Bikaner City Guide

Bikaner is one of the most worth visiting cities of Rajasthan, India. The city of Bikaner still preserves its old charm in form of it's historical monuments, stunning havelis, elegant palaces and terrific temples. These all depict the culture and history of Bikaner. While you will travel in Bikaner as part of tours to Rajasthan, India, you will observe that there is much more in Bikaner to offers you mesmerizing experience. Bikaner plays a major role in the boom of Rajasthan Tourism. In fact, Bharatpur tour is itself a major attraction of tourism in Rajasthan. One cannot imagine complete tours to Rajasthan, India, without have a travel in Bikaner.

The city of Bikaner is founded by Rao Bikaji- a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur, Rao Jodha Ji in the year of 1448. Bikaner is famous for its imposing forts, elegant palaces, stunningly painted havelis, and Camel Breeding Farm & Research Centre which is only one in Asia of its one kind. Come in Rajasthan and become a part of Bikaner tour and know more about the city of Bikaner which is also known as the ‘Camel City’ and the ‘Camel Country’.

During your tours to Bikaner, you will also have to face to face the culture and history of Bikaner in the form of its various magnificent forts & palaces, terrific temples, and annual camel festival held in the month of January. The city of Bikaner is also known for its lip-smacking snacks, bujiya and sweets. Read more about attractions of Bikaner on this Bikaner City Guide article.

Best season to visit:

The best time to visit Bikaner is in the winter months (i.e. November to February) when the weather is very pleasant and travelling in the dry and barren conditions of Bikaner is comparatively easier than the summer months.

Distances from Bikaner :
Delhi 470 Kms.
Agra 665 Kms.
Ajmer 278 Kms.
Alwar 472 Kms.
Bharatpur 542 Kms.
Jaipur 361 Kms.
Jaisalmer 355 Kms.
Jodhpur 256 Kms.
Mt. Abu 569 Kms.
Ranthambhore 537 Kms.

Major Attractions in Bikaner

Junagarh Fort : Revel in the architectural splendor, as you take an intimate look at this imposing fort, built by Akbar's Camel Safari, Rajasthan Camel Safari Tour Packagescontemporary Raja Rai Singh. Within the fort are thirty seven palaces, pavilions Suraj Pol or the Sun Gate is the main entrance to the fort. The palaces worth visiting are Chandra Mahal, Phool Mahal and Karan Mahal. The palaces, exquisitely built in red sandstone and marble are ornate with mirror work, carvings and paintings. An array of kiosks and balconies embellish the fort at intervals, breaking the monotony. A museum with valuable miniature paintings and rare antiques is also located in the Junagarh Fort.

Lalgarh Palace : The magnificent fort in red sandstone, a fascinating juxtaposition of the Oriental style and European luxury that leaves you truly mesmerized. Designed by Sir Swinton Jacob for Maharaja Ganga Singh almost -90 years ago, this is an extraordinary monument. The palace has a billiards room, a library, a cards room and a smoking room. Belgian chandeliers cut - glass ornaments, oil paintings and lamps add to its charm.

Bhandeshwar Jain Temples : (5 km) Beautiful 16th century Jain temples, dedicated to the 23rd Tirthankar Parshvanathji.

Camel Breeding Farm & Research Centre : It is one of the major attractions of your Bikaner Tours. It is situated at the distance of around 8 km from the Camel Country - Bikaner. It is only one of its kinds in all over in Asia. Managed by the Central Government, the Camel Breeding Farm & Research Centre extends over 2000 acres of semi-parched land.

Altitude:  237 mtrs. Best Season: Oct - March Climate: Summer Mean Max. 41.8 'C Mean Min. 28.0 'C Winter Mean Max. 23.2 'C Mean Min. 5.0 'C Clothing: Summer light tropical or light Winter Woolen.

Excursions

Bhand Sagar Temple 5 km, Camel Breeding Farm 10 km, Devi Kund 8 km, Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary 32 kms, Deshnok's Karniji Temple 33 kms.