A land of Palaces and forts is the fourth largest city of the Rajasthan known as Bikaner. If you want to see beauty in the desert, land up at Bikaner. The desire to visit the desert or the warmth for the desert is something that drives the tourist to this place. Bikarner was the foundation of Rao Bika Ji in 1488 AD, which depicts the civilization of the Rajputs in the form of fabulous temples, havelis, castles and many more. One more thing for which bikaner is famous for its namkeens, one of the most well known one is Bikaneri Bhujia. Apart from this the major attractions of this place have grabbed the attention of the tourist visiting this place. Some of the attractions of Bikaner comprises of Junagarg fort, Gajner Palace, Karni Mata Temple, Camel Breeding Farm, Devi Sagar Kund and many more.
Gajner palace attracts maximum number of tourist in Bikaner and is one of the most exquisite palaces in the world. During the era of rajput's and maharaja's, it was used for hunting which gradually changed in to a place for celebrating Christmas by the british people. However, at present the palace is used as a hotel which is believed to be the biggest hotel in the world. Along the magnificent palace flows the Gajner Lake. The palace is made up of red sand stones and the whole interiors of the palace are the testimony of the Rajasthani culture. It just takes around 30 minutes to travel from the main city.
Another tourist attraction in bikaner city is Junagarh fort which was built by Raja Rai Singh, a general of the military of king Akbar. The fort is supported by lot of citadels which amazes lot of tourists. The stonewall is thousand meters in length and was constructed in order to prevent the foreign invader from entering the fort. Surajpol and Daulatpol are the names of the two huge gateways from which the first one is considered to be the main entrance and the latter one is famous for the hand prints of a sati. The mirror works done by the artisans add shine to the fort and the stunning paintings in the fort are manifestation of the famous Indian culture.
karni mata temple
A temple which is devoted to the saits of the fifteenth century is the karni mata temple and is the temple of Goddess Durga. The most prominent aspect of this temple is enclosed by around thousands of rats and the belief about these rats is that they are rebirth of the devotees of Karni Mata. The most exiting thing about these rats is that they are harmless. Navratri and fair times can be highly enjoyable at this temple.
Bikaner Photo Gallery
How to reach Bikaner
Reaching out to this place is not at all difficult as you can reach here through airways, roadways and also railways. The nearest airport to this place is Jaipur airport and the best way to reach this place from Jaipur to Bikaner is through hiring a cab for your transport.
Nearest Tourist Places
Ajmer - 233 km. Jaipur - 321 km. Jodhpur - 243 km. Jaisalmer - 333 km. Pushkar - 246 km.