Bikaner is considered as a dust swirling and vibrant town with fabulous fort and energising outpost. It is the city located in the North West of the State of Rajasthan in the Northern India. From capital it is just 330 kilometres northwest of the state capital, Jaipur. It is the administrative headquarters for Bikaner district and division. It was founded by Rao Bika in the year 1486 and from small origins it has been developed as the 5th largest city in Rajasthan. The Ganges Canal, which was completed in 1928, Indira Gandhi canal got completed in 1987. Around the full moon in January or in the late December, Bikaner does celebrate its 3 days camel festival.
How to reach Bikaner?
Getting around the Bikaner is best done by using Tongas and trishaws due to the fact that the streets are quite narrow and busy for cars. Even the cycles could be hired near the railway station. It could be reached via different modes from across India. It portrays the royal fortified city with the timeless appeal. The city is dotted with the lots of sand dumes.
- Via Air
The closest domestic airport to Bikaner is Jodhpur which is 251Km and Jaipur which is 330 Km. Both the airports are well connected with international and national flights running on regular basis. It doesn’t have any airport of its own and the nearest one is Nal airport which is just 17 Km from Bikaner which is presently under construction.
- Via Train
It is connected via broad gauge railways and is having well connected rail connections to Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Chandigarh etc. The “Palace on wheels” the luxury trains also does covers Bikaner in its 8th day tour of the Rajasthan. The Bikaner junction of the railway station is situated in the city centre.
- Via Road /Car
It is connected via the road with the major cities in India. State and National highways like NH11, 99 and 15 are linking Bikaner with the other major cities and metros in India. There are intercity buses also which are connecting the cities within its states. To travel within the Bikaner there are fleet of buses and autorickshwas running across.
Top 10 places to visit in Bikaner
- Karni Mata Temple
- Junagarh Fort
- Lalgarh Palace
- Shiv Bari Temple
- Farm Devi Kund
- Camel Research
- Bhandasar jain Temple
- Gajner wildlife Sanctuary
Where to Eat and Stay?
For foodie if you visit to Bhujia Bazaar and the chai Patti is must and should really not miss it. You should just fall in love with the kachoris and delicious samosas at the chai Patti. Chhappan Bhog- which is on the station road is one of the oldest fast food joints at Bikaner. The Rajkachori of this place is the show stealer and is must for all the street. Some other items on the menu list do include rava dosa with amazing and fresh flavour of chutney. In case you are having the sweet tooth, then you should land up at Sankala Kulfi. It promises to sell the best Kesar Kulfi and most of the consumers are enthusiastic of it.
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