THINGS TO DO IN BIKANER!!

Here we present a comprehensive list of things to do in bikaner. It includes all the major events that take place and the places to visit in bikaner. We take care of all the variables that may affect these: weather, distance, prime time, budget, and so on, to devise the ultimate guide. So get out of your hotels to let the traveler inside you overcome the tourist.

There are various activities to do in bikaner, ranging from adventure to cultural to wildlife.

Gajner Wildife Sanctuary

Gajner Wildife Sanctuary

Cost: free INR

Distance: 0 Km

Gajner wildlife sanctuary, earlier being the hunting grounds of Maharajas and Princes, now inhabits a wide and ranging variety of flora and fauna. One can take their own vehicles inside the premises after paying a minimal fee and can spot animals such as Nilgai, Chinkara, Wild Boar and most remarkably – The Black Buck...... Know more
Junagarh Fort - Sightseeing

Junagarh Fort - Sightseeing

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Junagarh fort, formerly famous as the “Chintamani” is a fort situated in the city of Bikaner, Rajasthan. Set in the vast desert expanse of Rajasthan, this fort gives view of the mighty Aravali Ranges. The fort is built in red sandstone and marble and highlights the grand architectural styles and heritage that it was once loathed with...... Know more
Karni Mata Temple - Sightseeing

Karni Mata Temple - Sightseeing

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Karni Mata Temple is holy shrine of Karni Mata who is said to be the reincarnation of Goddess Durga. This temple beholds lots of legends pertaining to its establishment, but the factor that is of the most importance is the presence of about 20,000 rats that live and revered in the temple. Some call these rats the reincarnated sons of Karni Mata, while other regard them as the soldiers who were turned to rats for their foul desertion during a battle.Needless, the rats are considered to be holy as well and are worshipped by the people...... Know more
Kote Gate

Kote Gate

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Offering a glimpse of the magnificent architectural work in the city, Kote Gate is the main entrance gate of Bikanker. This daunting structure is an example of fine artistry of the workers belonging to the olden days. Kote gate separates the old city and the new city of Bikaner, standing tall in the middle of the road. While on one side is the modern city, the other side of the gate has stunning mansions (havellis), which are architectural masterpieces...... Know more
Ganga Singh Museum

Ganga Singh Museum

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Acclaimed as the best Museum in all of Rajasthan. Ganga Singh Museum has a huge variety of pottery, carpets, coins, Paintings, arts and craft, ancient Rajput Weaponry and terracotta. Apart from all its enviable exhibits, the place has a number of archaeological insights in pre-historic Civilisations like Harappa and Gupta Period. Visit the place to get a first hand experience of what a king entailed, complete with all the glamour and grandiose...... Know more
Skybird Water Park

Skybird Water Park

Cost: 200 INR

Distance: 0 Km

Skybird Water Park, situated at a distance of around 8 km from Bikaner, is the largest water and amusement park in Western Rajasthan. It was establised in 1999 as a part of ESS Ell entertainments. It is a popular recreational spot for locals as well as tourists and a great place for the family fun and small picnics...... Know more
Local sightseeing in Mandawa

Local Sightseeing In Mandawa

Cost: free INR

Distance: 191 Km

Once you reach Mandawa get ready to be mesmerized by its grandeur and magnificence. Explore the vibrancy and splendor of the Haveli you’ll be staying in. The picturesque exquisite arts are ought to fascinate you. After eating a royal lunch at the hotel, venture out and experience the charisma of the beautiful town decorated with frescos. Visit the famous Havelis of Gulab Rai Ladia, Snehiram Ladia and Mohanlal Saraf to witness their serenity and modishness. Later on, enjoy the hustle bustle of the colorful evening bazaar by becoming one among them.  ..... Know more
Jeep Safari at Mandawa

Jeep Safari At Mandawa

Cost: free INR

Distance: 191 Km

The four wheel ride will let you to have a glimpse of the Saraf haveli, Ladia, havelis of Chokhani and the Binsidhar Newatia haveli and get into a royal affair with these historical places.  ..... Know more
Tal Chappar wild life sanctuary

