Located only 40 miles from the sprawling city of Delhi, Bikaner in northern India is steeped in history and culture. Founded in 1488, the city is a treasure trove of ancient buildings and modern amenities, making it a great choice for visitors and tourists. Book a Bikaner hotel near Sadul Colony in the heart of the city and explore the beautiful red sandstone buildings such as Laxmi Niwas and Largarh palaces and Junagarh Fort.
Ancient temples dot the city and region; two of the most famous are Bhandasar Jain ad Shiv Bari, both easily accessible from your cheap hotel in Bikaner. For the shopper in your group, the area around Kote Gate teems with activity, a place where you can find locally-made goods and pick up some of the sweet treats for which the city is famous. Kids and the young-at-heart will also love the National Camel Research and Breeding Center, where you can get up-close-and-personal with some 300 dromedaries. And if your animal instincts still aren't satiated, head over to the city's public park and zoo.
Get the Royal Treatment
Heritage lodging is becoming increasingly popular in the region, and many hotels in Bikaner are actually housed in centuries-old palaces and forts. Also, day trips to nearby cities such as Jaisalmer and Jaipur give visitors a unique view of the Thar Desert and ensure that you'll never run out of things to do and see. For a truly unique experience, book your travel to and from the city via rail on the Palace on Wheels, where you'll be pampered like royalty as you roll through the awe-inspiring sub-continent.