Destination Bikaner


Going to Neverland
Bikaner – 5th to 7th March 2016

My friend Satyaki, travel partner in our Siachen drive (’s-highest-battle-field-siachen-4-high-to-changthang.48368/) came up with a plan to visit Bikaner. I was initially reluctant travelling to Rajasthan but somehow consented for this trip. We planned it a three day trip. It became a family trip as Satyaki decided to bring along his wife and sister in law. Also, another friend of his joined along with his family, me being the misfit in the group. We started from Dwarka at 6.00 am for this 450 kms journey. It took us almost 12 hours including half an hour breaks for a puncture, a Baoli at Fatehpur and haveli site seeing at Ratangarh to reach our destination near Bikaner.

We were booked at a guest house of Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited’s power plant near Bikaner. Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL) is a 'Navratna' profit making, Government of India Enterprise engaged in mining of lignite and generation of power through lignite based thermal power plants. We rested for a while and after a round of tea, we visited the Karni Mata temple, famous for thousands of rats inhabiting the temple. Unfortunately, my camera battery died as soon as I entered the temple, hence could not take any pictures inside the temple. After the temple visit, came back to our guest house and we fed a tasty south Indian fare. Night was chilly, and we took to our warm and comfy beds and called it a day.

Baoli at Fatehpur



our guest house at Neyveli Lignite Corporation's Power Plant

entrance of Karni Mata Temple, after this click the camera battery died


Going to Neverland
After breakfast, we went to Bikaner and visited the famous Junagarh Fort. It was a big fort and it took us some time to cover it. Thereafter we had a late lunch in the Bikaner market. Thereafter we went to visit Laxmi Niwas Palace. However, the entrance was not free and we decided against visiting the same. We started back for the guest house, however in between tried some off-roading in the desert. We also spotted some dears in the desert bushes. With the fading sunlight we returned back to our guest house where another lip-smacking dinner awaited us. Next day was spent in the return journey.







thats no antique in the middle, its my Phantom