Tal Chappar Wild Life Sanctuary

Cost: free INR

Distance: 191 Km

Tal Chappar wild life sanctuary comes alive with the chirping of various migratory birds including montagur’s, marsh harrier, pale harrier, imperial eagle, tawny eagle, short toed eagle, sparrow hawk, skylark, crested lark, ring drove, brown dove, blue jay, green bee eaters, black ibis and demoiselle cranes.The train towards Tal chhapar has not been started till yet. The forest of this region falls under major group “TROPICAL FOREST” as per classifications of Indian forests by Champion & Seth. The forest of sanctuary area again falls under Group “Topical Thorn Forest” & Sub group 6B/C “Desert Thorn Forests”. ..... Know more
Sight-seeing at Nawalgarh

Sight-Seeing At Nawalgarh

Cost: free INR

Distance: 191 Km

  Brace yourself for a guided tour of Nawalgarh, a place famous for its forts. Discover the ambience of this ancient town along with its endless stories as well as rumors. A complete photographer’s delight, keep hitting the flash as you walk all the way through the potter's lane, Morarka Haveli Museum and vegetable market. Post lunch, head to Dundlod fort - a cultural amalgamation of Rajputana and Mughal School of Art and Architecture. On the way back to Mandawa, enjoy a camel ride to Meethvas, a nearby village and spend some time with the locals.    ..... Know more
Shekhawati guided tour

Shekhawati Guided Tour

Cost: free INR

Distance: 191 Km

Ramgarh is adorned with exquisite monumental architecture with beautifully carved Chhatris, mansions decorated with good ochre paintings of floral designs and blue-red murals. With many temples around, you can capture the glorious concord or mirror work and murals. ..... Know more
 Monumental Art at Ramgarh

Monumental Art At Ramgarh

Cost: free INR

Distance: 191 Km

 Ramgarh is adorned with exquisite monumental architecture with beautifully carved Chhatris, mansions decorated with good ochre paintings of floral designs and blue-red murals. With many temples around, you can capture the glorious concord or mirror work and murals behind your lenses for some beautiful memories. ..... Know more
Jodhpur Local Sightseeing

Jodhpur Local Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 251 Km

Explore the rich Rajasthani heritage and the embellishing beauty of Asia’s best fortress – ‘Mehrangarh Fort’ followed by Jaswant Thada – a white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and Umaid Bhawan Palace. Ghanta Ghar, also known as the clock tower of Rajasthan, is in the Indian city of Jodhpur. It was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh (1880-1911) from whom the market takes it name. In fact, the tower dominates the entire scenario. It's a 70 mm cinemascope with unknown and faceless humans in the lead roles for many tourists, most of whom are filming it live...... Know more
Kaylana Lake Sightseeing

Kaylana Lake Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 251 Km

Adding to the scenic beauty of the mesmerizing Jodhpur, this lake has an immediate soothing and relaxing effect on the visitors. The lake spreads vast and offers boating to the tourists in the cool water. The view during the time of the sunset is such that it leaves the tourists in awe.  Lake Kaylana is the perfect and the most appropriate spot for picnic retreats, a relaxing holiday and a delight for honeymooners and couples...... Know more
Osian Village

Osian Village

Cost: free INR

Distance: 251 Km

Get some energy and gear up beyond the boundaries of Jodhpur by venturing out into the historic town of Osians to explore the sand dunes on the Camel Safari, discover the rural Indian desert lives. Visit the exquisitely sculptured temples in Osian, most of which have withstood the ravages of time. Ride on camels as you watch the sun go down. Live in the village at the sand dunes under the starry nights. Meet the brave community of Bishnois, the “world’s oldest environmentalists”, and get to know their stories of valor, of “Nature before Man”...... Know more
Flying Fox at Mehrangarh Fort

Flying Fox At Mehrangarh Fort

Cost: 1900 INR

Distance: 251 Km

If you wish to get a perfect bird eye’s view of the lovely city of Jodhpur, then Zipping across the Mehrangarh Fort is the perfect adventure sport for you. It feels like you’re flying high over the Rani Ser Lake and the Chokelao Garden, getting a pristine view of the sandstone architecture. ..... Know more
Mehrangarh Fort & Its Festivities - I

