The city of Bikaner was founded by Rao Bika ji in the year 1488 who happened to be the first son of Rao Jodha, the founder of Jodhpur. Bikaner was always considered a major gateway of trade and transport. In spite of being located in the Thar region the city of Bikaner was important in terms of transport, trade and other political affairs which prompted Rao Bika ji to set it as the capital.
Demographics of Bikaner
According to the 2011 census the demographics of Bikaner are as follows:
Average Literacy: 65.02%
Sex ratio: 903
Major languages: Hindi, Marwari, Rajasthani
Major Religion: Hinduism (87%)
There are a number of tourist places in Bikaner. If you don’t have much time in hand you can complete this tour in a day. However for a relaxed trip 2 days is recommended. Mentioned below are 6 most prominent places to visit here:
1) Junagarh Fort
2) Gajner Lake
3) Lalgarh museum and palace
4) Kodamdeshwar Temple
5) Kote gate
6) Gajner Temple
Shopping in Bikaner
There is a variety of traditional and out -of- the box things that can be bought from Bikaner. Here goes the list:
1) Abhivyakti: Famous for ethnic furniture, shawls and clothes
2) Kote gate: Carpets, ethnic jewelries, leather items, paintings.
3) Swami Art , Lalgarh Palace road: famous for paintings.
Bus: Local bus service facilitates communication to and from different parts of the city.
Rikshaws: The rikshaws charge fare depending on the distance. Make sure you bargain well before hiring a rikshaw.
Cab: Hire a cab if you want to avoid the crowded government buses
How to reach
By Railways: There are a number of trains from different part of the state and country. bikaner railway station
By Airways: The Nal Airport bikaner in rajasthan awaits your arrival if you plan to reach here by air. Located just 13 kms from the main city this is the best option if you can manage to spend some extra bucks on air ticket.
By road ways: you can avail the bus service or reach here in your own vehicle.