Bikaner has many palaces, forts and stunning temples with great architecture that boast the rich Rajput civilization. It is known as great place for producing great warriors.
Bikaner is close to Pakistan border and is surrounded by the great Thar Desert.
The city is known for the 16th-century Junagarh Fort, a huge complex of ornate buildings and halls.
It also houses the sacred Karni Mata Temple which is home to many rats and has many legendary stories attached to it.
Bikaner is a vibrant, dust-swirling desert town with a fabulous forts, picturesque golden sand dunes, and stunning palaces.
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Entry Fees :₹ 20 Time To Visit :10:00 AM TO 04:00 PM
Junagarh Fort was constructed in the year 1593 by Raja Rai Singh. Amd is believed that crocodiles were bred in the water moat surrounding this formidable fort. The consists of picturesque courtyards and has amazing architecture. Some of the attractions inside the fort are Anup Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Dungar Mahal, Diwan-e-khas and Ganga Mahal.
Karni Mata Temple / Rat temple
Entry Fees :₹ NA Time To Visit :04:00 AM ONWARDS
Karni Mata Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Karni Mata (incarnation of Goddess Durga) at Deshnoke, 30 km from Bikaner. It is also known as the Temple of Rats.
The temple is famous for the approximately 20,000 black rats that live in the temple. These holy rats are called kabbas. Eating food that has been nibbled on by the rats is considered to be a "high honor" here.
Lalgarh Palace & Laxmi Niwas Palace
Entry Fees :₹ 10 Time To Visit :10:00 AM TO 04:00 PM
Lalgarh Palace is a palace in Bikaner was built between 1902 and 1926. It is constructed using red sandstone construction and houses many peacocks.
At present the palace houses the following:
* The Shri Sadul Museum / Sadul Singh Museum- which is located in the west wing which also contains the fourth largest private library in the world. The museum is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on all weekdays except on Sunday.
* The private home of the Bikaner Royal Family in one wing
* The Lallgarh Palace Hotel.
* The Laxmi Niwas Palace hotel
Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary
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Gajner Palace and Gajner Lake are located in the sanctuary. You could have a great time strolling along in this sanctuary.
You can also enjoy Jeep safaris and camel safaris take you to view wildlife and you could watch migratory birds.
Once a hunting ground for kings and princes, this is now a beautiful wildlife sanctuary filled with a lot species of flora and fauna.
Bikaner to Jaipur distance is 336 kms