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Must-visit spectacular forts in Bikaner for a memorable time in Rajasthan

Rajasthan – No place could match its beauty, huh? A trip to Rajasthan becomes incomplete if you don’t visit the famous forts there! Bikaner is a wonderful place to create sublime memories. Forts and palaces are quite different from other holiday visiting places. On one hand, as like backwaters and wildlife trips, the other awestruck option is visiting these forts, palaces and places where kings lived. One of the best places to visit this kind of holiday places is, Bikaner. From wildlife to architecture, every minute spent in Bikaner is worth it! So, we here at Pickyourtrail have curated a list of top forts in Bikaner. Have a read and pick your favourite.

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Architecture is one of the liked skills of people. Art and architecture speak courage, braveness, valour, beauty, and so many other factors. To have a perplexing trip, head your way to the Bikaner forts and get to know the history and mysterious tales that happened there. Already interested? Well, it’s time to discover!!

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Forts in Bikaner

  • Junagarh Fort
  • Dundlod
  • Lalgarh palace
  • Gajner palace
  • Rampuriya Haveli
  • Laxmi Niwas palace

1. Junagarh Fort

A magnificent structure, earlier called the Chintamani is now famously known as “Junagarh fort”. Rao Bika, during 1478 started the foundations of this fort. The Junagarh has a rich side of architecture. Inside the fort, splendid palaces, breathtaking views of the gardens, balconies are worth watching in a lifetime!

Fort in Bikaner
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Architectural creativity and brilliance show the excellence of the outlook! Over thousands of visitors from all over the world travel to Junagarh to experience the live architecture. Compiled by pure red stones and marbles, the Junagarh shows the endurance of the living style of the great Maharajas. Do visit the Judicious Junagarh and get to know the history of the kings who lived there!

Also Read: Junagarh Fort Bikaner: History, Architecture, Attractions & More

2. Dundlod

Earlier known as the Dera Dundlod Kila, being one of the most famous forts in the region, Dundlod is known to have a history from the 16th century under the rule of the Rawal King. Currently, Dundlod is also transformed into a heritage hotel. The fort now encompasses piles of books in a library, and portraits are done in European style. There are people and tourists around this fort all the time.

To explore cultural heritage, Dundlod is worth watching! Talking about the architecture here, the fort is a perfect combo of Rajputana and Mughal styles. A fresh bunch of flowers and foliage, minarets, adorable paintings, and wall hangings add extra beauty to the fort!

3. Lalgarh Palace

Lalgarh Palace
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An alluring Rajasthan palace is located in the city of Bikaner, Rajasthan in India. It was constructed for the Maharaja of Bikaner, Maharaja Ganga Singh, between the years 1902 and 1926. Built-in a complete European style, the palace is not considered as a Heritage Hotel. Built by red stones from the Thar Desert, it is a major factor in the palace! The shade changes as the day progress. Nice, isn’t it?

In addition, walking through the splendid corridors of the palace, the garden view attracts the people to visit often! The astonishing architecture on the huge pillars and fireplaces done in the red sandstone makes a striking view! Also, who doesn’t love weekends in this perfect way? Exquisite stone carvings form the palace exterior. The magnificent look of the palace shows the braveness and courage of the kings and Maharajas who lived there! And yes, this is one of the remarkable forts in Rajasthan is the Lalgarh palace!

Also Read: Lalgarh Palace in Bikaner: The Epitome of Opulence

4. Gajner Palace

View from Gajner Palace
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An ensemble of culture and tradition, the Gajner Palace is the best place to be visited for sure. Located in the city of Bikaner on the banks of Gajner Lake, this majestic palace was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh as a hunting lodge for him and his family. But in 1976, this palace was converted as a hotel. A perfect holiday spot with so many recreating activities ranging from boat rides to desert safari. The whole locale is covered by lush, huge green trees. One whole weekend with hell lot of entertainment! Yoo-hoo! Isn’t that truly interesting? It is, huh? So, one can enjoy and explore the region accompanied by various activities like walks, sanctuary dinners, trekking, etc. 

5. Rampuriya Haveli

Rampuriya Haveli
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Rajasthan, especially Bikaner, is known for the Havelis. Even the smallest of details are carved perfectly like in doors and windows. You will automatically fall in love with the carvings and architectures in the Haveli and get stunned! Such a brilliant piece of architecture it is! Bringing out the reminiscence of the bygone era, the Rampuri Haveli was known as “the pride of Binaker” according to Aldous Huxley. In addition, with the use of Dulmera red sandstone as the significant base material, the Rampuriya Haveli is gorgeously built!

The inner hall and the spacious rooms are beautifully decorated with artful objects and the best portraits which are admired by people who visit the Haveli from all over the world.

6. Laxmi Niwas Palace

This palace was earlier known to be the royal residence palace of Maharaja Ganga Singh. One of the best palaces in the Bikaner region, the Laxmi Niwas Palace is an astonishing building which is a heritage hotel now. The mind-blowing architecture and the historical values bewitch the crowd! Exuberant enough! The comfy bedrooms and overwhelming nature drives the minds of people and make them fall in love with the place! Also, the Bharatpur city lies in the golden triangle of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, thus all three states are connected to this city. 

Find it interesting in knowing about Rajasthan and its historical stories? Click here to read more and more about the forts, palaces, and historical monuments of Rajasthan. Unlike other states, there are lots of places to travel and discover in the land of dessert. Spread wide in the country of India, Rajasthan is one among the under-rated states that should be explored. Agreed on that?

Also, don’t forget to visit the above-mentioned places! Can’t wait to plan your amazing Rajasthan vacation? Well, then plan a trip to Rajasthan, with Pickyourtrail. Pack your bags, gather your loved ones, visit the above-mentioned forts and palaces, and get started!

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