Nightlife In bikaner
The growth in the India tourism sector is opening new avenues for tourists as well as for citizens in terms of what they can see and do in the country. One of the aspects where its impact is visible is the nightlife, which is gaining ground in numerous cities, especially Delhi, Goa, Mumbai and Bangalore. The number of bars and nightclubs, where people can dance to hip music, is rising in these cities, drawing an even larger number of holidaymakers. But, when you are in a city like Bikaner, nightlife doesn’t mean sipping cocktails and dancing at a pub. Though there are few party places here, the meaning of the word nightlife is altogether different.
Almost all Bikaner packages include a visit to the desert just before sunset or a cultural performance; that is precisely what enjoying the nightlife of the city entails. As the days here are generally hot because of the desert all around, most cultural shows are organised late in the evening. Do not forget to go on a tour of the That Desert, which generally begins a little before sunset. The excursion involves a camel ride so you can traverse the golden sands and high dunes with ease. When the sun sets, the sands take a bright orange hue, which you must photograph. You with the setting sun in the backdrop would make some amazing pictures.
When it becomes completely dark, the camps in the desert come alive with lights and traditional earthen lamps. A bonfire, around which you would sit, would warm you during the cool nights. The fire also sets the stage for local artists, who entertain tourists with music and dance performances, with inspirations from Rajasthani folklore. Dances like Ghoomar, Gair, Terah Taali, Chari and Kachhi Ghodi are performed at numerous hotels, resorts and campsites in and around Bikaner. Another dance, which is best seen after nightfall, is the fire dance. The flames, clearly visible against a dark background, look stunning.
Puppet shows, wherein social causes, mythical scenes and incidents from the former monarch’s life are depicted, are among the most renowned performing art of Rajasthan. Like most arts, such shows are also organised after sunset so people don’t have to brave the heat of the day to attend them. The night would end with a local buffet meal, which may include a thali with all the popular Rajasthani delights. If you are at an upscale hotel or resort, you may also choose from a selection of cocktails, whiskeys and imported wines.
The nightlife of Bikaner would treat you to amazing cultural shows and the glowing desert sand (during sunset and in moonlight). If you still want to experience nightlife in the more common way, then there are a few options for you. King's Choice Bar, Maikada Bar and Trophy Bar are some venues, where you can enjoy a long conversation over drinks.
Whenever you come here, make it a point to indulge in the culture of Bikaner, which is an integral part of its nightlife.