Bikaner City

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Bikaner

Bikaner is home to one of the only two models of the biplane used by the British during World War I. They were presented by the British to Maharaja Ganga Singh, then ruler of the city. Another unique aspect about Bikaner are the sand dunes that are scattered throughout the district, especially from the north-east down to the southern area. Bikaner is situated in the northern region of Rajasthan. One of the earlier established cities, Bikaner still displays its ancient opulence through palaces and forts, built of red sandstone, that have withstood the passage of time. The city boasts of some of the world's best riding camels and is aptly nicknamed 'camel country'. It is also home to one of the world's largest camel research and breeding farms; as well as being known for having its own unique temple dedicated to Karni Mata at Deshnok, called the Rats Temple.

The origins of Bikaner can be traced back to 1488 when a Rathore prince, Rao Bikaji, founded the kingdom. Legend has it that Bikaji, one of Rao Jodhaji's five sons, left his father's Durbar in annoyance after an insensitive remark from his father, the illustrious founder of Jodhpur. Bikaji travelled far and when he came upon the wilderness called Jangladesh, he decided to set up his own kingdom and transformed it into an impressive city.

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES TO VISIT AND EXPLORE

1. JUNAGARH FORT

2. NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE ON CAMEL

3. LALGARH PALACE AND MUSEUM

4. RAMPURIA HAVELI

5. GANGA GOVERNMENT MUSEUM

6. LAXMI NIWAS PALACE

7. PRACHINA MUSEUM

8. DESHNOK KARNI MATA TEMPLE

9. JAIN TEMPLE BHANDASAR

10. KODAMDESAR TEMPLE

11. SHRI LAXMINATH TEMPLE

12. KODAMDESAR TEMPLE

13. SHIV BARI TEMPLE

14. GAJNER PALACE AND LAKE

15. GAJNER WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

16. DEVI KUND

17. RAJASTHAN STATE ARCHIVES

18. KOLAYAT

19. KATARIASAR VILLAGE

20. JORBEED

21. HORSE ECOTOURISM

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