3 Tourist Hot-Spots of Bikaner

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Founded by Rao Bika in 1488, Bikaner city is located only at a distance of only 330 kilometers from Rajasthan's capital Jaipur. Making it a perfect destination to be explored by road, hence taking a Jaipur to one-way taxi the best option. So if you are planning to include this “Desert Town” of India in your Rajasthan tour by car package, then let us have a look at three destinations that you can’t afford to miss.

Junagarh Fort
Constructed by the direct orders of Raja Rai Singh, the sixth ruler of Bikaner, the fort took 6 years to complete and is located about 2 km from the city’s center.  Being one of the most well-maintained forts of India, Junagarh and its picturesque location have been the backdrop of many Bollywood movies. Going by the historical accounts, the fort was never “really” conquered, except for one time when the son of Babur, Kamran Mirza, occupied it for one day alone. The successors to the fort kept on renovating it, adding many places that have become a major tourist attraction in today’s time. A mix of Rajasthani, Gujarati, and Mughal architecture, the fort today hosts venues like Karan Mahal, Phool Mahal, Anup Mahal, etc.

Lalgarh Palace
The Lalgarh palace has been the new residence of Bikaner’s royal family since 1902. Designed and constructed under the supervision of British architect  Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, the place was commissioned by Maharaja Ganga Singhji.  Built with the Indo-Saracenic style, the residential complex is the perfect mix of Indian, Mughal, and British architecture, and is hailed by many as Sir Samuel’s best residential architecture till date.Today, most part of the fort has been converted into a luxury hotel, and hosts guests from both India and abroad.

Karni Mata Temple
Famously called “The Temple of Rats”, the temple is a “must-visit” place when on a Rajasthan tour by car package. Dedicated to Mata Karni, the deity to Royal clans of Bikaner and Jodhpur, the temple venue houses about 0.025 million rats. Unlike the common household rats which are chased off at first sight, the rats living in this temple never receive such harsh treatment and rather are respected by devotees visitng the place. Many devotees can be seen sharing food and milk with rats, who are thought to be the reincarnation of devi’s male children. There are also some white rates among the thousands of black ones, which are very hard to sight, a blessing believed to be received by only the luckiest of Goddess Karni devotees. The town in which the temple is situated is Deshnok, which should easily visited by hailing a Jaipur to one-way taxi.

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