If you’re looking for a great place to take some amazing Insta shots or a Bollywood movie, then the Royal Cenotaphs is the spot for you!
Built in typical Mewar style, it is a beautiful monument that honours the royal families of Bikaner.
The cremation ground of the royal family is decorated with intricately carved marble pillars that depict acts of Lord Krishna, floral patterns, peacocks, and other beautiful designs. Each cenotaph is dedicated to a member of the royal family and can be easily distinguished by its shape.
But don’t let the beautiful architecture fool you, getting to the Royal Cenotaphs is not for the faint-hearted. It’s located a decent 20-minute rickshaw ride out of town and situated on a lonely stretch of highway. And if you’re brave enough to visit during the hot desert noon, then beware of the scorching flooring that could fry an egg in seconds.
On the bright side, if you do make it to the Royal Cenotaphs, you’ll find yourself in a unique and historical place. It’s poorly maintained, yes, but that just adds to its rustic charm. And hey, if you’re lucky, you might even be offered flip-flops to wear to avoid those pesky pigeon droppings.
Overall, the Royal Cenotaphs is a fascinating place to visit, especially if you’re a history buff or just looking for something off the beaten path. So, add it to your list of things to do in Bikaner, or at least visit if you’ve run out of anything else to do.