Mehrangarh Fort & Its Festivities - I

Cost: free INR

Distance: 251 Km

Start you day by exploring plethora of activities at the Mehrangarh Fort!   As you wander through the Mehrangarh Museum in the fort, taste the myriad flavors of a variety of traditional dance forms reflecting the distinctive root traditions of Rajasthan. Various forms includes - Terahtaali, a devotional dance form of Kamad community honoring their folk hero Baba Ramdev (not the yoga guru!); The Jogis of Marwar; Kalbeliya, probably amongst the best internationally known of Rajasthan's nomadic communities easily claiming to be the state's resident experts on snakes; Gair - the martial looking visual spectacle from Marwar and Chang Nritya. The dance forms will introduce you to the rich art and culture embedded in Rajasthan...... Know more
In Residence -  Interactive Session I

In Residence - Interactive Session I

Cost: free INR

Distance: 251 Km

After the dance activities, be a part of series of interactive sessions with our custodians of culture in the Chokela Bagh of Mehrangarh Fort. As part of an ongoing project, Jodhpur RIFF 2016 held a master class camp for a group of young Mangnaiyar musicians. This master class was conducted as a"residency" for talented musicians of the next generation, prior to the festival. At this session, we get a chance to see them present their work as well as to talk to them - to learn first hand what they feel about their traditions, their loves their challenges. And most importantly, their aspirations and vision of the future of their legacy.  ..... Know more
Living Legends I

Living Legends I

Cost: free INR

Distance: 251 Km

Get a taste of the lives of living legends of Rajasthan in this session. The session will feature Pempa Khan Manganiyar (surnai, shehnai, murli) and Sawan Khan Manganiyar (Sufi poetry and vocals). Get a insight into the lives of these legendary artists, which is surely inspiring!..... Know more
Mainstage Performances I

Mainstage Performances I

Cost: free INR

Distance: 251 Km

After an eventful day, head to enjoy the main stage performances in the evening! Kamaycha Charm with Ghewar Khan Manganiyar (kamaycha, dholak, khartal) - Unique to Rajasthan, the Kamaycha is one of the rarest instruments in the world today. And among its few living masters is Ghewar Khan Manganiyar, arguably the most proficient and skillfull. Son of the late master Sakar Khan Manganiyar, Ghewar and his brothers Darra (a superb Kamaycha player) and Firoze (a master dholak player) will present a unique concert based on the Kamaycha and its particular sound. A number of master Kamaycha players, accompanied by light percussion will present the best of the instrument - alternately bass and rough and then soft, sweet and melodius! ​Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma concert (Greek lyra) with special guests Ghewar Khan Manganiyar (Kamaycha),Jeff Lang (guitar and slide), Masha Natanson (Polish and gypsy vocals) and others - The Cretan lyra is a Greek pear-shaped, three-stringed bowed musical instrument, central to the traditional music of Crete and other islands in the Dodecanese and the Aegean Archipelago, in Greece. The Cretan lyra is considered as the most popular surviving form of the medieval Byzantine lyra, an ancestor of most European bowed instruments. Ross Daly is especially well known and respected for his ability to bring artists of different and seemingly unrelated traditions together in collaborations of unique quality and depth. RIFF Robust - A Jodhpur RIFF percussion special featuring master percussionists of Rajasthan in collaboration with Ben Walsh. Ben is celebrated as one of Australia's most accomplished percussionists and performers. He has earned himself a phenomenal reputation internationally and abroad for his skill, mastery and innovation. Here, for the first time, he will meet up with a dozen or more Rajasthani master percussionists - on the dholak, the khartal, the morchang, the dhol - for a concert full of rhythmic rancour and robust mayhem! The main stage performances will spell bound you and introduce to the music you have never heard before!  ..... Know more
Club Mehran I

