If you are on a voyage to explore Northern India, Rajasthan owing to its rich architecture, handicrafts and culture is a must watch. Though a desert, the rich diversity in terms of culture and heritage is sure to attract the traveler in you. One of the most popular cities, Bikaner, is the most famous tourist spot here and here are a few places you should make a point to visit when you are on your North India tour.
The interesting Junagarh fortress was built by Raja Rai Singh, between 1588 – 1593 AD. He was the 6th leader of Bikaner who ruled from 1571 to 1611 AD. The supervision of the development of the stronghold complex was finished by Karan Chand, Raja Rai Singh’s Prime Minister.
Junagarh fort has two passageways and has a sum of 986 long dividers that have 37 bastions. There are an aggregate of 37 castles, alongside various structures and sanctuaries. One of the features of the design of Junagarh fort is its magnificent stone cutting.
Suraj Pol and Daulat Pol are two fundamental doors of the fort. Suraj Pol or the sun entryway was east-bound and was the primary door of the fortification complex. The chronicled Daulat Pol has the imprints of the illustrious women who had submitted sati alongside the fires of their expired spouses, at the Sati Stambh. Chand Pol, Karan Pol and Fatech Pol were the other inward doors.
This striking castle was planned by Sir Swinton Jacob and worked by Maharaja Ganga Singh. This great design was constructed utilizing red sandstones. The Lalgarh Palace is an exemplary case of Indian, European and Mughal design, and is popular all over for its cross section sandstones. The royal residence likewise houses an exhibition hall and the fourth biggest private library on the planet. The perplexing highlights glorious columns, expand chimneys, Italian corridors and unpredictable latticework and filigree work. The Karni Niwas wing houses the Darbar corridor and a pool. The palace displays some of the finest evidence of amazing craftsmanship.
GANGA SINGH MUSEUM
At a separation of 1.5 km from Junagarh Fort and 3 km from Bikaner Junction Railway Station, the Ganga Singh Museum is one of the largest exhibition halls arranged in Bikaner. This is the best historical center in the province of Rajasthan and furthermore one of the must visit spots of Rajasthan India Tour.
Set up in 1937 AD by Maharaja Ganga Singh, the Ganga Singh Museum exhibits a broad cluster of articles, chasing trophies and archeological examples. These examples have had a place with the Harappan age and the early piece of the Gupta time frame. As per the archeologists, these articles illuminate various dull regions of the historical backdrop of India. Ganga Singh Museum is housed near the Lalgarh Palace since 1937 yet later moved to Civil Lines in 1954 and directed by the Rajasthan Government.
The main portion of the gallery is embellished with pictures of the Maharajas of Bikaner and a few English dignitaries. The second degree of the gallery houses curios and specialties of wood, metal and glass. Features of the gallery are the plated golf leaf sketches on camel covers up of usta skilled workers and Silk Robe of Shahzada Saleem. The exhibition hall is worshipped for being a storage facility of all smaller than expected gathering of Rajasthani artistic creations from schools of Bundi, Mewar, Jaipur, Bikaner and Jodhpur. Another critical presentation of the exhibition hall is the weapons utilized by the Rajputs.
The exhibition hall additionally has a huge cluster of Terracotta fine art and antiques from destinations of Indus Valley Civilization and Kalibangan, antiquated Theories of Badopal, Rangmahal, Hanumangarh and Suratgarh in Bikaner exhumed by Dr. L.P. Tessitori. Imitation of Gajner Palace, a teak table, an Ikka (horse carriage) and chariot are different gems shown in the exhibition hall with phenomenal finish work by specialists of Bikaner.