Bikaner

Bikaner, located in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, India, is a city steeped in rich history and vibrant culture. Known for its magnificent forts, opulent palaces, and intricate architecture, Bikaner offers a captivating travel experience.

The premier attraction in Bikaner is the Junagarh Fort, built in the 16th century. This fort accurately reflects this place’s historical architecture and was constructed by Raja Rai Singh. Inside the fort are about thirty-seven palaces, pavilions, and several temples. It was built with marble and red sandstone, which makes it an attractive tourist spot in Bikaner. One can also see the paintings and some of the rare antiques in this fort.

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    THINGS TO DO IN BIKANER

    Camel Safari

    Camel Safari

    Explore the golden sands of the Thar Desert on a camel safari. It’s an adventurous way to experience the desert landscape and traditional Rajasthani culture. 

    Culinary Exploration

    Culinary Exploration

    Indulge in the delectable Bikaneri cuisine, known for its spicy flavors and savory snacks. Don’t miss trying Bikaneri Bhujia and Pyaaz Ki Kachori.                                                                                     

    Visit Havelis

    Visit Havelis

    Explore the ornate havelis (traditional mansions) in Bikaner, such as the Rampuria Haveli and Kothari Haveli, which showcase exquisite frescoes and intricate architecture.

    BEST TIME TO VISIT BIKANER

    SUMMER SEASON

    (April to June)

    Bikaner gets extremely hot during the summer months, with temperatures soaring above 40°C (104°F). It is not the ideal time to visit if you are not comfortable with intense heat.

    MONSOON SEASON

    (July to September)

    Bikaner receives moderate rainfall during the monsoon season. While the weather cools down a bit, the city may experience occasional heavy showers. If you don’t mind the rain, this can be a good time to visit.

    WINTER SEASON

    (October to March)

    The winter season is the best time to visit Bikaner. The weather is pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 25°C (50°F to 77°F). It is the perfect time to explore the city’s attractions and enjoy outdoor activities.

    HOW TO REACH BIKANER

    There are various modes of transportation available to Bikaner, including air, rail, and road:

     
    To reach Bikaner, you will need to fly to New Delhi, which is the closest international airport. After arriving in Delhi, you can take a domestic flight to Jaipur, the nearest major airport to Bikaner.
    The Bikaner Railway Station is well connected to major cities such as Delhi, Jaipur, and Jodhpur. Getting to Bikaner by train from Delhi takes around 8 hours.
    Bikaner is accessible via well-maintained roads and is connected to cities like Jaipur and Delhi. To travel from Delhi to Bikaner by road, follow NH62 or NH48 towards Jaipur. From Jaipur, take NH62 to reach Bikaner.

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    FAQs about Bikaner Travel Guide

    Are there any accommodations available in Bikaner?

    Some local dishes to savor in Jaipur include dal baati churma, gatte ki sabzi, laal maas (spicy mutton curry), and traditional sweets like ghewar.

    Can I try local cuisine in Bikaner?

    Absolutely! Bikaner is famous for its delicious and unique Rajasthani cuisine. You must try the local specialties like Bikaneri bhujia, rasgulla, kachori, and ghevar. There are several restaurants and street food stalls where you can savor these culinary delights.

    Are there any nearby attractions to visit from Bikaner?

    Yes, there are several nearby attractions that you can visit from Bikaner. The famous Rat Temple in Deshnok, known for its large population of rats, is a short distance away. The Gajner Palace and Wildlife Sanctuary, located on the banks of the Gajner Lake, is another popular destination.