Each city of incredible Rajasthan has something to leave you enchanted. The rich cultural heritage of the state can be beautifully and clearly seen its the attractions of its cities. Bikaner is one such city where the heritage of this mesmerizing state projects itself in a fascinating manner.
Well this city is famous for its bhujia (traditional Indian savory) and mouth-watering sweets. When you visit the city don’t forget to buy these specialties. Still retaining the glory of the bygone era, this city was founded by Rao Bikaji around 500 years ago. Majority of the structures dotting the land of Bikaner are built in traditional Rajput style of architecture. This city is affectionately dubbed as the Camel Country.
A majestic creation of the erstwhile ruler of Bikaner, this fort was built in the 16th century. The fort complex boasts of several enchanting structures such as Phool Palace, Rang Mahal, Moon Palace, Har Mandir, Anup Mhal and a museum. Visit the museum to see the wonderful royal belongings such as carpets, weapons, jewelery, manuscripts and jars.
Camel Research Farm:
It is a unique farm where camel breeding is done for commercial purposes. Its history goes back to the year 1984 when the Indian Council of Agricultural Research founded it to provide help to the people of Rajasthan. Here you can get to know about amazing facts about camel and camel milk and milk products. The healthy camel raised here are taken to the cattle fairs of Rajasthan for sale.
This is one of the most interesting temples on this earth, which was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the 20th century. It is an abode of rats, which are considered the incarnations of goddess Karni who live here at one point of time. There are around 20, 000 rats in the temple which are locally known as kabbas. Here the rats don’t harm anyone and it is amazing that in spite of the presence of so many rats, this place never had any incidence of plague or any rat-related disease.
For real taste of Bikaner, visit the city during the famous Camel Festival which is held in January every year. Camel sports, dance and music and traditional cuisine are the main highlights of the festival. The sight of the camels decorated from head to toe is truly mesmerizing. Also go for desert safari in Bikaner.
If you wish to take back some souvenirs from Bikaner, then the miniature paintings is the best option.
Rajasthan Heritage Tourism offers amazing destinations which are full of enchanting attractions. Bikaner is a wonderful city in Rajasthan which is famous for its attractions such as Junagarh Fort, Deshnok Temple, Camel Research Farm and Camel Festival. Bikaner Tour offers rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan in an interesting way.