Best Places to Visit in Bikaner, Rajasthan
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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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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
Gajner Palace in Bikaner used to be a hunting lodge for Maharaja Ganga Singh and his family. Located on the banks of Gajner Lake, the palace is a major tourist attraction in the city of Bikaner. Covering more than 6,000 acres, it was a lavish place for the royal family to spend their weekends and other holidays at. It was c...
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- Royal Palace
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Lalgarh Palace In Bikaner
Ganganagar Road, Mehron Ka Bas, NH-15, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334001
An opulent building in Bikaner, Lalgarh Palace is one of the most popular attractions of the city. Lalgarh palace in Bikaner was built during the year 1902 to 1926, for Sir Ganga Singh, the king of Bikaner back then. The palace is a beautiful three-storey sandstone structure, designed by Samuel Swinton Jacob. The lush green...
- Historic sightseeing
- Flower Garden
- Royal Palace
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Rock climbing in Bikaner is safe only when you are with registred and expert guides who are trained enough to take tourists with them. Make sure that you choose the right guides.
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.
While WiFi is available at almost all central parts of the city, connectivity is sketchy at best when in the desert area. Plan accordingly.
The Camel Safari of Bikaner is a must do. Also try to attend the Camel Festival at the Junagarh Fort .
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