Bikaner, located in the northern part of Rajasthan, is a desert city that catches the attention of tourists for its scenic golden sand dunes, remarkable red sandstone forts, eye-catching palaces and imposing havelis. Fondly referred to as the camel country, camel safaris are popular here among tourists. More so, besides boasting of the best camels in India, it also prides for housing the world's largest Camel research & breeding farm here.
In terms of tourist attractions, Bikaner delights for its numerous historical monuments wherein forts and havelis remain the most prominent. The 15th century Junagarh Fort is a grand structure that houses some 37 palaces and pavilions besides a museum, which showcases miniature paintings and antiques of the glorious past. The red-sandstone-soaked Lalgarh Palace is a mesmerizing fusion of Rajput, Mughal and European architecture offering a peek into outstanding latticework and filigree work.
If the Jain Haveli exhibits the tradition of luxurious mansions of Bikaner, then the 15th century Bhandeswari Jain Temple blends religious superiority and craftsmanship through its mirror-work, frescos and leaf paintings. Tourists in Bikaner can also visit places like Gajner Palace, Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, Shri Sadul Museum, Deshnoke Temple and Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary.