If ever beauty has blossomed in a desert, it has been in the camel city of
Bikaner. Set on a rocky golden desert, Bikaner has a rich history
inseminated with countless tales of defiance, passion and allegiance. The
exotic camel safaris, gorgeous forts, unusual folk performances, camel
races, old havelis and colourful bazaars make Bikaner an interesting place
to witness. Hordes of people passing, with their camels ringing bells in
their necks, women carrying earthen pots, colorful turbans will enchant you
to stick to this palace. The whole compass gives a view as if we have come
to an ancient era. Bikaner is famous for rangi dupppatas, kundan work,
antique work, carpets, lacquer bangles, nokha quilts and fabrics with
sanganeri prints. It is a well-known place for its local crafts.
Quick Facts Location : Rajasthan, North India Trip Highlights : Junagarh Fort and Camel Breeding Farm Ideal time to visit : September - March Festivals : Camel Festival (celebrated in the month of January) Languages : Marwari, English, Rajasthani and Hindi Bikaner STD Code : 0151 Climate : Summer (Max- 49 ºC) & Winter (Min - 8 ºC) Best Time : September to March
Bikaner Air/Rail/Road Links
Bikaner doesn't have any official airport. The nearest
airport is Jodhpur airport (235 kms)
Railway Station :
It is connected to Churu, Jodhpur, Bhatinda, Kalka
Jaipur and and Delhi.
Bus Station :
The Bikaner Bus Station is centrally located behind
Lalgarh Palace. It is well connected by road with all major cities of
attractions in Bikaner Junagarh Fort
in 1593 by Raja Rai Singh, this imposing and enchanting massive monument has
never been conquered by its enemies. It consists of many beautiful palaces,
temples and havelis. It is an amalgam of mirror work, lacquer work and
An architectural monument which has been carved out of red stone with
delicate lattice work. A profusion of European and Rajputan architecture,
the palace houses several grand halls, lounges and pavilions. Presently, it
has been turned into a luxury 5-star heritage hotel.
Karni Mata Temple
Decorated beautifully with marble work, this is the strangest temple of
Bikaner. It is a creation of Maharaja Ganga Singh in the Mughal style. It is
named as a 'Rat Temple' for thousands of rats, which come to this temple are
said to be holy and a person is considered lucky if he spots a white rat.
Camel Breeding Farm
Camel Breeding Farm is the largest and most exclusive farm in India. This
farm produces the fastest riding camels in the world. The objective of the
farm is to make a camel an advantageous overture for camel rearers.
Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum
This museum captures your mind and soul and takes you back in time. Popular
for its collection of ancient potteries, it is a small museum located in
Bikaner. This museum also exhibits a collection of beautiful carpets,
paintings, coins, hunting trophies, gilded leaf paintings on camel rides and
Centres in Bikaner
Bikaner is popular for its own distinctive items which are typical of this
region; articles made up of camel and sheep skin, woollen carpets, wood and
other leather products. Various markets like King Edward Memorial Road, Kot
Gate, Khadi Industries Institute, Station Road etc are a must see if you
Famous Hotels in Bikaner
A vast number of tourists pay their visit to Bikaner every year. There are
numerous hotels in Bikaner. They cater to all the needs of tourists.
Promising you a comfortable stay, these hotels come under different
categories like luxury hotels, heritage hotels and 5 star deluxe hotels.
Besides the tourist attractions mentioned, you have the option to enjoy to
your fullest with adventure filled excursions to historic and religious
places of Bikaner. Excursions from Bikaner give you bounteous break to be a
part of vibrant Rajasthan.