Bikaner is located in the northern part of Rajasthan. It was founded by a Rao
Bhikaji in 1488. The city has high fortifications including a seven-kilometre
long wall with five entrances encircling the city. The entire fortification was
done in the 18th century. The city of Bikaner has had an eventful history. Its
closeness to Delhi made it an easy target for the Mughal invasions time and
again. As per legends, Rao Bhikaji sought the blessings of Goddess Karni at
Deshnoke before embarking on his campaign. Karni Mata temple in Deshnoke thus
became te deity of the ruling family. Today hundreds of pilgrims gather at the
temple everyday to pray for the blessings of the Goddess, revered as an
personification of Goddess Durga. Bikaner is also renowned for the having best
riding camels in the world. Being located in the Thar Desert, the summers are
very hot and winters are cool and tolerable.
Reasons to visit
We welcome you to the most exciting tourist attractions
and travel destinations which are given below. We take into notice each and every
details about recreation, entertainment, adventure and relaxation. By looking at
the things to do in city one can see if that spot offers romance, family fun,
sightseeing or adventure. Drill down into the tourist attractions below to find
out more about each place and see how the local customs create a unique
Bikaner offers several attractions to including the exotic
camel safaris. One can visit the majestic forts or Mata Karni temple where rats
are worshipped. The camel festival held in January is an event worth witnessing.
Other major attractions include Junagarh Fort, Deshnoke Temple and the Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum.
Excursions around Bikaner
The excursions around Bikaner, offers a glimpse into the region’s heritage and provide an opportunity to observe its rich flora and fauna. The Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary situated 32 km from Bikaner is inhabited by numerous wild species including wild boar, the nilgai, chinkara and sand grouse that migrate every winter. At Devi Kund, 8 kms east of Bikaner there are some ornamented cenotaphs or chhatris.
Bkaner is famous Bikaneri bhujia and namkeen (a salted
snack made of lentils).