Bikaner was founded by Rathore prince, Rao Bikaji in 1486. Bikaji was one of the five sons of Rao Jodhaji, founder of Jodhpur. Bikaner is also known as Camel Country.
Located in the northern region of Rajasthan amidst Thar Desert, Bikaner is a "cultural paradise and a traveler's haven". Bikaner with its magnificence in architecture, art and culture is filled with color, festivity and cultural treat. The city will mesmerize you with the camels strolling on the beautiful sand dunes, its ancient palaces and forts. Rightly called as one of the three great desert kingdoms of Rajasthan, the dazzling city boasts of a quaint charm, opulent havelis and depicts a proud bygone era of the Rajputs.
The Junagarh Fort of Bikaner is a magnificent structure around which the city of Bikaner grew up. The foundation of the Junagarh fort was laid down in 1478 CE by Rao Bikaji. However, it existed just as a stone fort then. The present grand structure was inaugurated on February 17th, 1589.
National Research Centre On Camel is another important and renowned attraction of Bikaner. It is open for tourists during afternoon. Tourists can see the camel of different breeds and their behavior. Special attraction of the centre is Camel milk parlour and you can have unique value added camel milk products like ice-cream, hot and cold beverages. There are many shops within the premises too.
Explore & Experience-
- Junagarh Fort
- National Research Centre On Camel
- Karni Mata Temple (AKA The Rat Temple)
- Lallgarh Palace
- Rampuriya Haveli
- Gajner Palace