Bikaner City is located in north of Rajasthan, The medieval grandeur is reflected in the city’s lifestyle. The city has some of the best breads of camels in the world and has a Camel research and breading farm one of its kind in the world. Bikaner was founded by Rao Bikaji in 1488 AD.
Bikaner is surrounded by a seven km long wall with five gates. The magnificent forts and palaces, colourful bazaars with bright and cheerful folks make Bikaner an interesting place to visit
A magnificent fortress which has never been conquered. The fort was built by Raja Rai Singh in 1593 A.D. He was one of the popular generals in the army of Emperor Akbar. The palace is constructed in red sandstone and marble, it has picturesque courtyard with balconies.
An architectural brilliance in red sandstone, was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh Ji in the memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singh Ji in 1902. It was designed by Sir Swinton Jacob. A unique fusion of Rajput, Mughal and European architectures. The palace has intricate latticework and filigree work depicting superior craftsmanship.
DESHNOK (KARNI MATA TEMPLE)
It is 30 Km from Bikaner and is the shrine of Karni Mata. She blessed Rao Bika and has been the titular deity of the Bikaner dynasty.
It is a pilgrimage centre. The temple is made of white marble with silver doors with images of Gods embossed over it The temple is also famous for its holy rats who are known as ‘Kabas’. Sighting any white one is considered to be very lucky. The temple walls have convenient holes to permit a free passage-way for the Kabas and the roof has a wire grill on the top which prevents the birds and other predators from harming the rodents.
GAJNER WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Located on the Jaisalmer road is the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary is a haven to nilgai, chinkara, wild boar , black buck, flocks of birds including migratory birds that houses the sprawling forest in the winters.
JAIN HAVELI BHANDESHWARI
The 15 Century Bhandeswari Jain Temple is one the oldest monument of Bikaner.
The temple is ornamented with beautiful mirror work, gold leaf paintings and interesting frescoes.
SHIV BARI TEMPLE
Fortified by a high wall the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva constructed by Maharaja Doongar Singh during the ninth century in the memory of his father Maharaj Lall Singhji. It is about 6 Km. from Bikaner.
CAMEL BREADING RESEARCH FARM
The only of its kind in entire Asia . It is the most popular place for foreign tourists to visit.
GANGA GOLDEN JUBLEE MUSEUM
A rich collection of antiquities from Harappa civilization, Gupta and Kanishka era. It has beautiful collections of Terracotta’s, Paintings and Carpets.
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