Bikaner is a famous city located at a distance of 330 kilometers from Jaipur. Bikaner is an administrative headquarters. in 1488CE the Bikaner was founded by Rao Bika. From a small origin, it has grown into the fourth largest city in Rajasthan.
Junagarh Fort is located in Bikaner, Rajasthan. The original name of this fort was Chintamani. It was renamed Junagarh or “Old Fort” in the early 20th century when the ruling family moved to Lalgarh Palace outside the fort boundary. It is one of the few major forts in Rajasthan that has not been built on top of a hill. The modern city of Bihar has been developed in the vicinity of this fort.
The fort complex was built under the supervision of the Prime Minister of Raja Rai Singh, the sixth ruler of Bikaner ruled from 1571 to 1611 AD. whose name was Karan Chand.
Lalgarh Palace is the palace and heritage hotel of Bikaner. The palace was built between 1902 and 1926 for Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh of Bikaner. Lakshmi Niwas palace is located as a part of Lalgarh Palace. however, now it is leased and recently it is being used as a heritage hotel.
On one wing is the private home of the Bikaner Royal Family and on the west wing is the Shree Sadul Museum which houses the fourth largest private library in the world. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed on Sundays.
This heritage hotel is managed and owned by Maharaja Gangasinh Ji Trust. Marketed by Maharaja Heritage Resorts Ltd. under the Franchise and Marketing Services Agreement.
National Research Centre on Camel
To promote research and development on camels, the Central Government under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research established this on the outskirts of Bikaner city in 1984. It is located about 8 km from Bikaner city. Due to their utility in an arid climate, Camels are fondly called the “Ship of the Desert” The Thar Desert is filled with natural marvels, glorious palaces, and camels that add to the tourism sector.
Ratan Bihari Temple
The temple was built by Maharaja Ratan Singh on the third day of the glorious half of Falgun Samvat 1907 (1851 A.D.). The rest was completed by his successor son Maharana Surat Singh. The temple of Lord Krishna or Lord Vishnu in the former state of Bikaner was rare and lacked the realization of all. The wife of Maharaja Ratan Singh was a devotee of Lord Krishna and at her request, the temple was built in Bikaner. The temple is approximately 150 years old and is visited by millions of visitors.