Club Mehran I

Cost: free INR

Distance: 251 Km

Give a perfect end to the beautiful day, go to the club night featuring DJ Dolphin Boy. Inspired by the philosophies of the groove-based, funk and soul music scene of the 50's, 60's and 70's, of Celtic music and Jazz, DJ Dolphin Boy is a unique musician in the underground and genre-bending mix-tape scenes of Scotland, in fact, currently Scotland's favorite DJ and will surely make you groove!..... Know more
Musical Dawns At Jaswant Thada

Musical Dawns At Jaswant Thada

Cost: free INR

Distance: 251 Km

Start you beautiful morning with rustic vocals of Smita Bellur in Kannada, Hindi and Urdu! Smita will shares her spiritual and musical journey traversing Hindustani and Carnatic vocals, Kabirvaani, Nanakvaani and the lilting and heartrending poetry of the Sufi mystics. Get mesmerized by the varied and vibrant dawn concert from a young and upcoming vocalist with a mature voice...... Know more
Mehrangarh Fort & Its Festivities - I

Mehrangarh Fort & Its Festivities - I

Cost: free INR

Distance: 251 Km

Missed the festivities in the Mehrangarh Fort yesterday? Don't worry! Catch the glimpse of beautiful traditional dances today, reflecting the distinctive root traditions of Rajasthan. You can enjoy various dance forms including - Terahtaali, a devotional dance form of Kamad community honoring their folk hero Baba Ramdev (not the yoga guru!); the Jogis of Marwar; Kalbeliya, probably amongst the best internationally known of Rajasthan's nomadic communities, easily claiming to be the state's resident experts on snakes; Gair - the martial looking visual spectacle from Marwar and Chang Nritya...... Know more
In Residence -  Interactive Session II

In Residence - Interactive Session Ii

Cost: free INR

Distance: 251 Km

After the dance activities, be a part of series of interactive sessions with our custodians of culture! Jodhpur RIFF hosts a interactive session on the aero-phonic instruments of Rajasthan. Led by expert Dr. Vijay Verma, instruments include the algoza, the narh, the murla, murli, been, shehnai/ surnai and many others. Rarely heard or played today, the wind instruments of the region are unique examples of a fast-dissapearing rural culture of the deserts of India. Get a in depth knowledge about the instruments...... Know more
Moonrise Special

Moonrise Special

Cost: free INR

Distance: 251 Km

Enjoy the evening concert by Jaiateerth Mevundi in Concert (vocals in Marathi and Kannada, tanpura, harmonium, tabla). One of the finest vocalists to emerge from the Kirana Gharana of Dharwar region, Jaiateerth Mevundi is a master in the Santvaani (words of the saints) and Daasavani (words of the devotee) musical traditions of Karnataka and Maharashtra. He will mesmerize you by his beautiful voice!..... Know more
Mainstage Performances II

Mainstage Performances Ii

Cost: free INR

Distance: 251 Km

After an eventful day, head to enjoy the main stage performances in the evening! Anwar Khan Manganiyar, Dada Dadi ke Gaane (songs of my grandmother and grandfather) concert (vocals in Rajasthani accompanied by harmonium, khartal, kamaycha, dholak) -  Anwar Khan Manganiyar is one of the leading vocalists of Rajasthan. A profoundly knowledgeable vocalist of considerable experience and stature, he performs a solo concert for Jodhpur RIFF for the first time ever! Maru Tarang (ripples of the desert - vocals in Rajasthani and English, table, sindhi sarangi, khartal, guitar, lap steel guitar) - Deep in the deserts of Rajasthan, Australian artists Jeff Lang & Bobby Singh met Asin Langa & Bhungar Manganiyar! Spanning continents and genres, a remarkable collaboration commenced - Maru Tarang. A virtuosic repertoire including ancient Rajasthani songs refreshed by Australian roots; seminal blues by Robert Johnson enriched by Indian flavours; soulful expressions through deep, original and fiery improvisations and compositions. This fusion will totally entertain you. Söndörgö ('Shoendoergoe' - lead tambura, tambura samica, derbuka, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, kaval, accordion, shepherd flute, hulusi, tapan, vocals) - Söndörgö is a fantastic band from the interiors of Hungary, playing lesser known, traditional and popular tunes of the Serb-Croatian communities living along the Danube, coupled with gypsy and Balkan tracks from elsewhere! Bixiga 70 in concert - Bixiga 70 is as one of the most widely sought after groups in contemporary instrumental music from Brazil. These talented musicians produce a contemporary sound that mixes Brazilian and African influences, including Samba and Reggae, with carimbó and ethio-jazz. You can enjoy the vivid taste of music at the concert.  ..... Know more
RIFF Rustle At CLub Mehran

