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Bikaner is a Rajasthani city. It is situated in the northwest of the state and is the fourth largest city in the state. The city was founded by the Jats and Rao Bika, name of the city is taken from the name of its founder.
Bikaner, the Camel Nation. Bikaner is a Rajasthani city. It is situated in the northwest of the state and is the fourth largest city in the state. The city was founded by the Jats and Rao Bika, name of the city is taken from the name of its founder. After the major canal projects initiated by the Government of India completed, the city was also found to be good for its cultivable land. Now it is producing mustard, cotton, groundnut and vegetables. The city is also famous for its spicy snacks especially the Bikaneri Bhujiya. The history of the city Bikaner was once known as Jangaladesh, as the place has been cited as this name in the Mahabharata. After a long gap of being surrounded in the jungles the original city was founded by Rao Bika in 1488. A magnificent fort was constructed in the city of Bikaner by Rao Bika along with many other monuments. After the establishment of British Rule in India, Bikaner was undertaken by the British and three new forts were constructed in and around the city of Bikaner. It was the pathway to the thar and therefore, was considered a good business place. Economy of the city The economical backbone of the city is its small scale industries as well as the tourism industry. Bikaner earns a lot from the tourism because it hosts a lot of historical monuments. Apart from this after the advent of canals in the city the agricultural sector has also flourishing here. Geographical facts of Bikaner The city of Bikaner is surrounded by sand dunes. The climate here is arid type and therefore, it is too hot and dry in summers while it is somewhat humid but still hot about 50 degrees in monsoon season. The temperatures in the winter season days are normally high due to Sun shining but the nights are extremely cold. The best time to visit the city is somewhere between November to February. What to see in the city The major attractions of the city can be palaces which are in huge numbers in and around the city. You can also get the best travel service with many Bikaner travel agents and can make your Bikaner tour luxury. The major one is the Junagarh Fort; it was built by Raja Rai Singh. Junagarh fort is a great art work and learned architecture by Rai Singh. Then comes the number of Laxmi Niwas Palace, the marvelous design carved out from the Red Sandstone. It was once the home for the King of Bikaner, but now has been converted to Hotel and is surely the best attraction for the tourists hanging out at Bikaner. The Lalgarh Palace is another hot destination which was built around 1902 to 1926 by Raja Ganga Singh. The building is built on the Indo-Mughal architecture and was designed by Sir Swington Jacob, a British architect.
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