Bikaner located in Rajasthan, India is famously known as the "Camel Country". This is very popular among tourists, as every year thousands of domestic as well as international travelers visit this place. Desert safaris, fabulous forts and vibrant desert are the hallmark of blooming beauty of this place. Even Bikaneri snacks as well as sweets are very famous all across the globe. This place highlights the heritage of Rajasthan and offers many well-known yet undiscovered tourist attractions. Some of the famous architectural grandeur include Gajner Palace, Junagarh fort and many others. So, to make your travel easier to this city, Splendid Vacations is offering this Bikaner Tour and Travel Guide.
Junagarh Fort It is one of the most famous forts of Rajasthan and was constructed in between 1589 and 1593 by Raja Rai Singh. This fort will give you an impeccable chance to know the actual history of Bikaner royal family. It also comprises of a museum that displays ornaments and weapons of earlier era. If you are planning to visit Bikaner, then it comes under the category of must see tourist attraction.
Gajner Palace - It was constructed in the year 1976 by king Ganga Singh and located on the banks of Gajner lake. This palace is well-known for its architectural beauty and panoramic landscape. It is spread in over 6000 acres and made up of red sandstone. If you are planning to visit Bikaner, then it comes under the category of must see tourist attraction.
Karni Mata Temple A completely unique temple, which is dedicated to Karni Mata. It is famous for all across the globe, as rats are worshipped along with Karni Mata, a 14th-century incarnation of Durga. This 600 year old temple is supposed to have more than twenty thousand rats in the premises. Spotting a white rate in this temple is considered very auspicious.
Lalgarh Palace and Museum This stunning palace was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh and designed by Sir Swinton Jacob. It is made up of red sandstone. This Palace is a superb example of Mughal, European and Indian architecture, and very famous all across the globe for its intricate latticework. Lalgarh palace also comprises a private library and museum.
Bhandeshwar Jain Temple This temple was built by Bhanda Shah, a Jain merchant in the 15th century. It was constructed in the honor of Parsvanathji, the 23rd Jain tirthankar. The temple is divided into three floors and the shrine is made up of red sandstone. It is very famous for rich mirror work, gold leaf paintings, carvings and wall paintings.
Camel Farmhouse - It is popularly also called as Government Camel Breeding Farm and comes under the category of one of the largest camel breeding farms of Asia. It was founded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in the year 1984. This farmhouse spreads over an area of 2,000 acres of semi arid land and mainly engaged in training and breeding of camels.
Spices Market Bikaner Exploring the spice market of Bikaner is a wonderful experience, different types of spices are exported from this place to different parts of the world. One of the famous spices in this market is "longi mirch powder".
Desert Festival Every year in the month of January, camel desert festival is organized in Bikaner by the Department of Tourism, Art and Culture. This festival is celebrated for two days and different types of competitions like fastest camel, best breed of camel, most excellent fur-cutting design on the camel, best-decorated camel and many others. The camels are decorated with colorful anklets, saddles and bejeweled harnesses. Various types of other activities like contests, dances and processions are also performed.