Ratan Bihari and Karni Mata Temple In Bikaner City

The Ratan Bihari temple

The Ratan Bihari temple was built by Lord Ratan Singh in the year 1846. Lord Ratan Singh was the 18th ruler of the Bikaner city. The entire temple is built of magnificent white marble. The Ratan Bihari temple is located on King Edward memorial road near to the Junagarh Fort. The temple is noted for its unique blend of indo-Mughal architectural magnificence. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and exhibits ethereal beauty. The outer walls of the temple are incomparable in beauty and grandeur.

 

Ratan Bihari Temple Bikaner

Ratan Bihari Temple Bikaner

The temple is popular for its artistic beauty and architectural elegance. The inner sanctum of the temple is distinct as it is the place where the idol of Lord Krishna and his wife are placed. The floor of the temple is made of marble in exquisite designs. The ethereal beauty of the temple attracts millions of devotees and tourists from different parts of the world. Continue reading Ratan Bihari and Karni Mata Temple In Bikaner City

Unforgettable Thar Camel Safari In the Bikaner City

The Thar camel safari in Bikaner city offers one of the amazing experiences. Most of the tourists enjoy the camel ride, though it can be quite a bumpy one. With due time, people become accustomed to the sway of the ride. It is known to be one of the best transportation methods to view the scenic beauty of the Thar Desert and the city of Bikaner. Camel rides are comfortable during the months of March and September as it is less sunny.

Memorable Camel Safaris

Camel Safari in Thar Desert

Camel Safari in Thar Desert

Camel safaris provide a good source of income to the local residents of the city. Each ride costs around $25 to $30 which may vary according to the type, distance and time of the safaris. Majority of the people enjoy these rides as it is possible to obtain a pleasant view of the local rustic villages. It is also possible to obtain a view of the routine lifestyles of the rustic villagers. Most of the tourists enjoy the rides through narrow lanes which brings them closer to the real life of the villagers in Bikaner.

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Bikaner- The Exotic City of Rajasthan

Situated in the northern part of Rajasthan, the city of Bikaner was founded in the year 1486 by Rao Bikaji, a Rathore prince. The city derived its name Bikaner from the name of the founder-Prince Rao Bikaji. The prince set up his own kingdom in the barren wilderness which was known as Jangladesh. The city was constructed with the help of 500 soldiers and 100 cavalry horses. A wall of seven kilometers was built around the city to protect it from the desert. The wall has five entrances to the city.

Bhandasar Jain temple

Bhandasar Jain temple

Bikaner city is noted for its camel riding festivals and also known as the city of camels. It is also an important trade center between west Asian countries and Gujarat seaport. The descents of Bikaji ruled the city till the Indian independence. The city is also popularly known for its sweets and savories which include the Bikaner sweets and Bikaner bhujia. Most of the magnificent buildings in the city of Bikaner are made of Reddish Pink sandstone which is considered to be the major attraction of the city.

Important Attractions in the City

There are innumerable places in the city of Bikaner which are worth visiting. The city is also filled with magnificent and elegant Havellis and forts. Some of the most important places to visit include the following.

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