|Camel Research Centre – 10 Kms from Bikaner City|
|It was established on 5th July 1984. Prior to that the Centre was known as camel breeding farm.
The Centre has the responsibility to conduct basic and applied research for the improvement of camel. An elite herd of Bikaneri, Jaisalmeri and Kachchhi breed of camel has been developed and maintained at the Centre. Scientists of the Centre were successful in finding out the genetic variation within and between camel breeds using molecular markers.. The Centre has generated useful information on double humped camel found in Nobra Valley of Laddakh region.
The Centre has been identified as one of the important tourist place of Bikaner The Centre has developed a camel museum which attracts the attention of researchers and tourist. Every year thousands of Foreign and Indian tourists visit the Centre. The Centre remains open on all days from 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM for the visitors. The Centre also participates in various events held during the camel festival organised every year by Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and Local Administration.
|Laxmi Nath Temple|
|Lakshmi Nath Temple is one of the oldest temples of Bikaner. The foundation of Bikaner was laid here in the year 1488 A.D. by Rao Bikaji. It being a historical monument has special identity. This temple was erected during the reign of Rao Lunkaran and boasts of the superb archeological skills of artists and artisans . It was later develpoed by Maharaja Ganga Singh Ji. Statues of deities- Vishnu and Laxmi – have all along received the unwavering devotion of countless people through the last four and half centuries.|
|Ratan Behari Temple|
|A splendid temple building made of white marble. It is a fime example of Indo-Mugal architecture, situated on King Edwats Memotial Road, near Junagarh Fort. The temple was built by the 18th rular of Bikaner state, Lork Ratan Singh, in 1846 A.D., It is dedicated to Lord Krichna. The outer portion of this this temple has an ethereal beauty. The xanctum of the temple is unique where the idol of lord Krishna and his wife and his girl friend are fixed. The temple has very spaciors quadrangle floor made of marble. Arcade design beside the Quadrangle floors mades the sight very magnificent. You are recommended to see the sight of this lovely temple.
Entry charges. free of cost.
Photography charges. Free of cost
Note: You may take photograph of temple building from outside and inside, but Photography of the idol is prohibited.
|Lallgarh Palace & Sadul Museum|
|The architectural masterpiece in red sandstone, the palace was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh (1881-1942 A.D.) in the memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singhji in 1902 AD. The palace has beautiful latticework and filigree work. Sprawling lawns with blooming bougainvillea and dancing peacocks make it to be a not -to-be missed visual treat.
This oriental fantasy Designed by Col. Sir Swinton Jacob, is entirely a hybrid architecture -a mixture of different elements of Rajput, Muslim and European styles and can be categorized as Indo-Seresanic style. The Rajput exterior of this palace contrasts dramatically with the occidental decor within. The intricately dexterous carving on red sandstone is a hallmark of great craftsmanship. The exotic palace has magnificent pillars, richly carved fire mantles , Italian colonnades and motif of lotus in full bloom , adding to the magic of this jewel of the desert. Walls of palaces are reminiscent of the past vintage etchings, hunting trophies and old portraits. The palace has it’s own museum and library (the fourth largest in the world), clay pigeon trap and skeet shooting traps facilities at adjoining ranges.
Bikaner royal family still lives in part of the palace. part of the palace has been converted into a luxury hotel and a museum known as Shri Sadul museum which was donated by late his highness maharaja Dr. Karni Singhji of Bikaner to Maharaja Shri Ganga singhji Trust Bikaner in the year 1972 . Princess Rajyashree Kumari of Bikaner, Chairperson of Trust played a very important role in the establishment of this museum.
The museum covers the entire first floor of the Lallgarh palace and depicts the lives and times of three successive – Maharaja Ganga Singh, Sadul Singh and Karni Singh through the various artifacts and photographs displayed in 22 rooms.
Visiting hours : 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM (Closed on Sundays)
|Shiv Bari Temple|
|Built by Dungar Singhji in the late 19th century. The temple is surrounded by an embattlement wall. It has four-faced black marble Shiva statue and a bronze Nandi facing the Shiva-Lingam. There are two large reservoirs of water known as bawaris. This red sandstone temple attracts thousands of visitors during Shravan (Feb) especially on mondays.|