The austere grandiose city of Bikaner was founded by the son of Rao Jodha of Marwar, Rao Bikaji in 1488 AD. The old city of Bikaner stands on a slightly raised ground encircled by an embattled wall with five gates. Till date, its magnificent forts and palaces bear testimony to its rich and architectural legacy. Walk through the city lanes and colorful bazaars, the remains unearthed in the site still show the extent of economic prosperity and political status that once existed indicating high developed society. This was the first destination of my trip. 2 days in Bikaner and I better utilize it well.
Many people remember Bikaner only for its Bhujia but this desert city of Rajasthan has a lot more to offer. It has the magnificent Junagarh Fort, Sand dunes, amazing temples, palaces and museums. If these things interest you, then Bikaner is a must visit.
Here are a few quick notes on what to do in Bikaner and how to take a quick trip through this vibrant desert city: