important for the tourists to know about Bikaner before traveling to
the city situated in the heart of the desert. The kingdom of Bikaner
was established in the 15th century when the valiant son of Rao
Jodhaji, the founder of Jodhpur, enraged and provoked by his father,
quit the palace to establish his own kingdom. The detailed history of
Bikaner reveals that the establishment of the kingdom was foretold by
the mystic Karni Mata. It was in the year 1488 that the founder of the
city, Rao Bikaji fortified the city that was called the city of
Bikaner, India is one of the most frequented desert cities of the
state of Rajasthan. The geography of Bikaner reveals the topographic
location of the region. The settlement has developed outside the
fortified city. Vegetation of the region comprises of the sparse
growth of the desert vegetation. With the construction of the Ganga
canal, it has been possible for the people to engage in the
agricultural production of other crops in the green area of Bikaner.
Bikaner is rich in culture and tradition and is one of the exponents
of Rajasthani art and music. The famous people of Bikaner are the
great patrons of performing and fine arts. The school of Utsa art
finds its roots in the city of Bikaner, Rajasthan. Folk music of
Bikaner is reputed all round the globe. The fairs and the festivals of
the city exhibit the richness of the cultural and traditional heritage
of the city of Bikaner.
Jodhpur Airport is the
nearest Airport to Bikaner.
Bikaner by train is very
well connected to major Indian cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur,
Delhi, Jodhpur and Ahmedabad through Indian railways.
Bikaner is well
connected to all major cities nearby including Jaipur and Delhi.
Bikaner is a beautiful city
in the northwestern part of Rajasthan and is a major tourist
attraction of the state. Junagarh Fort, camel breeding farm and
camel festival are the major attractions of Bikaner.
Besides, there are various other attractions of Bikaner like
Lalgarh Palace, Deshnok temple, Karni Mata etc. that you must visit on
your Bikaner Travel. The Rajputana Getaway offers to give you online
information on other attractions in Bikaner in Rajasthan,
Lalgarh Palace is a major tourist attraction in Bikaner and is
a beautiful structure in red sandstone. Built by Maharaja Ganga Singh
in the early 20th century, Lalgarh Palace is a work of art and an
architectural masterpiece, designed by Sir Swinton Jacob.
Deshnok Temple (Rat Temple) is also one of the major tourist
attractions of Bikaner. The unique thing about the temple is the
thousand of rats that come here. The rats are considered holy and are
worshipped by the devotees. You are considered lucky if you spot a
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