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Bhandeshwar And Sandeshwar Jain Temples in Bikaner

·  Summer: 28°C-42°C
·  Winter: 5°C-23°C
·  Monsoon: July-November

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 10:00 a.m
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m
Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  Free
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  Free
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Rajasthan is the treasure trove of many popular Jain temples. The historic city of Bikaner is home to two such temples called Bhandeshwar Temple and Sandeshwar Temple. Constructed by two rich merchant brothers, after whom the temples have been named, these temples boast of beautiful designs and embellishments.

Bhandeshwar Temple is dedicated to Parashvanath, a Jain Saint, and is admirable for wooden columns exhibiting wonderful carvings. Motifs, dancing figures and many other elements add worth to the temple design. Sandeshwar Temple dedicated to Jain Tirthankara Neminath is another stupendous structure with ornamental designs and frescos adorned with enamel and gold-leaf work. Another highlight of the temple is the row of marble statues of various eminent Jain saints.

When in Bikaner, you shouldn’t miss the chance to explore lavish mansions (havelis) that are located close to the temples.  

Road: Bikaner boasts of good road connectivity with cities like Jodhpur, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaisalmer and many other popular cities and towns. Apart from regular buses operating on these routes, one can also travel in taxi or a private vehicle. Auto rickshaws and horse carts can be used to reach the temples which are located in Old Bikaner region.

Railway: The temples are accessible from two nearby railway stations, Bikaner Junction (about 3 km. away) and Lalgarh Railway Station (about 5 km. away). Regular trains from different cities stop at these stations from where the temples can be accessed in auto rickshaws or horse carts.

Airway: Jodhpur Airport is located about 247 km. from Bikaner and offers regular flights to Delhi and Mumbai. Tourists can hire taxis, tourist buses and state transport buses from the airport to reach the temples.