Bikaner is a city in north-west Rajasthan, India.

Bikaner Fort

Get in

Bikaner can be reached by train from Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Agra and other major Indian towns. It can also be reached by road from Delhi via Shekawati or Jaipur. The highways are very good; however, the country roads in the Shekawati region can be a bit of a damper. The road from Jaipur, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur is the best road into town. The nearest airport is in Jodhpur (around 4.5 hours' journey) and is well connected by road and rail. However, travelling via Jaipur (6.5 hours distance) gives you more options in terms of flight frequency and choice of airlines. Overall it comes out to be cheaper (due to availability of low-cost airlines) if you travel via Jaipur.

By taxi

Various tour operators and travel agencies offer chauffeured car-taxi services; these are charged on a per km, per day basis. You can plan to take one to arrive into the city or take one for sightseeing in and around the city.

There are many car rental services in Delhi which can provide chauffeur-driven cars to Bikaner.

Get around

Getting around in Bikaner is only done using three wheeler autos, due to the fact that streets are too narrow (so that they are not clogged with sand in case of sandstorms, which are very frequent in summer) and busy for cars. These are very cheap and a day's hire shouldn't cost more than ₹250.


Queen's Howdah inside the museum
An idol in Karni Mata Temple




For a foodie a visit to Bhujia Bazaar (yes Bikaner does have a market named on famous Bikaneri Bhujia) and Chai Patti is a must. You will just fall in love with the Kachoris and Samosas at Chai Patti.


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