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Top 20 Best Places to Visit in Bikaner, The Royal & Regal City in Rajasthan

When it comes to Bikaner, we often understand it as one the royal and regal places of Rajasthan, which it surely is. With its name, it has also earned recognition for the famous Bikaneri Bhujia enjoyed all over the country with love. But, for getting a better understanding of the city, we need to understand about the best places to visit and explore in and around the city. Bikaner in Rajasthan lies in the heart of the vast, golden, Thar Desert. Established in 1488, Bikaner was established by the Rathore King, Rao Bika, who gave rise to the beautiful city. Bikaner exhibits a rich history of Rajputs and has numerous havelis, palaces, temples and museums that offer a pleasing picture of a bygone era. In Bikaner, one can go back in history and can experience the rich culture and hospitality that melts hearts.

Here are some of the places that you must see in Bikaner to learn about this fabulous city:

  • Junagarh Fort
  • Gajner Palace
  • Karni Mata Temple
  • National Research Centre on Camel
  • Sand Dunes Safari
  • Rampuria Haveli
  • Bhandasar Jain Temple
  • The Royal Cenotaphs
  • Lalgarh Palace and Museum
  • Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kote Gate
  • Shiv Bari Temple
  • Kodamdesar Temple
  • Shri Laxminath Temple
  • Prachina Museum
  • Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum
  • Shri Sadul Museum
  • Old City
  • Urmul Desert Crafts Store

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Junagarh Fort

Junagarh Fort Bikaner Rajasthan

Junagarh Fort is one of the popular tourist attractions in Bikaner. The fort was built in 1478 by Maharaja Rao Bika, the founder of Bikaner, a later construction by Raja Rai Singh, who ruled Bikaner between 1571 and 1611, and Karan Singh who ruled between 1631 and 1639. The rulers after them also contributed to the beautification of the fort and added their own touch to it, with the present day fort an effort by a total of 16 generations of rulers. Junagarh fort complex consists of many temples and palaces made in the traditional architecture style of the times, making it one of the top 5 tourist places of Bikaner.

The artistically done balconies, courtyards, and windows do not miss to catch the eyes of the visitors. The Zenana quarters in particular, capture the attention of tourists as they exhibit exquisite designs of great artistic skill. Intricate mirror work, colorful frescoes and beautiful lacquer work all make this fort look an attractive sight to behold. One of the more lavish forts to explore in Rajasthan, the Junagarh Fort has been built at a lower elevation than other forts in the state, built to showcase Bikaner’s richness rather than for defense. Mainly featuring a style of Indo-Mughal architecture, the fort has been built using red sandstone brought over from Jaisalmer. Made up of numerous beautiful palaces, some of the popular palaces to explore at Junagarh Fort include the Badal Mahal, Gaj Mandir Palace, Phool Mahal, the Anup Mahal, the Hawa Mahal, and the Vikram Vilas Palace.

Gajner Palace

Gajner Palace Bikaner

Now functioning as a heritage hotel, Gajner Palace in Bikaner was once the royal residence of Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh of Bikaner. The palace is situated about 20 kms from the city of Bikaner and is set along the beautiful Gajner Lake, forming one of the best places to visit in Bikaner. Since it is a heritage hotel, you now have the option to enjoy Bikaner’s grand hospitality by booking a room here and feeling like a royal yourself, or, you can always choose to take a day trip to explore the palace here. Gajner Palace is divided into different sections such as the Dungar Niwas, Mandir Chowk, Gulab Niwas and Champa Niwas. Each wing is meticulously designed and equally well-maintained.

The distinctive design of the terraces, artistic balconies and the chic interiors make the palace a popular tourist attraction and put it among the top 5 places to visit in Bikaner. Covering an area of 6,000 acres, the Gajner Palace was originally built by the Maharaja as his summer house, which later became a hunting lodge even for the Britishers, and today, has an abundance of wildlife such as the Nilgai, Black Buck, and the Chinkara. Made using red sandstone, the palace displays a mix of the architectural styles of Rajasthani, Mughal, and European architecture. Given its proximity to the Thar Desert, there are desert safaris offered near the place along with other activities such as nature walks, and boating. Converted into a heritage hotel in 1976, Gajner Palace in Bikaner is one of the must visit places of the city.

