Top Historical Places in Bikaner

Are you looking to explore the history of Bikaner through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Bikaner including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Bikaner. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Bikaner ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Bikaner, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Bikaner for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Bikaner with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Junagadh Fort

    4.5 (980 Votes)
    Junagadh Fort

    Historical Site, Fort

    Located in the arid regions of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan the Junagarh Fort is a precious gem of Indian architecture. It was built by the infamous Raja Rai Singh of Bikaner. He held a high position in the court of the Mughal Emperor Akbar and received huge sums of revenues through which he funded the fort’s construction. It started in 1589 and was completed by 1594. The Raja was extreme...Read more
  2. Lalgarh Palace

    4.4 (745 Votes)
    Lalgarh Palace

    Hotel, Museum, Historical Site, Palace

    One of the few palaces commissioned by the British for Indian kings, The Lalgarh Palace was commissioned for Maharaja Ganga Singh. Built between 1902 and 1926 the Palace has very iconic Indo Saracenic touch to it. Inside are huge grand rooms like, the drawing room, guests room, ball room, supper room, lounges, pavilions, all a treat to the eye. The carvings on the pillars, ceilings, lattice wor...Read more
  3. Shri Laxminath Temple

    4.7 (373 Votes)
    Shri Laxminath Temple

    Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Architecture

    One of the oldest temples in Bikaner, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his wife Laxmi. Many rulers since the ancient times regarded Laxminath as the real ruler of Bikaner. The temple was built sometime between 1504 and 1526 with marble and red stone imported from Jaisalmer. The artwork on the doorway is extremely beautiful and is noteworthy.
  4. The Royal Cenotaphs

    4.3 (648 Votes)
    The Royal Cenotaphs

    Historical Site, Architecture

    Atop the small hill in Bada Bagh there are a set of Cenotaphs of the Maharajas of Jaisalmer. The carvings of floral patterns, peacocks and human figures are very beautiful and intricate. The feel too is a bit eerie as they stand alone calmly on the hill top. Every ruler that ruled from the 15th century starting from Rao Kayanmal (1542 to 1571) to Karni Singh (1950-1988) is standing there. The a...Read more
  5. Shiv Bari Temple

    Religious Site, Temple, Statue

    One of the most beautiful and serene temples just outside the city, Shiv Bari Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The sanctum has a four faced black marble statue and a bronze statue of Nandi the Bull right in front it. There are two large water reservoirs in the compound. Temples in and around Bikaner are known for being built with red sandstones and so is the Shiv Bari Temple.
  6. Lalgarh Palace And Museum

    Palace, Architecture

    The Lalgarh Palace was built under the personal supervision of Maharaja Ganga Singhji in 1902 AD, in fond memory of his father Maharaja Lall Singhji. It is an imposing red sandstone palace, displaying extravagant Rajput, European and Muslim styles of architecture. The Rajput exterior of the palace, dramatically contrasts the occidental décor inside the palace. It is an unmatched jewel of...Read more