Bikaner is one of the three main destinations in the desert circuits. It is a royal fortified city with a timeless appeal of the royal fortified era. Lying in the north of the desert state, the city is dotted with scores of sand dunes. More often known as the camel country, the city is distinguished for the best riding camels in the world and boasts of one of the largest Camel research & & Breeding farms in the world. Referred to as “the ship of the desert” the camel is an inseparable part of life here.
History: Bikaner city is the administrative headquarters of Bikaner District and Bikaner division. It was formerly the capital of the princely state of Bikaner. The city was founded by Rao Bika. Surging lanes, colourful markets with bright and cheerful folk make the city an exciting experience. Morden Bikaner is the result of the foresight of its ruler Maharaja ganga Singh (1887-1943) whose reformative zeal set the pace for Bikaner’s transformation from a principality to a premier princely state.
Climate: Summer in Bikaner is very hot (Mar-Jul) and temperature often rises above 48 degree Celsius. Winter (Oct-Feb) witnesses a drastic change when temperature drops down to 4 to 5 degree Celsius.
Air: Jodhpur airport is 253 km away.
Road: Bikaner is well served with roads and is linked directly to Delhi, Agra, Bhatinda, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and many other cities. National highways 11,15 and 89 meet at Bikaner.
Lifestyle: The lifestyle of Bikaner is full of history, art and culture that go back several centuries. Bikaner’s Lifestyle is such where the mood and rhythm is so over powering that it impresses even the most seasoned traveller. Due to the scarcity of water, the growth of vegetables is not enough to meet the food requirement; hence people in Bikaner opt for dried foods and even for some non veg dishes. The spices used in the food items of Bikaner are all locally made and hence there is 100% surety of quality. There is no denying the fact that the lip-smacking variety of food is a prime feature of the culture of Bikaner.