If ever beauty has bloomed in a desert, it
has been at Bikaner. Founded in 1488 AD by Rao Bika Ji, it's
located in north west part of Rajasthan state in INDIA. The
imposing palaces, beautiful and richly sculptured temples of red
and yellow sand stones display some of the finest creations of Rajput civilization. It's lust for "dessert" or affection for
"desert" that tickles every heart to visit Bikaner.
Bikaner lies in the north-western part of Rajasthan state of
India. This desert city has a stark beauty which is totally
unique. The wide-spread sand dunes, the moonlit glittering
beauty and desert agility, the worth-seeing natural sites, the
marvelous palaces and temples, wild life sanctuaries and
archeological treasures all combine to make this city a place of
lasting charm and permanent attraction.
Famous all over the world for it's sweets and namkeens (bhujia),
the city offers over 500 years old culture and heritage, the
very feel of Rajasthan.
Architectural wealth of Bikaner lies in its forts, palaces and
temples. Areas of interest are Junagarh Fort, Lallgarh Palace,
Gajner Palace, Karni Mata temple (Deshnok), Kolayat, Kodamdesar,
Bhandasar Jain temple.
The Forts in Bikaner has some of India's best preserved palaces
richly decorated with gold leaf and lacquer, mother-of-pearl,
wall paintings. Replete with decorative glassware and the highly
characteristic Rajasthani royal furniture, many of it's
decorative schemes are inspired from Rajsthani folklore and folk
Bikaner is well connected with road network with all major
cities of the country. Nearby cities are Delhi, Bombay,
Calcutta, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jammu, Chandigarh etc.