Temple of Rats in Bikaner

Bikaner Tours and Travels

About Bikaner

Characterised by its swirling sand desert landscape, Bikaner is a peaceful town, located in the arid region of Rajasthan. Unlike many other areas of the state, Bikaner does not see much by way of tourism, making a trip here the perfect getaway for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of India's cities and other traveller hotspots. With palaces, temples, a beautiful old fort and all sorts of other historical relics scattered throughout the town, there are a whole host of things to see and do here and visitors are sure never to have a dull moment.

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One of the most popular activities for guests to the region is marvelling at the awe-inspiring architecture of the Junagarh Fort. Dating back to the late 1500s, this imposing structure has an exciting and turbulent history. Elsewhere in the town sit the beautiful Lalgarh and Gajner palaces, with expertly manicured lawns and red stone walls, they illustrate the exquisite architectural methods of the time. On the first floor of the Lalgarh palace is the Sadul Singh Museum, which showcases the lives of three kings of Bikaner.

Naturally, just wandering through the streets of Bikaner is an activity in itself, given the amount of structural beauty that fills the area. However, once the buildings have been exhausted it is time to look a little further afield for entertainment. A camel safari is the perfect way to fill a day in this region. Admire the wondrous scenery and get lost in the vast expanse of desert that surrounds Bikaner. If you can time your excursions with the sunset, even better.

Bikaner Hotels

If you are planning a Bikaner holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Lallgarh Palace Bikaner

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

A converted palace, the Lallgarh is a stately hotel with many period features and has its own museum and library. The rooms are spacious and elegantly decorated, in keeping with the regal decor of the hotel. There is also a large swimming pool as well as a small souvenir shop within the complex. When it comes to dining, guests have the option of staying inside, going al fresco or eating their meal on the neighbouring sand dunes. The hotel is 3 km from Bikaner station and 1 km from the city centre.

Laxmi Niwas Palace Bikaner

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Heritage

A grand hotel, the Laxmi Niwas Palace is lavishly decorated and set in spacious lawns. The magnificent rooms present the ultimate in luxury and include stunning four poster beds and plush furnishings fit for royalty. The restaurants onsite serve up traditional Indian cuisine and guests can feast each morning on the breakfast buffet in the main dining room. There is also a pool in the grand courtyard. The hotel is 3 km from the railway station and 1 km from the city centre.

Bikaner Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Bikaner.

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