Bikaner is a well-known district in the state of Rajasthan in India. Located in the north western part of the state, the district has its headquarters at the city of Bikaner. Bikaner has a rich historical tradition and thousands of tourists from all over the year come here to get a feel of the rich tradition and culture. Bikaner stands on a slightly raised ground and is circumscribed by a seven Km long embattled wall with five gates. The magnificent forts and palaces, created with delicacy in reddish-pink sandstone, bear testimony to its rich historical and architectural legacy. Undulating lanes, colorful bazaars and bright and cheerful folks make Bikaner an interesting palace.
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’.
Bikaner holds a second rank amongst the principalities of Rajpootana. It is an offset of Marwar,its princes being scions of the house of Joda, who established themselves by conquest on the northern frontier of the parent state and its position, in the heart of the desert, has contributed to the maintenance of their independence.
Located amidst Thar Desert, the weather in Bikaner district, Rajasthan is mostly dry. The summer season is hot while the winter season is cool and pleasant. The ideal time for tourists to travel to Bikaner is in the autumn and spring seasons.
Ranking among the popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan, Bikaner attracts thousands of travelers for its rich historical tradition and culture. The city consists of beautiful forts, castles, religious shrines and other historical monuments.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.
Tourist Attraction‡ Junagarh Fort
‡ Lallgarh Palace
‡ Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum
‡ Shiv Bari Temple
‡ Karni Mata Temple Laxminath Temple
How To ReachTrain : Bikaner is connected by rail with Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur, Ambala and Jammu Tavi .
Air : Nearest Airport Jodhpur 243 Kms.
Road : Bikaner is well connected by road with all Major cities. Private taxis are operated from Delhi , Jaipur, Agra & Other cities of Rajasthan.