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Karni Mata Temple

Karni Mata Temple Bikaner Rajasthan

Bikaner’s Karni Mata Temple can be counted among one of the more unique temples in the world, and forms the top 5 tourist places to visit in BIkaner. Karni Mata Temple is probably one of the most famous places to visit in not only Bikaner, but also in Rajasthan. This temple is known for its sizable population of rats that are the permanent residents here. Dating back to the 15th century, this temple is dedicated to Karni Mata who is worshiped as an incarnation of Goddess Durga. Legend has it that when Karni Mata’s son died, she requested Lord Yama to restore her son’s life, but he refused. Karni Mata being the incarnation of Goddess restored the life of her son and declared that from now onwards her family will not face death but be reincarnated in the form of rats.

Today, there are about 20,000 rats that live in the temple premises and attract the attention of many travelers. Even though there are many rats that run across the temple at all times, it is considered highly auspicious if any rat steps on your feet, even better if it’s a white one! Held in high reverence by the devotees, the rats at the Karni Mata Temple in Bikaner are even fed by the pilgrims visiting the temple. One of the best times to visit the temple is during the Karni Mata Festival, held twice a year, usually during the festivities of Navratri. The festival worships Karni Mata and attracts a number of devotees to the temple.

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National Research Centre on Camel

National Camel Research Centre Rajasthan

Now, this is one place in Bikaner, in fact in the entire Rajasthan, which must be visited at least once. The National Research Centre on Camels is one of the more fascinating places to visit in Bikaner. Functioning mainly as a breeding and research farm, the research center has many camels and have been categorized into five different breeds.  The center is situated about 8 kms from Bikaner and is open for visitors who wish to learn more about the animal themselves. The center also has a small museum that displays the history, development and the research findings related to the camels of the region.

Along with this visitor can also experience camel rides and safaris at the research center, where they can view the many species of camels found in the region. The camel breeds that can be seen at the research center include the Bikaneri Camel, Jaisalmeri Camel, Kachchhi Camel, Mewari Camel, and the Jalori Camel. With an abundance of camels, the research center also has its own milk parlor that serves beverages and eatables made using camel milk, and includes a variety of ice creams, and hot and cold beverages. The research center is spread over an area of 2,000 acres and is also helpful for the local camel rearers who can utilize the findings for the betterment of their own camels.

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Sand Dunes Safari

Bikaner Camel Safari

Taking up a desert safari is one of the best things to do when exploring Bikaner. Given its close proximity to the Thar Desert, Bikaner offers a chance for tourists to opt for a desert safari among its sand dunes. A desert safari at Bikaner usually would include exploring the sandy expanse of the Thar with a camel ride, or staying in one of the camps within the desert. Staying at a desert camp will let you experience the local culture, traditions and lifestyle, much more closely. On a desert safari experience, you might even get a chance to spot the wildlife of the desert land, such as antelope, fox, jackal, rabbit, nilgai, desert cat, chameleon, and the monitor lizard, among others. The safari will give an insight into the lives of the people who rely on the desert and its resources to earn a living, allowing you to explore some of the more remote villages of the region on your visit.

Desert Safari forms one of the more fun aspects of Bikaner Tourism and is something that is among its popular tourist attractions. Depending on your needs and budget, you can choose to spend a few hours in the desert or choose to stay in one of the camps and spend your night surrounded by the Thar Desert and witness the traditional folk dance and music that is available. A Sand Dune Safari is surely the best way to explore the vast desert but is also the perfect way to mark the end of your day by viewing a magical sunset among the golden sands of the desert. Depending upon the duration of the safari, one can see several destinations like Raisar, Khichan, Balakaya Dhora and Phalodi.

Rampuria Haveli

Rampuria Haveli Bikaner

Offering the best of Rajputana architecture, Rampuria Haveli is amongst the best places to visit in Bikaner. In fact, Rampuria is a group of 9 Havelis that were constructed in the 15th century by the Rampuria family of merchants. The havelis are made of Dulmera red sand stone and display exquisite artistic skills. The opulent interior adorned with tasteful artifacts, golden paintings and woodwork are the major attractions of this magnificent structure. One of the popular tourist attractions of Bikaner, one of the Havelis of the Rampuria Haveli now functions as a heritage hotel, where the visitors can even stay and experience living amidst a royal setting. Hotel Bhanwar Niwas is the haveli-turned-hotel of the Haveli and is run by the Rampuria family.

