A tour of Bikaner catches the interest of many adventurers for it is a territory not familiar for many of us. People with their colourful attires and local folk arts will capture your attention apart from providing some interesting insights into their culture and tradition.
Bikaner’s cultural and historical heritage is depicted in its architectural magnificence. Palaces like Junagarh and Ganga Museum are reminiscent of the glory of the past. While Bhandasar Jain Temple located 5 kms away from the town reflects the Jain culture, Laxminath temple is one of the oldest temples of Bikaner dedicated to Vishnu and Laxmi. The Kolayat temple is about an hour’s drive from here which is a pilgrimage place. It is home to Kapil Muni temple and the Kapil Muni sarowar.
Adventure enthusiasts can also try the popular camel safari at Bikaner. In fact, one can ride on the camels to see the sand dunes which are located about 25 kms from Bikaner. This is a day’s trip which begins early in the morning and ends in the evening. Enthusiasm and resilience are of prime importance on this trip. Expert guides will lead you through this expedition and the costs depend on the kind of arrangements required. Preparation for the safari is important as the weather conditions in deserts can reach extremities.
Jodhpur which is about 250 kms away from here is the nearest domestic airport and the nearest international airport is in Delhi. It is connected to other parts of India from here by air. It has a railway station and is well connected by road to other cities like Jaipur, Delhi, Jaisalmer, Ahmedabad, Ajmer and others.