Bikaner: The Desert City of Rajasthan

Tripoto
8th Nov 2014

Junagarh Palace

Photo of Bikaner: The Desert City of Rajasthan by Nancy Nance

Lalgarh Palace

Photo of Bikaner: The Desert City of Rajasthan by Nancy Nance

Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary

Photo of Bikaner: The Desert City of Rajasthan by Nancy Nance

Camel Breeding Farm

Photo of Bikaner: The Desert City of Rajasthan by Nancy Nance

Bikaner is located in North-West Rajasthan. It was established in the year 1488 A.D. by Rao Bika, a Rajput Prince and that's where the name comes from 'Bikaner'- the settlement of Bika. The city is known for producing great warriors. Bikaner has a rich cultural heritage. 

Check out these places which beautify the city.

Image Source: Junagarh Fort | Lalgarh Palace | Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary | Camel Research Center 

The great courtyards and the painted apartments give a feel of Ancient India. The fort is as lavish as its interior. It is famous for its massive structure and architectural design.
Photo of Junagarh Fort, Junagarh Fort Road, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Nancy Nance
It is built entirely of red sandstone and has been described as the finest example of Rajput architecture. The palace has been converted into a luxurious hotel and some royal families still reside in some parts of it. The museum inside has good artifacts that describes the life of the royal families.
Photo of Hotel Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Nancy Nance
It used to be the private hunting preserve of the royal family in Bikaner. Since hunting and shooting have been prohibited now by the government, one can visit this place and admire the scenic landscape. Plenty of birds and animals can be spotted here.
Photo of Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary, Gajner, Rajasthan, India by Nancy Nance
One can learn about camels and their life. Camel rides can be enjoyed here. Camel milk is sold here in many flavors and one can taste the tea made of camel's milk.
Photo of National Research Centre on Camel, Jorbeer Rural, Rajasthan, India by Nancy Nance
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