Established in 1488 AD by the Rao Bika Ji, a Rajput prince, Bikaner is every bit of Rajput territory with its Havelis, palaces, temples and museums that bring to one mind the magnificence of bygone era. The region is adorned with the finest specimen of Rajput civilization, some of which are now popular tourists attractions and best places to visit, like Junagarh Fort, Gajner Palace, Karni Mata Temple, National Research Centre on Camel and the list is endless.
There are multiple tourism places in Bikaner but the one that deserves the special attention is Junagarh Fort. A must see on a holiday to Bikaner; the palace was built in 1478 by Maharaja Rao Bika (the one after whom the city is called Bikaner). Inside the fort complex, one can see many temples and palaces, but the most famous amongst them are Karan Mahal, Phool Mahal, Anup Mahal, and Chandra Mahal. When it comes to top sightseeing places, tourists should also include Gajner Palace, once the royal residence of Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh of Bikaner and now a hotel property. Since it's a heritage hotel, so to experience rich culture and hospitality that melts hearts, book a room here.
In Bikaner, it's not only places that offer a perfect window to the past but the museums too. Prachina Museum, Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, Sadul Singh Museum, and Lalgarh Palace and Museum are the famous museums in Bikaner where artifacts as old as Harappan civilization and Kushan and Gupta Age are well preserved, and history buffs can find many interesting things to do.
List of holiday places in Bikaner includes some temples too. Bhandsar Jain Temple, Shiv Bari Temple, Kodamdeshwar Temple, Shri Laxminath Temple, and Bhandeshwari Jain Temple are the famous temples in Bikaner that remain full to bursting with tourists. But it's the Karni Mata Temple that attracts the maximum tourist attractions. Built in the 15th century, the temple is sacred to Karni Mata, who was the incarnation of Goddess Durga, and mainly famous for its sizable number of rats.
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