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Bikaner has several old and revered temples. Shiv Bari is another important temple of Bikaner dedicated to Lord Shiva and situated at a distance of 6kms from Bikaner. Laxmi Nath Temple is one of the oldest temples of the city of Bikaner and closely positioned at a place where city's foundation was laid. Karni Mata Temple, located in the Deshnok village, is yet another famous temple of Bikaner, which is dedicated to the Goddess Durga. Here Devi Kund is the royal crematorium where there are several fine cenotaphs erected in the memory of the rulers from the Bikaji dynasty. Apart from Bikaner temples, there are other forts like the Junagarh Fort, the Lalgarh fort that one must visit when it comes to seeing the cultural heritage of the Rajputana.

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.

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