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  • Bikaner - Description of the City
  • Getting to Bikaner

Bikaner - Situated in the north of the desert state of Rajasthan,Bikaner is dotted with scores of sand dunes. Bikaner retains the medieval grandeur that permeates the city's lifestyle. More readily called the camel country, the city is distinguished for the best riding camels in the world and hence boasts of having one of the largest Camel research and breeading farm in the world.

The history of Bikaner dates back to 1488 when a Rathore prince, Rao Bikaji founded his kingdom. Modern Bikaner is the result of the foresight of its most eminent ruler Maharaja Ganga Singh (1887 1943) whose reformative zeal set the pace for Bikaner transformation from a principality to a premier princely state.

  • By Air -- The nearest airport is Jodhpur, 250 kms away.
  • By Rail -- Bikaner has convienent railway connections to several destinations including Jaipur, Jodhpur and Delhi.
  • By Road -- Bikaner is connected to Jodhpur(250 kms) , Jaisalmer (300 kms) and Mandawa (200 kms).

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