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About Bikaner

Bikaner is the fifth largest city in the state of Rajasthan. It was founded by Rajput Rao Bika in1486. When Rao Bika decided to establish a city in the old wilderness, the spot he chose for his capital was owned by a person named Naira or Nera. His insisted that his name be linked to the city’s name. Therefore Rao Bika suffixed his name and the city of Bikaner and Bikaner District got this name.

This city is very rich in its culture. The old art forms and traditions have been well-preserved and followed with great enthusiasm. The sweets and snacks (namkeen) are particularly famous, especially the Bikaneri Bhujia. The popular art forms are Usta & Chadhwa Arts. Asia’s biggest camel farm is located in Bikaner. The city is popular for its camel safaris and camel research institute. The fairs and festivals of Bikaner are very lively and celebrated in typical Rajsthani ways.


Area :

28,466 km2

Main Languages : Rajasthani, Hindi and English.
Population :

6,47,804 as recorded in 2011.

Temperature : Summer - Max : 44oC Min : 28oC.
Winter - Max : 23.2oC Min : 10oC.
Best Time to Visit :

November to February

Calling Code :

0151

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