Bikaner Travel
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Bikaner Travel Attractions and Weather Guide

Bikaner was founded by the Rathore Prince Rao Bhikaji in 1488 AD. He was the one who transformed a barren piece of land into an impressive city and named it Bikaner, after his own name.

Situated in the north of the desert state, the city is surrounded with many sand dunes.. Popularly known as 'the camel country', the city is famous for the best riding camels in the world. Bikaner retains the medieval beauty that pervades the city's lifestyle.

Camel Safari in Bikaner

The wells of Bikaner Jaipur an indispensable source of water and are major attractions of the city. These are built on high plinths with slender minareted towers on each of the four corners and can be noticed even from a distance.

Bikaner Travel with Tourist Attraction
» Junagarh Fort : Built between 1588 -1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh , a general in army of Mughal emperor, Akbar. The imposing fort has 986 long wall with 37 bastions and two entrances. The Suraj Pole or the Sun Gate is the main entrance to the fort. The palaces within the fort are on the southern side and make a picturesque ensemble of courtyards, balconies, kiosks and windows.

» Lalgarh Palace : The most famous attraction of Bikaner is Lalgarh Palace, designed by Sir Swinton Jacob, this palace has several grand halls, lounges, cupolas and pavilions. Built by Maharaja Ganga Singh (1881 AD-1942 AD) in memory of his father Maharaja Lall Singh between 1902 -1926 is an architectural masterwork in red sandstone

» Laxmi Nath Temple : Constructed during the reign of Rao Lunkaran boasts of the archeological skills of artists and artisans. Statues of deities Vishnu and Laxmi stand here

Lalgarh Palace - Bikaner

» Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum : This museum has a collection of terracotta ware, traditional Rajasthani musical instruments, a miniature of the Royal Bikaner train, antique carpets and royal vestments. The royal decree of Prince Jehangir advising Rai Singh to immediately proceed to Delhi 'as Emperor Akbar is dying is also kept.

» Camel Breeding Farm : This is a government run camel breeding farm, 8km from the main city is another attraction that pulls the tourist from all over the world. It has camels from all over Rajasthan. The long -haired camel with hair on its ears is the Bikaner variety, famed for its strength. The light- coloured ones are the ones from Jaisalmer and are prized for their speed. The dark-coloured camels come from Gujarat and the females are prized for their milk-producing capacity. Research and studies are also conducted to understand the breeding status of the camel

» Devi Kund : Eight kilometres from Bikaner, the place contains chatris (cenotaphs) of the Bika rulers.

» Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary : The sanctuary shelters wildfowl, a variety of deer, black bucks and blue bulls is a mere 32 km from the city. Once upon a time, the Bikaner royalty used to descend upon this thickly wooded and lake surrounded area to hunt the Imperial sand grouse that migrate here in winter.

Fairs and Festivals
» Bikaner Camel Festival : The festival is held in the month of January .Competitions related to camels like camel races, milking, dancing, etc., are also organized. This makes the festival even more interesting.

» Kolayat Festival : This religious festival is held in Kartik month of the Hindu calender(November) During this festival people prefer to take dip in the holy water of the Kolayat lake to achieve purity.

» Gangaur Festival : is basically dedicated to Goddess Parvati. The attraction of this fair lies for 18-day. Gangaur is a spring festival celebrated during the month of April.

Gangaur Festival

Buyer's Paradise
Bikaner has its sopping attractions aswell. Famous for items are manufactured out of camel hide which includes belts, wallets, bags, and Jutties (footwear) etc. You can look out the Government Khadi Emporium at Mahatma Gandhi Road for local blankets, rugs, carpets, wood carvings and lacquer work.

It is said that Bikaner wool mixed with New Zealand wool is fit for making carpets. Camel and sheep wool woven carpets and woolen items can be purchased from here. Bikaner is rich in jewellery and has a unique style. Some of the traditional designs are Rikhari, Timaniya, Bala, Bajuband,Gajara, Gokharu.

» By Air : Jodhpur Airport - The nearest airport is 253 km away at Jodhpur.

» By Rail : Bikaner is well connected with Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bhatinda, Kalka and Howrah

» By Road : There are several RSTC (Rajasthan State Transport Corporation) buses between bikaner and Jaisalmer daily

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