Best Places to Visit in Bikaner, Rajasthan
Explore the majestic charm of the heritage city
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Top Tourist Places to Visit in Bikaner, Rajasthan
Imposing palaces, magnificent forts and stunning temples; Bikaner is home to rich cultural heritage. There are many places to visit in Bikaner, some of which offer tourists a tryst with nature, while the others, a chance to revisit the glory of the Royals.
Historical places to visit in Bikaner:
Among the many tourist places in Bikaner, one of the must-visit ones is the Junagadh Fort, a mammoth structure that boasts more than six palaces, many gardens, and a lavish court. Lalgarh Palace is another must-visit; famed because of its museum. Although most of the portion of the palace remains inaccessible to the general public because it has been turned into a luxury hotel, the museum, accessible portion of the palace and its huge garden are worth a visit. When planning sightseeing in Bikaner, Gajner Palace, and Wildlife Sanctuary should be on the list. Perched on the side of Gajner Lake, the palace is right in the middle of a dense forest that used to be the hunting grounds of the royal family. Ideal if you are looking for some peace and quiet, surrounded by lush greenery and opulence. Spending a long, lazy afternoon at the palace café is an ideal way to catch up on some much-needed rest and relaxation.
Other Bikaner tourist places of interest include the Bhandasar Jain Temple, a marvel of red sandstone and white marble. Laxminath Temple is also worth a visit because it’s the oldest temple in the city. Including the Thar Desert among your places to visit in Bikaner is a great idea, since the city’s proximity to the Desert is one of the major attractions here. Walk the dunes or go for a camel safari, the choice is yours. There are several other places to see in Bikaner, and perhaps the most unique is the Karni Mata Temple, the abode of Goddess Karni and more than 20,000 rats. The entire temple is covered in rats that are worshiped and fed by the visitors. The rats never leave the temple, and if you see a white rat, you are said to one of the luckiest people to visit the temple. So keep your eyes peeled. Also, be careful while walking in the temple; if you trample and kill any of the holy rats you are required to buy one of solid gold and donate it to the temple to avoid bad luck. There is no dearth of things to see in Bikaner.
Shopping in Bikaner:
If you are a shopaholic, then Kote Gate should not be given a miss. Here you can find the best bargains in the entire city, be it textiles, handicrafts, apparels, jewelry, home furnishings or kitchenware. You can also sample some of the most delicious local dishes and street food at Kote Gate, sure to make your palate cry out for more. But don’t forget to shop at the local markets, which are set up near most tourist attractions in Bikaner.
The beautiful city of Bikaner should definitely be on your Rajasthan itinerary when visiting Rajasthan; after all, it is one of the most historical cities of the princely state.
Junagarh Fort In Bikaner
Junagarh Fort Road, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334001
One of the most famous attractions of the city, the Junagarh Fort in Bikaner is a massive fort right in the heart of the city. Earlier referred to as Chintamani, the Junagarh Fort was renamed in the 20th century. The new parts of the city was built around this fort, nearly 1.5 kms away from the city center. The fort is ho...
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Karni Mata Temple In Bikaner
Karni Mata Niji Pranyas, Deshnok, Bikaner, Rajasthan - 334801
The Karni Mata Temple in Bikaner, popularly known as The Rat Temple of Rajasthan, is one of the unique attractions to visit. The Karani Mata Mandir in Bikaner is home to thousands of rats, and attracts tourists from all over the country and the world, who come to worship these rats, feed them, and take home their half-eate...
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- Religious Tour
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Shri Laxminath Temple In Bikaner
Vaidya Mangaram Colony, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334004
Shri Laxminath Temple Bikaner is a famous attraction of the city. It is one of the oldest temples of Bikaner, and also one of the most popular. Tourists and locals alike throng to the temple during festivals as well as on normal days to seek the blessings of the lord.
The Shri Laxminath Temple in Bikaner was built by Mah...
- Paintings and artworks
- Ideal For Family
Gajner Palace In Bikaner
Kolayat, Gajner, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334301
The Gajner Palace in Bikaner is a jewel in the Thar Desert. It was built by His Highness Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh of Bikaner on the shores of a lake. The majestic palace is spread over 6000 acres. The charm of the palace is its, fabulous setting and unhurried way of life. One can explore a world of p...
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- Royal Palace
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Lalgarh Palace In Bikaner
Ganganagar Road, Mehron Ka Bas, NH-15, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334001
Bikaner is adorned with various hotels and palaces and one such charm of Bikaner is the Lalgarh Palace which is a palace and a heritage hotel. It was built for the Maharaja of Bikaner, Ganga Singh and a part of the hotel called Laxmi Niwas Palace is now used as a heritage hotel. The palace was built between 1902 and 1926....
- Historic sightseeing
- Flower Garden
- Royal Palace
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Pralay's 7 days trip to BikanerThe best & memorable trip......The Cab driver they give is absolutely awesome....Full arrangements and planning is great....Trip is really a value for money...and they give the best hotel properties......Love the trip and Rajasthan.
