The city of Bikaner is founded by Rao Bikaji- a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur, Rao Jodha Ji in the year of 1448. Bikaner is famous for its imposing forts, elegant palaces, stunningly painted havelis, and Camel Breeding Farm & Research Centre which is only one in Asia of its one kind. Come in Rajasthan and become a part of Bikaner tour and know more about the city of Bikaner which is also known as the Camel City and the Camel Country.
Junagarh Fort : Revel in the architectural splendor, as you take an intimate look at this imposing fort, built by Akbar's Camel Safari, Rajasthan Camel Safari Tour Packages contemporary Raja Rai Singh. Within the fort are thirty seven palaces, pavilions Suraj Pol or the Sun Gate is the main entrance to the fort. The palaces worth visiting are Chandra Mahal, Phool Mahal and Karan Mahal. The palaces, exquisitely built in red sandstone and marble are ornate with mirror work, carvings and paintings. An array of kiosks and balconies embellish the fort at intervals, breaking the monotony. A museum with valuable miniature paintings and rare antiques is also located in the Junagarh Fort.
The magnificent fort in red sandstone, a fascinating juxtaposition of the Oriental style and European luxury that leaves you truly mesmerized. Designed by Sir Swinton Jacob for Maharaja Ganga Singh almost -90 years ago, this is an extraordinary monument. The palace has a billiards room, a library, a cards room and a smoking room. Belgian chandeliers cut - glass ornaments, oil paintings and lamps add to its charm.
Bhandeshwar Jain Temples
: (5 km) Beautiful 16th century Jain temples, dedicated to the 23rd Tirthankar Parshvanathji.
Camel Breeding Farm & Research Centre
It is one of the major attractions of your Bikaner Tours. It is situated at the distance of around 8 km from the Camel Country - Bikaner. It is only one of its kinds in all over in Asia. Managed by the Central Government, the Camel Breeding Farm & Research Centre extends over 2000 acres of semi-parched land.
Deshnok Karni Mata Temple
(30kms) shrine of Goddess Karni Mata, an incarnation of Goddess Durga, she blessed Rao Bika, and has been the titular deity of the Bikaner dynasty. The temple is unique as the rats are venerated over here and called Kabas the shrine is a sanctuary for them. It has a richly carved entrance and superb silver doors with images of Gods embossed over it.
-- (32 kms) the wildlife sanctuary situated here, amidst lush green surrounding on the road to Jaisalmer. A haven for Chinkara, Black Buck, Nilgai and imperial sand grouse. The palace on the bank of river is has been converted into a hotel.
-- (50 kms) ancient pilgrimage, with temple of Kapil Muni. It has many magnificent marble temples with sandstone pavilions and ghats (bathing places) are located around an artificial lake.