India, a place of infinite variety, is fascinating with
its ancient and complex culture, dazzling contrasts and
breathtaking physical beauty. India offers an amazing
variety of experiences & adventures. From the beautiful
Himalayas in the North to the plateaus, tropical rain
forests, sandy desert & palm fringed beaches in the
south. For those who are interested in sightseeing,
India offers an unending choice. In north India the
foremost attractions are Agra the city of Taj Mahal.
Another region tourist love is the state Rajasthan for
its forts & palace hotels. The state of Kerala is also
high on the priority list visitors to India for its
remarkable heritage of performing art, ayurvedic healing
centres & breathtaking natural beauty of its
Bikaner - lying in the north of the desert state, the city is dotted with
many sand dunes. More popularly called the camel country , the city is
renowned for the best riding camels in the world.
Being near to Delhi, it had to withstand the worst of Mughal invasions
during earlier times. The exotic camel safaris, its gorgeous
forts and the worship of thousands of holy rats at Mata Kali temple are some
of the most interesting aspects of Bikaner. The camel festival held in the
month of January is also an event worth witnessing if one wants to get the
actual color of the place. The
magnificent forts and palaces created with delicacy in reddish-pink,
sandstone, bear testimony to its historical and architectural legacy.
The City was founded in 1486 by Bika. Just like the history of the
entire state, Bikaner also has its own glorious past to talk about.
It's history date backs to 1488 A.D. when a Rathore Prince Rao Bikaji
established his kingdom here. It has faced many foreign intrusions
and fought a number of wars with the Mughals and the British.
Rao Jodhaji had fourteen
sons but rao Bikaji was the most enterprising of them. Situated in
the heart of the desert belt, Bikaner was always an inaccessible land.
Before the advent of modern motor vehicles, the survival of the people of
this region depended on the 'Ship of the desert' - the Camel. The camels of
this region were famous for their endurance as well as their strength and
Places In Bikaner :-
Palace About 3km north of the city centre, this red sandstone palace
was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh (1881-1942) in memory of his
father Maharaja Lal Singh and displays a magnificent blend of
Oriental and European style. It includes a museum, displaying an
excellent collection of old photographs and hunting trophies.
Fort The Fort was built between 1587 and 1593 during the rule of Rai
Singh and was established by later rulers.The Suraj Pol or the Sun
Gate is the main entrance to the fort. Inside the fort is a
profusion of 37 palaces, temples and pavilions.
Wildlife Sanctuary It is situated 32kms from Bikaner on Jaisalmer road. It is
considered as the prettiest place in the region, with a lake, a
palace, wooded hills and gardens. The lake at Gajner attracts water
birds in thousands.
Air: Bikaner is well connected to the nearby towns and cities of
Airport is Jodhpur 240 kms. The airport is easily accessible by road.
Rail: Bikaner is
connected by rail with Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur.
Road: Bikaner to
Delhi 949 km, Jaipur 316 km,Jodhpur 240 km & Jaisalmer 330 km