Top 10 Must Visit Tourist Places to Visit in Bikaner (with Photos)

Bikaner is a historical place and District of Rajasthan. It is a city in the north Indian state of Rajasthan, connected with the border of Pakistan and surrounded by the Desert. There are various places in Bikaner to visit for every type of visitors. Bikaner is social heaven and a voyager’s safe house. This city will hold you captive in its beauty, entrance you with its grand magnificence, and bewilder you with its great past. With very entrancing spots to visit in Bikaner, the city will get back to you on numerous occasions.

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There are different places to visit in Bikaner for every type of traveler which provides knowledge to them.

Best time to visit Bikaner

The summers are too hot and humid, winters are chilly. So the best time to visit the place is from October to March when the weather remains cool. In winter mornings and evenings are usually chilly but the weather is pleasant in the afternoon. However, No time is a bad time to explore the ethnic culture and history of Bikaner.

How to reach Bikaner

By Train:  Bikaner has two railheads-Bikaner Junctions and Lalgarh Railway Station. The two common trains that operate regularly and linked to major cities that Railheads are Bikaner Express and Bikaner mail.

By Air:  Bikaner is well connected to almost all major cities of India by air, Bikaner Nal airport is the airport of Bikaner. There is a direct flight available from Delhi to Bikaner.

By Bus:  Bikaner is well connected with plenty of bus services.  Intercity buses also connect Bikaner with the nearest city like Jaipur, Jodhpur Etc. There are some local buses from Jaipur to Bikaner are MILAN TRAVELS, KARAN MAHARAJA TRAVELS.

  • Distance from Jaipur: 334 km (5 hours)
  • Distance from Delhi: 446 km (8 hours)

Now Coming to top attractions, here are the must-see places in Bikaner.

1. Junagarh Fort:

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An undefeated and unconquered stronghold that still stands tall and describes stories of the great past. The fort was called CHINTAMANI and was named JUNAGARH or OLD FORT. The fort was built under supervision o Karan Chand, the prime minister of Raja Rai Singh, the sixth ruler of Bikaner.  It is full of beautiful and interesting rooms and is totally immaculate, not something you always find.

Things to see in Junagarh Fort

  • Har Mandir a.k.a Royal Chapel
  • Karan Mahal a.k.a Public Hall
  • Anup Mahal
  • Chandra Mahal
  • Fort Museum
  • Prachina Museum

Entry: INR 30 for Indians and INR 150 for foreigners

Opening days: Open all days of the week; 10 am – 5 pm

Distance from Bikaner Junction: 1.8 km

Ideal for: knowledge trip

2. Lalgarh Palace:

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Lalgarh Palace is a palace and heritage hotel in Bikaner. It was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the memory of his father. In twenty century the ruling family moved to Lalgarh Palace. It is one of the major forts in Rajasthan,  the Lallgarh Palace has all the charm and splendor of a royal age that has long since gone.

Things to see in Lalgarh Palace

  • Sadul Museum

Entry fee: INR 10 for Indians and INR 20 for foreigners

Opening days: Monday – Saturday; 10 am – 5:30 pm

  • Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum

Entry fee: INR 5

Opening days: Monday – Thursday, Saturday – Sunday; 10 am – 5 pm

  • Lallgarh Palace Hotel

Distance from Bikaner Junction: 4.5km

Ideal for:  Stay & Site seeing

3. Laxmi Niwas Palace:

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Laxmi Niwas Palace is the part of Lalgarh palace. It is the best hotel in Bikaner and a very beautiful place. It is also built for Maharaja Ganga Singh to serve as his royal, built between 1898 & 1902 in an Indo-Saracenic style by the British architect Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob. The palace was arranged around two courtyards with the first and most impressive wing.

Opening days: Open all days of the week

Distance from Bikaner Junction: 4.5km

Ideal for: Stay and for Marriage Palace.

4. Rampuria Haveli:

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According to Aldous Huxley who is the writer and philosopher,  Rampuria Haveli is the pride of Bikaner. The Haveli has been constructed during the 15th century by Balujee Chalva. The Haveli has been constructed by Dulmera red sandstones. The art of this Haveli is very beautiful and attractive. The prosperous and luxurious inward corridors and rooms are adorned and embellished with tasteful item d’art; top of the line scenes and representations and curios produced using fine wood which are few of the major and prominent attractions of the Rampuria Haveli.

