Bikaner , Rajasthan

Description

 Bikaner is a historical city founded in 1486, which lies to the northwest of the state of Rajasthan in western India.  It is a major tourist centre and part of Golden Triangle Route. The historical city Bikaner is the fifth largest city in Rajasthan. Rasgulla, bhujia, papad and many more things famous as bikaneri sweet and namkeen. Thar desert all around the city.  World famous miracle temple of Karnimata in Deshnok  near Bikaner also known as Temple of Rats.

 Bikaner fairs and festivals reflect the dynamic and vibrant cultural heritage of the place. There are a number of festivals that are celebrated in Bikaner from a very long time such as Gangaur and Kolyat Fair.

 

Places to visit

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Junagarh Fort

The Junagarh Fort was constructed under the supervision and instruction of Raja Rai Singh, the trusted general of Akbar.The Junagarh fort in Bikaner encloses a number of temples, pavilions and 37 palaces. Each of the palaces are a work of art with carved windows, kiosk, hanging balconies and towers.


Lalgarh palace

Built in the year 1902, this palace was constructed by Maharaja Ganga Singh in memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singh.


Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary

 The Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary of Bikaner is situated about 32 kms away from Bikaner town.In the past, the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary at Bikaner used to be a favorite site of hunting for Bikaner's Maharajah. There is a lake within the premises of the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary in Bikaner. This water body adds to the natural beauty of the place.


Camel Breeding Form

 

Located a few kilometers away from the Bikaner city, this farm is one of the major tourist attractions in Bikaner. The only of its kind in Asia, the farm produces the fastest moving Camels in the world.


Jain Temple

Jain temple Bhandasar was built by a rich businessman called Bhanda Shah, and he dedicated the temple to the 6th lord of Jainism.


Kote Gate

It is the local market, one of the major attractions here, and shoppers would consider it as a paradise for shopping. The tourists can expect to get items made of camel's hide, miniature paintings, wood carvings, khadi items along with mouth watering food items.


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