Lying in the north of the desert state,
the city is dotted with many sand dunes.
Bikaner retains the medieval splendor that
pervades the city's lifestyle.
More popularly called the camel country
, the city is renowned for the best riding
camels in the world. The ship of the desert
is an inseparable part of life here. The
wells of Bikaner : an important source of
water are other attractions of the city.
These are built on high plinths with slender
minareted towers on each of the four corners
and can be noticed even from a distance
Bikaner - New Delhi
Bikaner - Jaipur
How To Reach
There are so many express buses to/from
Udaipur , Jaipur, Ajmer , Jodhpur , Jaisalmer,
Agra & Delhi .
There are few express trains to major
destinations. The Jaipur-Bikaner Express
leaves at 8:30 PM , it takes about 10
hours to reach Jaipur. The Intercity Express
departs at 5 AM & reaches Jaipur at
11:55 PM . The Ranakpur Express leaves
for Jodhpur at 9:35 AM , it takes about
5 1/2 hours. The Sarai Rohilla Express
leaves at 7:45 PM & reaches Delhi
at 6:40 AM .
By Air :: Nearest airport
: Jodhpur Airport i.e. 256 Kms. There
are daily fights to Delhi & Mumbai from
Lal Garh Palace :: This architectural masterpiece
in red sandstone was built by Maharaja Ganga
Singh in the memory of his father Maharaja
Lal Singh. The palace has beautiful latticework
and filigree work. Sprawling lawns with blooming
bougainvillea and dancing peacocks make it
a not-to-be missed visual treat. Part of the
palace has been converted into a luxury hotel
and a museum known as Shri Sadul Museum .
Junagarh :: Built in 1593 A.D. by
Raja Rai Singh, the fort is a formidable
structure encircled by a moat and has some
beautiful palaces within. These palaces,
made in red sandstone and marble, make a
picturesque ensemble of courtyards, kiosks
and windows dotted all over the structure.
Camel Research Farm :: The farm extends over
2000 acres of semiarid land is managed by
the central Government. The camel crops
of Bikaner were a famous fighting force
during the Raj and are still an important
part of the desert warfare and defence through
the border security Force (BSF) .
Jain Temple:: Beautiful 16th century
A.D. Jain temple dedicated to the 13rd Trirthankra.