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Bikaner

Overview

  • Founded on:
  • 1486
  • Founded by:
  • Rao Bika
  • State:
  • Rajasthan
  • Coordinates:
  • 28°01′00″N 73°18′43″E
  • Geographical Area:
  • 27284 square kilometres
  • Population:
  • 2.3 Million
  • Average high temprature °C (°F):
  • 33.76 (92.77)
  • Average low temprature °C (°F):
  • 18.7 (65.66)
  • Best time to travel:
  • October - March

About Bikaner

In the north western part of Rajasthan a beautiful city of Bikaner has enlighten complete state with its pleasurable tourist spots. It is the fourth largest city of Rajasthan. This is the city that can actually found by Rao Bikaji as well as Jats. This was the city which became the capital of Bikaji and so the name of the place is also named after Bikaji. This city has several forts as well as palaces and apart from this it is well known for namkeens as well as sweets. One of the famous namkeen of this city is Bikaneri Bhujiya. This city is also popular for its colorful festivals.

Monuments / Historical Places / Sightseeing in Bikaner

Lalgarh Palace:This is the architectural structure which is made up in red stone and comprises of stunning filigree work as well as latticework. This was constructed by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the memory of Maharaja Lal Singh who was his father. It is one of the not to be missed attraction as it comprises of extensive lawns along with blossoming bougainvillea as well as dancing peacocks. Now some part of the palace has turned out to be luxury hotel and also a museum known as Shri Sadul Museum. The first floor of the palace is converted into museum which comprises of old trophies as well as photographs of wildlife.

Ganga Singh Museum:This is one of the best museums of Rajasthan. It comprises of the best as well as rich collection of weapons, terra cotta, paintings of Bikaner school as well as schools. The exhibits of museum are fabulous masterpieces of Harappan civilization, Kushan era as well as Gupta era and also some sculptures of late classical time.

Junagarh Fort:This is one of the most impressive forts that were built by sixth ruler of Bikaner who was called as Rai Singh. It is one of the oldest forts of Rajasthan which reflects the history of royal family of Bikaner. This fort also comprises of museum which exhibits various weapons as well as ornaments of that era.

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How to reach Bikaner

A very good way to reach to Bikaner as well as its attraction is through by hiring a cab. You can also prefer airways to reach this place as the nearest airport to this place is Jodhpur. The airport is just two hundred and fifty three kilometers. Another option that you can go for is railways to reach out there.

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