in Rajasthan retains the medieval grandeur that diffuses in the city's
lifestyle. Bikaner is also well known as the Camel country, as it has Asia's
biggest camel breeding farm. This desert city is also famous for the camel
safari and other camping options. The splendor of the desert can be found
all around in the forts, palaces, sand dunes and beautiful temples,
signifying the rich heritage of Rajasthan.
The Most Popular Sights to Visit in Bikaner
Junagarh Fort was built between the year 1589 and 1594 by Raja Rai Singh,
one of the trusted Rajput generals of Akbar. The fort frustrated every
attack that was made on it and today, stands proud and unconquered. The
perimeter of the wall is nearly a kilometer long, with 37 bastions and two
gates. The Suraj Pol (Sun Gate) is the main entry to the inside. Within are
a profusion of palaces (37 of them), pavilions and temples. The palaces,
exquisitely built in red sandstone and marble are ornate with mirror work,
carvings and paintings.
Lalgarh Palace is a red fort-palace, built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the
year 1902, the enlightened ruler who ruled Bikaner through the first half of
this century, in honor of his father, Maharaja Lal Singh. The palace,
designed by a British architect, is made of red sandstone and adorned with
amazing intricate latticework and carvings that displays great delicacy and
refinement. There are several terraced lawns and bougainvillea bushes and
peacocks stroll around them.
Bhandeshwar Jain Temples
The temple is just at a distance of 5 km from Bikaner. These are beautiful
16th century Jain temples, dedicated to the 23rd Tirthankar Parshvanathji.
Traveling to Bikaner - Made Easy
If your next destination is Bikaner, then be careful to be aware of all the
routes, which will take you to Bikaner in Rajasthan. From any part of the
world, the easiest route to Bikaner would start from Delhi, the capital city
of India. Delhi, itself being a historical place is also the best place to
kick starts your travel to the land of Maharajas - Rajasthan. One can have a
night stay at Delhi, if too tired, and start the tour to Bikaner, Rajasthan
the very next morning.
From Delhi one can take the Delhi-Alwar-Jaipur-Ajmer-Jodhpur-Bikaner.
Though a bit longer, this route will cover most of the attractions of
Jaipur. All these halts have historical significance with numerous
monuments, forts and palaces. You can board a train from Delhi to reach
Alwar (163 km), from where you can again pick a bus or train to Jaipur, and
then to Ajmer (132 km from Jaipur), also by train or bus. From Ajmer you
also you can either pick a bus or board a train to Jodhpur. Jodhpur is
connected by train and road with Bikaner (245 km from Jodhpur).
If you are a flight passenger and keep interest only in Bikaner, then you
can also board a flight directly from Delhi to Jodhpur in the
Delhi-Jodhpur-Bikaner route. Jodhpur is the closest airport from Bikaner.
From Jodhpur then you have to either board a train or bus to reach Bikaner.
If you don't want to miss Jaipur at any cost, then you can take the route
of Delhi-Japiur-Bikaner. From Delhi you can board a flight to Jaipur from
where you can board a train or bus to reach Bikaner.
Distance from Other Parts of Rajasthan
Bikaner is linked with almost all the cities of Rajasthan. Rajasthan
Tourism Department plies buses for the tourists to reach Bikaner from all
the parts of Rajasthan.
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How to Approach Bikaner
: The nearest airport from Bikaner is Jodhpur, at a distance
of 243 kms.
: The city is well-connected with Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur,
Udaipur & all major cities of India.
: There are regular bus services to & from Jodhpur,
Jaisalmer, Ajmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, Agra, Delhi, etc.