Opening days: Open all days of the week

Distance from Bikaner Junction:  1.8 Km

Ideal  for:  knowledge

Entry fee: NA

5. Prachina Museum:

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Prachina Museum is the cultural center of Bikaner and situated near the Junagarh fort. The museum was established by Siddhi Kumari, the daughter of the late Maharaja Narendra Singhji.  The museum has a collection of clothes furniture. It exhibits royal costumes, textiles, portraits. The museum is small but full of family artifacts. Clothing, furniture, china and crystal, household items. It offers a view of a different life.

Opening days: Open all days of the week; 9 am – 6 pm

Distance from Bikaner Junction:  1.9km

Ideal for:  Historical knowledge

Entry fee: INR 10/person for Indians; INR 25/person for Foreigners

6. Shivbari Temple:

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Shivbari is a very calm and peaceful place of Bikaner. The temple was built by Maharaja Doongar Singh in the 9th century. It is one of the most beautiful temples of Bikaner. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is also called Shri Laleshwar Mahadev Temple.  The major attraction of this temple is the miniature idols that beautifully showcases the culture of Bikaner. The serene and calm environment around the temple adds to the aura of this grand temple.

Opening days: Open all days of the week; 7 am – 7 pm

Distance from Bikaner Junction:  5 km

Ideal for:  Peace lovers, Sacred & Religious Sites

Entry fee: NA

7. Kodamdesar Temple:

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Kodamdesar  Bhairu Ji temple is a Hindu temple, situated at the kodamdesar village in Bikaner. The temple was built by Rao Bika Ji, the founder, and ruler of Bikaner. The temple is dedicated to Lord Bhairon. As a result, many locals and people from far-fledged places visit here to pay their obeisance and worship and perform puja of Bhairuji God. There is a lot of calm and serene atmosphere here.

Opening days: Open all days of the week

Distance from Bikaner Junction: 26km.

Ideal for: Peace lovers, Sacred & Religious Sites

Entry fee: NA

8. Bhandasar Jain Temple:

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The Bhandasar Jain Temple is dedicated to Sumatinath, the fifth Tirthankara of Jainism. It is one of the oldest temples of Bikaner. It is also one of the popular temples of Bikaner. The temple was built in the 15th century and it was built of red sandstones and divided into three floors. Furthermore, it is believed that the temple was made with 40,000 kilograms of ghee. The grandeur of this three-storied temple is admirable and this should be on every traveler’s list.

Opening days: Open all days of the week; 5 am – 1 pm and 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Distance from Bikaner Junction: 2.2km.

Entry fee: NA

Ideal for: Peace lovers, Sacred & Religious Sites

9. Karni Mata Temple:

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Karni Mata temple is a Hindu temple and dedicated to Karni Mata, it is situated at Deshnok. It is also known as the temple of rats. The temple is famous for white rats and given protection in the temple. It is also the oldest temple of Bikaner and there are various mysteries related to the temple. The temple is believed to be the abode of over 20000 rats. The visitors worship these rats and offer prasad to them for they are believed to be the sons of Karni Mata. Furthermore, the silver gate and intricate marble carvings of the temple add to its charm.

Opening days: Open all days of the week; 5 am – 10 pm

Distance from Bikaner Junction: 32 km

Ideal for:  Peace lovers, Sacred & Religious Sites

Entry fee: NA

10. Gajner Palace:

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Gajner Palace is a heritage hotel, located on the shores of lake Gajner. This Palace was Build by Red stones. However, the Palace was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh as a hunting lodge but later it was converted in the hotel in 1976. Above all, located on the banks of the Gajner Lake, Gajner Palace is an architectural treat for visitors. Also, the property also houses the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary that was a famous hunting ground of the royal family.

Entry fee: INR 100

Opening days: Open all days of the week

Distance from Bikaner Junction:  35km.

Ideal for:  stay and picnic.

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