In the North-West part of the magnificent state of Rajasthan, a city shines like a diamond, known as ‘Bikaner’. This heritage city was founded by Rao Bikaji and Jats, Bikaji selected this city as his capital. Now this city has been developed as the fourth largest city of the state. The golden desert seas of Bikaner are the center of attraction for all the visitors. Also the delicious Sweets and Namkeens (snacks) of Bnikaner are famous all over India and have now captured the Indian market with its brand.
Lets explore some more facts about this splendid city of Rajasthan:
Area of the city: 270 square kilometers
Elevation: 242 meters (794 feet) above the sea level
Population: approximately 7,23,982 (2008)
Density: Approximately 1,960/km square
Geographic Location: Udaipur is located at 28 degree 01’00” North and 73 degree18’43” East
Time Zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
Climate: Primarily in Jaipur you will find three main seasons:
Summers (March to June)
Monsoon (July to August)
Winters ( December to February)
Maximum Temperature: 48 degree Celsius
Minimum Temperature: 2.5 degree Celsius
Rainfall: Average annual rainfall is approximately varies from 260 to 440 mm.
Languages Spoken: Bikaneri, Rajasthani, Hindi & English
Best Time to Visit: Between October to March
STD Code: 0151
Forts and Palaces in Bikaner: Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Laxmi Niwas Palace.
Famous Temples: Karni Mata Temple, Shivbari Temple, Laxmi Nath Temple, Bhandasar Jain Temple, Moolnayak Ji Temple, Kolayat, Raj Ratan Bihari and Rasik Siromani Temple, Historical Gopinath Temple.
Other Attractions: Sur Sagar, Public Park & Zoo, Vaidehi Global Trust, Devi Kund Sagar, Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalibangan.
Fairs & Festivals: Karni Mata Fair, Kapil Muni Fair, Camel Festival, Gangaur Festival, Kolayat Festival, Akkha Teej Festival (Akshay Tratiya), Paryushan Festival, Kartik Purnima.
Best Buy in Bikaner: Camel leather products, such as belt, bags, wallets, shoes, etc, miniature paintings, Wooden antiques, Carpets, Cottan fabrics, Nokha quilts ( famous for its light weight), Lacquer bangles, Kundan work items.
Reachability: Bikaner is well-connected through road, rail and air transport to all the major cities of India.