Things to Do in Bikaner with Maharaja Express
Maharaja Express is considered as one of the most famous, comfortable and luxurious train to travel different places in India. The train provides a great comfort to the tourists. It has also awarded with prestigious rewards. Origin of this train was a step by the Indian Railways to make the journey more comfortable across India. It provides all the facilities to its travelers like Ac coaches, LCD televisions, high internet speed and eco-friendly toilets etc.
Maharaja Express covers various destinations in its journey. The beautiful city of Rajasthan, Bikaner is among one of them. The train covers a journey of 7 nights and 8 days. Starting from Mumbai, it covers Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ajanta, and New Delhi.
A Visit to Bikaner
The place was established by Rathore Rajput prince Rao Bikaji. Bikaner attracts a number of tourists every year because of its historical treasures. The city is full of beautiful forts, temples and exquisite places. Bikaner is rich in culture and reflects the natural beauty of Rajasthan. Lalgarh Palace, Gajner palace, Gajner wildlife Sanctuary, Laxmi Niwas, Junagarh Fort, and Bhandasar Jain Temple are the major attractions for tourists in Bikaner. Somehow, the city makes sure the tourists get the best time of their lives during their visits in the city, even if it’s just for a single day or two.
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Bikaner Experience on the Luxury Train
Bikaner is a part of various luxury train journeys. Journey to The beautiful city of Rajasthan is more delightful with Maharaja Express. It covers all the major attractions in Bikaner. The train has a great connection with the art and culture of Rajasthan. The journey will be different from the others by Maharaja Express.
Day 5 in Bikaner
In the journey of 7 nights and 8 days the train arrives in Bikaner on the 5th day. Coming from Jaipur the train takes a stop in Bikaner which gives the travelers an opportunity to discover the beautiful city of Rajasthan.
Here are the main attractions that you will cover in Bikaner with Maharaja Express.
1. Deshnok Temple
Located 30 kilometers outside of Bikaner, the Deshnok temple happens to be on the main attraction in and around Bikaner. Maharaja Ganga Singh laid the foundation of the temple in the early 20th century and the mogul architecture that it boasts off happens to be the key element of it. One other thing the temple is famous for is the presence of more than 20000 rats in the surroundings. It is further considered a sin to kill the rats and a punishable offense. There are white rats as well and they are considered to be absolutely sacred and ‘Prasad’ is dedicated to them.
2. Junagarh fort
Junagarh Fort is a famous tourist spot all around the country and people come from all corners of the country to visit it. It was built by Raja Raj Singh in the 16th century and boasts off the glory of the mogul, Gujarati and Rajasthan architecture. The wall paintings and the stone inlay work is a perfect reminiscent of the grand era of moguls that got lost in the tides of time.
3. Lalgarh Palace
One more popular place in Bikaner, Lalgarh fort also reflects the history of Bikaner. The place was constructed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob in 1926 for the king of Bikaner. The Palace was designed according to the Indo-Saracenic style. Lalgarh Palace is masterpiece Mughal, European and Rajput architecture. The place contains all the essentials like drawing rooms, lounges, grand halls, smoking rooms etc. The grand dining room with a capacity of 400 peoples is one more attraction of this place.
4. Gajner Palace
The place was built by Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh on the edge of a lake. It was used as a hunting resort during British Raj. In Rajasthan, it is one of the ancient heritage hotels. The place is designed in a way that it gives the traditional look of Rajasthan. The palace provides a great comfort with 13 deluxe rooms and ancient suites.
5. Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary
The place is located at a distance of 32 km from Bikaner. This place served as a hunting spot for the Maharajas of Bikaner. But now the place is a safe home for the variety of animals. The main wildlife attractions of the park are foxes, hares, antelopes, boars, wild fowls, deer including black bucks and chinkaras. The lake near the sanctuary adds more charm to the place. People can enjoy sanctuary dinners and safaris here.
Why to Choose Maharaja Express
The train is among one of the most luxurious and fabulous trains in India which gives a luxury train experience. It has been voted 4 times as a luxury tour train. Also it provides the travelers with a great variety in the journey. It operates 7 different journeys across India.
Facilities for Travelers
The train has a great variety in cabins all with restrooms. All cabins provides a facility of personal temperature control for more comfort. LCD televisions, internet, in-house-movie system, live television helps in killing the time during journey. The restaurants with a capacity of 42 persons at a time help the travelers to dine together. Lounge cum bar, boutique and the beautiful interiors of the train is a plus point that excites the travelers. The Maharaja Express promises you with the most comfortable journey experience.
How to Book a Journey in Maharaja Express
- Date of journey and number / category of cabins is required in advance.
- Name and nationality is must for the booking process.
- Minimum 30% of total ticket amount has to be paid in advance.
- Balance amount is required to be paid within the 70 days before departure.
- One time full ticket amount is required if you request to book the tickets in less than 70 days before departure.
- Application for Indian visa in advance is must for the foreign passport holders.
- Full amount of the ticket price is charged in case of online booking.