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Bikaner Tour and Travel Guide
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Rajasthani art and culture can be best discovered when you are in Bikaner. It is bestowed with many beautiful sites.Bikaner is one which is dotted with numerous monuments and heritage sites coupled with wide scattered natural beauty. Bikaner was once the power center of Marwar Rulers who actively contributed in glorifying its past with marvelous architecture which is a blend of Rajputana & Mughal architecture style.
Bikaner at a Glance
Best time to Visit Bikaner October to March
Languages spoken Hindi, English and Rajasthani
Seasons Summer (March-June), Winter (November-February), Monsoon (July-September)
Religions Hindu, Islamic, Jainism, Sikhism
Temperature Summer (32.4°C to 40.1°C) & Winter (4.3°C to 18.7 °C)
Cuisine Rajasthani food and Different country foods.
Shiv Bari Temple
Maharaj Doongar Singh built this ecstatic temple dedicated to lord Shiva in 9th century. This temple is a major attraction for Hindu community devotees who came from every corner of the country for devoting their prayers. The architecture of temple is totally made from red sandstone defended from high walls has a magnificent collection of miniature statues.
This palace was built by Maharaja of Bikaner in 1902. The architecture of the Lal Garh Palace has a unique combination of European, Mughal and Rajput style which give it a marvelous piece of craftsmanship. It has converted into Heritage Hotel offering the best hospitality inbuilt in Rajasthani Culture. It is crafted entirely from Red Sandstone which makes it shining bright in day light and its interior has beautiful pillars, assembly hall, magnificent roof tops makes one feel stunned.
The Junagarh Fort of Bikaner is its USP. Nobody should miss the tour to Junagarh Fort while visiting Bikaner. It is splendid, marvelous and a perfect piece of architecture. Outside it is made up of Red Sandstone and interior is crafted out of white marble only. Ganga Mahal, Phool Mahal, Badal Mahal are the other attractions apart from the museum which are unique in it so is their name suggest.
The Junagarh Museum is located inside the Fort only but occupies a vast and distinct place within the premises. It has a wide collection of armor, paintings, cloths and accessories which make you remind of that Royal time and its history.
This Prachina Museum has its distinguished place especially for those who are keenly interested in art and architecture. This museum was set up the daughter of Raja Saheb as she was a great patron of art and culture. This museum has varied collection of ample verity of very segment of life starting from centuries ago till the modern era.
In the ancient time Gajner Forest Area was popular and designated reserved for Hunting by Maharaja. It is located 32 Km away from Bikaner. This place has a wide variety of flora & fauna as a idle shelter grounds as their natural habitat. Though hunting is prohibited in this area by official orders but one can enjoy a safari ride to Gajner exploring variety of birds and animals specially found in this belt.
Life in medieval India has its expanse and imprinting on every nook and corner of life. Not only the life of Raja and Maharaja is the one which attracts the visitors it is the local beauty of that place which still lives in the cultural values. Merchants and big Zamindars also enjoyed a lavish life and their Havelis are the living example. Jan Haveli of Bikaner is the living example of that lifestyle. It has beautiful interior decorated with exclusive and expensive metals with mesmerizing Red Stone built from outside.
Deshnok is the small village located 32 km away from Bikaner. It is one of the very important places on the map of Bikaner because of Karni Mata Temple. Godess Durga and her other sacred form is primarily worshipped in Rajput Families. Karni Mata temple has its importance in every castes of Hindu religion.
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