The land of Kings, Rajasthan with its 9 regions; Ajmer State, Hadoti, Dhundhar, Gorwar, Shekhawati, Mewar, Marwar, Vagad, and Mewat, is the largest state in India. World famous for its hospitality, royal treatment and culture, this land is the home of imperial forts, amazing havelis, and beautiful Landscape. Located in the western zone of India, Rajasthan draws tourists from the different corners of the world. Cities like Jodhpur ‘The Sun City’, Jaipur ‘The Pink City’, Bikaner ‘The Desert City’ and the ‘City of Lakes’ Udaipur, full fill all the benchmarks to make Rajasthan a dream destination.
One of the early established cities, Bikaner is situated in the northern region of Rajasthan. Founded by the Rathore prince Rao Bikaji, this ‘camel country’ is a home of many majestic old architectures and ancient temples. This city displays the spiritual and religious side of Rajasthan.
If you really want to feel the luxury of Rajasthan visit Bikaner on Palace on Wheels
Decorated with carved stones, marbles, and paintings, Junagarh Fort was built by Raja Rai Singh. Multi-storied palace Anup Mahal, gold leaves covered Badal Mahal, Beautiful Chandra Mahal, mirror decorated Phool Mahal and the main entrance of Suraj pol are the major attractions of this fort. A total of 37 palaces are there which shows the architectural influence of Mughal and Gujrat on Rajputana style.
This architectural marvel was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the year 1902. This red sandstone palace is a perfect combination of Islamic, Rajputana and European architecture. Magnificent pillars, elaborate fireplaces, Italian colonnades, filigree, and sophisticated latticework are the most attractive features of this Palace.
Laxmi Niwas Palace
This former residence of Maharaja Ganga Singh was built under the guidance of British architecture Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob. This Indo-Saracenic architectural monument has now been converted into a luxury hotel.
Deshnok Karni Mata Temple
This famous temple of Karni Mata also known as Temple of Rats draws visitors from across the country for blessings. These holy rats or ‘Kabbas’ are the reincarnated male children of Karni Mata. During Chaitra Shukla Dashmi and Ashwin Shukla Dashmi thousands of followers across India visit this temple.
Dedicated to the 5th Tirthankar Sumatinathji, this Bhandasar Jain Temple is one of the oldest temples of Bikaner. Made of red sandstone, marble and decorated with gold Leaf, this temple was named after a wealthy merchant, Bhandara Oswal.
Gajner Palace and Wildlife Sanctuary
This jewel of Thar Desert is spread over 6000 acres on the shores of a lake. Completed by the Maharaja Ganga Singh, this palace served as a hunting and relaxing lodge for the royal families. This architectural beauty has a railway station, connected with the Bikaner Palace. Gajner Palace has now been transformed into a luxury hotel with best modern facilities.
Apart from the Palace, this place is also famous for the surrounded wildlife sanctuary. Many migratory birds visit the lake during the winter season. Animals like wild fowls, nilgai, chinkara and wild boar can be seen here easily.
Palace on Wheels
Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and Indian Railways Launched this luxurious train for a unique trip to Rajasthan. Voted as the 8th best luxury train in the world by Conde Nast Traveller, this express is facilitated for you with all the modern amenities. 39 Deluxe and 2 Super Deluxe cabin, two Restro bar lounge, Ayurvedic spa, Wi-Fi are some of the features of this train.
The Palace on Wheels train runs from September to April over 7 Nights/8 Days long trip.
Bikaner with its ancient marvels, natural background and delicious snacks (Bikaner bhujia) is always welcoming its ATITHI with love and affection.
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