Founded in 1488, the desert city of Bikaner is located in north-western Rajasthan. The gaudy palaces, the magnificent fortress and the richly sculptured temples of red and yellow sandstone exemplify some of the finest creations of Rajput culture and tradition.
Bikaner was subjected to some of the worst Mughal invasions during that tumultuous part of India's history.
Fortunately, the city held strong and now boasts a plethora of attractions, including the Karni Mata Temple, famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) for its thousands of rats, who are worshipped along with the Goddess Kali.
The Camel Festival, held in January, is a fascinating event - the 'ships of the desert' are decorated with beautiful cloths and jewels, and paraded about the town.
Some important distances are:
The nearest airport is Jodhpur 243 kms.
Delhi-460 kms, Jaipur-316 kms & Jaisalmer-330 kms.
Some Major Attractions in Bikaner:
Jal Mahal, Jaipur
Jantar Mantar World Unesco Her...
Gangaur Festival, Udaipur
Inside View of Amer Fort
Sukhadia Circle Fountain, Udai...
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