Industrail visit to the city snacks and sweets i.e. Bikaner will be amazing, Bikaner is the fifth largest city in Rajasthan. The major industries in Bikaner include wool production , the mining of Gypsum, plaster of Paris and bentonite.
Founded in 1488 by Rao Bikaji, Bikaner is situated on an elevated ground, surrounded by a 7 km long fortified wall with five entrance gates.
A magnificent fort built between 1588 and 1593 dominates the city. The fort and palace are built in the red sandstone that characterises Bikaner.
The city is also known for its intricately carved Jharokas, stone screens found on the windows of the Junagarh fort, temples and havelis. Bikaner was and is the centre for Usta Art, a generic term for the Manoti-Naqqashi (embossed and unembossed floral and geometric patterned objects layered with gold) media produced by Usta family master artistans of Bikaner.
One of the best known exports of the city is Bikaneri Bhujia, a spicy snack made from moth dal, spices and edible oil. Asia’s large camel farm is located here
Sights to See
This is one of the few major forts in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop, and was built in the righ of Raja Rai Singh, the sixth ruler of Bikaner, who ruled from 1571 to 1611 AD. Construction was completed in 1594. Despite despite the repeated attempts to capture the fort, it was not taken, except for a lone-day occupation by Kamran Mirza, second son of the Mughal Emperor Babur. In the battle, the Mughals were defeated by Rathors. Built over an area of 5.28 hectares, the fort includes inside it several palaces, temples and pavilions, in a mix of architectural styles.
The palace was built between 1902 and 1926 and displays a mix of Rajput, Mughal and European architectural styles. The building was commissioned by the British controlled regency for Maharaja Ganga Singh (1881–1942) while he was still a minor; he named the palace after his father Maharaja Lall Singh. The three-storey complex is coated in red sandstone quarried from the Thar Desert. The complex features magnificent pillars, elaborate fire places, Italian colonnades and intricate latticework and filigree work. At present the palace houses: The Shri Sadul Museumwhich is located in the west wing which also contains the fourth largest private library in the world, the residence of the Bikaner royal family; The Lallgarh Palace Hoteltel operated by the WelcomHeritage Hotels; and The Laxmi Niwas Palace, owned by Golden Triangle Fort & Palace P. Ltd.
- Urmul dairy
- Bikaner Woollen Mills
- Bikaji Food Products Limited
- Bikaner Agrico
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Gajner Palace and Wildlife Sanctuary (32 km): The lush foliage of the woods is home to the nilgai, chinkara, black buck, wild boar and imperial sand grouse. Within the sanctuary is located the Gajner Palace, a summer resort of the kings, now converted into a hotel. Accommodation: Gajner Palace (Heritage), Tel: 01534 275061-69 Fax: 275060
Camel Safaris stretch from anywhere between two to seven days, with the longer ones going up to a month. Shorter, daylong camel safaris, which just about give you a glimpse of the desert, are also organised.. In most cases, one camel is provided per person, and a camel cart accompanies the entourage, laden with food, utensils and other supplies; it’s also an option for anyone who gets sick of sitting on a lurching camel. Tents, food, mineral water, mattresses and an escort are invariably provided, and most operators will also make sure you get a full dose of local entertainment in the evenings. For longer camel safaris, which cover a few days, camps are usually set up at night in the vicinity of villages.
Bikaner offers the following safaris:
Bikaner- Naukh- Kanasar- Baru- Chayan- Sataya- Tadana- Mohangarh- Dungri-Jaisalmer:
This route starts at Bikaner, where you can see the magnificent old Junagarh fort and the lovely Lalgarh Palace, before you get on to your camel and set off. The camel safari works its way southwards, passing through the hamlets of Naukh, Kansar, Baru, Chayan, Sataya and Tadana to Mohangarh. Mohangarh, although a small town, is dominated by an imposing sandstone fortress, which deserves a visit. From the town, the trail continues to Dungri and then onto Jaisalmer, where it ends.
Bikaner- Charkhada- Teliyan ki Dhani- Kanasar- Baru Bhala- Bungri- Telansar- Chaku- Bharaiya- Jambo- Jaisalmer:
Another of the Bikaner-Jaisalmer camel safaris, but one that follows a different route. This one starts at Bikaner, and instead of heading directly south to Jaisalmer, makes a detour eastward into the neighbouring district of Jodhpur. Passing through the villages of Charkhada, Teliyan ki Dhani, Kanasar, Baru Bhala, Telansar, Chaku and Bharaiya along the way, the camel safari reaches the hamlet of Jambo, in Jodhpur district. From Jambo, it turns westward and goes to Jaisalmer, where it ends.
How would you like to travel?
Motorable roads connect Bikaner with:
- Ajmer 234 km
- Delhi 456 km
- Jaipur 334 km
- Jodhpur 256 km
- Jaisalmer 335 km
- Pushkar 246
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