Bikaner is a vibrant, colorful town that offers an energy of its own. Visitors from Jaisalmer often drop by to enjoy the many forts and sites of exploration. The town was formerly the capital of the princely state of Bikaner and it has now become the fourth most populated city in Rajasthan.
In your one day Bikaner local sightseeing tour by private cab, you can enjoy the rich history of Rajputs; there are plenty of havelis, palaces, temples and museums that offer a pleasing picture of an era now forgotten.
In Bikaner, one can go back in time and experience the rich heritage and hospitality that now invites visitors from all over the world. This city built on dunes and sandstones is often called “the camel country” because it also happens to be one of the largest research farms for camels in the world, breeding the finest of the species.
Package Glimpse of one day Bikaner local sightseeing tour
The best time to visit Bikaner is from October to March as this season is cool and pleasant, and you have explore all the places comfortably. On out One Day Bikaner Local Tour by Private Cab, you will be visiting Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Karni Mata Temple, Imperial Art Gallery, Gajner Lake and Lakshmi Niwas Palace.
The same day Bikaner tour comprises of spots that will appeal to spiritual people, nature enthusiasts as well as history buffs. All of our private cabs are luxurious and provided with polite and experienced drivers who will make sure they serve all your needs. We have no hidden charges so you can assure that your trip with be budget friendly and comfortable.
You begin your one day Bikaner tour with a visit to Junagarh Fort. Raja Rai Singh constructed this popular place in 1593 with an interesting blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture. The picturesque courtyards beautify the fort. The Junagarh fort is the epitome of the revered Rajasthani art and culture.
The fort was known as the Chintamani Mahal and only recently named Junagarh. Across the years, it is believed that the fort walls have been impenetrable for invaders from the different regions of the then Rajputana Kingdom, a fact that many people find surprising because of the lack of height in the fort walls.
A huge part of the fort has now been constructed as a museum that is revered all over the world. Hop on to enjoy the best of art and history for a wholesome Bikaneri experience.
- Must See / Things to Do:The old brick walls and the architectural symmetry of this fort make it a brilliant place to get some unique shots, so don’t forget to take your cameras out.
Next in your one day Bikaner tour by car, you must visit the Lalgarh Palace, another architectural marvel. The fort was constructed in 1902, and the red sandstone used in the construction is a brilliant example of the architectural ability of the Rajputs. The architecture also shows the evolution of the place because of textures of European, Mughal, and Rajasthan.
Lalgarh Palace is a spectacle to behold and it is also famous for the famous birds and peacocks that flock to its lawns. Most of the palace has been converted into a luxury hotel and is thus, not accessible to the normal public.
The Palace is famous for the excellent mixture of Eastern and Western experiences that it provides, something that made it very popular during the 19th century. The place is a must-see because of the absolutely stupendous architecture that reminds us of the larger than life Rajasthani experience.
- Must See / Things to Do:Take a close look at the exterior of Lallgarh Palace, as it is resplendent with detailed stone carving and has the distinctive hue of the red sandstone of the Thar Desert.
You must proceed with your Bikaner sightseeing tour by enjoying the desert bliss and pay a visit to the famous Karni Mata Temple. Deshnoke is perhaps the most famous for its Karni Mata Temple where rats are worshipped. The uniqueness of the temple is for several reasons, primarily because it is six hundred years old and also because here, the rats are worshipped as well.
The architecture and the practice of worshipping rodents have enamored thousands of tourists from all over the world. Navratri is an important festival celebrated here and most devotees visit during this time. The Goddess Karni Mata is believed to have lived for 150 years and it is also believed that she became a rat after her death.
The Charin followers believe that they will become rats upon death and the rats will become humans after they die. Stories behind such beliefs are interesting and have been explored by historians and devotees alike. One must also visit the Gajaner temple because a city as ancient as Bikaner has a lot to offer in its religious spots.
- Must See / Things to Do: Converse with one of the locals or the priests here and they are sure to reveal some interesting facts and legends about the temple.
In the same day Bikaner private tour, you must pay a visit to the Imperial Art Gallery. This simple yet exciting exhibition of art makes it a must-visit place in your tour. The gallery contains several Rajasthani paintings, marble works and many other handicraft items.
The gallery also takes pride in reserving miniature art and paintings, conducting workshops about the same to encourage new talent. Take home some of the most exceptional and indigenous art from the country and also gift some meaningful souvenirs to the people around you.
- Must See / Things to Do:You can buy the paintings and the required kits as a souvenir down in the store.
Located on the banks of the Gajner Lake, Gajner Palace is an architectural treat for visitors that cannot be missed from the Bikaner sightseeing package. This great architectural marvel is among the most amazing places to visit in Bikaner for a quiet weekend away from home. The place also houses the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary that was a famous hunting forest for the then Royal family.
Most visitors are oblivious to the great flora and fauna that the city boasts of and thus are delighted to see the exciting species that the sanctuary houses. Thus, right in the middle of the desert, this wildlife sanctuary has a lot to offer to nature and wildlife enthusiasts.
- Must See / Things to Do:A safari along the exploits of the sanctuary and the lake is a must-do activity when you are on your tour.
Lastly, in your Bikaner one day tour package should be the must-see Lakshmi Niwas Palace. Maharaja Ganga Singh commissioned the construction of the palace. Designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, Laxmi Niwas Palace is resplendent with Indo-Saracenic style, something that was widely popular in the nineteenth-century architecture of the country.
The Palace is named after the Hindu deity of wealth, prosperity, and beauty, Laxmi. The Goddess represents good luck, very evident from the vibe of the Palace and its construction. At the turn of the 21st century, Laxmi Niwas Palace was converted into a luxury hotel, celebrating its heritage.
- Must See / Things to Do:Spend some time at the luxury hotel, enjoying the exquisite facilities.
Thus this wholesome mixture of several sites, from the luxurious palaces to the wilderness of the sanctuary, this package has enough art and adventure in store for the enthusiast. The camels, the yellow glimmer of the sandstone, the ghettos and Rajasthani ethos at its peak, Bikaner is the place to be if you want a break away from the trials and tribulations of daily life.