Bikaner Travel Guide

Best Tourist Season (September – March)

Airport: Nearest Airport is Jodhpur 243 km.

Railway: Bikaner is linked by rail with Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur.

Road: Ajmer 290 km, Delhi 495 km, Deshnok 40 km, Falaodi 165 km, Jaisalmer 330 km, Jodhpur 245 km, Jaipur 358 km, Khimsar 153 km, Kishangarh 360 km, Mandawa 190 km, Manwar 270 km, Nagaur 126 km, Nawalgarh 240 km, Pokran 228 km, Pushkar 258 km, Roopangarh 240 km, Samode 288 km

Introduction

Bikaner – a city in the northwest of Rajasthan State, founded by Rao Bika in 1486 and from its small origins it has developed into the fourth largest city in Rajasthan.

Bikaner is famous for its “Bikaneri Bhujia” (a spicy Indian snack made from moth dal, spices and edible oil, consisting of fried onions, similar to potato fritters). Bikaner is also famous for its handicrafts, leather articles, its palaces and having asia’s biggest camel farm.

The city, Bikaner, is also known for its intricately carved Jharokas. These stone screens are found on the windows of forts and havelies – traditionally, women would use the screens to watch the world while remaining hidden

Geography

Bikaner located at 28.01° N 73.19 ° E

Average elevation 243 mtrs (797 feet).

Area

Bikaner is 38.10 km (104 sq m)

Climate

Bikaner is situated in the middle of the Thar Desert with very little rainfall and extreme temperatures.

Summer maximum of 46°C and minimum 35°C

Winters maximum 24°C and minimum 13°C

Railfall 31 cm (annual)

Demographics

Population – 644,406 (as of 2011 India census)

Males – 53%

Females – 47%

Bikaner has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 74.04%.

Male literacy is 87%, and female literacy is 71%.

In Bikaner, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Sightseeing in Bikaner

Junagarh:
Lalgarh Palace:
Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum:
Gardens and Parks:

Excursions:

Bhandasar Jain Temples:
Camel Breeding Farm:
Devi Kund:
Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary:
Deshnok’s Karni Mata Temple:
Kolayatji:
Kalibangan: