Before the present Junagarh Fort was built, an old stone fort existed in the city. This fort was built in 1478 by Rao Bika who established the city of Bikaner in 1472. Rao Bika was the second son of Maharaja Rao Jodha of the Rathor clan, the founder of Jodhpur city.
The palace was built between 1902 and 1926 according to Rajput, Mughal and European architectural styles, being largely in the Indo-Saracenic style. The building was commissioned by the British-controlled regency for Maharaja Ganga Singh (1881–1942) while he was still in his minority as they considered the existing Junagarh Palace unsuitable for a modern monarch. Ganga Singh decided that the palace should be named in memory of his father Maharaja Lall Singh.
The Gajner Palace was built on the banks of Gajner Lake by Sir Ganga Singh who was one of the greatest Maharajas of Bikaner, in the early decades of the twentieth century. The Palace has a private wildlife sanctuary, which has been made recently and the sanctuary is being a home to some rare breeds of antelopes like the chinkara, black buck, neelgai and other animals.
Bikaner Camel Safari
Welcomes you to The Camel City of India. We offer exotic Camel Safaris and Jeep Tours. You meet the villagers in their traditional costumes and houses and move through the isolated dunes of the Thar desert to sleep and under the stars.
Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary
Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of 32 Km from Bikaner. In former times it was a hunting ground for the Maharajah of Bikaner. There is a lake in this sanctuary and a variety of animals come here to quench their thirst in summer.
Ganga singh Museum
Established near the Lalgarh Palace in Bikaner in 1937, this Museum now run by the Government of Rajasthan, was shifted to a new building in the Civil lines in 1954.
Sadul singh Museum
Sadul Singh Museum is among the major sightseeing attractions of Bikaner, which is situated within the Lalgarh Palace. The art museum is dedicated to the successive kings of Bikaner, which include Maharaja Ganga Singh, Sadul Singh and Karni Singh.
A Jain temple is the place of worship for Jains, the followers of Jainism, Derasar is a word used for a Jain temple across India including Rajasthan. Basadi is a Jain shrine or temple. The word is generally used in South India, including Maharashtra.
The Royal Cenotaphs
A cenotaph is an “empty tomb” or a monument erected in honour of a person or group of people whose remains are elsewhere. It can also be the initial tomb for a person who has since been interred elsewhere.
Kameshwar Mahadev is an ancient temple under a Banyan Tree on the bank of the Ambika river in Gadat which is 17 km. far from Navsari. It is believed that this place is the end of Aahwa – Dang forest and the Ashram of the saint Garg used to be on this place.