Bikaner attractions

Top Choice Fort in Bikaner


This most impressive fort was constructed between 1589 and 1593 by Raja Rai Singh, ruler of Bikaner and a general in the army of the Mughal emperor Akbar. You enter through the Karan Prole gate on the east side and …
Top Choice Jain Temple in Bikaner

Bhandasar Temple

Of Bikaner’s two Jain temples, Bhandasar is particularly beautiful, with yellow-stone carving and vibrant paintings. The interior of the temple is stunning. The pillars bear floral arabesques and depictions of the l…
Area in Bikaner

Old City

Still with a faint medieval feel despite the fume-belching motorbikes and autorickshaws, this labyrinth of narrow, winding streets conceals a number of fine havelis (traditional, ornately decorated residences), and …
Hindu Temple in Bikaner

Lakshminath Temple

The splendid Hindu Lakshminath Temple, behind Bhandasar Temple, was built during the reign of Rao Lunkaran between 1505 and 1526. Lakshminath was the patron god of the rulers of Bikaner, and during major religious f…
Museum in Bikaner

Prachina Cultural Centre & Museum

Across the fort’s main courtyard from the palace entrance, this museum is fascinating and well labelled. It focuses on the Western influence on the Bikaner royals before Independence, including crockery from England…
Museum in Bikaner

Ganga Government Museum

This museum houses well-displayed, interesting exhibits including terracotta ware from the Gupta period, Rajasthani traditional musical instruments, rich gold paintings by local artisans, exquisite carpets and royal…
Gate in Bikaner

Karan Prole

The main entrance to Junagarh.