Desert city of Rajasthan: Bikaner

Location: North Western Rajasthan
Temperature: Min : 5°  Max : 45°
Best Time: October to March
Main Attractions: Junagarh Fort, Karni Mata Temple, Lalgarh Palace, Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, Camel Research Center
Languages: Official: Hindi, English, Regional: Marwari
STD code: +91-151
Vibrant deserts, fabulous forts, desert safaris make Bikaner a blooming beauty in an arid area. This is the place where rats are worshipped and history can be relived. Bikaneri sweets and snacks are famous all over the world. Highlighting the heritage for which Rajasthan is famous for, Bikaner offers a list of famous yet undiscovered tourist attractions. It's a desire for "dessert" and affection for "desert" that tickles the fancy of every traveller visiting Bikaner.

How to reach:

By Air: Bikaner is well connected to the nearby towns and cities of importance. Jodhpur is the nearest airport. The airport is easily accessible by road.

By Train: Bikaner has number of train links to connect it with the major cities of India

By Road:
It is also linked with the big and small cities of India by the national highways and other roadways. We would provide you all India tourist permit vehicles for the local transportations and also for the intercity drives too.


Climate:
A vibrant though a desert town with amazing sights and culture, the best time to visit Bikaner is from the months of October through March, when the weather is soothingly cool and is suitable to move around for sightseeing. The summer months on the other hand are disparagingly hot with temperatures rising up to 42 degrees while the evenings are cooler with a minimum of 28 degrees.


What to wear:

The most appropriate outfits to wear in Bikaner include loose cotton clothes in summer and light woolen clothes to keep you warm in winter. Use a hat or a scarf as a head covering to avoid heat strokes. It will be advisable to wear comfortable footwear, as you will have to walk a lot here while sightseeing. Sunscreens are not to be forgotten if you are not used to the scorching hot desert sun in summers.


Facts about Bikaner:

Founded by: Rao Bika ji
Government Body: Municipal corporation
Total Area: 28,466 kms (10,991 sq mi)
Elevation: 242 m (794 ft)
Population (2011):
 - Total: 644,406
 - Density: 3,887.9/kms (10,070/sq mi)
Vehicle registration: RJ07
Official Website: www.bikaner.rajasthan.gov.in


Railway Station in Bikaner