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Bikaner MapSituated in the state of Rajasthan, Bikaner was founded in 1486 as a link in the overland trading route by Bika, of 14 sons of Rao Jodha, the Rathore king who founded Jodhpur. A 7 km wall with entrances was built to protect the city. The fort and palace built of the same reddish-pink sandstone as lots of of Jaipur’s famous buildings are beyond the city walls. One time an important staging post on the great caravan trade routes, Bikaner flourished and an unbroken line of descendants of Rao Bika ruled Bikaner until India’s Independence.

Bikaner Facts

• Area 165.75 sq. km
• Population 23,67,745
• Altitude 237 metres above sea level
• Languages Rajasthani, Hindi, English
• STD Code 0151
• Best time to visit November–February

Tourist Attractions in Bikaner

Bikaner offers several attractions to including the exotic camel safaris. can visit the majestic forts or Mata Karni temple where rats are worshipped. The camel festival held in January is an event worth witnessing. Other major attractions include Junagarh Fort, Gajner Palace, Lalgarh Palace, Camel Breeding Farm, Deshnoke Temple and the Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum.
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