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Bikaner

If ever beauty has bloomed in a desert, it has been at Bikaner. A dust- swirling desert town located directly on the ancient caravan routes  which linked west/central Asia and north India with the seaport of Gujrat, Bikaner district is studded with forts, palaces and mansions.

 

Bikaner was founded in 1488 by the 5th son Rao Bika of the Rathore Rajput Rao Jodha.Bikaner town, is surrounded by a 7 km long embattled wall with five gateways. Bikaner’s forts, palaces, public buildings – magnificent creations in red and yellow sandstone, are living manifestations of its rich historical and architectural legacy. The imposing palaces, beautiful and richly sculptured temples of red and yellow sand stones display some of the finest creations of Rajput civilization. Fort and the palaces are outside the city walls.

 

Today, it also famous for its woolen shawls, blankets, carpets and delicacies like bhujias, papads, sugar candies and rasgullas. Bikaer treasures Indira Gandhi Canal which irrigates a large area of arid land around.

 

The Camel Festival and Gangaur Festival are major attraction here. It is a treat to watch women singing melodies accompanied by musicians and bands.  Some of the important monument included Junagarh Fort, Lallgarh palace and Karni Mata Temple and others are situated at Bikaner.