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How To Reach Bikaner
Bikaner is an arid desert city in the state of Rajasthan, surrounded by Thar, and home to the iconic Junagarh Fort. Created from an arid forest by Rao Bika, Bikaner took birth from what was called ‘Jungladesh’. Bikaner is now one of the most sophisticated places in Rajasthan, with good infrastructure weaving its way through the old and new, small and big houses and havelis in its lap. The city is well connected to the rest of the sub-continent via road, rail and air. With its rich heritage and many monuments as testimonies to this heritage, Bikaner is one of the most visited places in Rajasthan. The best way to reach Bikaner is to take a flight to the Bikaner airport and then avail one of the auto rickshaws or hire a taxi into the city.
The Bikaner airport is also known as the Nal Airport. It is located at about 15 km from the main city. The airport has daily flights to the national capital Delhi and Jaipur in Rajasthan. There are also connecting flights from other cities in India. The closest International airport though is the Jaipur International Airport located at about 350 km from Bikaner. There are taxi services from both the airports and the prices depend on the type of service.
Bikaner is well connected to almost all major cities in India via rail. The Bikaner railway station is located at about 1.5 km from the main city and there are auto rickshaws available throughout the day. Bikaner lies on the Jodhpur-Bathinda Line and is directly connected to major cities like Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Jaipur, Pune etc. There are regular trains plying to and from Bikaner to almost all parts of the country.
Travelling to Bikaner can be as exciting as the stay there. Connected to the rest of the country via national highways 11, 15 and 89, Bikaner can be reached from any part of the country via road. Located on the western region of Rajasthan, Bikaner is about 520 km from the national capital, New Delhi and driving to Bikaner can take up to 9 hours from Delhi. There are also buses that ply to and from Bikaner almost every day. There are different services and the prices depend on the type of service. There are also taxi services that visitors can use from Delhi and Jaipur.
The easiest way to get around the city is by auto rickshaws that are available all around the city. There are also buses and taxis that ply in the city.