popularly called the camel country is renowned for the
best riding camels in the world.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Junagarh Fort :- The
Junagarh Fort, built by Rai Singh between 1588 and 1593,
has a 986-metre-long wall with 37 bastions, a moat and
two entrances. Situated at a height of above seven hundred
feet above sea level, it towers over the city and can
be seen from a distance. The fort and its palaces are
profusely decorated with magnificent stone carvings.
The major buildings within the fort include the Anup
Mahal, Diwan-e-Khas, Hawa Mahal, Badal Mahal, Chandra
Mahal, Phool Mahal, Rang Mahal, Dungar Mahal, and Ganga
Mahal. The Chandra Mahal has remarkable frescoes. Beautiful
mirror work adorns the walls of Phool Mahal while golden
pen work decorates the Anup Mahal.
Lalgarh Palace :-
Built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in memory of his father,
the Lalgarh Palace is situated 3 km north of Bikaner
city. Designed by Sir Swinton Jacob, the palace is quite
imposing with overhanging balconies and delicate latticework.
Peacocks and blooming bougainvillea in the garden welcome
the visitor to the palace. To promote tourism, the Rajasthan
Tourism Development Corporation has converted a portion
of this palace into a hotel.
Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum
:- One of the best museums in Rajasthan, the
Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum has one of the richest collections
of terracotta ware, weapons, miniature paintings of
Bikaner school and coins dating back to Harappan civilization
and Gupta and Kushan era.
Raj Ratan Bihari and Rasik
Shiromani Temple :- These temples are situated
inside the Ratan Bihari Park on the northern side of
KEM road. Built in early 19th cent by Ratan Singuji
and Sardar Singuji. They are of red sandstone and constructed
in a mansion style of architecture.
Camel Festival :-
The festival brings to life the desert town to full
life with its spell binding display of the desert life.
Various camel contests are also held.
Karni Mata Fair :- Is celebrated twice
a year at the Deshnok during the Navratras in April/
May & Oct/ Nov.
Gangaur :- Begins a day after the
Holi is 18 days long festival.
Kapil Muni Fair, Kolayat: On the full moon day of the
month of Kartik the sacred lake of Kolayat becomes the
venue of the fair held in the honour of Kapil Muni.
A cattle fair also collaborate the event.
Lal Garh Palace