Bikaner

Bikaner Tour

It is from the name of Rao Bika, the second son of Maharaja Rao Jodha of Rathore clan, who established Bikaner at the site of large tract of barren land known as Jangaladesh, that Bikaner got its name. It was in the year 1488 that the city of Bikaner, once the capital city of the princely state of Bikaner, was established. Though the city lies in Thar Desert yet it was once a very pivotal trade route between Central Asia and Gujarat.

Today Bikaner is the administrative headquarter of Bikaner district and Bikaner Division and is the fifth largest town of Rajasthan. Though the place witnesses an arid climate yet Ganges Canal completed in 1928 and Indira Gandhi Canal completed in 1987 have ensured that the region grows crops of mustard, cotton, groundnuts, wheat and vegetables. Other important commercial activities in Bikaner include wool production and the mining of Gypsum, Plaster of Paris and Bentonite. Bikaner is also famous for sweets and snacks.

Some of the leading attractions in and around Bikaner are:

Junagarh Fort


Originally named Chintamani, Junagarh Fort was later named Junagarh or Old Fort as the ruling family moved to Lalbagh outside the fort limits. Junagarh Fort is one of the major forts in Rajasthan that is not situated on a hill top. The present city of Bikaner is set around the fort. Raja Rai Singh, the sixth rule of Bikaner, got the Junagarh Fort constructed.

Laxmi Palace


Designed by a British architect, Sir Samuel Swanton Jacob, Laxmi Niwas Palace, at one point of time held the honor of being the royal abode of the king of erstwhile Bikaner State Maharaj Ganga Singh. The monument is erected of red sandstone and is built in Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Though the palace is now a heritage hotel, yet it is a golden reminder of a bygone era.

Lalgarh Palace


Constructed in the year between 1902 and 1926, Lalgarh Palace displays amalgamation of Rajput, Mughal and European architectural styles of architecture. The palace houses Shri Sadul Museum and Anup Sanskrit Library which boasts of a large collection of Sanskrit manuscripts. Lalgarh Palace, like many other palaces in Rajasthan, has been transformed into a heritage hotel, though the Royal family still live in a part of the palace.

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I booked a travel package of Rajasthan for me and my friend. It was a 15 day trip of India's desert state. Most of the cities we visited were well connected with national highways, providing us the easy accessibility of various places. However, some areas were congested making for us difficult to reach on time that may be because of development works on going on places. We loved our heritage hotel stays at Jaipur and Udaipur. We enjoyed the excursions of remote villages and desert. Good execution of trip.

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I booked a travel package of Rajasthan for me and my friend. It was a 15 day trip of India's desert state. Most of the cities we visited were well connected with national highways, providing us the easy accessibility of various places. However, some areas were congested making for us difficult to reach on time that may be because of development works on going on places. We loved our heritage hotel stays at Jaipur and Udaipur. We enjoyed the excursions of remote villages and desert. Good execution of trip.

JHON

I booked a travel package of Rajasthan for me and my friend. It was a 15 day trip of India's desert state. Most of the cities we visited were well connected with national highways, providing us the easy accessibility of various places. However, some areas were congested making for us difficult to reach on time that may be because of development works on going on places. We loved our heritage hotel stays at Jaipur and Udaipur. We enjoyed the excursions of remote villages and desert. Good execution of trip.

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