The fort in Bikaner is in the city center next to the public park. It was built between 1589 and 1594 by Raja Rai Singh, a general in the army of the Mughal emperor Akbar. Inside you can visit the different royal apartments. Its main feature is that it is one of the few fortresses of Rajastan that isn't high on a hill. There is even a room decorated with stripes, which is thought to help precipitation, as this city is extremely dry and lacks rain. It is open from 10:00 to 17:00.