Bikaner lies in the north-western part of Rajasthan state of India. This desert city has a stark beauty which is totally unique. The wide-spread sand dunes, the moonlit glittering beauty and desert agility, the worth-seeing natural sites, the marvelous palaces and temples, wild life sanctuaries and archeological treasures all combine to make this city a place of lasting charm and permanent attraction.
Famous all over the world for it’s sweets and namkeens (bhujia), the city offers over 500 years old culture and heritage, the very feel of Rajasthan.
Area: 27,000 sq. kms
Altitude: 237 meters
Climate: Max ºC Min. ºC
Summer: 48 28
Winter: 22 4
Rainfall: 26-46 cm.
How to get here
Bikaner is well connected with rail and road network with all major cities of the country. Nearby airports are Jodhpur (254 kms) and Sanganer airport Jaipur(325 kms).
It has direct trains from Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jammu, Chandigarh etc.
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What to see
Architectural wealth of Bikaner lies in its forts, palaces and temples. Areas of interest are Junagarh Fort, Lallgarh Palace, Gajner Palace, Karni Mata temple (Deshnok),Kolayat, Kodamdesar, Bhandasar Jain temple .
Delve into the local festivals and fairs and see the customs, cultures and heritage preserved over a period of 500 years. These add a great value in tourism in the city.
Camel Festival: 2nd week of January
Gangaur Festival: April
Kolayat Fair: November
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