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1. Junagarh Fort

Junagarh Fort
Must visit 4.3 /5

0 km
from city center
1 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

For a change, this is one of the few forts which is not built on a hill. This fort, built in the arid region of the Thar Desert, is famous for its marvelous architecture, intricate carvings which leave viewers mesmerized.

2. Karni Mata Temple

Karni Mata Temple
Must visit 4.2 /5

26 km
from city center
2 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

Located in Deshnoke, 30 km from Bikaner, Karni mata temple is the place where devotees and rats share a special bond. The temple is heavily influenced by mogul architecture and the entire temple is built with beautiful white marble.

3. Gajner Palace

Gajner Palace
Must visit 4.2 /5

27 km
from city center
3 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

Gajner Palace is a lakeside palace-complex adjacent to a sanctuary, in the middle of Thar Desert. It is a heritage property which features a lush green garden. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. (br) The well-lit air-conditioned rooms of Gajner Palace offer a minibar, sofa and satellite TV. Tea/coffee making facilities are available. The en suite bathrooms include a bathtub, hairdryer and shower.

4. Lallgarh Palace

Lallgarh Palace
Must visit 4.3 /5

3 km
from city center
4 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

This palace was built between 1902 and 1926 for Maharaja of Bikaner. Being greatly influenced by the Britishers at that time, the architecture reflects Rajput, Mughal and European styles.

5. Rampuriya Haveli

Rampuriya Haveli
Must visit 3.5 /5

2 km
from city center
5 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

Rajasthan, especially Bikaner, is known for its havelis. Large, magnanimous, extravagant houses complete with intricate details of jharokas and carvings, havelis are no less than palaces.

6. National Research Centre On Camel

National Research Centre On Camel
Must visit 3.5 /5

7 km
from city center
6 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

Identified as one of the important tourist place of Bikaner, National Research Centre On Camel is open for tourists during afternoon. Tourists can see the camel of different breeds and their behavior.

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7. Bikaner Camel Festival

Bikaner Camel Festival
Must visit 3.5 /5

0 km
from city center
7 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

A two day event organized every year in the month of January, the Camel festival has some spectacular and unusual camel performances like camel races, camel dances, and the bumpy, neck shaking camel rides take place at this event.

8. Bhandasar Jain Temple

Bhandasar Jain Temple
3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
8 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

Bhandasar Jain Temple is one of the 27 beautiful Jain temples located in Bikaner. This temple is dedicated to the fifth Tirthankara, Sumatinath and it is also considered to be the most beautiful and the highest temple.

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9. Royal Cenotaphs

Royal Cenotaphs

7 km
from city center
9 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

The Royal Cenotaphs is the cremation ground of the foyal families of Bikaner. It is an architectural treat for the tourists. The splendid structure with intricately carved marble pillars display legends of Lord Krishna and other beautiful traditional designs. The oldest monument on the ground was installed in the honour of Rao Kalyanmal and the earliest is the one made for Maharaja Karni Singh.

10. Kodamdesar Temple

Kodamdesar Temple

1 km
from city center
10 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

Built by the founder of Bikaner, Rao Bikaji, Kodamdesar Bhairu Ji Temple has been religiously important for the Hindus. The presiding deity is Lord Bhairu ji who was born from the place between the eyebrows, also called the third eye of Lord Shiva. Hence, the deity is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva and his ferocious form.

11. Sadul Singh Museum

Sadul Singh Museum

1 km
from city center
11 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

Dedicated to the Maharajas of Bikaner, Maharaja Ganga Singh, Maharaja Karni Singh and Maharaja Sadul Singh, the Sadul Singh Museum has a fabulous collection of artefacts belonging to the kings, paintings, trophies, weapons, photographs to mention a few. It is the best place to get insights into the heroic activities of the Maharajas.

12. Shiv Bari Temple

Shiv Bari Temple
3.2 /5

128 km
from city center
12 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

Built of red sand stone, the Shiv Bari Temple is located about 6km from Bikaner. Fortified by a high wall the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple has a beautiful wall panting of Nandi Bull facing the Shiva Lingam.

13. Ganga Singh Museum

Ganga Singh Museum

1 km
from city center
13 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

Ganga Singh Museum has a marvellous collection of artefacts belonging to the Harappan Civilisation and Gupta Dynasty. The museum is a perfect attraction for history and archaeological buffs as the stunning antiques like pottery, paintings, terracotta artwork, etc. are sure to give one a peep into the rich ancient heritage of India.

14. Station Road

Station Road
3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
14 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

The Station Road market is replete with numerous shops and small time vendors. This market is a fabulous place to acquire embroidered footwear (jootis), local fabrics, leather goods and wood as well as traditional artifacts.