A beautiful structure in Bikaner, Rampuria Haveli displays a blend of Mughal, Victorian, and Rajput elements of architecture. The Haveli, today, is one of the most popular points of interest in the city and is also among the most photographed tourist attractions of Bikaner. A visit to Rampuria Haveli in itself is a treat to the eyes, with it being adorned in numerous intricate carvings all over, showcasing the best of the local artisans of the time, who seemed to have poured their all when creating this architectural masterpiece in Rajasthan’s Bikaner. Located in the heart of the city, the Rampuria Haveli will take you back in time and lead you a glimpse into the lives of the wealthy merchants of Bikaner, who once commissioned the grand building, now standing as one of the prideful structures of the city of Bikaner.

Bhandasar Jain Temple

Bhandasar Jain Temple Bikaner

Bhandasar Jain Temple is one of the two most famous Jain shrines in Rajasthan’s Bikaner. Dedicated to the 5th Jain Tirthankara Sumatinath, it is a three-storied shrine that dates back to the 15th century with the temple’s construction finally completed in the early 16th century, it is one of the best places to explore in Bikaner. In the temple’s ground floor, you can see a marble statue dedicated to Tirthankara Sumatinath situated on top of a silver throne, alongside sandstone pillars, all carved with numerous intricate sculptures. The temple is an epitome of Rajputana architecture and has marble pillars, gold leaf walls, intricately decorated ceilings and massive halls. The exquisite mirror work grabs special attention of the visitors here, making it a popular tourist attraction. The many frescoes that adorn the temple also tell the stories of the 24 Jain Tirthankaras, further adding to the beauty of the temple.

Apart from its architecture the utter silence and peace in the ambience of the temple is what makes it a great place to visit, where you can spend hours marveling at its architecture and its tranquil environment. The temple is also among the most unique temples that exist in Bikaner. Built by a rich merchant named Bhandasa Oswal, the Bhandasar Jain Temple is said to have been made using 40,000 kgs of ghee instead of water as mortar during its construction. Upholding the Jain beliefs and customs, items made using leather such as shoes, belts, bags, and watches, are to be removed strictly before entering the temple.

The Royal Cenotaphs

Royal Cenotaphs Bikaner

Situated about 8 kms east of Bikaner is Devi Kund Sagar, the cremation ground of Bikaner’s royal family, and is one of the destinations you must visit on your tour of Bikaner Tourism. Here stands the Royal Cenotaphs that were built in memory of members of the royal family and are among the list of top 10 places to visit in Bikaner. It should be remembered that cenotaphs were an important part of the Rajputana as well as Mughal architecture, but at Devi Kund Sagar, there are two separate groups of cenotaphs that display the architectural exuberance of the Rajputs. Here, some cenotaphs, dedicated to early rulers are made of Dulmera red sandstone and some, dedicated to the later rulers are made of marble.

The cenotaphs are dedicated to different members of the royal family, such as men, women, and children, and can be differentiated on the basis of their architecture. The cenotaphs for men have a vertical slab, the ones dedicated to women have foot marks on the memorial slab, and those dedicated to children have a simpler structure, and stand without a canopy. The major attraction here is the cenotaph built for Maharaja Anup Singh, who ruled Bikaner from 1669 to 1698, built on 16 pillars and has various intricately carved peacocks, birds, animals, as well as stories related to acts of Lord Krishna.  The earliest cenotaph at Devi Kund Sagar belongs to Rao Kalyanmal, who ruled Bikaner from 1541 to 1571, with the latest one belonging to Maharaja Karni Singh who ruled the city from 1950 to 1988. A visit to the Royal Cenotaphs of Bikaner at Devi Kund Sagar will let you understand better about the many rulers of the city, and give you a glimpse into the architecture, rites, rituals, and culture of the royals.

Lallgarh Palace and Museum

Lalgarh Palace and Museum Bikaner

Another popular point of interest in the city is its architectural delight of the Lallgarh Palace. This beautiful palace was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the early 20th century and is a pride of Bikaner. With its construction beginning in the late 19th century, the palace has been designed by a British architect, Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob. The palace has now been converted into a hotel and therefore makes for an ideal place to spend your holidays as you continue exploring Bikaner. The rich Rajputana architecture mixed with a style of Mughal and British architecture, along with the tasteful interior that adorns the palace-turned-hotel attracts visitors here, making it one of the top places to visit in Bikaner. The indoor swimming pool is also a very pleasant site to spend your time in the palace.

