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Bikaner Tourism

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.
Folk Dance

General Information

Area: 27,000 sq. kms
Altitude: 237 meters
Climate: Max ºC Min. ºC
Summer: 48 28
Winter: 22 4
Rainfall: 26-46 cm.
Best season:Oct-March

How to get here

Bikaner is well connected with rail and road network with all major cities of the country. Nearby airports are Jodhpur (254 kms) and Sanganer airport Jaipur(325 kms).
It has direct trains from Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jammu, Chandigarh etc.
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Distance from major cities in kms

 Maharaja of Bikaner

Delhi                         494 

Jaipur                        324
Jodhpur                     278

Jaisalmer                   315
Agra                         560

Udaipur                     625
Ajmer                       325 

Chandigarh                594

What to see

Where to stay

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 .

Festive Fun:
Delve into the local festivals and fairs and see the customs, cultures and heritage preserved over a period of 500 years. These add a great value in tourism in the city.
Camel Festival : 2nd week of January
Gangaur Festival : April
Kolayat Fair : November
Holi : March click for more

Bikaner provides a wide range of hotels options varying from high end heritage hotels to lower end budget accommodations.
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Tourist Information centres:
1) Tourist Reception Center
RTDC Hotel
Dhola-Maru Tourist Bungalow