The sprawling desert city of Bikaner is a 15th century royal city.
The city stores a few attractive legacies of the royal period. The
attractions include huge forts, revered temples and colourful camel
safaris of the place. Bikaner is encircled by a 7 km long wall having
5 entrances. The city was founded in the year 1488 by a descendant
of Rao Jodha, the founder of Jodhpur. Tourists also get a chance to
see the desert sand dunes on the outskirts. Bikaner is also famous
for its traditional handicrafts. It can be said that in Bikaner, a
glimpse of entire Rajasthan is available.
Tourist Attractions in Bikaner
Camel Research and Breeding Farm :
the outskirts of Bikaner is the Camel Research and Breeding Farm,
the only of its kind in Asia. Advanced research on camels takes place
in the farm. This farm has been credited for eradicating many camel
diseases and also increasing the population of the species. The Farm
also imparts training to camels. It is said that the Farm is crucial
for Rajasthan's economy.
Lalgarh Palace :
attraction dotting the Bikaner landscape is the Lalgarh Palace. Built
by Maharaja Ganga Singh in memory of his father, the palace is a splendid
example of red sandstone building architecture. The meticulously done
latticework and filigre work further increases the beauty of red sandstone.
Also known for its serene ambience, the palace has well laid gardens
full of blooming bougainvillea flowers. Peacoks could also be seen
moving around in the garden.
of the most magnificent forts of Rajasthan, the Junagarh fort is a
huge structure that also houses some very attractive palaces. This
fort was built by Rai Singh between 1588 and 1593. The fort has a
986 metre long wall having 37 bastions, a moat and two entrances.
Unlike the other forts of Rajasthan that have been built on high grounds,
this fort is built on the plains. The beautiful palaces inside the
fort are known for intricate stone carvings. The palaces are Anup
Mahal, Diwan-e-Khas, Hawa Mahal, Badal Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Phool
Mahal, Rang Mahal, Dungar Mahal and Ganga Mahal.
Karni Mata Temple :
to the sacred Karni Mata Temple from Bikaner give you the perfect
opportunity to enjoy historic Bikaner steeped in religious sagas and
Karni Mata is the official deity of Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.
According to local legends, faiths and beliefs, Karni Mata is the
goddesses who blessed Rao Bika and made it possible for him to create
a flourishing kingdom and a military bastion in the midst of a waterless
Situated at Deshnoke, a desert settlement, the Karni Mata Temple
is located at a distance of 30 kilometers from Bikaner, Rajasthan,
India. The local people staunchly believe that the souls of Karni
Mata's devotees become rats. As legend goes Karni Mata was an incarnation
of the Goddess Durga. During her lifetime one of her devotees died
and she made all attempts to bring him back to life. The Hindu lord
of death, Yama told her that her devotee couldn't come back to life
as he had taken birth as a rat. From then on Karni Mata secured
a promise from Yama that incase of death her devotees would be reincarnated
as rats till they could be reborn as humans again. Thus the respect
and reverence shown to rodents at this ancient temple with massive
Gajner Palace :
red sandstone Gajner Palace lies ensconced in the midst of wooded
grounds and is a delightful palatial home that has been converted
into a heritage hotel. Delicately carved columns, sculpted pillars
and Jharokha windows add to the quiet class of this heritage palace
in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. Set on the banks of a serene lake the
Gajner Palace is a glittering jewel on the Bikaner crown. For years
the Gajner Palace served as a summer resort for the maharajas of Bikaner,
The wooded area around the picturesque Gajner Palace in Bikaner is
inhabited with blackbucks, chinkaras and rare birds such as the imperial
sand grouse. A section of the stunning Gajner Palace has been converted
into a heritage hotel that recreates royal stays and helps you experience
Bikaner in a very special way.
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Shopping in Bikaner
Bikaner is very popular for its camel products like purses and slippers
made from camel skin that are of great demand in international market.
Other items like hand woven carpets and its woodcrafts are much
popular among the tourists. The King Edward memorial is the main
shopping area offering diverse variety of products of all ranges.
Apart from that other popular items of Bikaner are:
Mojari (Bikaneri style)
Beaded and sequined gorbandhs
Cotton fabrics with sanganeri prints
Nokha Quilts (known for lightweight and good insulation)
How to Getting Bikaner
How to Reach Bikaner by Air :
Nearest airport is Jodhpur 240
km. Tourist cab or buses can be taken from there for Bikaner.
How to Reach Bikaner by Rail :
Bikaner is connected by rail
transport with cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur. The fabulous
Palace on Wheels tour also covers the city of Bikaner.
How to Reach Bikaner by Road :
Well developed road services
connects Bikaner to Jaipur- 316 km, Jodhpur- 240 km, Delhi- 949
km and Jaisalmer- 330 km.