10 Best Things To Do In Bikaner

10 Best Things To Do In Bikaner

Bikaner has been a favourite for vacationers from all over the world. They come here to see the local markets, rich heritage, cultural sites, Thar deserts and to experience the civilization that has remains since Harappan era. Some of the prominent places to visit in Bikaner are Junagarh Fort, Prachina Museum, Karni Mata Temple, Gajner Palace, sand dunes safari(Bhati Desert camp,Raisar ,Bikaner), Rampuriahaveli, Bhandasar Jain temple, The Royal Cenotaphs, Lalgarh Palace, Kote Gate, Shiv Bari temple, Kodamdeshwar temple and much more.

Rajasthan is a golden land in the country, filled with soul-satisfying experiences for all kinds of travelers. Be it the places to see in Jaipur or be it the things to do in Bikaner, the state never disappoints. But since visiting Jaipur has become too mainstream now, we suggest you also add the cultural paradise – Bikaner in your next trip itinerary.

From a temple that has rats to a festival where camels get dressed up & dance, the city of Bikaner has everything surprising in store for you. And just so that you do not miss out any of these, here’s a list of the 10 best experiences in the city that you must have during your Rajasthan holiday.

1.Attend the famous Camel Festival

Bikaner camel festival is something which attracts plenty of people toward the alluring sands of Thar Desert. This festival conducted by the Department of Tourism of Rajasthan is a dedication to the gentle desert animals, the camel.

Also, it is an annual festival in which the colorful glory of Rajasthan can be seen completely. You will be getting to see the folk performances by the local artists. The festival starts with a parade of wonderfully decorated camels; the picturesque beauty of the camels standing in an alignment against the red backdrop of Junagarh fort is quite attractive.

Location: Bikaner, Rajasthan

2. Junagarh Fort Bikaner

Junagarh Fort was built in the year 1593 by Raja Rai Singh. The fort structure consists of temples and palaces. The delicately done galleries, lawns, and windows catch the eyes of the visitors. The Zenana quarters, in particular, lures the attention of tourists as they display impeccable designs of great creative skills.

The Karan Mahal, Anup Mahal, Chandra Mahal and Phool Mahal are some major attractions here. It is assumed that crocodiles were raised in the water canal surrounding the impressive fort. The architecture is a fine mixture of Mughal, Gujarati and Rajput style.

Location: Situated at Junagarh Fort Road in Bikaner and can be accessed by road.

Timings: Opened daily from 10 AM to 4:30 PM.

Price: The entry ticket is approximately priced around 30 INR.

3. Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary

In Bikaner, things to do are endless, but the best ones are few, of which going wildlife spotting at the famous Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary is a must. With an innumerable flora and fauna, this ultimate spot situated in the desert is perfect to visit for calming the wildlife and photography enthusiast within.

Timings: Open on all the days from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Entry Fees: INR 100 per person
Location: Gajner, Rajasthan

4.Enjoy a camel safari in the Thar(Bhati Desert Camp ,Raisar)

Bikaner is one of the most stunning places in Rajasthan you will ever come across. Located right in the middle of the Thar desert, Bikaner is home to the Junagarh Fort, which alone sees thousands of tourists throughout the year. The city sees harsh climate throughout the year as well, which is why you must visit Bikaner during the winter months. Famous for its camel safari tours in Bikaner and camping in the desert, it is a unique experience for anyone who hasn’t taken a ride on a camel before. Known as the ships of the desert, camels are a sight you will frequently see during your stay in Bikaner. You can explore some of the best and unexplored regions of Bikaner by going on desert camps, and riding a camel through the Thar. All the trips will be accompanied by expert guides who also act as caretakers for the camels. These guides know their way through the region very well.

Location: Situated at Raisar Village sand dunes,Bhati Desert Camp,Raisar Bikaner.

Timings: Daily Morning, Evening and Night

Contact : 079762 89709

5.Visit the popular Karni Mata Temple

Karani mata mandir

Home to more than 25,000 rats, this Hindu temple is one of the very unique places to visit in Bikaner. Despite so many rats or ‘kabbas’ around, this place is considered very holy by the locals, and makes for an intriguing sight for both locals and tourists alike. So, if you’re the city, you ought to travel all the way to this attraction.

