Welcome to Bikaner

The magical city of Bikaner is a lush oasis of history, culture, and culinary adventure in the heart of the Thar desert. Junagadh fort, our most prominent attraction, is a wonderland of Rajput architecture, housing a plethora of palaces, temples, and pavilion in traditional styles. A stroll through the city’s streets reveals our splendid havelis, another typical local feature.

Bikaner is also India’s camel capital. it is home to Asia’s largest camel farm. Enjoy a richly decorated camel dance performance, or experience the extreme adrenaline rush of a bone-shaking camel ride.

Visit Devi Kund, the royal crematorium of the rulers of Bikaner, just a short drive away from the city limits. View the memorial cenotaphs (chhatris), spectacular creations of sandstone and marble in a fusion of Rajput and Mughal styles.

The Jorbeed Forest, 10 km away from the Resort is inhabited by migratory birds like vultures, and other various types of the birds from foreign countries especially during the winter season. A rare and must place to visit while you are in Bikaner.

Desert Festival is organized in Bikaner every year in the month of January. Most fascinating and attractive events are organized for three days i.e. First two days in city and the third day in the desert just one km away from Resort.

And the food. Bikaner is a foodie’s delight – sample our rich and varied cuisine. We love our spices, but we also have plenty to please the more sensitive palate.

So come over and experience the enchantment – call us for details of our curated tours.

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Our Story

“It all began in 1999. I had retired after over 35 years of service in India’s Armed Forces, and my beloved wife was seized by the idea of a community project in some corner of rural Rajasthan. I soon shared her enthusiasm and, in short order, we set about manifesting our combined vision into reality, transforming six acres of the Thar Desert into an eco-resort.

Twenty years later, Balaji Resort (named for my late father, a decorated WW1 hero) is home to over 1,500 trees, including over 100 Sheesham. The local faunae, too, have flourished in their new surroundings.

Our team looks forward to welcoming you and treating you to the ultimate rural Rajasthani experience. Explore our city and the surrounding wilderness, steep yourself in our culture, and dine under the stars on authentic local cuisine, prepared by authentic local chef’s using authentic local ingredients.”

Brig. Verma.


Pictures speak a thousand words. Here’s a window narrating tales of our travelers and their experiences at our Resort and the beautiful city of Bikaner.