Riff Rustle At Club Mehran

Cost: free INR

Distance: 251 Km

End your music festival with a bang! Be part of the RIFF Rustle at club Mehran with Ben Walsh and a pick of Rajasthan and International artists from the festival.  ..... Know more
OSIAN - Off Road Into The Deserts

Osian - Off Road Into The Deserts

Cost: free INR

Distance: 251 Km

After having a great time immersing in the heritage of Rajasthan, we’ll gear up for some sneak peak of the beautiful expanse of OSIAN. A Jeep Safari starting from the outskirts of the city into the countryside and finally through rural Indian desert life is going to set you on a roll. Visit the traditional villages and observe a day in the lives of the talented Marwari craftsmen. Meet the brave community of Bishnois, the "world's oldest environmentalists", and learn their stories of valor with a "Nature before Man" philosophy. Next, brace yourself for a ride on a camel as you cherish the picturesque beauty of the shimmering sunset!..... Know more
Mehrangarh Fort Sightseeing

Mehrangarh Fort Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 251 Km

Explore the rich Rajasthani heritage and the embellishing beauty of Asia’s best fortress – ‘Mehrangarh Fort’ followed by Jaswant Thada – a white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. ..... Know more
Dargah Shareef in Ajmer

Dargah Shareef In Ajmer

Cost: free INR

Distance: 251 Km

Drive to Ajmer and Visit the Dargah Shareef  The dargah of Moinuddin Chishti ( Gharib Nawaz -Benefactor of the Poor), known as Ajmer Sharif Dargah or Ajmer Sharif, is an international waqf, an Islamic mortmain managed by the Dargah Khwaja Saheb Act, 1955 of the government of India. Ajmer Sharif Dargah is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) away from the main central Ajmer Railway station and situated at the foot of the Taragarh hill, and consists of several white marble buildings arranged around two courtyards then followed by Brahma Temple and Pushkar Lake. Now head to Jodhpur. Reach Jodhpur by evening. Check-in at the hotel for overnight stay...... Know more
Nathdwara Sightseeing

Nathdwara Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 251 Km

Nathdwara is a small town in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Situated at a distance of 48kms in the north-east of Udaipur, Nathdwara is sited on the right bank of Banas River. Nathdwara is famous for its 17th century temple that is dedicated to Lord Shrinathji (Lord Krishna). The term 'Nathdwara' suggests the 'gate of the lord'. Shrinathji Temple is also known as 'Haveli of Shrinathji' and makes a prominent pilgrimage of the Hindus / Vaishnavas. Reach Nathdwara and from there head to Kumbhalgarh fort in adjoining of which there is a wildlife park. Spent some time to explore the fort. and then head to Jodhpur. Reach Jodhpur by evening. Check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.  ..... Know more
Pushkar Local sight-seeing

Pushkar Local Sight-Seeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 254 Km

Visit the only Brahma Temple in India and the holy lake of Pushkar with its bustling ghats and temples. One can also explore the main bazaar and colorful side-streets for jewelry and clothes shopping. The adventurous buffs can also rent out a motorbike and go for a spin around the hilly trail along Pushkar, sit by the small cafes and simply enjoy the moment. Head to the beautiful Savitri temple atop the hill, which has amazing views of the place best seen at the time of sunrise. ..... Know more
Camping at full moon night in the local village