Bikaner’s Lallgarh Palace also consists of a museum that is situated inside Ganga Niwas, and is named the Shri Sadul Museum. Here one can see the miniature paintings related to Bikaner School of Art, terracotta wares and royal armors. There is also a library that has a good collection of many Sanskrit manuscripts, written on parchments, plaques of silver, copper and gold. The artifacts belonging to Harappan civilization and Kushan and Gupta Age that are well preserved at the museum are also something that can be explored during your visit. Made using red sandstone, a stay at the palace hotel will surely make you feel like a royalty. With top notch hospitality by the hotel staff, and the traditional architecture of the palace, staying at the Lallgarh Palace is something that you must explore on your visit to Bikaner.

Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary

Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary

About 32 kms from Bikaner, Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the top sightseeing places and is an ideal place for wildlife adventure near Bikaner. The sanctuary is among the popular wildlife sanctuaries in Rajasthan, and is located along the Gajner Lake, close to the Gajner Palace. This sanctuary, which was once the hunting ground of the Maharaja Ganga Singh and the royal family, today has been developed as a wildlife reserve that shelters the rich flora and fauna of the region. Hunting was an important activity for the royals which they partook in with much enthusiasm, often displaying their hunt as trophies for visitors to see and understood the practice of hunting as a sport to create better relations with different kingdoms in the past.

It shelters many species of animals like Chinkara, Black Buck, Wild Boar, Nilgai, Antelope, and the Desert Fox, along with a sizable population of birds like the Sandgrouse, often found in desert-like regions, Indian Houbara Bustards, Water fouls, Demoiselle Cranes, among other local and migratory birds. Taking a safari within the wildlife sanctuary is a great idea for wildlife buffs, letting the visitors better explore the sanctuary while also giving the bird watchers a good chance to spot birds of different species here. Exploring the Gajner Palace in Bikaner is one of the top destinations to visit in the city, and is often coupled with a visit to the Gajner Palace and the Gajner Lake.

Kote Gate

Kote Gate Bikaner

Separating old Bikaner from new Bikaner, Kote Gate is an important landmark of the city, and among the best places to explore in the city. Boasting of architectural grandeur, Kote Gate is in fact the first thing that you notice when you enter Bikaner. On one side of the gate are the exquisitely constructed Rajputana Havelis and on the other side is a colorful bazaar, which can be a paradise for any shopaholic.

Once you are done marveling at the splendor of the architecture of Kote Gate, you can visit the market that sells items made of camel hide, open-toed shoes, miniature paintings, utensils, handicrafts, and Khadi items like kurtas and wooden items. One can also enjoy indulging in the local Bikaneri sweets, Bikaneri bhujia and tea made from camel’s milk here in the bazaar. One of the most lively and loud markets in Bikaner, Kote Gate is a destination that you must visit on your visit to the city. Here, you can explore the local handicrafts of Rajasthan’s Bikaner and take some fascinating artifacts as souvenirs for yourself back home.

Shiv Bari Temple

Shiv Bari Temple Bikaner

Amongst the most popular places of interest for tourists in Bikaner is the Shiv Bari Temple. This shrine holds great religious importance and is also one of the finest examples of Rajputana architecture in Bikaner. The temple is situated about 6 kms from the city and was built by Maharaja Doongar Singhji in 1880, who got it made in honor of his father, Maharaja Lal Singh, leading the temple to be called as Laleshwar Mahadev as well, lovingly by the locals.

The temple worships Lord Shiva, of whom a huge black stone idol, along with the artistically done pavilions, columns and domes, all made of red sandstone, is the major attraction here and attract a number of devotees and tourists alike to the temple each year. The Shiv Bari Temple contains the idol of Lord Shiva as a four-faced one, along with a bronze statue of his carrier bull, Nandi. Along the temple complex, one can also see various beautifully carved statues of Lord Krishna, surrounded by his gopis as well, further adding a charm to the beauty of the Shiv temple. Although the temple sees crowds of devotees throughout the year, it is especially during the Hindu calendar month of Shravana, that the temple sees the most crowd, with people gathering to visit the temple from across the country.

