admits the rich panoply of royal splendour, deep in the desert, is the
glittering jewel that is Bikaner founded in 1488A.D. by Rao Bikaji, the
second oldest son of Rao Jodhaji. It stands like a gem on the eternity. This
is true desert country with few sand dunes. The imposing palaces, beautiful
and richly sculptured temples of red and yellow sand stones display some of
the finest creations of Rajput civilization at Bikaner.
This gorgeous city known not only for its fairs and festivals, picnics and
outings, temples and havelies, kite flying and its proud and fearless people
but also for their ornaments, colorful costumes quaint customs, sheeps
wool, camel races, awesome sunset and Sawan - Bikaneri.
In Bikaner, one thing that I remember is
Camel Safari. Covering the golden sands on
camel hump makes your foray to Bikaner a humble experience. You would come
across the varied topography of Rajasthan destination . The rustic villages
were great in looks and the time I spent there was just awesome.
said Vinny from Australia.
The Junagarh Fort, built by Rai Singh between 1588 - 1593, has a
986-mt-long wall with 37 bastions, a moat and two entrances. Situated at a
height of above 700 feet above sea level, it towers over the city and can be
seen from a distance. The fort and its palaces are profusely decorated with
magnificent stone carvings
This palace was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in memory of his father, the
Lalgarh Palace is situated some 3 km north of Bikaner city. Designed by Sir
Swinton Jacob, the palace is quite imposing with overhanging balconies and
Research and Breeding Farm
8 km from Bikaner, the government-managed Camel Research and Breeding Farm
is only one of its kinds in Asia. The farm carries out breeding and training
The place located on the bank of the lake was the summer resort of the
former kings. Today it has been converted into a hotel.
There were innumerable number of attractions in Bikaner which
made the city a much liked place in Rajasthan . Attractions like Junagarh
fort, Lalgarh Palace and Gajner palace were beautiful pieces of history.
People like me who are dir heart friend of architecture enjoyed seeng them.
added Vinny from Australia.
Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary
Just 32 kilometres from Bikaner, the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a
variety of wild animals. The adjoining lake that reflects the charming pink
sandstone palace and gardens contrasts very well with the surrounding
scrubland where black back, chital, sambhar, chinkara, nilgai, wild boar,
rabbits, partridges, quail, and Indian bustard wander.
8 km east of Bikaner lies Devi Kund, the site of a royal
crematorium with several ornamented cenotaphs or chhatris built in the
memory of the Bika dynasty rulers. The white marble chhatri of Maharaja
Surat Singh is very imposing structure of Bikaner.
- Enjoy Bikaner eateries: For food
lovers Bikaneri bhujia and Bikaner sweatmeat are the best buys
- Shopping : Camel leather
belts,miniature paintings, rugs, bags, in camel hides, beaded and
sequined gorbandhs, lac bangles are few irresistible pieces of Bikaner.
We bet you would love to spend money on them. .
- Camel Festival : Dont forget to attend Camel Festival,
perch yourself on a camel and ride to brilliant desert stalls aglitter
with local crafts
Everything is Bikaner seemed to be glorified. The entire
ambiance was very royal and I felt as the regal ambiance surrounded me.
Walking through the winding lanes of Bikaner was an experience as each step
I took added a new chapter into my life.
concluded Vinny from
Set on the northwest part of India.
: Rajasthani, Hindi
desert like climate
: Camel Festival, Kite Festival
Bikaner is well connected by Air, Rail and Road network.
By Air :
The Jodhpur Airport is the nearest Airport.
Jaipur the State Capital city is well connected by regular flights from all
the Metros ie. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.
By Rail :
There is regular train service to Jodhpur. The
city is also well linked by road network. National highways and State
Highway link the City with rest of the cities and metros of India.
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