the impregnable fort, which has the distinction of remaining unconquered.
Raja Rai Singh (1571 - 1611 AD), built this impressive fort. A moat and
houses many outstanding palaces, pavilions, and temples made of red sandstone
and marble with kiosks and balconies encircle it. Some places of interest
inside the fort are Anup Mahal, Ganga Niwas, Durbar Hall, Har Mandir, Gaj
Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal and Chandra Mahal.
Lalgadh Palace, on the outskirts of the city, this imposing red sandstone palace built by Maharaja Ganga Singh, in commemoration of his father Maharaja Lal Singh. This oriental fantasy designed by Sir Swinton Jacob is among the purest forms of a Rajput palace, full of European luxury.
Ganga Govt. Museum, a rich collection of antiquities from Harappan civilisation, Gupta and Kushan era etc. A separate section of arts and crafts, and a beautiful collection of paintings, weaponry etc.
Bhandeshwar Jain Temple, 14th century temples, rich in mirror work, decor and frescoes.
Devi Kund, its the royal crematorium, with several exquisite cenotaphs. The Maharaja Surat Singh's Chattri is beautifully made of white marble.
Camel Research Farm, the only one of its kind in entire Asia.
Deshnok Karni Mata Temple, (30kms) shrine of Goddess Karni Mata, an incarnation of Goddess Durga, she blessed Rao Bika, and has been the titular deity of the Bikaner dynasty. The temple is unique as the rats are venerated over here and called Kabas the shrine is a sanctuary for them. It has a richly carved entrance and superb silver doors with images of Gods embossed over it.
Gajner, (32 kms) the wildlife sanctuary situated here, amidst lush green surrounding on the road to Jaisalmer. A haven for Chinkara, Black Buck, Nilgai and imperial sand grouse. The palace on the bank of river is has been converted into a hotel.
Kolayatji, (50 kms) ancient pilgrimage, with temple of Kapil Muni. It has many magnificent marble temples with sandstone pavilions and ghats (bathing places) are located around an artificial lake.
Kalibanga, (205 kms)
a archaeologists delight, the findings of the remains of pre-Harappan and
Harappan civilization has generated immense interest. It is almost as large
as Harappa and Mohenjodaro, and designed on the same plan.
Junagarh Fort (inside view)