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Travel Guide for the Red City of Rajasthan - Bikaner

Published on 23 Nov 2020
Bikaner is located in the middle of That Desert in the Indian state Rajasthan, a fourth largest city in Rajasthan, it is a cultural paradise and a travelers' heaven. Magnificence in architecture, art, and culture filled with color & festivity. Sand dunes, the Desert safari, and the fort are among major attractions.

Laxmi Niwas Palace Bikaner

City is also known as the 'camel country' for breeding some best-known riding camels and for hosting world-famous International Camel Festival in which tourist from around the globe comes over. It is also popular for mouthwatering Bikaner Bhijias and age home of two most famous brands Bhikaji and Haldiram. Famous food from Bikaner is Bajre ki Roti, Dal Baati Churma, Ghevar, etc. The major tourist attractions in the city are Junagarh Fort, Laxmi Niwas Palace, Rao Bikaji's Fort, Karni Mata Temple, Bhandasar Jain Temple, etc. Other tourist attractions are Sand Dunes and Camel Safari. Other attractions here include experiencing delicacies such as Thandai, Bhujias, shopping for the fascinating Ivory and Lacquer items, or simply witnessing the immense heritage taking the form of wall paintings and arts and crafts in the area. The best time to visit here is from October to March.

Places to Visit in Bikaner

Rajasthani culture of Art and Music travel backs to the time of Rajputs. City full of art and culture founded back in 1486 by Roa Bika. There are many beautiful places full of culture and history to visit:
  • Laxmi Niwas Palace
  • Junagarh Fort
  • Karni Mata Temple
  • Lallgarh Palace
  • Desert Safari
  • Camel Festival
  • Rampuriya Haveli
  • Laxminath Temple

Places to shop in Bikaner

  • Station Road
  • City Shopping
  • Kote Gate

How to Reach Bikaner

Bikaner is well-connected to almost all other major cities of India by air, road, and rail.

How to Reach Bikaner by Air

The closest airport to Bikaner city is Jodhpur Airport located around 250 Km. from the airport, you can easily board the bus or hire a taxi to reach Bikaner.

How to Reach Bikaner by Road

Regular buses from Delhi, Jodhpur, Agra, Ajmer, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, and Kota are available for Bikaner. You can avail of either state-owned government buses or private buses, depending on your budget.

How to Reach Bikaner by Rail

Bikaner Junction and Lalgarh Railway Station are located at a distance of 6 km from each other. These two stations connect Bikaner to major Indian cities such as Delhi, Punjab, Jodhpur, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Guwahati.

Best time to Visit Bikaner

The best time to visit Bikaner is between the months of October to March.

Monsoon Season in Bikaner

In Bikaner, the Monsoon season starts in July and lasts till October. The atmosphere is humid and rainfall is rare in this city. The average rainfall is between 26 to 44 centimeters.

Summer Season in Bikaner

March to June is the summer season at this place. Summers are very hot here as the temperature goes up to around 46 degrees C during the day. The temperature at night is comparatively less at about 36 degrees C. Hot winds and dust storms are a common feature in the desert area during this season. Not a preferable time to visit.

Winter Season in Bikaner

The Winter season lasts from December to February and the temperature sometimes reaches 4 degrees C.

Festivals in Bikaner

Gangaur Festival

This festival is devoted to Goddess Parvati and the name derived from Lord Shiva and Gauri. This festival is celebrated every year in the month of April in Bikaner.

Kolyat Fair

It is the most popular fair in the city which is organized in Kartik month every year. People visit this fair and take a dip in Kolyat Lake on the full moon day during this festival.

Camel Festival

Camel Festival is one of the most famous festivals in which tourist from around the globes comes over. Rajasthan Government's Department of Tourism, Art, and Culture organizes this festival which is attended by lots of people from all over India and abroad.

Itinerary for Bikaner

Sand Dunes in Bikaner

Sand Dunes in Bikaner

Day 1

After reaching Bikaner in the morning, freshen up, start exploring the city around 10:30 - 11:00 am. You can start our day at Junagarh Fort which should ideally take 2-3 hrs to go around the entire fort. Have your lunch and head towards for shopping traditional and handicrafts at Station Road and Kite Gate. These markets are full of footwear, clothes, and paintings, etc.

Day 2

On day 2 of your trip, you can visit Karni Mata Temple early in the morning. It should take about 3 hours to visit this temple and back in the city since it is located outside the city approx. distance is 35 km. Later you can visit Lalgarh Palace and the Rampuriya Haveli. In the evening you can visit LaxmiNath Temple and along with this, you can also shop for Bhujia and other Namkeen for your home.

Day 3

On day 3, you can go to the Gajner wildlife sanctuary which is about 27 km from the city and you might witness a lot of migratory birds. After lunch, you should visit the National Research Centre for Camels. This institute, located around 10 km from the main city has a lot of camels and you could learn a lot about different breeds of camels.

Alternatively on day 3, you can plan out a camel safari with any of the organizers.


As located in midst of That desert one can enjoy a variety of things here start from desert safari, historical tours, cultural festivals, etc. It's simply "A cultural paradise and travelers heaven". Magnificence in architecture, art, and culture filled with color & festivity. Sand dunes, the Desert safari, and fort are among major attractions. It's a must-visit destination for those who are interested in the rich Indian history of Rajputs and a lover of Art and Culture.

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