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About Bikaner Tourism

Bikaner is the fourth largest city located in western part of Rajasthan.This is the one of commercial centre of western Rajasthan. The city was founded by Bika in 1486. Camel fair is held in January, Which is smaller than Pushkar is a delight to watch. Bikaner’s main sight is its Junagarh Fort.

History of Bikaner

The city Bikaner was founded by Bika in 1486. He was one of fourteen son of Rao Jodha, the Rathore King who established Jodhpur. Bikaner was established as a overlink of trading route.Rai Singh came to throne in 1573 and started the construction of Junagarh Fort. He also forged closer ties with the Mughal.

Culture of Bikaner

Things to do in Bikaner

Junagarh Fort: This Fort was built in Raja Rai Singh in1593.Sun Gate is the main entrance. It also has a museum.

Bhandeshwar Temple: This fifteen century monument is oldest existing monument of Bikaner. It is adorned with rich mirrorwork, frescoes and painting.

Ganga Government Museum: It is one of the best museum in the state.

Havelis: Bikaner is also known for its ornately carved red sandstone havelis and mansions.

Foods and Shopping guide of Bikaner

Moomal: Located behind the backside of Panchsati Circle, this restaurant serves the south Indian food.

Dwarka Food Cuisine: Located south of station near Silver Square Mall, this is the excellent place for tasty food.

Bhikharam Chandmal Bhujiwala: Just off station road, this is famous for Bengali and Rajasthani sweets.

Abhivyakti Handicraft Shop: This shop is famous for handicrafts. You can buy some soveneir to take home.

Vichitra Arts:  This shop at Bhairon Vilas sells vintage royal garb and miniature paintings.

How to reach Bikaner

By Bus: Bus is well connected to all part of Rajasthan. RSTRC buses connect from main stand on north side of town.

By Rail: Train is connected to all part of nation. You can book tickets prior a day to ticket window or with agents for comfortable journey.

Travelling in Bikaner

Auto-rickshaw and Cycle-Rickshaw:These are best medium to get anywhere in city. But fares should be fixed in advance.

Taxi:One can hire an ac taxi for whole day, It can be booked by call and internet both.

Travel Tips for Bikaner Trip

Carry Passport Inc. Visa, Cash Card, Credit Card, Health Insurance Card if any, Vaccination Booklet, Program Booklet, Important Phone Numbers and Extra Passport Copy.

Carry your sun cream, hand sanitizers, soap/Shampoo, personal medicines and ant diarrheal medicines.

Avoid wearing too short clothes. Carry your Sunglasses, party clothing and representative clothing.

In terms of Electronics, must carry your phone+charger, photo-video cam, E-banking.

Other miscellaneous things to carry are travel guide, books/magazines, playing cards, neck-pillow, sleeping mask, towel and money belt.

Map of Bikaner

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