Rajasthan Top Tourist Places

by - January 11, 2021


Gajner Palace & Lake

A hunting lodge of Bikaner is located on the banks of Gajner Lake, Bikaner, 34 km from Bikaner Palace. Gajner Palace is situated in the middle of the Thar Desert, one of the best places to visit in Bikaner and one of the tourist attractions in Rajasthan.

During the days of the British Raj, the former leader of the Bikaner, Maharaja Ganga Singh Ji, built the Gajner Palace mainly as a hunting spot. Several dignitaries were accommodated in the royal residence, including the Prince of Wales in 1902, Governor Lord Elgin General, Lord Erwin in 1927, and, when Viceroy of India, even Lord Mountbatten. Imperial sand grouse was the most famous invitation on the Indian social calendar, shooting at the Palace during the Christmas season.

 Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary

A natural haven along Gajner Lake, near the Gajner Palace, is situated 37 km away from Bikaner, a Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary in Bikaner. This is one of Rajasthan's popular wildlife shrines and one of the top places for tourists to Bikaner.

The Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary is an oasis and a reserve with a thick green forest covering the flora and fauna. Maharaja Sri Ganga Singh of Bikaner had previously used the sanctuary as a hunting ground. There is a lovely lake in the sanctuary, which is used to quench your thirst, aside from complementing the beauty of the animals that live here. This is one of the forests suggested for the reintegration of Cheetah in India.

 Karni Mata Temple

Karni Mata Temple is a Hindu temple located in the Bikaner district of Rajasthan at the Deshnok city, 30 kilometers from Bikaner Junction Railway Station. It is one of Rajasthan's leading pilgrimage sites and one of the main attractions for Bikaner.

Deshnok's Karni Mata Temple is devoted to the Durga god, Karni Mata. The Temple is also referred to as the Rat Temple and every day it receives many tourists. Thousands of Black, Grey, and White rats or Kaba live in this six hundred-year-old temple. As with legend, it brings good fortune to feeding rats in this temple. The rats will reincarnate as holy men according to the local tradition.

Shrinathji Temple

Shrinathji Temple is a Hindu temple located at the bank of the Banas River in Nathdwara city of Rajasthan at a distance of 26 km from Eklingji and 48 km from Udaipur. After the Tirupati Temple in Andhra Pradesh, it is considered to be the second most rich Indian temple and also one of the famous pilgrimage sites in Udaipur.

The Temple of Shrinathji is dedicated to Lord Krishna and the word 'Nathdwara' indicates the 'Lord's Gate.' In 1672 AD, Goswami priests constructed the sanctuary. The legend says that the idol of the Krishna was transported from Vrindavan to defend against the wrath of Aurangzeb during the late 17th century. The wheels of an idol in which the idol was transported sink deep in mud and was unable to travel any further when the idol reached that point. The accompanying priests understood that the place was chosen by the Lord and that a temple was then constructed there under the rule of the then Maharana Raj Singh.

Sardar Samand Lake 

Sardar Samand Lake is an artificial lake on the Jodhpur – Pali road in Rajasthan at a distance of 52 km from Jodhpur. He is a paradise for bird watchers with numerous migratory bird varieties.

This lake and the path to the lake is an artificial treat for nature lovers and photographers. The lake is a bird watcher's paradise and attracts a variety of migratory and local birds such as the green, yellow-legged pigeon, the Himalayan griffon, and Dalmatian pelicans. On the way to the lake, you can find animals such as Blackbuck, Nilgai, and Chinkara in the wildlife area.

On a hill overlooking Lake Sardar Samand is the Summer Palace of Maharaja Umaid Singh, Sardar Samand Palace. The palace was built in 1933 and it is a splendid Art Deco lodge. It is still the favorite refuge of the Royal Family, with a wide variety of African trophies and Snaffles' original aquarelles. 


Osian is a former town in the Rajasthan district of Jodhpur in India, 61 km from Jodhpur and 173 km from Bikaner. It is an oasis in the Thar Desert and is renowned for its temples as the "Rajasthan Khajuraho." This is one of Rajasthan's most popular pilgrimage sites and one of the best places to visit on the tour of Jodhpur.

Osian was a stronghold for Brahmanism, according to early records. During the Gupta period, it was a big stop for camel caravans. During the Gurjara Pratihara Dynasty, the city was a major religious center of the Kingdom of Marwar. Tradition says the village was restored by Utpaladeva after being abandoned for some time.

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