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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Elegance of Laxminath and Shivbari Temples in Bikaner

Laxminath Temple Bikaner

The Laxminath temple is popularly known as the oldest temples in the city of Bikaner. Bikaner city in Rajasthan is famous for its magnificent temples and architectural beauty and grandeur. The city of Bikaner was founded on the premises of the Laxminath temple by Rao Bikaji in 1488 A.D.

LaxmiNath Temple Bikaner

LaxmiNath Temple Bikaner

The temple foundation was placed by Rao Lunkaran and it was later on extended under the supervision of Maharaja Ganga Singh. The Laxminath temple is visited by millions of people all around the world as it is renowned for its artistic brilliance and architectural magnificence. It portrays the skill and expertise of the traditional sculptors and artisans. Continue reading Elegance of Laxminath and Shivbari Temples in Bikaner