Bikaner Travel

Exhibiting a rich history of Rajputs, Bikaner in Rajasthan is often overshadowed by the mainstream destinations of the state. There are various havelis, palaces, temples and museums here that poetically narrate the tale of the bygone era. Bikaner takes you back in history and lets you experience the rich culture and hospitality of the region that melts hearts.

Culturally rich and traditionally flamboyant is how Bikaner can be described. A dream destination for many, Bikaner offers an experience that you won’t find anywhere else.

You can start your touring experience of Bikaner by visiting the Junagarh Fort. This royal fort puts every manmade wonders to shame. Built in the year 1593 by Raja Raj Singh, the architecture of the Fort exhibits Mughal, Gujarati and Rajput style of architecture, and its elaborated courtyards show the wealth of the bygone era.

Another popular attraction here is the Lalgarh Palace, which is a majestic marvel built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the year 1902. With its beautiful blend of Mughal, Rajput and European architectures, this beautiful red sandstone palace offers a jaw dropping view.

Another popular attraction that reflects the magnificent architecture is the Gajner Palace. It’s the location of this palace that makes it a popular destination among the travelers. One can also enjoy the chirping of hundreds of migratory birds.
Ganga Singh Museum and Sadul Singh Museum are for the history enthusiasts who love spending time learning and witnessing the historical remains of a place. The two museums exhibit souvenirs of the past, including paintings, pottery, weapons, artifacts, etc.  

Another major attraction is the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to a number of animals, including Chinkara (black buck), wild boar and neelgai. One can also spot numerous varieties of birds here which find shelter in the sanctuary’s rich flora and fauna.

Other popular attractions of Bikaner are:

How to Reach Bikaner
By Air: Bikaner does not have its own airport; however, the closest airport to the city is the Jodhpur Airport, which serves both domestic and international flights.
By Rail: Bikaner has two railheads- Bikaner Junction and Lalgarh Railway Station.
By Road: Bikaner also has great bus services and thus, travellers can pick from the range of bus service, including both premium and budget coaches.


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