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This desert city of Rajasthan (India 's north-western province) is an eye-catching site of well-fed camels and citadels. Being near to Delhi, it had to withstand the worst of Mughal invasions during earlier times. The exotic camel safaris, its gorgeous forts and the worship of thousands of holy rats at Mata Kali temple are some of the most interesting aspects of Bikaner. Khimsar offers a wide range of experiences. The battle-scarred walls and turrets remind one of the glorious past of this place.

Bikaner Tourist Attractions
Junagarh Fort

Junagarh fort was built by a Mughal army general, Raja Rai Singh, in 1593. The courtyard of the fort along with the balcony, kiosks and windows are perfect examples of the artisanship of that time. The beautiful cutworks and dots on the red stones and the marbles are fascinating.

Lalgarh Palace

It was built by Maharaja Ganaga Singh in memory of his father, is situated 3 kms north of Bikaner city. The Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation as part of their tourism promotion program has converted some portions of the palace to tourist hotels. Other parts of the palace have been converted into a museum named as the Sadul Museum.

Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum

Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum is one of the best museums of Rajasthan with some fabulous collection of antiques and artilleries.

Bhandasar Jain Temple

The Bhandasar Jain Temple, dedicated to the 23rd Jain tirthankara, is also a place worth visiting.

Camel Research Farm

The Camel Research Farm carries out breeding and training of camels-the only fighting force and medium of transportation in the past.


The Camel Festival, held in the month of January, is the most exciting festival. Competitions related to camels like camel races, milking, dancing, etc., make this festival even more interesting. The Gangaur Festival, celebrated during the month of April is dedicated to Goddess Parvati, is an 18-day long spring festival.

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