|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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Distance from major cities in kms
What to see
Where to stay
|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
Holi : March click for more
|Bikaner provides a wide range of hotels options varying from high end heritage hotels to lower end budget accommodations. |
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|Tourist Information centres:|
1) Tourist Reception Center
Dhola-Maru Tourist Bungalow