Enjoy the colorful city Bikaner during a trip to India
Are you planning for a trip to Rajasthan? Do you want to make your trip a
memorable and unforgettable one? If yes, then you should visit the most beautiful
place in Rajasthan, i.e. Bikaner. Bikaner is the most striking place in Rajasthan. It
is full of palaces and forts and is a colorful city. There are many places in Bikaner
which you can explore. The forts and palaces are made up of pinkish red
The best places in Bikaner which you can explore are as follows:
Junagarh Fort – This is the oldest fort in Bikaner. It was built in the year 1593 and
Raja Raj Singh established it. The Junagarh Fort is having a wall of 96 meters long
with about 2 entrances and 37 –bastions. The main gate entrance of the fort is
named as Sun Gate or Suraj Pol. This is a very beautiful Fort and occupies a huge
area. The most distinct feature of Junagarh Fort as well as the palaces in it is the
carving done on the stone of the walls of the Fort is unbeatable and is of
unparallel-quality. There are numerous palaces within the campus of the Fort
such as Chandra Mahal also known as Moon Palace, Flower Palace or Phool Mahal.
Carved sections and mirrors decorate marvelously both the palaces. You can also
see the Karan Mahal in the Fort. There is also a museum in the Fort which
comprises of beautifully designed dresses with eye catching embroideries done on
it, huge and small weapons used by the kings at the time of war, carts used by the
Kings, Palakies, etc.
Temples – The Bhandeshwar temple was constructed in the sixteenth century and
is dedicated to Parshvanathji, the 23rd Jain Tirthankar. Except this there are many
more temples in the Bikaner which you can see such as Lakshminathji, Shiv Bari,
Nagnechiji and Ratan Bihari temple. There is yet another temple which is very
famous in Bikaner – Bahironji Temple. This temple is situated at 40 kilometers
away from the main city.
Temple of Karni Mata – This temple is world famous and is situated in a small
village, named Deshnoke which is about 30 kilometers away from Bikaner. It is
about six hundred years old temple. This is dedicated to Karni Mata who is
believed to be the goddess Durga’s incarnation. You will find numerous rats
running here and there within the premises of the temple and they are regarded
holy. It is believed that these rats are the Mata’s devotee’s soul. The main gate of
the temple is made up of silver and has eye-catching carvings on the marble at the
entrance. There are two Lions made up of marble at the entrance.
Museum – You can also explore the museum in the Bikaner named as Ganga-
Golden Jubilee. In this museum you come across richest compilation of weapons,
terracotta-ware and attractive paintings.
Lalgarh Palace – This is another palace in the Bikaner city, which is made up of
red-sandstone, as the name signifies. This palace his having exquisite pattern
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