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Located in the midst of Thar Desert, Bikaner is a "cultural paradise and a traveller's haven". The city will mesmerize you with the camels sauntering its beautiful sand dunes and captivate you with its ancient palaces and forts. Rightly called as one of the three great desert kingdoms of Rajasthan, the dazzling city boasts of old-world charm, opulent havelis and depicts a pleasing bygone era of the Rajputs. Best known as the "camel country" for breeding some best-knownn riding camels, Bikaner also happens to house one of the only two models of the biplane used by the British in World War 1.
Bikaner with its magnificence in architecture, art and culture has sands filled with colour, festivity and cultural marvels. Sand Dunes and the Desert Safari are among major attractions. Bikaner is also famous for hosting the international Camel festival which draws tourists from world over. Other attractions here include experiencing delicacies such as Thandai, Bhujias, shopping for the fascinating Ivory and Lacquer items or simply witnessing the immense heritage taking the form of wall paintings and arts and crafts in the area.
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- Good place for Junagarh fort and camel farm. Karni Mata temple is really interesting. Other temples and palaces are just okay. Bikaner is not much of a desert, so don't go to Bikaner hoping for camel safaris. The food is good and people are friendly. Don't go in summers. - Keep you sunscreen and sunglasses handy. Umbrellas and scarves would do the trick too.
Rich in culture with many heritage properties, Havelis, hotels and forts. The traditional architecture takes you back in history. Less populated. Lip-smacking Rajasthani delicacies and snacks including the famous Bikaneri Bhujia.
Extreme weather conditions, especially in the summer season and frequent rainstorms with dusty air. Not so developed town and there are very few luxurious shopping centres and restaurants.
Great for the people who want to know the gist of Rajasthan. Perfect for history buffs and those who like exploring and digging into the past. Very good for dessert lovers as Bikaner is famous for its sweets.