Bikaner was founded in the year 1488 by Rao bika, a descendant of Jodha, the founder of Jodhpur. It covers an area of 38.10 square km. Bikaner is famous with another name ‘Camel Country’ and the city is famous for the camels found in the word. Camel – The Ship of the desert, is an undividable part of the city. Another famous thing of Bikaner is Carpet-weaving and blanker making center,also known for pottery making and for the manufacture of sugar candy.Information :
Area : 38.10 sq kilometers
Summer : Max 41º C Min 28º C
Winter : Max 23.2º C Min 5º C
Language : Rajasthani, English, Hindi.
Population : 416,289.
Ajmer : 280 kilometers
Jaisalmer : 320 kilometers
Jaipur : 330 kilometers
Jodhpur : 250 kilometers.
A Rajput prince Rao Bika ji who was the descendent of Rao Jodha Ji, the founder of Jodhpur established his kingdom in Bikaner in 1459 AD.Bika Ji chose a barren land called "Jungladesh" and shaped it into animpressive city called Bikaner., Bikaner has played a notable role in the history of Rajasthan. Bikaner has produced several Generals and warriors and rulers like Raja Rai Singh and Raja Anup Singh.Bikaner has many magnificent buildings made of reddish pink sandstone that transcends the surrounding barren wilderness.The city was already on the old trade route that linked with so amny cities like Central Asia, China and the Middle East to North India and the Gujarat seaports.Tourists Attractions :
The Junagarh Fort
Lal Garh Palace
The Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum
By Air : Jodhpur is 240 kms away from Bikaner. Flights are available till Jodhpur from other cities.
By Road : Bikaner is connected by road with all the major cities of India. Bus service is also available between Bikaner and major cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, jodhpur.
By Rail : Bikaner is well connected by rail with all the major cities of India. Direct trains are available from Mumbai, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Allahabad and Kanpur.