7 Best Places to Visit in Bikaner- Tourist Places in Bikaner
Tourist Places to Visit in Bikaner : –
It was built by Raja Raj Singh who reigned from 1571 to 1611 AD, one of the veteran army commanders of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The imposing fort has an impressive moat going round its precincts.
The palaces within the Fort have an impressive mingling of marble and red sandstone. Balconies stand out break the monotony. The fort also has an array of kiosks. The main entrance to the Fort is Suraj Pol(the Sun Gate). The chapel inside is a majestic Hindu temple.’Har Mandir’, where the royal family used to celebrate its wedding and birth ceremonies.
Notable amongst the palaces are Anup Mahal, Karan Mahal, Bijai Mahal, Dungar Niwas, Ganga Niwas and the Rang Mahal. Exquisite mirror work, carving and paintings are at their ornate best in Chandra Mahal (Moon Palace) and the Phool mahal.
Gigantic columns, imposing arches and graceful screens, minarets and pavilions, in fact ,make the fort worth a repeat visit.It’s among top in the list of places to visit in Bikaner.
Timing 1000 to 1700 hrs
The fort is a fascinating exercise in red sandstone and intricate filigree work. It was built by Maharaja Lal Singh.
Worth a visit is the banquet hall which is replete with stuffed trophies of wildlife and antique photographs, all well preserved.
The palace has wild peacock spreading their feathers at almost every step and flowering rows of bougainvillea part of the palace is now a hotel. It’s among top in the list of places to visit in Bikaner.
Camel Breeding Farm
Located to one side of town, this is a unique farm, the only one where camels are scientifically bred in a improve the strain. There are several indigenous as well as imported camels kept here. A recommended time to visit the Camel Breeding Farm is the evening just when the camels are coming back after the day out in the fields.
Banda Sagar Jain Temple
5 km. Dedicated to Teerthankar Parsvanathji is a 16th century Jain pilgrimage famous for an annual festival and exquisite pillars.
Timing:0600-1100 and 1900-2000 hrs.
8 km. Technically, it is cremation ground for the royalty and is replete with cenotaphs and ‘chhatris’ built to commemorate the ruler of the erstwhile Bika dynasty. One chhatri which stands out is with the ceiling adorned with traditional Rajput paintings.
Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary
32 km. En route to Jaisalmer, the flora and fauna are marked out further by protected species, namely nilgai (blue bull0, chinkara, blackbuck and flocks of imperial sand grouse.
Within the sanctuary is the Gajner Palace-a summer resort of kings-now a hotel on the banks of lake. The palace can be visited with prior permission. It’s among top in the list of places to visit in Bikaner.
Deshnok’s Karni Mata Temple
33 km. Situated en route to Jodhpur, the temple is dedicated to Karni Mata-an incarnation of Durga. What makes the shrine interesting are the mice and rats which are worshipped as incarnation of bards. It goes to Maharaja Ganga Singh’s credit for generously donating massive silver gates to the temple. The gates are elegant in design and intricate in carvings. It’s among top in the list of places to visit in Bikaner.
PARKS AND GARDENS
Ganga Niwas Public Park
Near Mosern Market
Ratan Bihari Temple Park
Near Shopping Centre
Bhawan Palace Park
Near Bus Stand
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