Architecture of Bikaner is certainly impressive and comprises of majestic forts and palaces, Jain temples and beautiful gardens. Most of these are constructed in the Rajputana style of architecture. However, examples of Mughal and European styles of architecture are also visible in Bikaner. The buildings in Bikaner are mostly made of red sandstone which gives them a natural hue. Located on the north of the Thar Desert, the city of Bikaner was built in the year 1488 by Rao Bikaji of the Rathore Rajput family and architecture of the place is truly appreciable.The best specimen of Rajput architecture in Bikaner is the Junagadh Fort. The surrounding wall of this fort extends up to a length of more than one kilometer.
The city of Bikaner is said to be built by Rajput Rao Bikaji. He started building Bikaner in 1465 which was completed in 1488 AD. The entire city is surrounded by a wall and there are five gates or entry points to enter in the city. Bikaner can be actually called as a desert city being positioned amidst a desert. Jodhpur is at a distance of 248 km from Bikaner and is another tourist attraction.Almost all major cities in the northern and western parts of the country are well connected with Bikaner through rail and road network.