Bikaner Travel & Tourism Guide

Vibrant deserts, fabulous forts, desert safaris make Bikaner a blooming beauty in the Thar desert. The city is adorned with gigantic and spectacular forts and palaces that tell the world about the opulence of its rulers. Such strong are these forts that even after so many years of their construction, they stood tall unspoiled and withstood the passage of time. Apart from the historical vestiges, the city is the center of attraction for food lovers due to its yummy snacks.

An Insight to Bikaner Tourism

Till 15th Century, Bikaner was publicly known as "Jangladesh."At that time, the region was possessed by Jat communities namely Sihag, Dhaka, Punia, Godara, Saran, Beniwal, Johiya, and Kaswan. In the year 1488, Rajput prince Rao Bika, a Rathore Rajput, and an elder son of Rao Jodha, king of Marwar, left his durbar in annoyance after hearing a remark from his father. Bikaji then started traveling and came upon the wilderness called Jangladesh. And that's where he decided to set up his kingdom and transformed it into an impressive city called Bikaner. In 1545, Sher Shah Suri started ruling Bikaner. Following the collapse of Sher Shah Suri, Bikaner became subservient to Mughal and later to Maratha. Also, Bikaner is home to one of the only two models of the biplane, which were used by the British during the world war 1. These models were gifted by the British to Maharaja Ganga Singh, then ruler of the Bikaner . Located in the northwestern region of Rajasthan, Bikaner is the administrative headquarters of Bikaner District and Bikaner division. Currently, the state carries the tag of the fourth largest city in Rajasthan and has a major role in the development of Rajasthan infrastructure. Another unique aspect of the city is its location, here one can see world’s best riding camels and is aptly nicknamed ‘camel country.

From the tourists point of view, Bikaner has multiple tourism places. For history lovers, there are many sightseeing places in Bikaner like Junagarh Fort, Gajner Palace, Prachina Museum, Rampuria Haveli, Bhandasar Jain Temple, Lalgarh Palace and Museum, Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum and Sadul Singh Museum. If tourists want to see the religious side of the city, then they can witness the marvelous Bhandasar Jain Temple and mystical Karni Mata Temple. A popular tourism place in Bikaner, Karni Mata Temple is known for the presence of rats, which are called kabbas and are considered holy. When on a Bikaner tour, tourists should also include Bhandsar Jain Temple in their program. Sacred to 6th Jain Tirthankara Sumatinath, this three storied shrine dates back to 15th century and is the finest example of Rajputana architecture. Bikaner tourism has maintained the true essence of this city in every possible way to attract a large number of tourist. With the help of Tour My India holiday guide, immerse yourself in the beauty of Bikaner. From enchanting cities of exotic Rajput architecture, bustling markets and aromatic spices, to stunning desert landscapes of golden dunes, this places

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