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Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, Bikaner in Bikaner

Summer: March-June (28°C - 42°C)

Winter: December-February (5°C - 23°C)

Monsoon: July-November

Best time to visit: 

Opening Time: 10:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Friday

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  5
Children:  5
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  5
Children:  5
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Since 1937, the Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum in Bikaner has been mesmerizing the visitors with rich collections of artefacts in numerous categories. Among the most distinguished exhibits are the terracotta masterpieces dating back to the Golden Gupta Period. Artefacts from the Indus Valley and Harappan excavation sites are the earliest specimen of the human evolution. Another amazing collection is that of lacquer work done on wood, stone, glass, leather, metal and surfaces as interesting as ostrich eggshells.
Jain marble sculptures and bronze images discovered form the Rajasthan villages have spellbinding appeal. Equally charming are the artistic carvings done on wood and stone. When in Bikaner, you are never far from some splendid painting work and the miniature paintings from various regions of Rajasthan at the museum confirm this fact.
Also displayed are the coins, royal farmaans (messages written on rolled fabrics), royal silk robes and jade and diamond studded royal weapons. Mesmerizing carpets and gilded leaf work on camel hide are simply outstanding. Stuffed lions and tigers are reminiscent of the courage that royal hunters exhibited. You can also explore ancient Sanskrit manuscripts, old photographs and Litho prints dating back to the British Era.


Road: Occupying an easy-to-access location near the Lalgarh Palace, the museum can be reached from any part of the city. National Highway offers convenient access to the place through popular modes like tongas (horse carts), cycle rickshaws and auto-rickshaws.

Railway: Bikaner Junction is less than 4 km. from the museum and located close to the city centre. Apart from cycle-rickshaws and auto-rickshaws, you can rent bicycles near the station for a fun ride to the museum.

Airway: Jodhpur Airport is the closest airport, about 250 km. away, though many tourists prefer to reach Jaipur International Airport (about 350 km. away). Bikaner is accessible from both the airports via well-maintained roads and transport options like state transport buses and taxis.