This fort is in the Bikaner city of Rajasthan. This fort has a record of not being able to be conquered by anyone ever. It was built by the Rajput ruler Maharaja Rai Singh, who was an important official in the court of Emperor Akbar and was there till the reign of Jahangir. He is said to have headed a number of battles and received victory in hem. As a token of appreciation, the emperors would shower him with gifts in the form of revenues that he later used to build this magnificent palace complex. He also applied all the knowledge and taste that he had gathered during his journeys to other places. The palace complex is huge and has a number of palaces, buildings, temples, bastions, towers and domes. The main materials used for the building purpose are red sandstone and marble. What is the most remarkable are the intricate stone work on every inch of the complex and the range of variety used to complete the fort. The Suraj Pol was the main entrance gate and the others included the Chand Pol, Daulat Pol, Fateh Pol and others. The main palaces inside included the Chandra Mahal, Karan Mahal, Ful Mahal, Anup Mahal, Badal Mahal and others. There is also an old museum inside the fort complex.
National Research Centre on Camel
Off the Jodhpur Bypass region is located the famous research center on camels. This is also Asias only camel research center in Rajasthan and the tour of this place puts light on a lot of unknown things. Especially for animals lovers this place is a must visit. Apart from getting to know about a lot of facts and information about camels we can also relish the lassi and ice creams made out of camel milk which is known to be a bit salty unlike other varieties of milk.
Bikaner Camel Safari Day Tours
Many agencies and tour operators in Bikaner offer camel safaris in the desert, which usually range from one to a few days. You can also opt for an overnight safari, where you halt at a camp in a village in the desert. A safari will cost you anywhere between Rs. 1500 to 2000 per day, per person. This will include the camel ride, stay, food and entertainment. A common itinerary consists of a short jeep ride to the camels, a camel expedition to the camp (along the way you will encounter majestic palaces and ancient temples) and an overnight halt with good food and some folk music. Click here for more information.