Bikaner

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Junagarh Fort: The fort was built by Raja Rai Singh, the sixth ruler of Bikaner, who reigned from 1571 to 1612. It is a fort of the Bikaner royal family. You will get a chance to know about the history of the Bikaner royal family. Also has a museum which displays weapons and ornaments of previous eras. This is one of the oldest forts and was one of the few forts in India that was never defeated.

Laxmi Niwas Palace: The Laxmi Niwas Palace is a former residential palace of the king of the former Bikaner state, Maharajah Ganga Singh in Bikaner in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was designed by the British architect, Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob in the year 1902, completed in year 1926, and it is part of Lalgarh palace. The style of architecture is Indo-Saracenic. It is now a luxury hotel owned by Golden Triangle Fort & Palace P. Ltd.

Lalgarh: Lalgarh is another fort of the Rajputana family. Some of the the Rajputana kings used to stay here. You will see the royal story of the Rajputana family.

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Camel Research Center: Visitors are welcome in the afternoons. Learn about the camel breeds common to the area. Museum and gift shop on the premises. Don’t pass up the opportunity to taste camel’s milk ice cream at the snack bar.

Shivbari Temple, Shivbari choraha: This is a centuries old Shiva temple. It has two huge “Baoris” (water reservoirs). Thousands of people visit this place every year.

Desert Safari: Desert and camel safaris here offer an alternative to Jaisalmer, where it can be more touristy, and the desert has less vegetation and wildlife to see than around Bikaner.

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Karni Mata Temple at Deshnoke: This is a temple of a local deity, Karni Mata. It is believed that Karni Mata used to take care of the Rajputana family. At this temple, rats are fed and cared for, as the locals believe them to be holy. You will likely be told that seeing a certain white rat is very auspicious, but if you press further most locals will tell you there is always one or two visible around the temple. Be careful while walking inside the temple, you might accidentally step on a rat.


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