It is a famous desert and heritage location in Rajasthan. It is the place for those who love sun and sand. It is standing testimony of hardship and bravery. It was first found by Rao Bikaji, a descendant of Rao Jodhaji in the year of 1488. Dry irrigation and camel breeding are the major occupations here. This rocky scrubland is located in the midst of elevated dessert. It is the bustling commercial hub and a major center for wool, carperts, grain, building stones and salt. One can find exquisite handicrafts here. There are several red and yellowish buildings which gives the mesmerizing hue to this city. It is also known for innovative door filters. It is a wonderful place for shopaholic tourists.
Places to visit
It is an architectural marvel of red stone and was constructed by Maharaj Lal Singh. It is well noted for its interior decorations and amalgamated architecture of Rajputana, Islamic and European styles. It is one of the most beautiful palaces in Rajasthan.
It is a popular fort, was built in 1953 by Raja Sai Singh. It is a formidable architecture which is encircled by water moat. It houses several monuments such as Ganga Niwas, Rang Mahal, Anop Mahal with it's delicate gold leaf painting.
Gajner Palace, Kote Gate, Kami Mata temple, Jain temple and station road are other well-known places in Bikaner.
How to reach Bikaner
Jodhpur airport is around 250 km from Bkaner is the nearest airport.
Bikaner has its own railhead and well connected to all major cities of Rajasthan.
There are numerous buses available from Bikaner to many major cities of India such as Delhi, Agra, Ajmer, Udaipur and Kota.
In summer 32-45 C and in winter 5-28 C and best visited from October to March.