|Bikaner, the northern most point
on the triangle of desert cities, was founded in 1488 AD., by
Rao Bikaji, a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur, Rao Jodha.
Like Jaisalmer, in the south, it was, once, an important trade
centre. The old city is bolstered, by 7 km long imposing walls,
with 5 entrance gates, built in the 18th century.
Junagarh Fort, Built between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Raj Singh,
a general in the army of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, the fort
has a 96 metre -long wall, with 37 bastions and two entrances.
Lalgarh Palace, built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in memory of
his father Maharaja Lal Singh. Designed by Sir Swinton Jacob,
the palace is made of red sandstone (hence, its name), and
has exquisite latticework.
Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, This Museum has one of the richest
collections of terracota-ware, weapons and miniature paintings
of the Bikaner school.
Access by Air :
The city of Bikaner does not offer any airport. However, the
nearest airport is in the city of Jodhpur is situated at 243kms
Access by Rail :
From the capital city of Delhi the city of Bikaner is well
connected through railways. One can also board a train from
Jaipur that is situated 321kms from Bikaner.
Access by Road :
Easily reachable by roadways, the city of Bikaner, is well
connected to nearby cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Ajmer.
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