Fort Deshnoke is a 200 years old heritage house converted into a tourism lodge. It is situated at village Deshnoke near the historical city of Bikaner, which is famous word over for its Karni mata rat temple.. It is just half an hour from Bikaner city by train, bus or car. The lodge is 1 km outside the village, away from crowd yet not far from town, and no other commercial or house establishments are near it. It is a very peaceful hygienic place. Its building has a very unique architecture and has a big primeses to play cricket or organise a concert.
You will see the desert view from its roof top. It is in the preserved land area of 7.5 miles circumference under Karni mata temple known as Nehri ji temple and so covered with lots of desert trees of â€œBarâ€?. You will listen to the humming of many birds around it and experience the holy atmosphere here.
The home is center from all tourist attarctions of Bikaner-the Junagarh fort, Bikaner old city, Sardul museum, Ganga Govt. museum, archives, Bhandasar temple, Camel farm, Hastshilp, A society for handicrafts, Mukam-the eco dharma place of Bishnois, Deshnoke rat temple, desert camel safaries etc. We at Fort Deshnoke organize some unique activitieson special requests, for our guests, They are as follows
Homemade traditional Rajasthani food: Rs. 200 per person per meal.
Camel Safaris: Rs. 1000 per person/day
Excursion to Bikaner city by car for camel farm, Junagarh fort: Rs. 450 per person (minimum two persons)
Excursion to Gajner palace & Kolayat by car: Rs. 1200/ for two persons
Excursion to Bishnois (the eco community) at Mukam by car: Rs. 1000/ for two persons
Mahatma Gandhi Khadi ideology- trips to artisan village by car: Rs. 1000/person
Workshops at Fort Deshnoke by women embroiders: Rs. 1000/person minimum 5 persons
Spiritual Jasnathies Fire dance: Rs. 5000 per person, minimum 5 persons
Folk dance concerts: Kalbeliya and Langas: Rs. 4000/person, minimum 5 person
Souvenir shop at Fort Deshnoke for textile crafts of Thar Desert
Please contact for bookings and any other information required.
Bikaner is situated amid Thar desert. It has a pleasant cool climate from August to February. Bikaner has its beautifully carved havelies, a 16 th century fort, Archives, museum, Bhandashah jain temple, National research center on camels as places of tourist interest. Camel safari, desert camps in the sand dunes are becoming very popular in Bikaner due to too much touristy places for them in Jaisalmer. A world famous tourist attraction- Karni mata rat temple is situated just 18 miles from Bikaner. Around Bikaner there live the Bishnoi community and their main place of worship Mukam is situated 60 miles from Bikaner. Bishnoi people are well known for their love for nature and animals and there is a very interesting history behind them.
In the villages around Bikaner, live the Khadi weavers, once promoted by Mahatma Gandhi.
A 200 years old heritage haveli which used to be a meditation place of a king, converted into a tourist lodge
Away from crowd and racket of the city
Desert view from roof top
Camel safaries, desert walk, folk artist and spiritual concerts on demand
Join us for causes- Bishnois of Thar Desert and father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi's Khadi ideology.