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Founded in 1486 AD by the Rathore prince, Rao Bikaji, hence the name Bikaner,
the city is another worth-watching destination in the royal land of Rajasthan.
Surrounded by a seven-kilometres wall with five entrances that was built
primarily to protect the city from vagaries of the desert and any external
aggression, the city has many magnificent buildings.
Bikaner is known for good breed of riding camels, which are among the best
in the world.
The Camel Festival held every year is famous all over the globe. Here you
can see many buildings made of Reddish Pink sandstone that transcends the
surrounding barren wilderness. Unlike other cities of Rajasthan, Bikaner
has been able to retain its conventional aura of the medieval era.
Places must Visit
One of the most grand forts of northern India-- Junagarh Fort was built
in 15th century by Emperor Akbar's general Raja Rai Singh. It remained unconquered
Designed by a Briton for Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner, this palace exhibits
a magnificent amalgamation of Oriental and European style.
The Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum
This has a large collection of pre-Harappan, Gupta and Kushan pottery. The
affluent variety of pottery, carpets, paintings, armory and coins make this
museum one of the best in Rajasthan. The Bikaneri miniatures, which are
displayed in a separate segment for local arts, make visit to the museum
The city comes alive with....
One can see the 'Ship of the Desert' at its sporting best in this festival.
The festival is held in January every year.
Karni Mata fair
Is held twice in a year--April/ May and October/ November-- the fair is
celebrated on the ninth day of the Navratri.