Places to Visit in Bikaner

Located at the center of the Thar Desert, Bikaner is indeed a cultural haven as well as paradise for the tourists. This city is famous for its splendid architecture, art and culture and the vibrancy in extravagant colors, festive mood and the last cultural marvels. Filled with ancient massive glorious forts, palaces, havelis and the mesmerizing temples are the key ingredients of the tourism in Bikaner. In the old bygone times, this city was a part of the three great and powerful desert kingdoms. Filled with thousands of camels, this city is indeed called the “Camel City of India”. Sand dunes, Desert safari and last but not the least, the World famous Camel festival attracts thousands of tourists from all over India.

Best Time to Visit

The most suitable time to visit this city is the Winter season in between October to March, in which the temperature is low as well the day is suitable to sightsee more places before evening. The Monsoon season becomes hot and too humid; hence this place is avoidable during the monsoon. In last, due to the neighboring desert, this place becomes far too hot in the summer season between March to July, hence to be avoided.

How to Visit?

The city of Bikaner is well connected with rest of the India via train and roads. The closest airport is of Jodhpur which is around 251km far from this city. The clean railway stations of Bikaner are connected to the prominent cities of India. The tourist places to visit in Bikaner are well interlinked with no. of express highways and roads.

Some of the best Places to Visit in Bikaner are-

Junagarh Fort

Built in the very heart of this city, the Junagarh Fort is a significant monument of Rajastahn. Initially called the “Chintamani”, this fort was originally built by Raja Rao Bika in the year 1498 AD, but the current grand structured was inaugurated on the 17th February 1589 AD. The splendid intricate works on the fort walls, balconies, pillars as well as the lush gardens are the adding factors of increasing attractions to the reputation of this fort. The great amalgam of Rajputana-foreign architecture style has influenced this fort.

Timings: 10 AM – 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: INR 50 for Indians, INR 300 for Foreigners

Karani Mata Temple

Also known as the Rat Temple, this temple is located at 30km distant from the Bikaner city in the small town of Deshnoke, Rajasthan and an integral part of Tourist places in Bikaner. The specialty of this place is that this temple of filled with almost 25 thousand rats which are being worshipped. These holy rats are called the “Kabbaas” and these rats even have their own legends. The Mughal style architecture has influenced the temple’s design and has been a tourist magnet from so many years.

Timings: 4:30 AM – 10 PM
Entry Fee: Free

Lalgarh Palace

Bikaner tourist attractions include an astonishing Palace built in the frame of Rajasthani-European architecture culture, this palace was built by the Maharaja Ganga Singh in 1902 AD. Made up of red sandstone, this palace has been opened for the tourists as a heritage hotel and some of this palace has become a museum, open for all tourists. The walk through the magnificent corridors and the garden fills the heart of every tourist coming to this place.

Timings: 10 AM – 5:30 PM, Sundays Closed
Entry Fee: INR 10 for Indians, INR 20 for Foreigners

Gajner Palace

Built on the banks of the Gajnar lake, this royal palace was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in 1976 AD. This palace is the representation of the old ancient as well as the historic past. The whole surrounding is surrounded by green lush trees and gardens which add the glorious history of this place. This palace was originally built for the hunting spot, this place has become a major tourist destination in India. 

Timings: 10 AM – 5 PM
Entry Fee: INR 100

Laxminath Temple

Built under patronage of the Raja Rao Bikaji in 1488 AD, this temple is dedicated to the Hindu Gods Vishnu and Laxmi. The intricate design and the enchanting beauty of this temple boast the magnificent archeological skills of artists and the artisans.

Timings: 5 AM – 1 PM, 5 PM – 11 PM
Entry Fee: Free

Rampuriya Havelli

The magnanimous and extravagant house named as the Rampuiya Havelli is the best example of the intricacy of the artistry maestro of India. The detailed carvings on the Windows and balconies of this palace represent the excellence of the Artisans’ skills and patience. This temple is around 400 years old.

Timings: Open through the day
Entry Fee: Free

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