Undoubtedly, Jaipur is one of the most sought after destinations in the Northern India. However, since it is so popular, it is also heavily crowded. Not only does it attract the tourists from India but it also sees lots of international tourists as well. If you want to get the real feel of Rajasthan without the crowd and hustle bustle, Bikaner is the place where you should be. Bikaner is dusty but at the same time very colourful and attractive.
Rao Bika from the Jodhpur family founded this city in 1488. Here you get to see the true flavours of Rajasthan. The medieval architecture, stunning forts, impressive temples, and the warm and welcoming people are the centrepiece of the spirit of this small city. The life here is laidback and the vendors do not try to manipulate the money out of your pocket using devious means. The natives are extremely polity and helpful. You can shop rather easily here without fearing that you will be crowded by the sellers trying to thrust useless things down your bag.
Visit the monuments like Junagarh Fort for rendezvous with the royal opulence. The food here is excellent. One of the most famous snacks of India, Bikaneri Bhujia, as the name suggests, originates from here.