Bikaner being a traditional hub and one of my go-to places, the city holds captivating forts and museums that astonished me every time I come here. The city has a charm that it will keep calling you back time and again. If you like deep diving in history then Bikaner has got many tourists places that will interest buffs and cultural enthusiasts.
Here are some of my favorite places. You can check this out if you are the one, who wants to take a plunge in the history of this beautiful place, BIKANER!
A storyteller of the glorious past, Junagarh has been an undefeated and unconquered fort of all times in Indian history. The blend of Mughal and Gujarati architecture makes this fort one of it’s kind. The scenic surroundings and skyscraping beauty provide so many picturesque moments.
If you like camel safaris, dinner on sand dunes, then you must definitely visit Lalgarh Palace. Located close to Junagarh Fort, i.e. two kms, the palace is built up of red sandstone has been converted into a luxury hotel now. The palace is an indication of true amalgamation of Muslim, Rajput and European elements in its structure. Just 850 m away from Bikaner Roadways Bus station and 10 mins away from Bikaner Junction Railway station. At present, the palace houses Shri Sadul Museum which has the fourth-largest private library in the world. Open from 10 am to 5 pm and all weekdays except on Sundays, Visiting Lalgarh palace should be a must in your watch-list.
Laxmi Niwas Palace
Laxmi Niwas Palace built between 1898 & 1902 by the British architect Samuel Swinton Jacob is the former home of Ganga Singh. One of the best things that I found about this palace is that it is made up of red sandstone structure. Also, this palace is run by the Golden Triangle fort and palace Pvt Ltd. as it converted into a hotel now.
Extravagant and grand havelis and houses have made up Bikaner streets very mesmerizing to seem. The intricate designs and jharokha rejuvenate the grandiosity of the palaces here, giving us a gist of what the palaces looked like 100s of years back.
Bhandasar Jain Temple
The Bhandasar Jain Temple is a temple for Jain god, Sumatinath, Tirthankara of Jainism. The unique carvings of Rajputana architecture will make your jaw drop. The mixture of red sandstone and white marble is what this temple is made up of. The magnitude of this temple leaves everyone awestruck so add this to your list for sure!