Bikaner

The northern-most point on the Triangle of Desert cities. Bikaner is the 15th century royal walled city. On the outskirts of the city, the Camel farm makes an interesting visit, particularly at sunset when herds of camels return from the dunes. Also worth visiting are the Lalbagh palace to see the Red BikanerSandstone carvings and the hall of Audience with break tracking frescos gilded stucco mouldings, floral patterns and crafts of incredibility delicate patterns.

Sightseeing at Bikaner -
Junagarh Fort : Built by Rai Singh between 1588 and 1593, the Junagarh Fort has a 986-metre-long wall with 37 bastions, a moat and two entrances. Situated at a height of above seven hundred 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. The major buildings within the fort include the Anup Mahal, Diwan-e-Khas, Hawa Mahal, Badal Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Phool Mahal, Rang Mahal, Dungar Mahal, and Ganga Mahal. The Chandra Mahal has remarkable frescoes. Beautiful mirror work adorns the walls of Phool Mahal while golden pen work decorates the Anup Mahal.

Lalgarh Palace : Lalgarh PalaceBuilt by Maharaja Ganga Singh in memory of his father, the Lalgarh Palace is situated 3 km north of Bikaner city. Designed by Sir Swinton Jacob, the palace is quite imposing with overhanging balconies and delicate latticework. Peacocks and blooming bougainvillea in the garden welcome the visitor to the palace. To promote tourism, the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation has converted a portion of this palace into a hotel.

Camel Research and Breeding Farm : Eight kilometres 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 of camels.

Fairs-Festivals in Bikaner -
Various fairs and festivals of Bikaner offers a Book This Tourglimpse to its rich tradition and culture. Camel Festival Held in the month of January, the Camel Festival consists of spectacular events like camel races, camel dances and folk music and dance performances. .

Reaching Bikaner -
By Air : The nearest airport is at Jaipur and Jaisalmer.
By Rail : The nearest railheads are at Chandigarh, Haridwar, Delhi, Jodhpur, Jaipur.
By Road : Jaisalmer is about 320 km, Jodhpur is about 260 km, Delhi is about 488 km, Jaipur is about 330 km and Ajmer 280 km.


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