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NORTH INDIA DESTINATIONS : BIKANER

 

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Bikaner

Bikaner better known as the Desert City, Bikaner is stark yet beautiful ó great Hindu and Mughal art is preserved there. Similar in setting to Jaisalmer, Bikaner is a walled city with an important 16th-century fort containing many intricately carved palaces and temples. The fort is remarkably well preserved. It was attacked many times but never conquered. Bikaner is popularly known as the Camel Country and famous for the camel races that are held here. The Camel Research Farm is just 8 Kms from the city and is a place to visit and a good place to go.The city covers only an area of just 38.10 Sq. Kms and has more interesting sights to offer, for example, the Har Mandir, Lalgarh Palace and the nearby Gajner Wild Life Sanctuary.

Climate :
Bikaner has got an extreme desert type of climate with high temperatures during the day and cool to chilly nights. The best season to visit Bikaner is between October and March/April when itís at its coolest.

Places To See :

Junagarh
It is an unassailable fortress, which has never been conquered. Built in A.D. by Raja Rai Singh, one of the most distinguished generals in the army of Emperor Akbar, the fort is a formidable structure encircled by a moat.The fort situates in it some very magnificent palaces like Anup Mahal, Ganga Niwas and Rang Mahal or palace of pleasure. The Har Mandir is the majestic chapel for the royal family for worshipping their gods and goddesses.

Prachina Museum
It's a museum located in the great Junagarh Fort. The museum is dedicated to royal costumes, textiles and accessories. 'Poshaks' or the ladies ensemble displayed are perhaps the last remnants of the traditional designing styles and workmanship. The museum also reveals a study of changing cultural settings in its display of family portraits of the former rulers. Changes embarked by the western influences appear strikingly. The vivid glimpses of legacy that survived in the contemporary Bikaner are also visible.


Lal Garh Palace
This grand palace is an architectural masterwork in red sandstone, and was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh Ji in the memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singh Ji in . Sir Swinton Jacob designed this oriental fantasy. This architecture is a fusion of Rajput, Mughal and European architecture. The exterior contrasts dramatically with the oriental interiors and amenities. The palace has beautiful latticework and filigree work, which are hallmarks of a great craftsmanship.

The Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary
Experience the best of wildlife tours of Rajasthan at Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary. Located on the Jodhpur Road, the sanctuary is a haven to a variety of wild and feathered species. The major attractions of the park include Bluebull, Chinkara and Blackbuck. In addition to this, flocks of imperial sand grouse can also be found here.

Rajasthan State Archives

This Directorate is located in Bikaner. The archives have in their custody some very precious administrative record of Mughal period like Persian Farmans, Nishans, Manshurs, Akbarat, Vakil Report, Arzdasht, Khatoot and the record created during administration of the Princely states of Rajasthan such as Bahiat, Pattas, Parwanas, Rukkas, Chithiat etc.

Bhandeswari Jain
Bhandeswari Jain Temple is a fifteenth century temple and is the oldest monument of Bikaner. The temple is decorated with rich mirror work, frescoes and gold leaf paintings.


Travel Information :

Air :
The nearest airport is Jodhpur which is kms away.
Train :
Bikaner has railway connections to several destinations including Jaipur, Churu, Jodhpur and Delhi. The tourist reception centre has a useful chart with details of timing and cost.
Road :
The bus stand is north of the city centre, almost opposite the road leading to the lalgarh palace hotel. There are frequent express buses to the following destinations: Agra, Ahemdabad, Ajmer, Delhi, Jaipur, Barmer, Delhi, Jaisalmer, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Kota and Udaipur




 
 

NORTH INDIA DESTINATIONS

Agra  Ajmer  Bikaner  Delhi  Haridwar  Goa  Jaipur  Jaisalmer  Jodhpur  Khajuraho  Karauli  Manali  Samode  Shimla  Udaipur  Ranthambore

SOUTH INDIA DESTINATIONS

Bangalore  Chennai  Hyderabad  Kanyakumari  Mysore  Madurai  Puri  Munnar  Rameshwaram

CITY WISE HOTELS IN INDIA

Agra  Bangalore  Bikaner  Chennai  Cochin  Delhi  Goa  Jaipur  Jaisalmer  Jodhpur  Khajurao  Kolkata  Kovalam  Udaipur  Varanasi

RESORTS IN INDIA

Taj Exotica Resort  Ananda in the Himalayas Resort  Aguada Hermitage Resort  Udaivilas Resort (Udaipur)  Vanya Vilas Resort  Coconut Lagoon Resort  Kumarakom Lake Resort  Golden Palms and Spa Resort  Sun Vilage Resport

GROUP HOTELS IN INDIA

Ambassador Group of Hotels  Best Western Hotels  Casino Hotels  Clarks Group of Hotels  Holiday Inn Hotels  ITDC group of Hotels  Jaypee Groups of Hotels  Le Meridien Hotels  Mansingh Group of Hotels  Welcom Heritage Hotels  Oberoi Group of Hotels  Sarovar Park Plaza Hotels  Taj Groups of Hotels

WILDLIFE DESTINATIONS IN INDIA

Ranthambore National Park  Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary  Jim Corbett National Park  Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary  Bandhavgarh National Park

TRAVEL PACKAGES IN INDIA

Valley of Flowers Tour  Sun, Sand & Sea Tour  Sacred Orissa Tour  Sunny South Tour  Valley of Gods  Undiscovered India Tour  Search Rhino Tour  North India and Nepal Tour  Marine Treasure Holidays  Himalayan Foothills Tour  Best of India Tour  Tribal Tours of India Tour  Festival Tour  Royal Rajasthan Tour  Glimpses of Iindia

BEACH DESTINATIONS IN INDIA

Tour to Anjuna Beach  Tour to Panaji Beach  Tour to Candolim Beach  Tour to Agonda Beach  Tour to Benaulim Beach  Tour to Dauna Paula Beach  Tour to Colva and Benaulim Beach  Tour to Vagator and Chapora  Tour to Bagmalo and Majorda  Tour to Sinquerium and Aquada  Tour to Varca and Cavelossim

RAJASTHAN TRAVEL GUIDE

Ajmer  Bambora  Chittaurgarh  Dungarpur  Jaipur  Jodhpur  Jaisalmer  Pushkar  Samode  Alwar  Nawalgarh  Rohet  Bikaner  Kota  Bharatpur  Nagaur  Ranakpur  Sariska  Bundi