BIKANER CITY TRAVEL Guide
Bikaner - lying in the north of the desert state,
the city is dotted with many sand dunes. More popularly
called the camel country , the city is renowned for the
best riding camels in the world. Being near to Delhi, it
had to withstand the worst of Mughal invasions during
earlier times. The exotic camel safaris, its gorgeous
forts and the worship of thousands of holy rats at Mata
Kali temple are some of the most interesting aspects of
Bikaner. The camel festival held in the month of January
is also an event worth witnessing if one wants to get
the actual color of the place. The magnificent forts and
palaces created with delicacy in reddish-pink,
sandstone, bear testimony to its historical and
The City was founded in 1486 by Bika. Just like the
history of the entire state, Bikaner also has its own
glorious past to talk about. It's history date backs to
1488 A.D. when a Rathore Prince Rao Bikaji established
his kingdom here. It has faced many foreign intrusions
and fought a number of wars with the Mughals and the
British. Rao Jodhaji had fourteen sons but rao Bikaji
was the most enterprising of them. Situated in the heart
of the desert belt, Bikaner was always an inaccessible
land. Before the advent of modern motor vehicles, the
survival of the people of this region depended on the
'Ship of the desert' - the Camel. The camels of this
region were famous for their endurance as well as their
strength and beauty.
Tourist Attraction In Bikaner :-
About 3km north of the city centre, this red sandstone
palace was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh (1881-1942) in
memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singh and displays a
magnificent blend of Oriental and European style. It
includes a museum, displaying an excellent collection of
old photographs and hunting trophies.
The Fort was built between 1587 and 1593 during the rule
of Rai Singh and was established by later rulers.The
Suraj Pol or the Sun Gate is the main entrance to the
fort. Inside the fort is a profusion of 37 palaces,
temples and pavilions.
Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary
It is situated 32kms from Bikaner on Jaisalmer road.
It is considered as the prettiest place in the region,
with a lake, a palace, wooded hills and gardens. The
lake at Gajner attracts water birds in thousands.
How to Reach Bikaner
Air: Bikaner is well connected to the nearby towns and
cities of importance. Nearest Airport is Jodhpur 240 kms.
The airport is easily accessible by road.
Rail: Bikaner is connected by rail with Delhi, Jaipur
Road: Bikaner to Delhi 949 km, Jaipur 316 km,Jodhpur 240
km & Jaisalmer 330 km
Best Season to Visit Bikaner
The Best season to visit Bikaner is from November To