Camping At Full Moon Night In The Local Village

Cost: free INR

Distance: 254 Km

Camping will be arranged at a local camel man’s house in the village - gives us the opportunity to relax and stare at the clear sky on a full moon night along with delicious Rajasthani home-made food. A perfect way out for those who want to keep away from the loud rush and maddening of the fair at its peak. ..... Know more
Witness the largest camel fair

Witness The Largest Camel Fair

Cost: free INR

Distance: 254 Km

Witness the serene desert town transformed into lively town with vibrant folk music and dances, magic shows, and a marketplace thriving with people as they come to sell bracelets, clothes, textiles, fabrics and more. Get a glimpse of over 50,000 attractive camels adorned with finery and jewelry of silver and beads. Be ready to explore various competitions such as camel race, camel polo matches and cheer the triumphant camels in all categories who are awarded. ..... Know more
Savitri Temple

Savitri Temple

Cost: free INR

Distance: 254 Km

  Savitri temple is located at the top of the Ratnagiri Hill and is dedicated to Savitri, the wife of Lord Brahma. The temple houses a statue of Goddess Savitri...... Know more
Pushkar Sightseeing

Pushkar Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 254 Km

Reach Pushkar in your private vehicle. Check-in at the hotel. After some leisure, visit the famous Pushkar Lake and attend the evening Aarti at Brahma temple. Visit the market area in the evening. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.  ..... Know more
Adhai din ka jhopra - sightseeing

Adhai Din Ka Jhopra - Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 269 Km

  ADHAI DIN KA JHONPRA   Adhai Din Ka Jhopra or Dhai Din ka Masjid, literally meaning two and a half day shed, is located in the 5th largest city Ajmer, of the State of Rajputs. It is a place of worship within the Ajmer town. The legend has it that this mosque was built in a span of mere 2 and half days by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak.   Doesn’t the name “Qutub-ud-Din Aibak” sounds familiar? Have you ever seen or heard about the brick monument Qutub Minar in the capital of India? Yes, it was built by this Slave King. He built this mosque following the order of Mohammad Ghori, in 1192. Some say this mosque stands on the ruins of a Sanskrit College which was destroyed by Mohammad Ghori. The main gate of the mosque still have inscriptions in Sanskrit speaking a lot about the history of the place. Mohammad Ghori even erected Seven arched wall engraved with verses for the Holy Quran. There is one interesting fact about this place that, the historical research shows that the site was actually host to an annual festival, lasting two and a half days, which led to naming the monument as Adhai Din Ka Jhopra meaning Two and a half day shed.   Adhai Din Ka Jhopra, a splendid architectural masterpiece is known for the Indo Islamic architecture style it was built in. It has a fairly peaceful courtyard, where one can take a break and relax, admiring the structure. This mosque is highly rated to go when visiting Ajmer.   Note: No Entry Free and Photography is permitted.   Timings:  7:00 AM to 6:00 PM All days open..... Know more
Dargah Sharif - Sightseeing

Dargah Sharif - Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 269 Km

Dargah sharif is a shrine dedicated to the sufi saint- Moinuddin Chisti which even houses his grave. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. People travel from all over India to come and pray at this holy pilgrim in hope that god will listen to their prayers and pleas...... Know more
Ana Sagar Lake - Sightseeing

Ana Sagar Lake - Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 269 Km

Ana sagar, the biggest lake in Ajmer was built by the grandfather of Prithvi raj Chauhan – Anaji Chauhan. It was artificially built and spans over a 13 km wide area. There is a small island constructed in the middle of the lake which is accessible by water boats and water scooters. This therefore acts as a tranquil tourist attraction for people...... Know more
Ajmer - Local Sightseeing

Ajmer - Local Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 269 Km

Surrounded by the Ana sagar lake, this bustling city is the heart of Rajasthan. A few point of interests in this city are the Taragarh Fort, Lake Foy Sagar and the enchanting Ana Sagar. Besides these, one can make a trip to the famous Dargah Shareef and pray for the well-being of their family, or visit the Mayo college Museum, Adhai Din ka Jhopra or spend a relaxing day out at the Birla City Water park...... Know more
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