It is very rightly said that, if ever beauty has bloomed in desert, it has been at Bikaner. It is located at north west part of Rajasthan India. The splendid palaces, rich cultured tepmples, of red and yellow sand stone dispays the finest creations of Rajput civilization. It’s lust for “dessert”or affection for “desert” that tickles every heart to visit Bikaner.
Tourist attractions at Bikaner.
1. Junagarh Fort
Junagarh Fort was constructed in the year 1593 by Raja Rai Singh, the sixth ruler of Bikaner. The construction is a fine blend of Mughal, Gujarati and Rajput style of architecture. Some of the attractions inside the fort are Anup Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Dungar Mahal, Diwan-e-khas and Ganga Mahal.
2. Lalgarh Palace
Lalgarh Palace was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the year 1902 in memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singh Ji. The red sandstone construction is a stupendous example of the architectural beauty of the past. Mughal, Rajput and European architectures blend excellently well. The massive lawns houses peacocks, which are a sight to watch when they dance Timings: 10:00AM to 5:00PM on all weekdays except on Sunday
Entry Fee : Rs. 10./-
3. Gajner Palace
Gajner Palace is located on the banks of a lake. Maharaja Ganga Singh Ji constructed the palace. The royal family used the palace to retreat after hunting.The architecture of Gajner palace is truly outstanding. Built in red sandstone with intricately carved pillars, jharokhas and screens , the craftsmanship here is amazing.
4. Bikaner Camel Safari Tour
To feel the real essance of Bikaner, one has to undoubtedly the Bikaner Camel safari. There are safari to the dessert which covers your entire day and also if willing can have night stay.On your safari ride, you will find enchanting moments that you would love to capture on your camera.
5. Jain Temple
This temple is oldest existing structure in Bikaner. With a blend of red sandstone and white marble used in the construction, the three-storied Jain Temple stands unique and commands admiration.
6. Lakshmi Nath Temple
It is one of the oldest temple at the Bikaner.Lakshminath was the patron god of the rulers of Bikaner, and during major religious festivals a royal procession headed by the maharaja paid homage at the temple. Photography is prohibited here. Around 10.30am and 9.30pm you may witness praying in Sanskrit. Statues of deities- Vishnu and Laxmi – have all along received the unwavering devotion.
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