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Bikaner Tourism

Bikaner, In The Midst Of Thar Desert In Rajasthan, Is A Princely State. Bikaner Is Famous For Its Red Sandstone Forts, Exquisite Architecture Of Its Palaces , Havelis And Camel Safaris.

Bikaner is a marvel of Rajput architecture. It is among the three important cornerstones of the Rajasthan travel circuit and offers a glimpse into the real Rajasthan.

Founded in 1488 AD, Bikaner the erstwhile princely state of the same name, is a shining example of Rajasthan heritage. Bikaner used to be an important trade route linking the country with China and Central Asia.

Bikaner is justifiably famous for its buildings made of red and yellow sandstone, outstanding forts and palaces, and camel safaris. Bikaner is home to the largest Camel research and breeding farm in the world, so it is also called the Camel Country. Bikaner is proud of the riding quality of its camels and its camel festival is very popular among the tourists.

Bikaner city is surrounded by high fortification comprising of a seven km long wall, that encircles the old city and has five entrances, all constructed in the eighteenth century. Famous places to see in Bikaner include the Junagarh Fort. Bound by a moat, it has thirty-seven palaces and pavilions as well as a museum. The Lalgarh Palace, Jain Haveli, Bhandeswari Jain temple and the Gajner wildlife sanctuary are also tourist delights.

Bikaner lends its name to 'Bikaneri Bhujia', a spicy savoury and is also famous for various sweets. The handicrafts, leather products and intricately carved Jharokas (stone screens) of Bikaner are also well known. Usta Art, a style of miniature painting with gold embossing, is a centuries old technique of this region.

The fairs and festivals of Bikaner include the Akshaye Tritya, Karni Mata fair, Kapil Muni fair and Gangaur festival. Bikaner also has shopping to satiate the most jaded shoppers. An enameled form of jewelry called Kundan, uncut stones particularly diamonds set in beautifully crafted gold, lightweight quilts called Nokha, paintings in a signature miniature style and pretty cotton fabric with sanganeri prints, tie & die, all call out for attention.

Accommodation In Bikaner

Offering best of the facilities and warm hospitality, the accommodation options in Bikaner are many in number. The heritage hotels in the city are a major attraction for tourists as they offer a royal stay. Some of the popular Deluxe heritage hotels of Bikaner areĀ  Hotel Lalgarh Palace, Gajner Palace Hotel, Hotel Bhanwar Niwas. The best hotels falling into heritage categories are Hotel Maan Bilas, Hotel Bhairon Vilas and Hotel Jaswant Bhawan. Depending on your need and budget you can also choose from the budget hotels such as Hotel Dhola Maru, Hotel Palace View and Hotel Thar.

How To Reach

By Air: The nearest airport is at Jodhpur, which is located at a distance of 235 km.

By Rail: The railway station at Bikaner connects it with cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kolkata and Bhatinda.

By Road: Bikaner is well connected to almost all the major cities of India by road.

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