India Tourist Attractions

Jim Corbett

Bikaner Tourist Attraction

Bikaner the fifth biggest city amidst Thar Desert falling under the state of Rajasthan was established in 1486 by Rao Bika. The ancient red sandstone buildings like forts, palaces and haveli constructed by royalty have stood the test of times. Tourists look at them with astonishment and awe. Good breed camel are displayed at camel festival each year. Winter months are the best time to visit the city.

There are lots of sightseeing places in and around the city. Among the holy sacred places is Jain temple, Kolayatji temple, Kodamdeshwar Temple, gajner Temple, Shri Laxminath Temple, and Shiv Bari temple. Museum such as Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, Sadul Museum, Lalgarh Palace and museum and Prachina Museum are well laid out and informative. Gajiner Lake is a good picnic spot. Kota gate is in the list of most tourists who visit the place.

Bikaner is famous all over India for delicious sweets and snacks like aloo-bhuijiya. Among the main course meals there is traditional cooking of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes cooked in very little water. Some of the dishes are gatta-ki-sabji, pakodi, mangodi, khata, badi, papad, chutney etc. The basic ingredients used in dish preparation are dried lentils, bajia, corn, ker etc. Badi papad are prepared in this region and sent all over India. Sweet dish Rabri is well known of this region.

Broad gauge railway connects the city to other parts of India. NH 11, 15, and 89 passes through Bikaner. So road connectivity is well organized. Jodhpur is the nearest airport to reach the city. Bikaner Airport will soon be in operation. The peak tourist season is from November to February.