Lying in the north of the desert state, the city is dotted with scores of sand dunes. Bikaner retains the medieval grandeur that permeates the city’s lifestyle. More readily called the camel country, the city is distinguished for the best riding camels in the world and hence boasts of having one of the largest camel research and breeding farm in the world. The ship of the desert is truly an inseparable part of life here.
Being a desert landscape, the summers are very hot in Bikaner. Situated on a slightly higher altitude, Bikaner has an arid climate most of the year. The best time to visit is in winters when the weather remains cool . The best months to visit are October through March.
The nearest airport is Jodhpur at a distance of 250 Km.
Bikaner is well connected with Delhi, Agra, Allahabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bhatinda, Kalka, Haridwar, Kolkata, Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
Bikaner is connected by good driving roads from and to Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Agra.
Bikaner offers several attractions to the tourists besides the exotic camel safaris. One can visit the majestic forts or go to the Mata Karni temple where rats are considered sacred and worshipped. The camel festival held in the month of January is also an event worth witnessing. Some of the major attractions around the city are Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Camel Breeding Farm, Gajner Palace, Deshnoke Temple and Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum.
For nature lovers, the Gajner Sanctaury is situated 32kms from Bikaner on Jaisalmer road. The lush foliage of the woods here have a number of neelgais(blue bull), waterfowls, chinkara (black buck) and wild boar . It is considered as the prettiest place in the region, with a lake, a palace, wooded hills and gardens. The lake at Gajner attracts water birds in thousands, the imperial sand grouse from Siberia being the most important of these.