Spans over 38.10 Sq. Km.
Best Season :
Rajasthani. Hindi, English
Bika Ki Teri, Junagarh Fort, Lalagrah Palace.
In Summer :
45.8 C (Max) - 28 C (Min)
In winter :
23.2 C (Max) - 5 C (Min)
Rainy Season :
July to Mid Sept, and very humid (upto 90%)
Best time to come: Oct to March
Popularly known as the Camel city of Rajasthan, Bikaner is a true desert country and falls directly on the ancient caravan routes which linked
west/central asia and North India with the seaports of Gujarat, making Bikaner a flourishing trade center in the medieval period. This Kingdom was
established by a Rathore Prince, Rao-Bhikaji- a descendent of the founder of Jodhpur in 1488 A.D. Bikaji, enterprising son of the Rao Jodhaji, founded
a barren land known as Jangladesh and transformed it into an impressive city Bikaner after his name.
Bikaner also boost the famous camel festival that is organized by the Department of Tourism, Art and culture, Government of Rajasthan, annually.
The festival is held in the month of January and is an exclusive camel festival. In addition to sale and purchase of camels, the festival also endorse
song and dance festival and other competitions.
Lal garh fort, BikanerBinaker’s history dates back to 1488 A.D. when a Rathore Prince, Rao Bikaji- a desendent of the founder of Jodhpur(1459 A.D.),
Rao Jodhaji, established his kingdom here. Rao Jodhaji had five sons but Rao Bikaji was the most enterprising of them. Bikaji chose a barren
wilderness called ‘Jangladesh’ and trandormerd it to an impressive city, called Bikaner after the founder’ name.
More popularly called the camel country, the city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. The ship of the desert is an inseparable part of
life here. Be it pulling heavy carts, transporting grains or working on wells, camels are the prime helpers. The wells of Bikaner: an important source of
water are other 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.
Bika Ki Teri:
Built in 1485, the fort was constructed by Rao Bika. This fort is situated on the rocky ground, although the fort is not in good taste but definitely
presents a reminder of the gallantry of its founder.
Junagarh Fort :
Built by Raja Rai Singh, the fort has 37 palaces with in the complex. Pavalions Suraj pol or the Sun gate is the main entrance to the fort. The palces
worth visiting are Chandra Mahal, Phool Mahal and Karan Mahal. Built in red stone and marbles, the palace is ornamented with mirror work, carving
and paintings. The palace has a museum that showcases the rare antiques, valuable miniature painting founded in Junagarh fort.
Lalgarh Palace :
Built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in commemoration of his father Maharaja Lal Singh. The masterpiece is built in Red stone and has a beautiful lattice
work and filigree work. Part of this palace is converted into a museum known as Shri Sadul Museum and a luxury hotel.
Getting there :
Nearest Airport is Jodhpur 240 kms.
Bikaner is connected by rail with Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur.
Bikaner to Delhi 949 km,Jaipur 316 km,Jodhpur 240 km & Jaisalmer 330 km.
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