Jitendra's 4 days trip to BikanerThe trip was really well organised and at an affordable price. The driver, Mr Pradeep was so humble, honest, very punctual and honest person. He was more than just a driver. He was a friend and our guide. I'm so thankful to tourpedia for this wonderful friend during our journey. The trip organiser constantly contacted me throughout the trip to make sure everything was going okay. The Alleviate hotel in Agra and Hamston park hotel in Jaipur were really nice for a 3 star hotel. The hotel in Delhi, Rupam hotel was little below our expectation. The trip was really memorable and I hope to travel more via tourpedia in the future. India is an incredible place and we had an amazing time.
Sanjay's 3 days trip to BikanerI recommended 3 star hotel...but I doubt...it didn't look like! Cab drivers n all travel was good!
Anita's 6 days trip to BikanerThe coordination by Aapka tripwala has been exemplary. They were always available whenever intervention was needed.They have a personalised approach which is commendable. Coming to hotels, we stayed at Souvenir Peppermint at Jaipur and they offered a very comfortable and hassle free stay with all needed amenities. Sri Ram Excellency was not to our satisfaction and they do not even provide basic requirements like a hair dryer and the place permanently smells of stale cigarette smoke. The breakfast though, was good. Heritage Juma camp was good and they took care of our requirements. The cab driver was good and he knew the terrain. The trip was generally good, but for a couple of hiccups, but that is not an issue, as the agent (Mr.Chirag Jain) of Aapka tripwala was quite proactive.
Sathyanarayanan's 5 days trip to BikanerNot worthy for money spent. Mostly we are in car travel. Poor time management, planning . Tiger reserve Safari
Shrilatha's 6 days trip to BikanerI would like to start on a positive note , we did enjoy the trip and the best part of the trip was the desert camp at jaisalmer. I would agree that all the hotel rooms were neat and comfortable with our stay. On the other hand, we wasted time at Jaipur and the sightseeing at Jaipur recommended was worthless as all the 3 places were just ok roadside and could be covered easily in roughly one hour . The tripadvisor did not recommend that we visit amer fort which was worth place to visit at Jaipur . Moreover the cab drivers had some tieups with local shopkeepers at Jaipur and misguided is to shop first which took most of our time and they were really reluctant to get us to do sight seeing . In fact they took commission even at the restaurants. We could cover udaipur in half a days time and frankly there was nothing much to do there and it was just a city with a lake and not recommended at all not worth the 12 hours of travel from jaisalmer. The desert camp at jaisalmer was the best highlight of the trip and our families had a good time and taste of Rajasthan
Bhaktaranjan's 10 days trip to BikanerThanks to Travel Triangle and his tour agents Ganesham tour and travels india ltd.for excellent trips arrangements by the team.I Will definitely recommend your travel agent to all my friends.Food quality to be improved in hotel Tokeyoo at jaisalmer.
Grkadekar's 6 days trip to BikanerThe overall service was good. And all the arrangements made was good .hotels was very good.one comments about the hotels was the Vinayak desert camp though it was good , we were given tent with out geyser. We were not knowing about this. Even if we have to pay for tgat , the availability of the same should have been told to us. Once again over all experience was very good . I definitely recommend both travel triangle and asiago travels....govind
Babita's 10 days trip to BikanerWe booked our Rajasthan trip through Tourepedia in December 2019.I am very happy with over all experience and special thanks to Mr Pradeep singh he helped us in every moment they provided us with best hotels,best vehicle with very good driver.we really had a great time.
Radha's 11 days trip to BikanerBOOKED A LUXURY TRIP TO RAJASTHAN FOR 2.35 LAK FOR 4 MEMBERS. THEY PROMISE ME A GUIDE AND A DRIVER FOR WHOLE TRIP INCLUDING STAY. STAY WAS TO INCLUDE 5 STAR HOTEL ONLY. PROS AND CONS OF THE TRIP PROS: 1. AMAZING PLACES TO VIEW 2.5 STAR HOTEL CONS: 1.ORDINARY ROOMS IN 5 STAR HOTEL ONLY 2.THROUGHOUT THE TRIP THE DRIVER WILL REEK OF TOBACCO 3.NEVER EAT IN THE PLACE WHERE THE DRIVER SAY SO 4.GUIDE ON THE FIRST DAY ONLY.REST U HAVE TO EXPLORE.AGENTS GIVE AN EXCUSE SAYING U DONT NEED A GUDIE BECAUSE EVERYHTING IS MENTIONED IN THE PLACE ITSELF.U CAN GO ,LOOK OUT AND TAKE LESS TIME. THIS IS TOTAL BULLSHIT BCOZ WITHOUT A GUIDE U WONT BE KNOWING ANYTHING.AT THE END OF MY TRIP WHEN I ASKED FOR A GUIDE THEY SAID THAT THEY DONT PROVIDE GUIDE.LOL 5.CHARGED FOR EVERYTHING EVERY SIGHT SEEING ENTRY EVERYTHING 6.AT THE END OF THE DAY U WILL KEEP ON GUESSING WHAT THE HECK DID I PAID THEM FOR. JUST FOR ROOM STAY AND DRIVER. ROOM STAY IN EVERY HOTEL GIVE YOU COMPLIMENTARY BUFFET WHICH THE AGENT SAYS IN PROUD THAT WE WILL BE GIVING U FREE BREAKFAST. OVERALL THE TRIP WAS HECTIC ONE.BCOZ ALL THE DAY WE WERE TRAVELLING ONLY BUT FOR THAT I AM RESPONSIBLE AS I ASKED TO COVER UP ALL CITIES.DRIVING WAS SMOOTH AND THE DRIVER WAS FRIENDLY(I HATE TOBACCO).I NOW WILL SHARE YOU MY HORRIFIC EXPERIENCE. I BOOKED A ROOM IN JAISALMER MARIOTT THEY GAVE ME VOUCHERS OF EVERY HOTEL INCLUDING THIS.AFTER 8 HRS OF JOURNEY I REACHED JAISALMER MARIOTT AT 8.15 P.M(NORMAL ROOM NOT THERE CHARGED EXTRA 4K FOR OASIS ROOM). I WAS EXCITED LOOKING HOTEL VIEW,WAS WAITING TO BARGE INTO MY ROOM HAVE A NICE SLEEP.BUT A NICE TWIST WAS WAITING.MANAGERS TALKING OVER PHONE KEPT ON WAITING.I ASKED THEM WHAT HAPPEN THEY SAID SIR YOUR ROOM WAS BOOKED FOR TOMORROW.I IMMEDIATELY CALLED MY AGENT AND TOLD HIM ABOUT THIS.SIR WAIT FOR 5 MINS U WILL GET A ROOM. THIS 5 MINS NEVER CAME AND 8.15 WENT TO 9.40.I ASKED MANAGER IF THERE WS ANY 5 STAR HOTEL HE SAID SURYAGARH PALACE AND COST WAS 27K FOR TWO ROOMS. THE AGENT GAVE AN EXCUSE SAYING SIR HE IS CHARGING HIGH I WILL BOOK U ANOTHER HOTEL AND BOOKED A ROOM IN 4 STAR HOTEL TWO SUITE ROOMS. WE RAECHED AT 10.00 P.M. WHEN WE ENTERED THE ROOMS WERE HUGE BUT WAS SO COLD THAT EVEN A HEATER IN THE ROOM COULD NOT GIVE YOU A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP.NEXT MRNING THERE WAS DESERT CAMP I STRAIGHT AWAY SAY NO AS STAYING HERE WAS SO COLD HOW COULD I STAY IN TENT.I TOLD THEM I HAVE BOOKING IN JAISALMER MARIOTT SO I WILL NOT GO FOR DESERT CAMP. THEN AFTER HE IS TELLING SIR U NEED TO PAY 16K EXTRA. AND WITH CURRENT OFFER THAT I STAYED IN DESERT PALACE HE WIL REFUND ME 8K. I SAID I DONT WANT REFUND I WONT GO SAFARI.AFTER LOT OF YELLING AND DISCUSSION AND ALSO GAVE COURT THREATENING HE AGREED AND I STAYED THERE. MORALE OF THE STORY NEVER GIVE FULL AMOUNT. AGENT IS SAYING DID U HAVE ANY INCONVENINCE BEFORE THIS JAISALMER MARIOTT ISSUE. HA HA HOW GUSTY OF HIM. U PLAN UR STAY.HOTEL STAYS BEFORE 2 MONTHS IN 5 STAR WILL ROUGHLY COME 140000 AND DRIVER 40K FOODING AND SIGHTSEEING INCL GUIDE 40K TOTAL 2.2LAK MAXIMUM. (12 DAYS TRIP) AGENTS CHARGED ME 2.39 LAKH INCLUDING DRIVER AND GUIDE(nO GUIDE LITERALLY) SIGHTSEEING AND FOODING COST ME 40 K . SO FOR 10 DAYS I LITERALLY SPEND 3LAKHS TO THESE CHEATERS.
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FAQ's of Bikaner
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The Camel Safari of Bikaner is a must do. Also try to attend the Camel Festival at the Junagarh Fort .
Yes, ATMs are spread all over the city and finding them is easy.
In terms of clothes, if you are visiting in summer, light cottons and such are recommended. In winter, warm clothes are a good idea as it tends to get quite cold. Shoes are a necessity as there is a lot of walking to be done and similarly, sunscreen is a perennial necessity. A camera, with a cover to protect it from the desert sands, is always a good idea to have around as there are many instantly snappable areas.
Yes, it is possible to get an internet connection in Bikaner and there is also a WiFi facility available at most of the central parts of Bikaner.
Rock climbing in Bikaner is safe only when you are with registered and expert guides who are trained enough to take tourists with them. Make sure that you choose the right guides.
Yes, Bikaner is a beautiful city of Rajasthan and is famous for majestic forts and palaces, temples, camel rides, and delicious snacks.
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