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. Arrange to visit Junagarh Fort and other attractions in Bikaner using our Bikaner online trip builder .
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  • We visited in early November and were notably the only foreign visitors at that time of day. We opted for the Audio guide as the complementary tour would have been in Hindi with the guide translating ...  more »
  • For a visit of 2 hours with audio guide especially! Lots of pieces in this fort and a view on the city
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  • Junagarh is one of best historic place in India. Overall you can see Lifestyle of Kings & Queens. Their Ways to keep hot summer in cool way. Small Aircraft from English empire. Beautiful wall painting...  more »
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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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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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