Bikaner- Castle of Culture & Camels
The Bikaner City was founded by Rao Bika ji in the year 1488 AD. It is basically a desert which is built on an altitude. Bikaner is bounded by a long embattled wall that has been pierced by 5 gates. The city of Bikaner has a splendid and marvelous fort that was constructed between 1588 & 1593 by Raja Raj Singh. The impressive fort dominates this city.
Standing on slightly raised ground; Bikaner is surrounded by a 7 km long embattled wall with 5 gates. Rich historical and architectural legacy of Bikaner can be seen in its glorious and brilliant forts and palaces that are built and created with fragility in Redding-pink sandstone. Rising and falling lanes, colorful markets and bright bazaars and vivid and cheerful folks make Bikaner an exciting and fascinating experience in Rajasthan.
Places of Interest in Bikaner
Devi Kund Sagar (Cenotaphs)
Shri Laxminath Temple
Bhandeshwar Jain Temple
Camel Breeding Farm
Shiv Bari Mandir
How to Reach Bikaner
Rajasthan Roadways offers bus service from all parts of Rajsthan, from Delhi, Maharastra and Gujarat to Bikaner. It is 6 hrs drive from Jaipur, 4 hrs from Ajmer.
Trains are available from all parts of the country including Delhi, Jammu, Jaipur, Ajmer to Bikaner .