About Bikaner

Bikaner is a city in the north Indian state of Rajasthan, east of the border with Pakistan. It is surrounded by the Thar Desert. The city is known for the 16th-century Junagarh Fort, a huge complex of ornate buildings and halls. Within the fort, the Prachina Museum displays traditional textiles and royal portraits. Nearby, the Karni Mata Temple is home to many rats considered sacred by Hindu devotees. To the west is the 16th-century Shri Laxminath Temple, built of marble and red stone. Close by, the Jain Temple Bhandasar features an intricately carved tower and colorful murals. In the city center, the Ganga Government Museum exhibits clay pottery, old coins, and Rajput weapons. Devi Kund Sagar, east of Bikaner, is lined with grand memorials dedicated to rulers of the Bikaji dynasty, who were cremated at this site. Also on the outskirts of the city, the National Research Centre on Camel is a breeding center with a museum documenting the important role of camels in the desert.
Junagarh Fort

Junagarh Fort is a fort in the city of Bikaner. The fort was originally called Chintamani and was renamed Junagarh or "Old Fort" in the early 20th century when the ruling family moved to Lalgarh Palace outside the fort limits. 
Lalgarh Palace

Lalgarh Palace is a palace in Bikaner in the Indian state of Rajasthan, built for Sir Ganga Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner, between 1902 and 1926.
Gajner Palace

Gajner Palace was once the royal residence of Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh of Bikaner, now a heritage hotel. The palace is situated about 20 km from the city of Bikaner and is set up beside a beautiful lake called Gajner Lake.
Karni Mata Temple

Karni Mata Temple is probably one of the most famous places to visit in Bikaner. This temple is known for its sizable population of rats that are the permanent residents here.
Rampuria Haveli

Rampuria is a group of Havelis that were constructed in the 15th century by the Rampuria family. The Havelis are made of Dulmera red sandstone and displays exquisite artistic skills.
Bhandsar Jain Temple

Bhandsar Jain Temple is one of the two most famous Jain shrines in Bikaner. Dedicated to the 6th Jain Tirthankara Sumatinath, it is a three-storied shrine that dates back to the 15th century. 
Royal Centaphs

Royal Centaphs was built in memory of members of the royal family. 
Kodamdeshwar Temple

Kodamdeshwar Temple is one of its kind as unlike other temples there is no structure of the temple here. The shrine is basically a statue that presides over a marble platform; there is no hall, door, or even a roof in this temple. 
Shiv Bari Temple

Amongst the most popular places of tourist interest in Bikaner is Shiv Bari Temple. This shrine holds great religious importance and is also one of the finest examples of Rajputana architecture in Bikaner. 
Best Time To Visit Bikaner

The best time to visit the place is from October to March when the weather remains cool and pleasant. The summer season in Bikaner begins with the month of March and ends with June. The temperature during this season ranges between 28°C to 46°C. Hot winds and dust storms further add to the heat. So, the weather during this season remains hot and humid which is not ideal for sightseeing around the place.
Bikaner receives the average amount of rainfall in the monsoon season which begins in July and lasts till November. The weather remains humid during this time of the year. It is not the best time to visit the place.
 During the winter season, the temperature in Bikaner hovers around 4°C and 23°C. The weather remains cool and pleasant from December to February. It is an ideal time to visit the place and go out for sightseeing at its various attractions.

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