Places to Visit in Bikaner



With oriental forts, graceful havelis and acres of white sand, travel attractions in Bikaner, the museum city are numerous. There are a number of Bikaner travel attractions and the most popular ones include:
The tourist attractions in Bikaner are the 16 the century Junagarh Fort which has never been conquered. Successive rulers later added thirty-seven palaces, pavilions and temples to the original structure and each has been skillfully built to connect with the previous buildings. The museum in the fort houses valuable collection of miniature paintings dating back to several centuries. Lalgarh Palace, a major part of which is now a luxury hotel, was designed by Sir Swinton Jacob for Maharaja Ganga Singh almost 90 years ago and has interesting combination of European luxury and oriental fantasy. Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum houses brilliant specimens of Harappan civilization, the Gupta and Kushan era.



Places to See in Bikaner



Junagarh Fort

Category : History & Culture
One of the most attractive forts in Bikaner is Junagarh fort. It was built by Maharaja Rai Singh. The entire fort is steeped in deep history due to which it appeals to the tourists to a great extent. The fort is completely built with red sandstone brought from the Thar Desert. However, the interior work is done with marble. There are many wonderful things to see within the fort. The rich heritage of the king along with many temples and Havelis of the kings are found within the fort. Some of the palaces found here include Ganga Mahal, Phool Mahal, Badal Mahal, etc. There is also a fort museum within the fort and displays collection of dresses, weapons, paintings and many other things of historical importance. The museum is one of the major tourist points in Rajasthan. You can also find many manuscripts written in Sanskrit and Persian. Therefore, if you ever visit here, make sure that you also visit these different palaces to get the best experience. More...

Fort Museum

Category : History & Culture
This museum is within the Junagarh fort which itself is a major tourist attraction in Bikaner - Rajasthan. This museum is the store house of some of the most rare antique pieces of weapons, jewels, paintings, first World War biplane etc.

Lalgarh palace

Category : History & Culture
Lalgarh palace is amongst the famous attractions in Bikaner, Rajasthan. It was built by the Maharaja of Bikaner in 1902. The architectural style is Mughal, Rajput and European which attracts the attention of many tourists. Currently, the palace comprises of a museum, a heritage hotel and a luxury hotel. It is a three storeyed building which is coated completely with red sandstone and this makes the palace look more appealing. The magnificent pillars and the wonderful fireplace in the building make it further magnificent and attractive. This is something that should not be missed when one is in Bikaner. More...

Camel Breeding Farm

Category : History & Culture
Camel Breeding Farm which is one of its kind in Asia managed by the Government of India. 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.

Shiv Bari Temple

Category : Religious
Shiv Bari is another famous attraction in Bikaner. This is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is built with high walls. The temple was constructed by Maharaja Doongar Singh in the 9th century. There are various religious traditions and customs that are followed in this temple by the local people. The temple also gives an idea of the unique features found in the architecture of Rajasthan. In fact, the architecture of this temple is splendid, and is built completely of red sandstone. You can also find a wonderful collection of miniature paintings, which is one of the finest representations of the culture of the place. Make sure that when you are in Bikaner, you definitely visit this beautiful and magnificent temple. More...

Prachina Museum

Category : History & Culture
The Prachina Museum was set up by the Maharaja's daughter. It was established in the year 2000.The Prachina Museum of Bikaner is of special importance to all the people who take special interest in the field of art and crafts. This place provides a good opportunity for the different kinds of artists to showcase their expertise. More...

Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum

Category : History & Culture
The Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum was established in the year 1937 by Maharaja Ganga Singh. It is a wonderful storehouse for some of the famous collections of history, artwork and even sculptures. It is placed within the Lalgarh Palace. There are numerous sections within the museum and these divisions are made on the basis of historical importance and hierarchies. You can also expect to find sculptures from the Harappan age, Litho prints of the British Empire and many more. The museum attracts large numbers of tourists from different corners of the world. It is open from 10 am to 5 pm daily except for Fridays and the public holidays. More...

Sadul Museum

Category : History & Culture
Sadul museum is housed in the upper storey of Lalgarh Palace in Bikaner. This museum was received as a donation from His Highness Dr Karnil Singh. The chairperson of the museum is Princess Rajyashree Kumari. If you happen to visit this museum, you can expect to find large numbers of Georgian paintings, rare artifacts and hunting trophies. There are also life-size paintings and photographs that are kept in more than 20 rooms. In fact, the royal family of Bikaner still resides in one part of the palace. This is one of the main reasons why millions of people are attracted to visit this destination. The usual charge of the museum is Rs. 10 per person. The museum is also dedicated to the lives of three successive kings of Bikaner and their passion for many artifacts. More...

Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary

Category : Wild Life
The Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary of Bikaner is situated about 32 kms away from Bikaner town. This place has a lot of historical importance. In the past, the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary at Bikaner used to be a favorite site of hunting for Bikaner's Maharajah. It is here that the Maharajah has hunted a number of wild animals. The Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary at Bikaner is currently used in preserving a number of wild animals. More...

Deshnok Temple

Deshnok temple is situated in the village of Deshnok, which is only 32 km from Bikaner. The temple is also often known as a Karni Mata temple. There are lots of interesting myths and history associated with this temple. The temple is dedicated to Karni Mata who is believed to be the incarnation of Goddess Durga. The entire style of the temple is unique and reflects high religious beliefs and faiths. The rodents within the temple are also considered to be holy and special holes are present within the temple to facilitate their movement. The temple is considered to be quite holy and auspicious for the locals and visitors.

Laxmi Nath Temple

Laxmi Nath temple is definitely one of the oldest of all temples in Bikaner. It was found in the year 1488 AD. It is considered to be a historical monument and has plenty of historical and special features. The temple boasts of some of the best architecture and this reflects the skills of artisans during those ages. Vishnu and Lakshmi are the two deities that are worshipped in this temple. They have received the devotion of innumerable devotees from different parts of the world. People visiting Bikaner do not miss out the opportunity to visit this temple of rich historical and cultural significance.

Prachina Museum

Prachina Museum is present in the Junagarh fort of Bikaner. It displays some of the most interesting royal costumes and accessories. In addition to that, the museum also wonderfully traces the change of ethnic settings through the ex-sovereigns and family portrait displays. The glimpse of inheritance, which was a part of modern Bikaner, is also wonderfully reflected in this museum. The wonderful collection of royal costumes, jewelries, religious accessories is present. In addition to that, there are also displays of craft, articles and artifacts of the ancient period. Some of the traditional dresses of the ladies are also displayed here richly.

Kote Gate

Kote Gate is one of the interesting destinations for the tourists to visit in Bikaner. The local market is one of the major attractions here, and shoppers would consider it as a paradise for shopping. The market interestingly sells several local food stuffs along with wonderful masterpieces. In addition to that, being a part of history, it also comprises of several handicrafts and items of different art forms. The tourists can expect to get items made of camel's hide, miniature paintings, wood carvings, khadi items along with mouth watering food items. Therefore, make sure that when you are here, you definitely make plans to reach out to this wonderful shopping destination that will give you unique and exquisite experiences.

Jain Temple Bhandasar

Jain temple Bhandasar was built by a rich businessman called Bhanda Shah, and he dedicated the temple to the 6th lord of Jainism. The elegant structures are the most noticeable parts of the building. It is believed that the temple was built using more than 40 barrels of ghee instead of mortar. It is located near the Laxminath temple, which is one of the oldest temples of Bikaner. The entire temple building is divided into three floors and is made of red sandstone and white marble. The interior of the temple is exquisite and comprises of rich mirror works. The wall paintings and sculptures within the temples are also interesting. Visiting this temple can be a wonderful experience for you.

Jain Haveli

Bikaner, the city of sand dunes, vast deserts, breathtaking palaces and beautiful havelis is a symbol of pride for the state of Rajasthan. The city boasts of some of the most captivating havelis across the country. A palatial house surrounded by a courtyard, standing tall amidst narrow lanes built with red sand stone - havelis take one back to the past of kings and queens. More...

Tourist Destinations Near Bikaner



Jaipur

Jaipur - Rajasthan , the glistening Pink City, was founded by and named after Sawai Jai Singh II. It beckons tourists with a magnificent display of its royal Rajput heritage in its imposing forts and impressive palaces. Added bonus is the warm hospitality of its colorful people and of course a plethora of handicrafts to shop for. More...

Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Tourism provides an opportunity for the tourists to discover the rich cultural heritage of this golden city. Tour to Jaisalmer allows the tourists to discover this enchanting land replete with places of sightseeing. Jaisalmer has a golden charm about itself, which attracts many a traveler to discover this place that boasts of its rich historical tradition. Innumerable number of foreign tourists visit Jaisalmer annually. More...

Jodhpur

This princely city that was once the capital of the Marwar kingdom has got many places of visit, which enchant tourists from all over the world. These places reflect the then tradition, culture and splendor of the city.



Last Updated on : April 28, 2014