Bikaner is a rich heritage varied place of Rajasthan located near to the Thar Desert and surrounded with numerous attractions to see. It is known for its civilization, historical monuments, forts, palaces, and heritage culture. You will awestruck by the varied attractions of Bikaner.
And the voyage option for Bikaner means you have to try once the journey with Maharajas Express train. You will be memorized with the wealthiest and royalty of Maharajas Express when visiting Bikaner.
Let’s have a look at what are the top places to visit in Bikaner.
Deshnok Temple or Karni Mata temple is a famous destination in Bikaner and mostly known for its abode of more than 20,000 black rats. This temple was dedicated to Karni Mata another form of Goddess Durga. When Karni Mata lost her sons, he praised a lot to Yama and he reincarnated her sons in the form of rats. That’s why here rats are allowed to roam freely and no one can harm them. A crowded temple in Bikaner especially during Navaratri’s.
Lalgarh Palace is an architectural marvel in Bikaner by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the 19th century in memory of his father. The architectural styles of this Palace were followed by Mughal, European, and Rajput styles. The main attractions of Lalgarh Palace is a museum with miniature paintings, Sanskrit Manuscripts, artifacts belong to Harappan culture etc, library, cards room, and billiards room. A must place to experience the architectural styles of Rajput.
A majestic fort comprised of numerous palaces, courtyards, temples, and pavilions. Junagarh fort is a perfect blend of Mughal, Rajput, and Gujarati architectural styles with delicate carvings, galleries, and lawns. Here the most watchable attractions are Zenana quarters, Karan Mahal, Phool Mahal, Anup Mahal, Ganga Mahal, and Diwan-e-Khas. An interesting thing of Junagarh Fort is that crocodiles were breeding in the water moat around the fortification.
Gajner Palace is located amid of thick forest and on the banks of a lake. Once it was a hunting suite for the Maharaja Ganga Singh which is famous for craftsmanship. The main draws of this palace are its pillars, screens, and jharokhas, and the aura of red sandstone construction. Due to the middle of the forest, you can have a look at different animals like Antelopes, Black Bucks, Sand Goose, Ble Bull etc.
Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary:
Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary is home to many endangered animals and unique plants. Once this area was meant for hunting to the royal family at present a great preserver of rich flora and fauna. Here you can spot many animals like Chinkara, wild boar, Nilgais, Deer, Indian hares, and many bird species a lot. An experience-able visit in Bikaner to explore the beauty of the wildlife.
Shri Laxminath Temple:
One of the oldest temples in Bikaner constructed in the 16th century by Maharaja Lunkaran. This temple was dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi who are praised here as main deities. The major attraction of this temple means silver worked idols and the grand celebrations that take place during festivals. However, a must-visit place in Bikaner.
Ganga Singh Museum:
A famous archaeological museum in Bikaner which holds many collections of the Harappan and early age of Gupta’s. This museum exhibits art and craft, pottery, carpets, Rajput weaponry, etc. But the major attractions are gilded leaf paintings, camel hides of Usta craftsmen, hunting trophies, archaeological evidence of civilization and Silk Robe of Shahzada Saleem etc. In Bikaner, an important place to acknowledge our civilizations era.
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