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Bikaner Travel Guide  

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Bikaner is a historical city founded in the 15th century which lies to the northwest of the state of Rajasthan in western India. The beautiful Ganga canal and the Indira Gandhi canal allow the farming of crops such as mustard, cotton and wheat on a large scale. Other occupations such as mining of gypsum, plaster of Paris and bentonite are also carried out.
The city of Bikaner lies at an average height of 243 metres above sea level.
Bikaner is situated in the midst of the Thar desert with very scarce rainfall and extreme temperatures. In summer the mercury rises up to 50 º C and drops down to 0 °C during winter.  

Bikaner is famous for its “bikaneri bhujia” and its sweets. It is also a centre for Usta art characterized by miniature paintings and gold embossing and perhaps most beautiful of all- on pieces of camel hide.

Area code:
01521 (Bikaner Centro)
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Reviews Bikaner

Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple, Friends, Solo, Family
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Bikaner is one of the desert districts situated in the north-west of Rajasthan. It is a major tourist centre and part of Golden Triangle Route. Its total area is about 27,244 Square Kilometers which is about 7.96 percent of the... more total area of Rajasthan. It is one of growing and heritage city of the state. The total population of the district is approx 1.7 millions out of which 35.84% constitutes the work force. The literacy rate is 57.54% which is very good as compared to the other districts of the state. Bikaner is a leading Carpet Yarn Manufacturing Centre in the World and is Asia’s Biggest Wool Market. Bikaner is well connected to almost all major cities and Textile sectors of India, namely Panipat, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jaipur, Agra, Bhadohi, Varanasi etc., through excellent network of Roads and Railways. It is 320 Kms from Jaipur, 445 from New Delhi,1496 Kms from Mumbai, 339 Kms from Panipat, 550 Kms from Ludhiana, 536 Kms from Amritsar, 368 Kms from Bhilwara, 285 Kms from Beawar, 553 Kms from Agra and 1130 Kms from Varanasi . The nearest Airport is Jodhpur Airport. Bikaner has an Air Force Airport. Talks are in progress to start civil flights from Bikaner. Bikaner has an extreme climate. Power supply is abundant in Bikaner. Two big Lignite based Power plants of about 1000 MW Capacity are under commissioning. Underground Water as well as Indira Gandhi Canal is the main source of water supply. All the facilities of communication viz. Fax, Telephone, Broadband Internet and Mobile Service with all the major Service providers having facilities in the district. Bikaner district have around 1,498 primary and Middle schools. As far as Higher secondary and Secondary schools are concerned they are 164 in numbers. The district has its own University, 8 colleges and 5 Management institutes. District also has technical colleges. It has one Medical college which is renowned on a national level. It has 2 ITI colleges and 2 Engineering colleges. These institutes not only provide education to the people of Bikaner but also to many other districts of the state. All the Major Public and Private Sector Banks viz State Bank of India, ICICI, IDBI, Axis, HDFC, Centurion Bank of Punjab, Bank of Baroda, Oriental Bank of Commerce, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur etc. It is a large tourist centre and hence there is a presence of large number of hotels. It have 2 Five Star Category Heritage Hotels and 4 three star Category Heritage Hotels. Other than this there are large number of other hotels in the city as well as at tehsil level. Bikaner has large number of small scale industries. There are also number of large and medium scale industries. There are total eight industrial areas in Bikaner, namely Bichhawal, Bikaner, Khajuwala, Loonkarnsar, Napassar, Nokha, Karni, Khara The main existing industries of Bikaner are Bathroom fittings, Bikaneri Bhujia, carpet and shoddy yarn, cattle feed, cement, ceramic tiles, cotton (in bales) textiles, diary products, groundnut oil, gypsum, ginding, handicraft items, leather footwear, machine tools and parts, mosaic tiles, mustard oil, oil extraction and refinery, papad and magori , plaster of paris, polyethene film and bags, PVC cables, rasagollas, textiles, woollen blankets and shawls, woollen carpets, cotton blankets, cable wire wood and wooden products.
Not to be missed Air Services and Transpotation , Camal fastival and Hospitality is amazing , Industries of Manufactering and Supplying all over the world.
bhanu pratap
Level 8     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Bikaner is historical city. Bikaneri always famous for their helpful and friendly nature. Loving people. Allah jilae bai known as first 'maand'singer. Rasgulla, bhujia, papad and many more things famous as bikaneri sweet and namkeen. Thar desert all around the... more city.major tourist palace and connecting all india by railway and other transport sources. Good city for living. City also known as 'chhoti kaasi'. Welcome for visit. Thanks
Not to be missed deshnoke temple , junagarh fort
A P Singh
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Nice City having Unique heritage look, city has its unique colourful culture n tradition, with people having cool nature, loving n helping, with a very strong social network, a city with peace. having cool and pleasant mornings, tingling voice coming... more out of temples people r remarkably devoted in relegious activity.
kushal pareek, bikaner
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Bikaner city is a very nice city. People are very helpfull. If you come to this city the most seen site is Desnoke Mata, 30 km away from Bikaner. There you'll find Laxminath temple, Bhandasa Jain temmple, Gajner palace, Juna... more garh, Lalgarh palace, state library, Camel safari,.
Not to be missed deshnoke temple , junagarh fort , bhandasa jain temple
Level 14     2 Trophy   
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Bikaner is a great city, it is calm and historic place with many plus factors, it is very safe city to live in and here Bikaneri people are very friendly and helpful in nature. It is easy to reach here,... more Bikaner is connected through all main cities of india by railway or roads
Not to be missed junagarh fort , karni mata temple , old havelies
ajay aeron
Level 11     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Bikaner is known as chhoti kaasee (holy place of hindu), very safe and affordable, people are helpful to others, believe in all religions like that muslim, sikh, cristian because here in every popular mohalla/colony situated mandir maszid gurdwara and girjaghar.
Not to be missed junagarh fort , Public Park , laxminathji tample
madhu kalwani
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Nice city. I like Bikaner mela & olympic saadi. My nanabari in Bikaner and also my father nanabari in Bikaner, my all family stay in Bikaner. Bikaner is my favourite city in the world...
rajpal singh
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Bikaner is choti kashi, very peaceful city ,people are very good and enviroment very fine. Please visit Bikaner one time.
Not to be missed deshnoke temple , gajner , junagarh fort
Jimmy Ali sheikh
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Bikaner city is city of loving people, very helpful and down to earth, lots of place to visit, very famous historical places.
prashant kansal
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Solo
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : People are very helpful, whether is so good for anyone, buisness scope are best for anyone, food is best eg. bhujia, rasgulla, kaju katli, soan papri, khatta mitha, amla, aloe vera etc
Not to be missed deshnoke temple , junagarh fort
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