Travel to Bikaner

Bikaner Tourism

Bikaner is a historic city, which should be interesting to travel to while you are in Rajasthan. The history of Bikaner reveals that the fortified city of Bikaner dates back to the 15 th century.

The tourist attractions in Bikaner are the forts and palaces of this historic city. The must see places in Bikaner are Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace and Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum. Excursions from Bikaner can take you to the Camel Breeding Farm, which is one of its kind in Asia managed by the Government of India, and the famous Deshnok's Karni Mata Temple devoted to Karni Mata known for giving a spiritual status to rats that they roam around freely.

Among the fairs and festivals in Bikaner, the most popular is the Camel Festival every year in the month of January, which attracts tourists from across the globe. Shopping in Bikaner can be a pleasure for those looking for exquisite crafts made from camel and sheepskin. Bikaner, famous for its sweets will be a delectable experience for the sweet-toothed. Hotels in Bikaner offer traditional hospitality and are fully equipped with modern amenities to meet the needs of tourists.

How to Reach Bikaner

Bikaner is a city in the state of Rajasthan and is located 330 km northwest from Jaipur the state capital. The city is the administrative headquarters of the Bikaner District. The city of Bikaner is well connected with other cities in the state India.

By Air

The nearest airports to Bikaner are in Jodhpur (251 km) and Jaipur (330 km), the capital of Rajasthan. These two airports, Jodhpur Airport and Jaipur International Airport, are well connected with regular flights from all the metros cities of India.

Bikaner does not have an airport of its own. The nearest airports to Bikaner are in Jodhpur (251 km) and Jaipur (330 km), the capital of Rajasthan.These two airports, Jodhpur Airport and Jaipur International Airport, are well connected with regular flights from all the metros cities of India.Nal Airport is a domestic airport located around 17 km from Bikaner. It is presently under construction. Find Flights to Bikaner...

By Train

The city of Bikaner is connected via broad gauge railway and has well linked rail connections to Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram, Chandigarh, etc. The "Palace on Wheels" luxury train also covers Bikaner in its eight-day tour of Rajasthan. The Bikaner Junction railway station is located in the city centre.

Trains to Bikaner

From Delhi:
Delhi Sarai Rohilla - Bikaner Intercity Express/22472
Rajasthan Sampark Kranti Express Slip/12463-Slip
Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Bikaner Express/12457 More Trains...

From Mumbai:
Ranakpur Express/14708
Dadar - Bikaner SF Express/12490
Mumbai Bandra (T.) - Bikaner SF Express/22474 More Trains...

From Kolkata:
Howrah - Bikaner SF Express/12307-Slip
Kolkata - Bikaner Pratap Express/12496
Howrah - Jaisalmer SF Express/12371 More Trains...

By Road

Bikaner is connected by road with the major cities in India. National and State Highways like NH 11, 15 & 89 link Bikaner with other major cities and metros in India. Inter city buses also connect the city with its neighboring cities and states. To Travel within Bikaner, the city has a fleet of buses along with auto rickshaws.

Distance to Bikaner
  • From Jodhpur - 251 km
  • From Ajmer - 267 km
  • From Jaipur - 330 km
  • From Bhilwara - 386 km
  • From Delhi - 439 km
  • From Udaipur - 489 km
Bikaner Distance Chart

Places to Visit in Bikaner
  • Bhandasar Jain Temple
  • Camel Research
  • FarmDevi Kund
  • Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Shiv Bari Temple
  • Deshnok's Karni Mata Temple
  • Kolayatji
  • Kalibangan
  • Lalgarh Palace
  • Junagarh Fort
  • Karni Mata Temple
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Local Transport

Car Rental in Bikaner

Rajasthan is availed by many a travelers, who prefer the comfort of traveling in a more privatized mode of transportation. Clients can choose from a variety of cars. The rentals vary, depending on the standard of luxury and the space. Even luxury cars such as Mercedes Benz and Skoda Octavia cars are rented out. The rates are higher of you avail cars with air conditioning facilities. The usual services and advantages that come along with car hire in Bikaner include chauffeur and space for luggage accommodation. The travel expenses would include the above-mentioned advantages along with the taxes, fuel charge, insurance charge, parking rates and all other travel related expenses.

The chauffeurs of the cars are well trained to guide you around the city. In case of doubts and indecision regarding the sightseeing destinations and festivals to visit, you can rely on them to take you around. If you are planning for a privatized trip for a large number of travelers and prefer luxury bus, the same is at you disposal. The rental rates would include all expenses related to travel. One can even rent higher bikes for a comfortable and affordable.

Shopping in Bikaner

Shopping in Bikaner can be a pleasure for those looking for exquisite crafts, which have a feel of this historic city. Bikaner, the historic city of Rajasthan is famous for its leather and wood products made from camel and sheepskin.

Bikaner will be a delectable experience for the sweet-toothed. Snacks like like bhujias, and sweets like rasagolas and other sweets, which you find all over India, have become synonymous with Bikaner.

The main shopping areas in Bikaner are Kot Gate, King Edward Memorial Road and Station Road.Urmil Trust at Junagarh Fort and Khadi Industries Institute on Station Road are places where you can buy souvenirs and handcrafted items.

In Bikaner, you can shop for miniature paintings in Bikaneri style. Another art form typical of Bikaner is the gesso work on buffed camel hides, which are now revised by painting with 24 -carat gold on wood. Though expensive, items made of camel skins and hides are unique to take home.

Last Updated on : July 22, 2013