Places to Visit in Bikaner
The Surajpole or Sungate is the main entrance to the fort. Among the notable of these palaces are the exquisitely beautiful Chandra Mahal or the Moon Palace with marvelous paintings and sculptures. Lalgarh Palace is the architectural masterpiece in red sandstone, built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singh. The palace has beautiful latticework and filigree work. Sprawling lawns with blooming bougainvillea and dancing peacocks make it a not-to-be missed visual treat. Part of the palace has been converted into a luxury hotel and a museum known as Shri Sadul Museum. The museum covers the entire first floor of the palace and houses well preserved old photographs and trophies of wildlife. Ganga Singh Museum is the best Rajasthan museum, that has one of the richest collections of terra-cotta ware, weapons, miniature paintings of Bikaner school and coins. The exhibits are spectacular masterpieces of Harappan civilization, Gupta and Kushan era and sculptures of the late classical time.
These are the several places when in Bikaner that is worth seeing. The best and the easiest way to get to these places are by booking a cab which is the most convenient and the best options available.
Bikaner, was founded in the 15th century by Rao Bikaji, the son of the Rathore raja of Marwar (Jodhpur). Bikaji was the second son of Rao Jodhaji, the real founder of Jodhpur state, its magnificent fort and city, this desert city was a major trade center on the old caravan route linking central Asia and North India with the Gujarat sea ports long before a Rathor Prince, Bika, conquered it in 1486 A.D. and called it Bikaner. In the 16th century the maharajas of Bikaner came into conflict with the Mughal emperor in Delhi, who were in the process of setting up their new empire in Hindustan.
The nearest airport is Jodhpur which is 253kms away so the easiest way to get there is by booking a cab. You can also get there by rail, as well as by road there are connections to several destinations including Jaipur, Jodhpur and Delhi Junagarh which was built in 1593 A.D. by Raja Rai Singh, a general in the army of Emperor Akbar, the fort is a structure which is encircled by a moat and has some beautiful palaces within. These palaces, made in red sandstone and marble, make a picturesque ensemble of courtyards, balconies, kiosks and windows dotted all over the structure..