Bikaner city is located in the north-western part of Rajasthan. The ground elevation is 242 m. It is seated in the middle of the Thar Desert, covered with sand dunes. The city has a hot desert climate and faces extreme temperatures. Summers are particularly unforgiving, recording around 45 °C and the temperature occasionally falls below freezing level during winters. The amount of rainfall here is very low. The variation in climate is very significant.