Timings: Open on all the days from 4:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Entry Fees: There is no entry fee for visiting this temple.
Location: Karni Mata Niji Pranyas, Deshnok, Bikaner, Rajasthan

6.Lallgarh Palace Bikaner

Of all the top things to do in Bikaner, visiting the Lalgarh Palace is an absolute must-do. The finest architectural wonder in the city, this palace was built by the then Maharaja of Bikaner. You can not only witness the royalty and history here, but also experience the same by staying at its heritage hotel. Now, that’s something even you wouldn’t want to skip, right?

Timings: Open on all the days from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except every Sunday
Location: NH15, Samta Nagar, Bikaner, Rajasthan

7. Experience utmost luxury at the Laxmi Vilas Palace

A 5 star hotel in Bikaner, the Laxmi Vilas Palace is the most luxurious place to stay in the city. It not only offers a royalty-like experience, but also treats its guests like one. The hospitality and ambience of this heritage hotel would definitely glam up your holiday and make it an affair you’d cherish for lifelong.

Location: Lalgarh campus, Doctor Karni Singhji Road, Samta Nagar, Bikaner, Rajasthan

8. National Research Centre on Camel

Now, this is a place in Bikaner, in fact in the whole of Rajasthan, which needs to be visited at least once. National Research Centre on Camel is more of a breeding nursery, which has about 230 camels of 3 distinct breeds. The on-site camel milk outlet offers samples to try as well as lassis.

The round trip, take you through the entire facility and teaches you the techniques which are implemented at the facility and the tour lasts for a half-hour. Small museum and camel ride make this place particularly special for visitors.

Location: The center is located about 8kms from Bikaner and can be reached by taxi.

Timings: Open for visitor between 2.30 PM to 5 PM.

Price: Approximate price starts from 150 INR.

9. Royal Cenotaphs, Devikund Sagar

Among the best places to visit in Bikaner, Devi Kund Sagar has a prominent position. It is located 8 KM in the east city. It is popular since the members of ruling family of Bikaner subsequent to Jet Singh, the great grandson of Rao Bikaji have been cremated here.

Here you can see a reservoir which has royal cenotaphs on the either sides; cenotaphs of rulers of Bikaner dynasty from Rao Kalyan Singhji to Maharaja Karni Singh. Chhatries or cenotaphs of 22 Saties of the royal family prior to Maharaja Gaj Singh. You can see a cenotaph of a male as well.

The architectural talents displayed on these cenotaphs are the real factors that attract more visitors toward here. Surat Singh’s cenotaph is built completely in white marbles exhibiting a stunning beauty. The entire place is beautified by spectacular paintings.

10. Desert Camping in Bikaner Dunes

Bikaner in Rajasthan is an epitome of many adventure activities since the beautiful old city is located amidst the vast Thar Desert keeping its head high. The extreme climatic conditions make the place more attractive.

Bhati Desert Camp,Raisar Bikaner is one of the best camping sight of Thar Desert Bikaner.
In Bhati Desert Camp,Raisar Bikaner 15 tents and 10 Huts Rooms furnished with modern amenities and traditional interiors. The tents are exclusively designed to provide visitors experience of lifetime. Experience the soul of this enchanting land on a camel safari’s and Desert Jeep Safari in Raisar Sand Dunes. We provides village safari for our guest through jeep & camel in desert and to feel local village lifestyle and atmosphere.
Far from Bikaner city at Raisar sand dunes, Where we offer you Perfect Desert Packages which includes Overnight Quality stay in Swiss Cottage tent, Camel safari, Refreshments, Warm welcome, Cultural evenings with Rajasthani performances around Roaring Camp fire, Delicious and hygienic Dinner and Breakfast.

Location: Situated at Raisar Village sand dunes,Bhati Desert Camp,Raisar Bikaner.

Contact : 079762 89709