Bikaner

Bikaner is a vibrant, dust-swirling desert town with a fabulous fort and an energising outpost feel. It’s less dominated by tourism than many other Rajasthan cities, though it has plenty of hotels and a busy camel-safari scene, which attracts travellers looking to avoid the Jaisalmer hustle

Bikaner, the desert city of Rajasthan draws large number of tourists for its picturesque golden sand dunes, striking red sandstone forts, stunning palaces and havelis and certainly its camel safaris.

Popular Places To Visit In Bikaner

Lalgarh Palace

Lalgarh Palace

Junagarh Fort

Junagarh Fort

Gajner Palace

Gajner Palace

Ganga Singh Museum

Ganga Singh Museum

Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary

Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary

Sand Dunes Safari

Sand Dunes Safari

Fairs and Festivals

Kolayat Fair

Kolayat Fair

The Kolayat Fair has religious as well as entertainment significance. An eagerly-anticipated event, it is celebrated with pomp and gaiety. The scale of the festival is immense and tourists get a chance to see Rajasthani culture up close. The festival is also called the ‘Kapil Muni Fair’ and is held during the month of November (Kartik Poornima).

Bikaner Camel Festival

Bikaner Camel Festival

Bikaner Camel Festival is an annual festival 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 Camel Festival

What to do

Shopping

Shopping

Bikaner is a delight for shoppers. One can shop for 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.

Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary

Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary

A visit to the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary is a must when in Bikaner. Located barely 32 kilometers away, this undisturbed forest is filled with animals, birds and plants. The sanctuary can be visited by jeeps with the forest officers as guides.

Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary

How to Reach here

Nal Airport is located 13 kilometres west of Bikaner in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is operated by the Airports Authority of India as a civil enclave at the Bikaner Air Force Station.

Bikaner is well connected with the major cities of India by roads. Highways are comfortable for a person to drive to Bikaner. Highways likeNH 11, 15 and 89 link 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 like 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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