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Bikaner Travel Guide

The deserts captivate from outstrip but it is only the true fans of sun and sand who make it their homes and create happenings smack in the middle of the dry arid land mass. The city Bikaner recites a similar tales of severity and bravery of the founder, Rao Bikaji, a descendent of Rao Jodhaji.

The city of Bikaner was established in 1488 from Jangaldesh or the country of wild bushes. It has been almost 550 years since its origination and the city has disseminate across the desert and has also acquired expertise viz, camel breeding and dry irrigation which is unique to it. Bikaner city along with its rocky scrubland is situated on raised plain in the desert. The old city is embraced by a long embattlement wall which intermittent breaks to give way to five huge gates. Now a major merchandise center for wool, building stones, carpets, blankets, salt and grain, Bikaner has egressed as the lifeline of the state.

The handiwork industry of Bikaner and especially the Ivory and Lacquer ware articles are dainty. The city acquires a xanthous red hue from the presence of several red and yellow sandstone buildings. The bastioned town has a medieval appeal about it which oozes from every street traversed by the tourists. Bikaner is famous for the innovative idea of the filter (intricately carved Jharokas) specially created to provide the womenfolk with an window to view the proceedings outside whilst being hidden.

Aside from the regular tourism features related with the desert, Bikaner features of a unique for overlooking it as well as a flourishing market of various Rajasthani art forms. The taste blossoms can be engorged with a wide assortment of Bhujias, Rasgullas , Papad and Thandai. The Usta art of illumination paintings and gold embossing which is undertaken upon the ceilings, walls, pillars of buildings as well as wooden & glass items and ivory is a specialty of Bikaner.

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