Best Sightseeing Places in Bikaner
Constructed by Raja Raj Singh, a general in the army of Emperor Akbar during the year
1593, Junagarh Fort is one of the forts (in India), which have never been conquered or
seized. Endowed with a charming appearance in red sandstone and marble, this superb
architecture consists of various beautiful monuments. Do list this place in your Bikaner
This fort was built in the memory of Maharaja Lal Singh by Maharaj Ganga Singh
ji in the year 1902. This fort is a great symbol of Rajputana, Mughal and European
architecture. The superb latticeworks, rare collection of antique paintings and filigree
work are some of the highlights of this fort.
Bhandeswari Jain Temple:
Embellished with stunning mirror work, gold leaf frescoes and paintings, Bhandeswari
Jain Temple is the oldest monument present in the city of Bikaner (was built in the 15th
Often called as 'a jewel in Thar Desert', this Palace was an erstwhile summer resort
for the royal families and presently, one of the famous monuments as well as tourist
destination in Bikaner.
Laxmi Niwas Palace:
The Laxmi Niwas Palace was a former residence of Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner
(of former princely state). Decorated red sandstone and Indo-Saracenic style of
architecture, this palace is now functional as heritage hotel.
Best Time for Holidaying in Bikaner
Bikaner experiences extreme climate conditions with hot summer and cold winters.
Thus, the mid season i.e., from 'October to March' is the best time duration to visit
Bikaner. So, plan your Bikaner trip during this period of time.
Must Buy Things from Bikaner
Bikaner is one of the most famous tourist and shopping destination in the state
of Rajasthan. The city is a land of Camels; therefore a grand Camel festival is
organized during the month of January every year. This time is also the best
time for shopping lovers. You can get some charming ethnic stuff in the market.
Some of the popular items which you must buy include Mojari (Bikaneri style), Kundan
work jewelry, Rangi Dupatta, original precious stones, Nokha Quilts, beaded and
sequined gorbandhs and most importantly, the traditional Bikaneri Bhujia & other
special snacks. Kote Gate (King Edward Memorial Road) and Junagarh Fort are some
of the popular markets to buy these items. So, enjoy the most of your Bikaner vacation
by buying ethnic items of this city.
Explore Options to Reach Bikaner
Before booking Bikaner holiday package, you must be aware of the ways how you can
reach to this beautiful city of Rajasthan.
Jodhpur Airport (243 km) is the nearest airport to Bikaner that operates flights to
and from metro cities of India such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai.
The city has its own railway station, Bikaner Railway Station connecting it
to other cities by special (Bikaner Express and Bikaner Mail) and other operational
Bikaner is well connected with other adjacent cities and states by excellent
road network. Private cars and inter-state transport buses can be taken to travel by