Bikaner is a city located in Rajasthan state of India. The place is full of tradition, culture and colors. It is famous for its Forts, Palaces, temples and exotic food.
Bikaner is a Royal fortified city with a timeless appeal. Once a major trading post between Africa , West Asia and Far East. The city's deity is Karni Mata. The temple dedicated to her provides sanctuary to mice in the belief that those who serve the goddess are reborn as mice. Places of interest are Junagarh Fort - Built around 1593 AD having 37 palaces, temples and pavilions within, it is one of its kind. Lallgarh palace - Built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singh and Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum.Tourist Places
For the visitors to come here there are a lot of forts and Palaces to be visited, such as the following, Junagarh fort, Lalghar, Gajner Palaces, Laxmi Niwas Palace, etc.
Junagarh Fort :- Junagarh Fort is one of the most famous tourist destinations. It displays the history of Bikaner royal family. You will get a chance to view some ornaments and weapons of old period used by the Bikaner royal family. Lalghar Fort is another fort used by the royal kings to stay here.
Gajner Palace :- Gajner Palace is a gemstone in the Desert built on the edge of a lake. It is a grand heritage property which is wide spread over a huge landscape.
Laxmi Niwas palace :- Laxmi Niwas palace has now turned into luxury hotel. It was previously used as a residential place for the King of the Bikaner state of India. Its architecture is design by a British architect and it is also a part of another famous palace named llalgarh palace.
Karni Mata temple :- Karni Mata temple is located near Bikaner it has thousands of visitors every year. The temple is full of rats. During your visit to "Karni M\ata" temple you will find many white rats around which are holy by the local believers.
You will come across horse carts on street to travel from one place to another. It is more convenient to travel by horse carts in compared to cars as roads are narrow and full of sand.
Bikaner is incomplete without its tempting food. It has a wide range of varieties. For foodies to hunt food the best place will be Bhujia Bazzar and Chai Patti. The kachoris and samosas of Chai Patti are just irresistible. Chhappan bhog at Bikaner is one of the oldest fast food joint and very famous for chaat which is mouth watering. As Bikaner is a very hot place one glass off Lassi is a cheery on the top it can be sweet or salty and to add on sweet Sankhla kulfi should not to be missed. They promise to offer the best Keser Kulf you have or can ever taste.
Places to reside over night are Hotel Shri Ram Heritage, vino camel safari guest house and the Laxmi Niwas palace. All the facilities are available for tourists. For entertainment arrangement of Rajasthan folk songs/dance and camel safari is arranged by the hotel or guesthouse.
More you visit Bikaner more you fall in love with this place.