Bikaner Sightseeing Tours
There are many places to Visit in Bikaner that display the rich culture and vibrant heritage of this treasure trove. Known as a traveler’s paradise, Bikaner boasts of stunning architecture, art, and splendid heritage, all beautifully interwoven with color and vibrancy. One of the first ancient structures that you can see here is the Kote Gate, serving as the entrance to the city of Bikaner. Or you can go to Station Road, and shop to your heart’s delight at this colorful market. When visiting the Bikaner tourist places, there will be something for everybody. From the magnificent Junagarh Fort, which was constructed by one of Akbar’s trusted generals, to the man-made Sursagar Lake, which sits beautifully in front of the fort, there is a lot you can see in Bikaner. On Bikaner tour, you can explore the Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Karni Mata Temple, Laxmi Niwas Palace, Gajner Palace, Rampuria Haveli, Sadul Singh Museum, Prachina Museum, Devi Kund Sagar, Bhandasar Jain temple, Royal Cenotaphs, Kote Gate, Shiv Bari Temple, Kodamdeshwar temple and many more.
Junagarh is an impregnable bastion that holds the distinction of having never been captured. It was constructed in 1588 AD by Raja Rai Singh, one of Emperor Akbar’s most distinguished generals. The fort complex houses some magnificent palaces.
Maharaja Ganga Singh commissioned the construction of this majestic palace. This architectural marvel is made entirely of red sandstone and is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. It was built in 1902 to commemorate his father, Maharaja Lal Singh.
Lakshmi Niwas Place
Laxmi Niwas Palace was the residence of the king of Bikaner, Maharaja Ganga Singh. Built between 1898 and 1902 by British architect Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, this structure displays an Indo-Saracenic architectural style. It is now a luxury hotel.
Ganga Government Museum
Described as the best museum in the State, the museum contains a rich display of archaeological artefacts from Harappa and the early Gupta periods. There are separate sections for paintings, arts and craft, woven carpets, clay pottery.
Karni Mata Temple
The Karni Mata Temple at Deshnok is a beautiful structure made of stone and marble, inside which resides an image of Karni Mata. The image is decorated with a ‘mukut’ (tiara) and garlands. The images of her sisters and the sisters of Avad Mata.
Shiv Bari Temple
Located just 6 kilometres from Bikaner, this Shiva temple is fortified by a high wall. It was commissioned and built by Maharaja Doongar Singh in the 19th century to commemorate his father Maharaja Lal Singh.The highlights of this red stone temple.
Bhandasar Jain Temple
Jain Temple Bhandasar is a 15th century temple dedicated to the 5th Tirthankar (a person that has conquered the cycle of life, death and rebirth and paved the path for others to attain nirvana), Sumatinathji.
24 kilometres from Bikaner is the Kodamdesar Temple. Kodamdesar Bhainru Ji was installed by Rao Bikaji sometime during the first three years of his arrival from Jodhpur. This place of worship was initially chosen as the site to lay Bikaner.
Shri Lakshminath Temple
The rulers regarded Lord Laxminathji (Lord Vishnu) as the real king and themselves as his Deewans or Ministers. Made of marble and red stone, was constructed to enshrine Lord Laxminath whose throne rests here.