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Junagarh Fort, Bikaner

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Junagarh Fort features palaces, pavilions, and shrines erected in a mix of architectural styles, with the earliest ones dating back to about the 16th century. Enter through a gate made of yellow sandstone and flanked with two guardian elephant statues made of red stone. The fort boasts six additional gates, marble courtyards, wells, gardens, an old jail, galleries, and corridors. Successive rulers built their own sets of lavishly decorated chambers, the interiors of which stood in stark contrast to the medieval military architecture. At the onsite museum, see royal costumes, historic portraits, Sanskrit and Persian manuscripts, arms, and idols. The most notable feature of the whole complex, however, remain the intricate carvings in red and yellow stone. Put Junagarh Fort on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bikaner trip itinerary planner.
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  • We were with a guide and that is well worth it because he gave great information and a good tour. There is a lot to see and it is well kept.
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  • I found this fort to be a mix of medieval period and modern times. The fort outer walls built in ancient style, but the inside buildings are not that old style and structure. Here, Indians are offered...  more »
  • We had seen several in Delhi and we wanted. Anyway, the charm of Bikaner is in the street, with its buildings, its shops and seeing and feeling their way of life. There was a group of guys dressed in typical clothing of the rajhastan and a group of women praying at the gate of the Fort.
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  • The walls n design tells you about the times ,400-500 years back. Costumes photograph weapons are on display. Whatever has been preserved , is a story in itself.. There's a guide to take you for the rounds. (Punctuality was missing though!) Canteen ,toilets , a small green patch( in Rajasthan) ,drinking water, available inside.
  • One pf the greatest fort in Rajasthan. Situated in middle of Thar desert, it has always been a place of attraction for tourist from every corner of the globe. The Usta Art in the fort is one of my favourite. Must visit place for everyone.
  • this is really huge palace i loved the fact that it was built centuries ago and still in better condition also the palace is neat and clean. for ethnic people's there are many temples in and outside the fort. there is a lake in front of this fort which is beautiful there you can go on boat ride on paddle boating etc. must visit if you are interested in history of rajasthan. there is a park on side way which is biggest park of bikaner and that too it is a quiet and nicely green place. really enjoyed my visit. good luck
  • Must go if in bikaner. Magnificiently built. Amazingly beautiful. Took so hundreds of years to build. Among the rarest forts in india and maybe world to be built at so ground level. Very clean and beautiful, i cant say much. Go.
  • Nice historical place. After purchasing the ticket they provide a guide who gives historical information about the palace during the tour. The entire tour might take close to an hour. The inheritors are beautiful. There is a section which displays weapons of that era. There is ample parking space.

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Where to stay in Bikaner

True to its desert outpost reputation, Bikaner has a wealth of simple accommodations for the many weary travelers who rest up here. Find some hotels by the main train station, and some boutique options by the parks. And, true to its reputation as a town of palaces and princely importance, you'll find some pretty luxurious and regal options here too, with some palatial hotels located to the north of town, and some slightly smaller versions right in the center.
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