Bikaner : Of History & Of Heritage #rajasthaninphotos

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8th Jan 2018

Bikaner

Photo of Bikaner : Of History & Of Heritage #rajasthaninphotos by Saloni Goyal

Bikaner , a place known to many for it's popular Bikaneri bhujia and rasgulla has a lot more in its treasury.

Day 1

In this power packed city of Rajasthan you will see the majority of hub around the station road , with the majestic Junagarh as a solid backbone and a delicious savories in place.

To Do In Bikaner

Junagarh Fort

The heart of Bikaner - Junagarh is the fort built by Raja Rai Singh of Bikaner.

Photo of Junagarh Fort Road, Hanuman Hatha, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

Originally called Chintamani, this 5.28 hectare fort is studded with palaces , temples and pavilions.

Photo of Junagarh Fort Road, Hanuman Hatha, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

Entering through the main Karan Parole gate, you come across the ticket office for the palace museum and this architectural marvel. They have a nominal entry fee and audio guides are available.

Photo of Karan Parole, Junagarh Fort Road, Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

Anup Mahal has intricately carved jharokas and jali ( carved lattice screen ). There's a large private audience hall laquerworked in red and gold.

Photo of Karan Parole, Junagarh Fort Road, Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

There are various other mansions like Badal Mahal , Gaj Mandir , Ganga Durbar Hall, Vikram Vilas Durbar hall , with each mansion an architectural gem in it's own.

Photo of Karan Parole, Junagarh Fort Road, Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

Views from the main courtyard. Considered as the best piece of architecture in Bikaner, this palace is built with Italian Carrara marble.

Photo of Karan Parole, Junagarh Fort Road, Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

Karan Mahal and pond in the main courtyard reflecting Mughal style of architecture.

Photo of Karan Parole, Junagarh Fort Road, Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

The fort is beautifully architectured with gardens within fort precincts.

Photo of Karan Parole, Junagarh Fort Road, Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

As beautiful as Junagarh looks from a distance , the views from its windows are unmatched.

Photo of Karan Parole, Junagarh Fort Road, Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

Step back in time as you explore this majestic fort overlooking the city.

Photo of Karan Parole, Junagarh Fort Road, Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

The fort is a Paradox between medieval military architecture and beautiful interior decoration.

Photo of Karan Parole, Junagarh Fort Road, Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

Interiors are carved in traditional Rajasthani style.

Photo of Karan Parole, Junagarh Fort Road, Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal
Photo of Karan Parole, Junagarh Fort Road, Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

This architectural gem is fashioned out of Red sandstone and marble.

Photo of Karan Parole, Junagarh Fort Road, Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

Prachina Museum

another amazing place to visit in Bikaner is the Fort museum right outside the Junagarh fort. A Journey into the fort museum is like a walk into the glorious past.

Photo of Prachina Museum, Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

Displaying lifestyle this museum showcases wine glasses,swords and various other handcrafted marvels.

Photo of Prachina Museum, Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

It's an insight into grandiouse living style of the past Maharajas of Rajasthan.

Photo of Prachina Museum, Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

Karni Mata Mandir

Another popular place in Bikaner is the famous Karni Mata Mandir. A famous temple dedicated to goddess Karni, a reincarnation of goddess Durga.

Photo of Karni Mata Temple, Cantonment, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

With thousands of Rats scrolling and hopping around your bare foot, i can bet that its the freakiest attraction you can ever be too .and who knows you might get lucky with sight of the white Rat also.( It's a popular belief that with the sight of white rat .. it's fulfills your wishes).

Photo of Karni Mata Temple, Cantonment, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal
Day 2

Gajner Lake

A perfect combination of culture, Tradition,Leisure and luxury.The traditional Rajasthan palace has been customized into a hotel.

Photo of Gajner Palace, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

If you are looking for a place which offers recreational activities like boating,bird watching in a sanctuary or just relaxing on the shore of Ganga lake,its a place for you.

Photo of Gajner Palace, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal
Photo of Gajner Palace, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

Eat Local

Chotu Motu Joshi Shop

One of my favourite place in Bikaner had been this particular shop - Chotu Motu Joshi shop. Situated at station road, this place is famous for its poori bhaji. And of course don't forget to buy the world famous Bikaneri bhujia , pappad and rasgulla

Photo of Chotu Motu Sweets, डॉ भगत राम मार्ग, Kote Gate, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

Heeralal's Restaurant

Have a great meal at Hiralals on station road . Try the veg thali here and tomato soup. Even after travelling various places, the taste of this soup remains unmatched.

Photo of Heeralal Mall, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Saloni Goyal

So, this was all about my short trip to Bikaner. I hope you like this photo blog. Any suggestions or queries are always welcome on tripoto or Instagram @_saloni. Till then keep travelling and keep exploring And never stop clicking and capturing memories.

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