Kodamdesar Temple

Kodamdesar Temple Bikaner

The Kodamdesar Temple is situated in the Kodamdesar village of Bikaner and is one of the top sightseeing places to visit in Bikaner. This temple is one of its kind, as unlike other temples, the Kodamdesar Temple does not have a proper temple structure. The shrine is basically a statue that presides over a marble platform, where there is no hall, door or even a roof covering the temple. Dedicated to the worship of Lord Bhairon Ji, an incarnation of Lord Shiva, the temple was built by Rao Bika Ji, the founder and the first ruler of Bikaner, in 1465, as soon as he arrived from Jodhpur to establish his own dynasty.

Within the premises of the temple, you can see a number of dogs that roam freely, which is noticeable due to dogs being considered the carrier animal of Lord Bhairon Ji. With the temple’s entire floor being made of white marble, Kodamdesar Temple in Bikaner is surely one of the top destinations in the city, also due to its beauty. The best time to visit this temple is during the Bhadrapad Fair, when artisans and craftsmen from all over the state come to visit this temple. Kodamdesar Temple is most often visited by the newlywed couples and parents who bring their newborn babies to get their first mundan, or a head-shaving ceremony.

Shri Laxminath Temple

Shri Laxminath Temple Bikaner

One of the best places to visit in Bikaner, Shri Laxminath Temple is amongst the oldest temples in the city. Built by Maharaja Rao Lunkaran originally, the temple was further developed by Maharaja Ganga Singh, who added to its beauty with elaborate artwork in the temple’s interiors. Shri Laxminath Temple is situated about 4 kms from the Junagarh Fort and is dedicated to the worship of Lord Vishnu and his consort Goddess Lakshmi, with it being thronged by devotees on occasions like Janmashtami, Nirjala Ekadashi, Ramnavami, Diwali and Geeta Jayanti.

The temple has been constructed as a throne for Lord Laxminath, since the Bikaneri rulers believed Lord Laxminath to be Bikaner’s ruler and considered themselves as his ministers who worked in his service. The temple is made in a mix of red sandstone, brought in from Jaisalmer, and white marble, showcasing a specialty of Bikaner’s architectural style. The mesmerizing artwork, intricately carved architecture, and the silver art on its doorways, is what attracts numerous tourists to the place when visiting Bikaner. Along with the main shrine, within the temple complex, there are different shrines dedicated to Shri Suryanarayanji, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev, Shri Roopchaturbujji, Shri Badrinarayanji, and Shri Magavidyaji, also present. An intricate blend of devotion and architecture, Shri Laxminath Temple in Bikaner is a destination that you must visit on your trip to the city.

Prachina Museum

Prachina Museum Bikaner

Set up in the year 2000, Prachina Museum is situated in Junagarh Fort, and is a place that you must explore on your visit to Bikaner. The Prachina Bikaner Cultural Center and Museum was established by Princess Siddhi Kumari, daughter of Late Maharaja Narendra Singhji of Bikaner in order to preserve the cultural diversity of Bikaner and showcase its rich history. At this museum one can witness the royal costumes and textiles, family portraits of former rulers, religious accessories, aristocratic locomotives, and personal objects of royal men and women, among other artifacts. The museum also gives an insight into the change of cultural milieus from one generation of rulers to another, responses of the royal family to western influences, and the influence of Bikaner’s contemporary arts and crafts till date.

The Prachina Museum is made up of several galleries and has been categorized as the Contemporary Art Gallery that contains arts from the famous Usta artisans of Bikaner, the Ritual Art Gallery that showcases idols of local and clan deities, the Bikaner Period Room, the Aristocratic Textiles and Costume Gallery and the Gallery of Aristocratic Transportation that showcases fancy bullock carts and raths belonging to the royal family, along with rooms that display Bikaner’s traditional floral wall and ceiling paintings. Among the best places to explore in Bikaner, add the Prachina Museum to your list and get a chance to witness the history, and culture of the past generations of the royal family for yourself.

Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum

Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum Bikaner

Established by Maharaja Ganga Singh in 1937 on the occasion of completion of 50 years of his rule in Bikaner, Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum is one of the most popular attractions for history buffs in Bikaner. The museum preserves rich artifacts, sculptures, jade studded weapons and portraits of rulers. One can also see the terracotta wares that belonged to the Gupta period and objects of the Indus Valley and Harappan Civilization. The 4 ft. tall monolithic sculpture of Jain Saraswati made out of marble, dating back to the 11th and 12th century, is also on display in the Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum as a rare artifact and is something that you must see on your visit.

