Sights to See
This is one of the few major forts in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop, and was built in the righ of Raja Rai Singh, the sixth ruler of Bikaner, who ruled from 1571 to 1611 AD. Construction was completed in 1594. Despite despite the repeated attempts to capture the fort, it was not taken, except for a lone-day occupation by Kamran Mirza, second son of the Mughal Emperor Babur. In the battle, the Mughals were defeated by Rathors. Built over an area of 5.28 hectares, the fort includes inside it several palaces, temples and pavilions, in a mix of architectural styles.
Camel Breeding Farm
The National Research Centre on Camel breeds the best camels in Bikaner and conducts research related to "the ship of the desert."
The palace was built between 1902 and 1926 and displays a mix of Rajput, Mughal and European architectural styles. The building was commissioned by the British controlled regency for Maharaja Ganga Singh (1881–1942) while he was still a minor; he named the palace after his father Maharaja Lall Singh. The three-storey complex is coated in red sandstone quarried from the Thar Desert. The complex features magnificent pillars, elaborate fire places, Italian colonnades and intricate latticework and filigree work. At present the palace houses: The Shri Sadul Museumwhich is located in the west wing which also contains the fourth largest private library in the world, the residence of the Bikaner royal family; The Lallgarh Palace Hoteltel operated by the WelcomHeritage Hotels; and The Laxmi Niwas Palace, owned by Golden Triangle Fort & Palace P. Ltd.
Ganga Golden Jubilee Government Museum
Timings: 10 am to 4.30 pm, closed on gazetted holidays
(Timings: 10 am to 4.30 pm. Closed on Sundays).
(Timings: 10 am to 4.30 pm.)
Raj Ratan Bihari & Rasik Siromani Temples
Timings: 10 am to 4.30 pm
Bandeshwar & Sandeshwar Temples
Shiv Bari Temple