15. Prachina Museum

Prachina Museum

0 km
from city center
15 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

Prachina Museum was established in 2000 by the daughter of Maharaja Narendra Singhji, Siddhi Kumari and has a stunning collection exhibiting royal apparel, accessories, perfumes, textiles, artwork, unique class artefacts, cutlery, crockery and portraits of the Maharajas. The objects on display provide a sneak peek into the rich lifestyle of the royals of Bikaner.

16. Sursagar lake

Sursagar lake

1 km
from city center
16 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

Sursagar Lake was dug out during the reign of Maharaja Sur Singh to curb water shortage in the region. With well maintained surroundings and proper seating arrangement around the mesmerizing lake, it is a famous attraction and a preferred picnic spot in the city.

17. Laxmi Niwas Palace

Laxmi Niwas Palace

3 km
from city center
17 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

Once a royal palace of Maharaja Ganga Singh, Laxmi Niwas Palace is a stunning attraction which is now open to the public as a heritage hotel. The architectural beauty of the palace and its rich historic and heritage value draw guests in large numbers. The grand palace also has a museum that can be explored to get a glimpse into the royalty of Bikaner.

18. Desert Safari

Desert Safari
3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
18 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

The ships of desert, Camels, enable us to discover some of the beautiful and relatively unexplored regions of Bikaner. You can witness the vibrancy of colors, jubilant music, men with colorful turbans and massive moustaches and an evening full of dance and music.

19. Kote Gate

Kote Gate
3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
19 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

If you are a shopaholic then Kote Gate is full of surprises for you. You can shop for buffed camel hide articles, miniature paintings, Khadi industry articles, as well as wood carvings apart form mouth watering Bhujia and Rosogollahs here.

20. City Shopping

City Shopping
3.0 /5

0 km
from city center
20 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

Streets of Bikaner are a shopper's delight! From traditional clothes and footwear to handicrafts and eateries - all are available in the locals Bazaars of Bikaner.

21. Devi Kund

Devi Kund
3.2 /5

4 km
from city center
21 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

Located around 8km from Bikaner, Devi Kund consists of royal cenotaphs or chhatris of brave rulers of Bika dynasty. This royal crematorium houses several cenotaphs.

22. Kolayat

Kolayat

41 km
from city center
22 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

Kolayat is a quaint little town famous for the Kapil Muni Fair, the largest fair in the city, the sacred waters of the Kolayat Lake and the divine Kolayat Temple. It is, therefore, a famous pilgrimage. Legend states that Kapil Muni stopped here and meditated to bring about peace and harmony when he was passing by.

23. Sri Laxminath Temple

Sri Laxminath Temple

2 km
from city center
23 out of 23
places to visit in Bikaner

Built in the 14th Century by Maharaja Rao Lunakaran, Sri Laxminath Temple is the oldest temple in the city. The presiding deities are Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. The colourful architecture with sculptures, painting and silver artwork and the rich religious significance of the temple attracts tourists in large numbers.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Bikaner?

Day 1 - Reach Bikaner by morning. After freshening up and relaxing, start exploring the city by 11 am. First, you can head to Junagarh Fort. It will take around 2-3 hrs to go around the entire fort. After having lunch, you can go to Station road or Kote Gate for shopping traditional items and handicrafts. These markets are full of local items like paintings, footwear, upholteries and clothes. Do not forget to visit Chotu Motu Joshi, a sweet shop which is very famous.
Day 2 - Start your day by visiting Karni Mata Temple early morning. The total time including the travel time and discovering the temple will be around 3 hrs since it is located at a distance of 35 km from Bikaner. After this, you can visit the Lalgarh Palace and the Rampuriya Haveli. You can also cover a few Jain temples in the evening including Bhandasar Jain Temple and the Laxmi Nath Temple.
Day 3 - If you are here for another day, you can go to the Gajner wildlife sanctuary which is about 27kms from the city and you might witness a lot of migratory birds. After lunch, you should visit National Research Centre for Camels. This institute, located around 8-10 km from the main city has a lot of camels and you could learn a lot about different breeds of camels.
Alternatively, if you plan to extend your trip by two or three more days, you can plan out a camel safari with any of the organisers.

How can I commute within Bikaner?

Autos and tongas are the most widely used mode of transport within the city since the streets are narrow and often blocked due to sand storms.Cycles can also be hired from the Railway Station.
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How much does a package cost for Bikaner?

The packages for Bikaner start at INR 12149 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top restaurants in Bikaner?

The best places to eat in Bikaner are Hang Around Zone, Suraj Restaurant, Heeralal's, Chhotu Motu Joshi Sweet Shop, Gallops, Laxmi Niwas Palace. You can see all the places to eat in Bikaner here

What are the top sightseeing places in Bikaner?

The top sightseeing places in Bikaner are Junagarh Fort, Karni Mata Temple, Lallgarh Palace, Rampuriya Haveli, National Research Centre On Camel, Gajner Palace.

What are the top shopping places in Bikaner?

The top shopping places in Bikaner are Kote Gate, Station Road, City Shopping.
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