India Virtual Reality Tours
360° virtual reality photos will take you to Forts, Palaces and Exotic Places.
Also into simple villages where animals are still being used to draw water from old wells.
How it Works:
Open up one of the VR Photos to start your tour. Use your
mouse click and drag the photo in any direction and the mouse wheel to zoom in and out.
You will see some hotspots (red dots) (green dots) the red
ones will take you to that location, green ones open close-up photos.
At the bottom of the VR Photo is a control bar with buttons,
the buttons will give you more control.
It is recommended that you click on the
full screen button, and switch to high quality for the best views.
360° Virtual Reality Tours
Explore Bikaner in 360° Virtual Reality where the views almost come alive as you rotate 360°
around viewing in any direction, and even zoom in for closer details.
Here you can travel around this popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces,
forts, temples and camels set in the stark landscape of the Thar desert.
Built in 1588 by Raja Rai Singh the Junagarh Fort in Bikaner is considered
one of India's most impressive fort complexes. It's exquisitely decorated
interiors are in an excellent state of preservation. The complex consists
of palaces, courtyards, pavilions, and balconies. The walls are adorned
with carved stones, marble, paintings, and inlaid semi-precious stones.
Bikaner's old city can be approached through Kote Gate, the main entrance. It houses great
attractions, which include some extraordinary havelis such as Rampuriya Haveli, and Bhanwar
Bikaner Jain Temple.
This temple is oldest existing structure in Bikaner. The beautiful temple was erected near
Laxminath temple in 1514 and pure ghee (butter oil) and coconuts were reported to have been
used in laying the foundation. The Jain deity is placed on a platform that is 2 feet high.
This silver platform is extremely intricately designed The pillars bear floral abesques and
stories that depict the lives of of the 24 Jain tirthankars.
Rat Temple, Karni Mata.
This Hindu temple is devoted to Karni Mata, a goddess who is said to have reincarnated her
devotees into rats upon death. Today the temple is home to hundreds of rats which represent the reincarnated.
Hindus come to worship at the temple and bring offerings of sweets to the rats.
Shiv Bari Temple.
Referred to as Laleshwar Mahadeo by the local people. The main attraction of the Shiv Bari Temple
is its deity, an idol of Lord Shiva made of marble. The Temple also houses a bronze statue of
Nandi, the sacred bull who accompanies Lord Shiva.
The Royal Cenotaphs.
The royal crematorium of the Bikaner royal family, the Devi Kund Sagar situated 8 km in the east of city has
several exquisite cenotaphs (Chhatris). Each Chhatri is dedicated to the memory of rulers of Bikaji
dynasty and are situated on the exact place where they were cremated. The white marble chhatri of
Maharaja Surat Singh is quite a marvel of Rajput architecture and is known for the spectacular paintings on its ceiling.
Camel Scale House.
Hundreds of camels arrive throughout the night
from far off villages to sell their large loads of animal feed
in the early morning hours. Buyers check the quality of the feed,
the loads are pulled onto the scale where weight certificates are
National Research Center on Camels
Bikaner National Research Center Museum. An elite herd of about
270 dromedary camels of Bikaneri, Jaisalmeri and Kachchhi breed has been developed by
selective breeding. The center and museum are open from 2.30 P.M. to 6.00 P.M. for visitors.