From forts to palaces, from havelis to temples and colorful desert culture to delicious food, the city of Bikaner has it all. A city full of Harappan culture forts and museums, temples and shrines, deserts and lakes, will not take you back to history, but on the other hand, its vibrant markets and activities outside can provide entertainment and wonderful memories.
Bikaner is a vibrant, dusty desert city with a breath-taking fort and an exhilarating outpost. It is relatively less visited by tourists than many other cities of Rajasthan, even though it has plenty of hotels and camel-safari offers, which attract travelers to avoid the hustle and bustle of other parts of Rajasthan.
Ganga Singh Museum
Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary
Sand Dunes Safari
The Kolayat Fair has spiritual as well as entertainment significance. An eagerly-anticipated event, it is celebrated with pomp and gaiety. The scale of the festival is large and tourists get an opportunity to see Rajasthani culture up close. The festival is additionally known as the ‘Kapil Muni Fair’ and is celebrated during the month of November (Kartik Poornima).
Bikaner Camel Festival is celebrated annually dedicated to the ship of the desert. The celebrations include camel races, camel milking, best breed competition, camel acrobatics, and camel beauty pageants. Along with these, there's plenty of scope for eating, souvenir-shopping, and photography at the festival.
Bikaner is a delight for shoppers. You can buy Mojaris (Bikaneri style footwear), rangi dupatta, Kundan work, wooden antiques, Rasgullas, bhujia, lacquer bangles, and carpets. Bikaner is also famous for the exquisite works of art made out of camel hide.
A visit to the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary is a must when in Bikaner. Located barely thirty-two kilometers away, this undisturbed forest is filled with animals, birds, and plants. The sanctuary is often visited by jeeps with the forest officers as guides.
Nal Airport is located 13 kilometers west of Bikaner in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is operated by the Airports Authority of India at the Bikaner Air Force Station.
Bikaner is well connected with the numerous cities of India by roads. Highways are comfortable for an individual to drive to Bikaner. Highways like NH 11, 15 and 89 links Bikaner with other major Indian cities and metros. State, as well as luxury buses, are a handy option to reach the destination.
Bikaner is well connected with cities such as Delhi, Kolkata, Agra, Jaipur, Allahabad, etc. The luxurious 'Palace on wheels' also covers Bikaner in its eight-day tour of Rajasthan.
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