Famous Tourist Places of Bikaner Devi
Devi Kund is an exemplar of Rajput architecture. It is a collection of
royal cenotaphs of the Bikaji Rathores. For the cenotaphs of royal men, each
chhatri has the name and portrait engraved on it while the cenotaphs of
their wives has footmarks resembling those with henna patterns. The chhatri
of Maharaja Surat Singh is one of the most imposing cenotaphs here.
Rickshaws are available from Bikaner Tour to Devi Kund. A return rickshaw will
cost you around Rs 100.
National Research Centre on Camels:
One of the very few such institutes in the whole of Asia, National Research
Centre on Camels has around 230 Camels belonging to three different breeds.
You can feed the baby camels or just observe their habits by moving around
the centre. There is also a camel museum built within the research centre.
Return taxis will charge you around Rs 200 to/From Bikaner.
Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary:
32 km from Bikaner in Rajasthan has a major Wildlife Sanctuary, which has
dense forests and a wide variety of conserved wildlife species including
Black Bucks, Chinkaras, Blue Bulls, Boars, Antelopes, Foxes, etc. Built as a
royal hunting ground, it today has a plethora of nurtured species of fauna,
including migratory birds that fly from far off lands. For the wildlife and
adventure freaks, forest camping as well as jeep safari options are
Daily buses as well as return taxis are available for Gajner Wildlife
Sanctuary from Bikaner Tourism.
Bikaner Tourism Attractions:
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Monuments in North India
Duration :14 Nights / 15 DaysAttractions :-
- Delhi Sightseeing - Jama Masjid, Red Fort,Chandni Chowk
- Trip to Hawa Mahal in Jaipur
- Wildlife Safari in Ranthambore National Park
- Tiger Safari at Bandhavgarh National Park
- Visit to Khajuraho Group of Temples
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- Visit Laxmi Narayan Temple in Delhi
- Temple visit in Mathura
- Appreciating arhitecture of Taj Mahal in Agra
- Holy Dip at Varanasi (Ganga)
- Visit to the erotic temples of khajuraho
Kolayat is a holy village situated 54 km from Bikaner Tours. It has a sacred lake
and a temple dedicated to Kapil Muni, who is believed to have done intense
meditation or tapasya here for the liberation of mankind. The Kolayat lake
has 52 ghats and banyan trees surrounding it. It is the venue of the famous
Kolayat festival, which is celebrated each year on the day of kartik
purnima, which generally falls in November. On this day devotees, in large
number, amass at the Kolayat ghats and take a holy dip in the lake. The
festival holds a great religious importance for the Hindus.
Buses as well as trains are available from Bikaner to Kolayat.
Deshnok is a tiny village, 30 km from Bikaner, known for the famed Karni
Mata Temple situated here. The temple is devoted to Goddess Durga, who came
to Earth in the 14th century as Mata Karni. The temple was built by Maharaja
Ganga Singh. It is ornate with gold and silver domes. The doors possess
images of the prime deity.
The Temple's unique feature is its rodents, who inhabit the temple complex
and move around fearlessly. Legend has it that one night the Maharaja of
Bikaner had a dream in which Goddess Durga asked him to protect the rats.
For this reason these small creatures are considered holy, even to this day
and are fed by devotees as well as the temple authorities.
A 30 minutes bus journey from Bikaner will take you to Deshnok. A taxi will
cost you around Rs 250.