This Indo Saracenic architectural beauty can be credited to Samual Swinton Jacob, the British engineer who was commissioned by Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner to build the Lallgarh Palace in 1898.
Sir Ganga Singh Golden Jubilee Museum
The museum has one of the most exclusive artifacts collection of Rajasthan with unique terracotta ware, weapons, litho prints, miniature paintings of Bikaner school, coins pieces of Harappan civilisation, Gupta and Kushan era as well as sculptures of the late classical time. Managed by the Government of Rajasthan, the museum is currently located in a new building in the Civil Lines.
Established as later as 2000, the Prachina Museum is an initiative of the royal family of Bikaner to present the cultural heritage of the place. It showcases the long lost courtly traditions and glorious lifestyle of the Bikaner royalty in a realistic manner. Essentially a craft museum, the Prachina Museum creates a platform for local artists to showcase their traditional crafts that have been an integral part of the splendid Bikaner culture.
The gallery of costumes at the Prachina Museum showcases the remnants of a glorious era when clothes were designed for individuals with respect to their social status, personal tastes and personality. Also on display are European wine glasses, cut glass decorative objects, cutlery and crockery used in the regal kitchen, perfumes, ethnic carpets, unique jali rugs and delicately carved period wooden furniture.
Camel Breeding Farm
Located in the Jorbeer area at a distance of about 10 km from Bikaner city, this breeding farm for desert camels was established on 5th July 1984.
An elite herd of Bikaneri, Jaisalmeri and Kachchhi breed of camels has been developed and maintained at the Centre. Scientists of the Centre were successful in finding out the genetic variation within and between camel breeds using molecular markers. The technique of embryo transfer has been used successfully in producing two camel calves at the Centre. The Centre has also generated useful information on the double humped camel found in the Nobra Valley of Laddakh region.
The Centre has been identified as one of the important tourist places of Bikaner and is included in the tourist map of Rajasthan. The Centre remains open on all days from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm for visitors.
Gardens & Resorts:
Sir Ganga Singh Public Park & Zoo - Ganga Public Park is a popular tourist destination for families as it includes a small onsite zoo where children can enjoy viewing a variety of domestic animals
Ratan Bihari Temple Park - A magnificent 19th century shrine built like a mansion by Ratan Singhji and Sardar Singhji is located in the Ratan Bihari Park and is worth a visit.
Tessitory Public Gardens - This spot is named after Dr. L.P Tessitori, an Italian Scholar who came to Bikaner in 1915 AD, and is well known for his great contribution to bardic literature of this region. He worked and died in Bikaner.