Bikaner is an attractive city in the state of Rajasthan. The city and its surroundings are home to great cultural and historical places such as Lalgardh Palace, Laxmi Niwas Palace and Junagarh Fort to name a few. For food-lovers, Bikaner is also known for its namkeens (tasty snacks). It is also called the ‘Camel Country,’ as the best riding camels of the world are found in the city.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Bikaner. Some of them are Sagar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Vrindavan Regency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Mangalam (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Regent Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official languages of Bikanerare Rajasthani and Marwari. Other languages spoken are Hindi and English.
The important festivals of Bikaner are Maha Shivratri (March), Holi (March), Dussehra (October) and Diwali (November).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attractions in Bikaner. Some of them are Camel Research Firm (8 km), Devi Kund (8 km), Gajner wildlife Sanctuary (32 km).
How to Get There
Surat Gujarat Airport is the closest airport situated at a distance of 173 km from the city.
The closest railway station is Bikaner Junction Railway Station, which is situated in the city itself.
Bikaner is directly connected to major cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Ajmer. The nearest bus stand is Bikaner Bus Station, which is just a kilometre away from the city. There are options for local travellers to get around in local buses. Today Volvo bus service has become very popular amongst travellers across India.
Nasirabad is cantonment town located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. It is popular for the delicious Kachori (a fried spiced wonton) preparations. The name Nasirabad was given after Sir David Ochterlony, an English officer who was given an honor with name- Nasir-Ud-Daula. This town is also known for its defense population, since a number of officers and soldiers are posted in this place. The namkeen or salty snacks of this place is very famous.
Places to stay
There are a number of budget and luxury hotels here. Hotel Oasis (Tariff-Rs. 583), Hotel Regal (Tariff-Rs. 1200), The Merwara Palace (Tariff-Rs. 3000), and Ananta Resorts (Tariff-Rs. 9250) are some good places to stay.
Official language of this town is Hindi, but people here do understand English.
All the traditional festivals are celebrated with fervor and pomp here. Folk dances, fairs, trade shows, plays, theatre, and music events are held round the year.
Places to Visit
There are many magnificent lakes to see here, and the major attraction is the Nagpathar range. The desert area will give tourists a wonderful experience. Dilwara (3.3 km), Sanod (11 km), Ramsar (15 km), and Pili Kothi (1.6 km) are some attractions here.
How to Get There
The nearest domestic airport to Nasirabad is the Sanganer Airport which is 135 km away from the town.
This town is well connected to railways; it is connected with the Delhi-Mumbai line.
Two bus stations are nearby to this town. If you are travelling long distance by a Volvo bus you will have a comfortable journey with ample leg space.