Another statue that you must see is the 1-foot tall bronze statue of a “Nartaki”, found in a sand dune in the Sujangarh district of Rajasthan, and dates back to the period between the 10th and 11th centuries. Lacquer work on wood, metal, stones, glass, and leather as well as on ostrich eggs can also be seen here at the museum, making it one of the best places to explore in Bikaner. The museum is run by the government of Rajasthan, and has been divided into various sections for the ease of understanding for its visitors. Things that you must explore on a visit to the Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum include, lithographic prints of the British interpretation of the War of 1857, Dr. L.P. Tessitori Memorial Section, miniature paintings, folk-arts, royal armory, terracotta and bronze sculptures, local arts and crafts, as well as the Maharaja Ganga Singh Memorial.

Shri Sadul Museum

Sri Sadul Museum Bikaner

One of the top places to explore, the Shri Sadul Museum in Bikaner is situated inside the Lalgarh Palace, at a distance of about 2 km northeast of the Junagarh Fort. This museum throws light on the history of the Rathore royal family of Bikaner, where one can see the various belongings and artifacts related to the royal family. At the museum you also have a chance to see Maharaja Sadul Singh’s railway carriage, Maharaja Karni Singh’s golf clubs and hairbrush, as well as the miniature paintings related to Bikaner School of Art. When it comes to the artifacts at the Shri Sadul Museum, you can see on display various historic terracotta wares, along with royal armors.

The museum also has a library containing a great collection of many Sanskrit manuscripts, written on parchments, plaques of silver, copper and gold. The artifacts belonging to Harappan civilization, Kushan and Gupta Age are also well preserved at the museum and are also something that can be explored during your visit to this historic museum in Bikaner. Exploring the museum and viewing its many artifacts will provide you with a chance to understand and learn more about the history, culture, and lifestyle of the royal families, as well as the rich culture of Rajasthan’s Bikaner.

Old City

Old City Bikaner

The old city of Bikaner is just the ideal destination for a sightseeing tour. It has a medieval feel with the place being a labyrinth of narrow streets, large number of old havelis, and a few notable Jain temples. The old city still has an 18th century wall with five entrance gates with the main entrance being the famous triple-arched Kothe Gate of Bikaner.

Giving you a glimpse into the past, visiting the old city of Bikaner is one of the best things you can do on your tour, where you can capture the true essence of Bikaner. Given the fact that the city was founded in the 15th century, you can see a lot of buildings and structures in and around the old city that present a remnant of the past, where today, apart from major monuments, you can also find many hole-in-the-wall outlets of clothing and food. One of the monuments that you can explore in Bikaner is the Rampuria Haveli, located in the area of old Bikaner as well.

Urmul Desert Crafts Store

Urmul Desert Crafts Store

Run by a local NGO called the Urmul Trust, Urmul Desert Crafts Store is the perfect place to visit for souvenir shopping in Bikaner. Situated 1.4km northeast of Junagarh, at Urmul Desert Crafts Store, you can find blankets, bags, shirts and cushion covers that are produced by village artisans. By purchasing goods here, you can help the Urmul Trust in their mission to promote women’s rights as well as fund women’s colleges and an eye hospital for people living in the desert region.

The craft store recognizes and promotes the crafts of the desert communities and spreads them to a wider marketplace and customers. The handicrafts produced by these communities not only help sustain the families of these artisans but also help to preserve the art and culture of Bikaner, and spread them to a far bigger audience. The initiative aims to not only educate women, but also to empower them to generate a stable source of income for themselves. Since the advent of the movement in 2015, it has seen an increase in the number of artisans who have chosen the movement to support themselves with their knowledge of art and craft, passed down through generations.

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Situated in the heart of the Thar Desert, Bikaner has made the desert region home, and imbibed it in its culture and traditions. Contrasting the arid desert, Bikaner is a city that is the most vibrant. With intricate havelis, historic museums, unique temples, handicrafts, and delicious food, Bikaner is a place that will keep you coming back for more. Enjoy a stay at a palace-turned-hotel, go boating in one of its calm lakes, or simply take a walk through its labyrinth of havelis and old buildings, Bikaner has so much to offer. Go explore the magical city of Rajasthan on your next vacation.

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Published: 13 Feb, 2024

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