Distance 548 km SW of Delhi By rail 11 hrs By road 11 hrs
Location An apex of the Thar desert triangle that also touches Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, Bikaner is in north-west Rajasthan
Route NH8 to Chandwaji via Dharuhera; state road to Chomu; NH11 to Bikaner via Sikar, Ratangarh and Sri Dungargarh
When to go
October to March is best
*RTDC, Tourist Reception Centre
Hotel Dhola Maru, Civil Lines, Bikaner
*RTDC Tourist Reception Centre
Bikaner House, Pandara Road
New Delhi. Tel: 011-23389525
STD code 0151
Rail Bikaner Station Best option TO Bikaner Mail (dep: Sarai Rohilla 9.15 pm; arr: Bikaner 8.15 am) Best option FROM Bikaner Mail (dep: Bikaner 7.50 pm; arr: Sarai Rohilla 6.40 am).
Car The drive via Chandwaji and Chomu is longer (by 100 km) than the route via Rewari, but the latter is unsafe.
En route halts Midway at Behror.
Bus One night bus each leaves from Kashmere Gate and Sarai Kale Khan.