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Bikaner

Pure beauty of the desert can be experienced in the city of Bikaner. It lies in the northern tip of the well known triangle of the desert cities. This place is a beautiful town. The origin of Bikaner dates back to the year 1488 at the time Rao Bikaji an Rathore prince and son of Rao Jodhaji selected barren wilderness referred to as Jangladesh which was turned to beautiful city known as Bikaner.

Major tourist attractions of Bikaner include:

Junagarh Fort

Splendid architecture that gives intimate appearance was constructed by Akbar's contemporary Raja Rai Singh. This fort comprises of 37 palaces and pavilions. The main entrance of the fort is referred as Suraj Pol or The Sun Gate.

Beautiful Palaces in this fort include Phool Mahal, Chandra Mahal and Karan Mahal. These palaces are constructed in red sandstone as well as marble which is accompanied with mirror work, paintings and carvings.There are lot of kiosks as well as balconies in this.

There is a museum inside the fort that comprises of valuable miniature paintings as well as rare antiques.

Lalagarh Palace

This is the striking fort that is made in red sandstone which comprises of Oriental style as well as European luxury that is bound to enthrall you. This Palace is the idea of Sir Swinton Jacob which was given to Maharaja Ganga Singh. This astonishing monument was designed around ninety years back. The palace comprises of billiards room, library, card room as well as smoking room. To add more charm there are paintings as well as lamps.

Ganga Museum

This is oen fo the rajasthani museum that comprises of wide compilation of terracotta ware, miniature paitings, weapons as well as coins of various ages. There are antiques of Harappan civilization as well as scriptures of the classical period. There is a sepearte section in the museum that comprises of distinctive arts as well as crafts.

Gajner Wildlife sanctuary

Gajner is the home to chinkara, wild boar, black buck, nilgai, etc. Gajner Palace is basically the summer resort of the kings. It is constructed along the wonderful lake and it is the spot that is worth visiting.

Devi kund

This is the crematorium that is located around eight kilometers from the Bikaner city. The Chhatri of Maharaja Surat Singh which belong to Bika dynasty is one fo the most splendid thing to watch. The marvelous Rajput paintings over the ceilings as well as the dome of the kund is distinctive and must watch thing.

BhandeshwarJain Temple

This is one of the attractive Jain temple built in sixteenth century is dedicated to 23rd Trithankar Parshvanathji.

Apart form this there are other temples in Bikaner which includes The Bhaironji Temple at Kodamdesar which is around forty kilometers from Bikaner, Ratan Biharji, Shiv Bari, Lakshminathji, etc.

 

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