WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE BIKANER vs. JAISALMER!

As most tourists, you probably wonder if you should choose the word famous Jaisalmer or explore the advantages of Bikaner.
Bikaner may not be as famous as Jaisalmer, but that’s one of the reasons why you will love it:
it’s less dominated by tourism than some other Rajasthan cities though it has plenty of fascinating sights, a busy camel safari scene and an energizing outpost feel.
In fact, Bikaner is said to offer the same as Jaisalmer, with a more relaxing and authentic atmosphere!

  Jaisalmer Bikaner
Desert Artificial, damaged places: many operators are cutting or burning grass and trees to make it look “more desertic”. Natural, preserved landscapes. Cutting or burning vegetation is forbidden in Bikaner.
Animals Since their habitat has been damaged and because of the high traffic of tourists, it is quite hard to see any shy wildlife. Best chances to see antelopes, eagles, foxes, owls, birds and many others animals
Peacefulness Be ready to permanent solicitation and to see more tourists than local people Most safaris are arranged to ensure that you’re the only tourist on the way.


Rao Bika founded Bikaner, the crown of the Thar Desert, in 1488 AD. It has a blend of modernity and old, royal culture emanating from chivalry, tradition and faith.
It stands on a slight eminence and has fascinating monuments, temples, havelies and colorful bazaars.
Lying in the north of the desert state, dotted with scores of sand dunes, the city is called “the camel country” and is distinguished for the best riding camels in India. It hence boasts of having one of the largest Camel research and breeding farm in the world. The ship of the desert is an inseparable part of life here.