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Bikaner Travel Guide

BIKANER- The city gets its name from Rao Bika, a Rajput of the Rathor clan, who founded it in 1488 AD. From its small origins, today it has developed into the fourth largest city in Rajasthan. If ever beauty has bloomed in a desert, it has been at Bikaner.

The imposing palaces, beautiful and richly sculptured temples of red and yellow sandstones display some of the finest creations of Rajput civilization. Bikaner retains the medieval grandeur that permeates the city's lifestyle. More readily called the camel country, the city is distinguished for the best riding camels in the world.