Binaker‚Äôs history dates back to 1488 A.D. when a Rathore Prince, Rao Bikaji- a desendent of the founder of Jodhpur(1459 A.D.), Rao Jodhaji, established his kingdom here. Rao Jodhaji had five sons but Rao Bikaji was the most enterprising of them. Bikaji chose a barren wilderness called ‚ÄėJangladesh‚Äô and trandormerd it to an impressive city, called Bikaner after the founder‚Äô name.
More popularly called the camel country, the city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. The ship of the desert is an inseparable part of life here. Be it pulling heavy carts, transporting grains or working on wells, camels are the prime helpers. The wells of Bikaner: an important source of water are other attractions of the city. These are built on high plinths with slender minareted towers on each of the four corners and can be noticed even from a distance
By Air: The nearest airport service travellers headed for Bikaner is at Jodhpur.
By Bus: Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe & air conditioned buses from Delhi (Bikaner House, Nr. India Gate) to Bikaner. The roads are very good, and it takes around 8-9 hrs from Jaipur. You can also come by taxi.
By Train: Several trains link it to important cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Bikaner, Udaipur.
The strategic location of Bikaner on the ancient carvan routes that came from West/Central Asia, made it a prime trade centre in the times of the yore. Bikaner stands on a slightly raised ground and is cirucmscribed by a seven km long embattled wall with five gates.
The magnificent forts and palaces, created with delicacy in redding-pink sandstone, bear testimony to its rich historical and architectural legacy. Undulating lanes, colorful bazaars and bright and cheerful folks make Bikaner and interesting experience
Location: Situated in North-West of Rajasthan.
Distance:Jaipur (321 km), Jodhpur (243 km)
STD Code: 0151
Population: .49 millions
Area: 38.1 sq km.
Language: Hindi, English & Bikaneri
Altitude: 237 metres
Clothing: Summer light tropical (cotton) for summer & Light woolen for winter