ganga Singh Museum, Prachina Museum, Gajneer Palace, and Camel Breeding Farm.
What to see around Bikaner:
Devi Kund: It is located 8kms away from Bikaner. Number of Cenotaphs can be seen here. Major attraction of this place is Chhatri of Maharaja Surat Singh. Rajput Paintings on the ceilings are also worth seeing.
Gajner Wildlife sanctuary: It is located 32kms away from Bikaner. Major attractions of this place are antelopes, desert foxes, wild boar, hares, wildfowl etc
Katariasar Village: It is located 45kms away from Bikaner. Herds of Partridges, Parrots, Peacocks, Rabbits etc can be seen here. Major attraction of this place is sand dunes. Fire dances looks so lovely.
Getting to Bikaner: Ways to reach this place is through road and railways. From Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Jaipur etc buses come to this place. From Allahabad, Jaipur, Agra, Kolkata etc trains come to this place. Palace on Wheels so luxurious trains also connect this place. Nearest airport is located at Jodhpur which is 240kms away from Bikaner.
Getting around Bikaner: Tourists taxis, Rented Vehicles, Autos well connected different places of Bikaner. Buses and private vehicles are available to visit the surrounding places of Bikaner.
Best time to visit Bikaner: Best time to visit Bikaner is between November to February.
Where to stay in Bikaner: Plenty of hotels are available to stay in Bikaner. Forts, Havelis, Royal Palaces are available for royal treatment.
Where to eat in Bikaner: Plenty of restaurants are available to have food at Bikaner. Churma, Bati and Dal are famous food. Camel milk made sweets is also famous here.