bikaner Travel Guide

Welcome to Bikaner

Introduction 
Bikaner is located in the state of Rajasthan which is the largest hub of tourists in India. It is one of the most frequented desert cities which is famous for its historical monuments, palaces and temples. Bikaner was founded in 1486 by Rao Bika. It is the fourth largest city in the state of Rajasthan. It is among those cities in Rajasthan that has still managed to maintain the grandeur of medieval India. Also known as camel country as Bikaner is extremely popular for its camel rides. Bikaner is rich in culture and tradition and is one of the exponents of Rajasthani art and music. The famous people of Bikaner are the great patrons of performing and fine arts. Folk music of Bikaner is reputed all round the globe. This city has several forts as well as palaces and apart from this it is well known for namkeens as well as sweets. One of the famous namkeen of this city is Bikaneri Bhujiya. This city is also popular for its colorful festivals. The fairs and the festivals of the city exhibit the richness of the cultural and traditional heritage of the city of Bikaner.

Accomodation 
The tourists can have various options for stay in the city of Bikaner. Several Budget hotels and guest houses are available at affordable cost. Some of the most popular Bikaner hotels are Gajner Palace Hotel, Hotel Jaswant Bhawan, Hotel Harasar Haveli, Vino Guest House etc. Apart from these, there are a number of low budget hotels also for accommodation. Still other options for staying include Guest houses. Anywhere you stay in Bikaner, you will always feel at home.

Festivals

Camel Festival
It is another festival which is also very famous in Bikaner. Rajasthan Government, Department of Tourism, Art and Culture organizes this festival which is attended by lots of people from all over India and abroad.

Gangaur Festival
This festival is celebrated every year in the month of April in Bikaner. The name of the festival is derived from the Lord Shiva and Gauri. This festival is devoted to Goddess Parvati.

Kolyat Fair
It is the most popular fair of the city which is organized in the Kartik month every year. People visit this fair and take a dip in Kolyat Lake on the full moon day during this festival.

Places to visit 

Lalgarh Palace
Lalgarh Palace was built between 1902 and 1926 according to the European architectural style in Bikaner. The architecture of the palace is mesmerizing and features magnificent pillars and elaborate fireplaces.

Laxmi Niwas Palace
The design of laxmi-niwas-palace is inspired from British architecture and was designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob. It is a famous tourist place in Bikaner.

Junagarh Fort
Junagarh fort is the real reflection of the historical architecture of this place and was constructed by Raja Rai Singh. There are thirty seven palaces, pavilions and many temples in the fort. It was built with red sandstone and marble which makes it quite attractive in Bikaner. You can also see paintings and rare antiques in this fort.

Junagarh Fort
Shiv bari temple was Built by Dungar Singh ji in the late 19th century. The temple is surrounded by an embattlement wall. It has four-faced black marble Shiva statue and a bronze Nandi facing the Shiva-Lingam. There are two large reservoirs of water known as bawaris. This red sandstone temple attracts thousands of visitors during Shravan especially on mondays.

Area 28,466 kmĀ²
Population 647904
Language Hindi, English, Marwari
Pin Code 3340

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