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Top 10 attractions to explore in Bikaner

Historic district of Rajasthan which lies in the Thar desert.

Attractions in Bikaner

Bikaner FortBikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334001, India

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.

Gajner Palace BikanerPBM Hospital Rd, PBM Hospital, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334001, India

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.

Gajner Wildlife SanctuaryGajner, Rajasthan 334302, India

Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of about 32.0 km from Bikaner. This was a hunting ground for the Maharaja of Bikaner. There is a lake in this sanctuary and a variety of animals come here to quench their thirst in summer. This is one of the proposed forests for the reintroduction of Cheetahs is India.

Junagarh FortJunagarh Fort Road, Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334001, India

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.

Karni Mata TempleNH89, Deshnok, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334801, India

Also known as the temple of rats. The temple is famous for the approximately 25,000 black rats that live, and are revered, in the temple. These holy rats are called kabbas, and many people travel great distances to pay their respects.

Lalgarh PalaceLalgarh Palace, NH15, Samta Nagar, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334001, India

This is a palace and a Heritage hotel built for sri Ganga singh, Maharaja of Bikaner. The palace was built between 1902 and 1926 in the Indi-Saracenic style.

National Research Centre on CamelJodhpur Bypass, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334022, India

This is one of the best places in India to study about camels which was established in 1984.

Rampuria HavelisJoshiwara, Old Bikaner, Bikaner, Rajasthan ?? 334001, India

The Rampuria Haveli is “the pride of Bikaner” according to Aldous Huxley who is a prominent writer and philosopher. His comment after making his visit to the Rampuria Haveli is rightly made so because of its antiquity, grandeur and exquisiteness.

Seth Bhandasar Jain TempleOld Bikaner, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334001, India

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.

The Laxmi Niwas PalaceLal Garh Campus, Dr Karni Singhji Road, Samta Nagar, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334001, India

Laxmi Niwas Palace, which is an epitome of luxury and extravaganza, charms the guests with its majestic and regal architecture. The hotel depicts the ancient Rajasthani style of structural designing.

Map of attractions in Bikaner