Bikaner Fort - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Bikaner Fort
Junagarh Fort is located amidst the Thar Desert and was built by Raja Rai Singh in 1594. Located on a sprawling land of 5.28 hectares, this place is studded with temples, palaces, and pavilions. Its 986m-long wall, with 37 bastions, is surrounded by a (now dry) moat.
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0.04km from Bikaner Fort
The fort was originally called Chintamani and was renamed Junagarh or "Old Fort" in the early 20th century when the ruling family moved to Lalgarh palace outside the fort limits. It is one of the few major forts in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop.
Gajner Palace Bikaner
1.18km from Bikaner Fort
Built on the bank of Gajner Lake, this quaint palace was constructed by Maharaja Ganga Singh. Located amidst thick forest, it is an ideal place to indulge in bird watching. This palace is a perfect example of architectural splendour and is spread over 6000 acres. It is made of red sand-stone.
Seth Bhandasar Jain Temple
2.56km from Bikaner Fort
Jain temple is one of the oldest temples in Bikaner, and was built in the 15th century. It is decorated with mirror work, frescoes and leaf paintings. The temple is built of red sandstone and is divided into three floors. One can see the skyline of Bikaner by climbing to the topmost floor of this temple.
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