Bikaner is a historical city situated in the middle of the Thar desert. Bikaner is known for Asia‘s biggest camel farm and camel festival, Indo-Saracenic, Rajput, Mughal architecture, palaces, fort, temples, handicrafts, sweets, leather articles and wool production.
Major tourist sites in and around Bikaner: Laxmi Niwas Palace, Lalgarh Palace, Junagarh Fort, Maru Nayak Ji Temple, Laxmi Nath Temple, Bhandasar Jain Temple, Mukam Temple, Kolayat Temple, Karni Mata Temple, Shiv Bari Temple, Rao Bikaji camel safari, etc.
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When to visit: best time to visit is November to March.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Bikaner has two railheads- Bikaner Junction and Lalgarh Railway Station. Both the stations are approximately 6 km (3.8 mi) away from each other and are located within the city. Bikaner is well linked by the railways with major cities in India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Jodhpur, Jaisalamer, Jaipur, Kokata, etc.
For detailed train timings and other information log on to www.indianrailways.gov.in or https://www.irctc.co.in/nget/train-search
Nearest airport: Jodhpur Airport (IATA: JDH, ICAO: VIJO) is about 249 km (155 mi) away. Jaipur International Airport (IATA: JAI, ICAO: VIJP) is about 348 km (216 mi) away.
Buses: The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation buses and private buses ply regularly to Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, etc.
By road: The distance from Jaipur to Bikaner is about 335km (208 mi) via NH52 and NH11. It takes around 5-6 hours.
The distance from Jodhpur to Bikaner is about 252 km (157 mi) via NH62 and Bikaner - Barmer Rd. It takes around 5 hours.
the distance between Jaisalmer to Bikaner is about 330 km (205 mi) via NH11. It takes around 5-6 hours.
The distance from Ajmer to Bikaner is about 270 km (168 mi) via NH58 and Bikaner - Barmer Rd. It takes around 5-6 hours.
The distance from Delhi to Bikaner is about 498 km (309 mi) via NH9 and NH52. It takes around 8 hours.
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